A More Prominent Role for Europe’s Cities in EU Regional Policy


On 3 December EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn, gave a speech on the future of urban policy at the annual URBACT Conference in Copenhagen.

In his speech, Commissioner Hahn stresses the importance of continuisly raising the profile of Europe’s cities in EU policy making. The stimulation of further cooperation between the Europe’s urban regions should be key aspect of such policies.

Hahn concluded by saying: “If we can get things right in cities, we will get them right in Europe”.

Read here the full text of Hahn’s speech.

URBACT is a European exchange and learning programme which focuses on the promotion of sustainable urban development. For more information, visit the URBACT website.