EUKN Policy Labs

Policy Labs are an EUKN service tailored to meet national, regional and local authorities' knowledge needs regarding pertinent urban development issues.

Like all EUKN services, Policy Labs are practical and demand-driven activities, answering the requirements of the commissioning party and providing strategic knowledge exchange and networking opportunities. The Policy Labs are an integral part of the EUKN membership package but are also available for non-members upon request. They can take a variety of forms, such as expert meetings, panel discussions, site visits, case study presentations, workshops, and even small conferences.

Building upon years of experience, the EUKN Secretariat supports the organization of the development of the environment. It also coordinates the logistics of the involvement of external experts such as academics, policy makers and practitioners. In addition, the Secretariat is continuously refining innovative working methods to be applied during Policy Labs. In addition, the format of joint Policy Labs has shown itself to be an interesting pooling of resources, strengthening the exchange between two or more EUKN members on a specific topic.

To learn more, please browse through the list of Policy Labs implemented during the past years or contact the EUKN Secretariat to find out more about the Policy Lab service package at


November 14, 2017

Urban mobility

The Czech Republic

July 4, 2017

One year Pact of Amsterdam

The Netherlands

December 14, 2016

Urban mobility

The Czech Republic

27 September 2016

Urban poverty



20 September 2016

Prevention of radicalisation 

Belgium, France and the Netherlands 

2 December 2015

Sustainable housing 

The Czech Republic 

18 June 2015 

Circular Economy

The Netherlands

11 September 2013

Integrated territorial approach

The Czech Republic

3 September 2013

Housing and care

The Netherlands

25 June 2013

Sustainable housing quarters