EMI and URBAN Intergroup Questionnaire
Urban Policy is ‘an absolute must’ on the EU-level
12 October 2012
In a special Open days 2012 issue, EMI published an article on the survey they executed among urban professionals aout the future of Cohesion Policy. This the article as it was published: It is often said that cities are the engines of economic growth, that they are hubs of innovation and creativity, but that they also lie at the root of various complex problems. This seeming paradox leads to the realization that our cities and urban areas are the key to responding to Europe’s current and future challenges, ensuring that European citizens are able to thrive. So when it comes to determining urban policy and instruments in Europe, why not let cities and regions speak for themselves?
Results questionnaire - Cities contribute to the success of EU cohesion policy
11 July 2012
In an effort to gain better insight into cities’ opinions on cohesion policy and integrated urban policy, the European Metropolitan network Institute (EMI) and URBAN Intergroup issued a joint questionnaire and have now published the results. A group of 109 professionals employed by local and metropolitan governments and regions across Europe expressed their views on the current and future plans on cohesion policy via this first EMI-URBAN Intergroup online questionnaire.
First findings joint survey URBAN Intergroup – EMI on cohesion policy
31 May 2012
Together with the URBAN Intergroup of the European Parliament, EMI has set out a digital questionnaire among European cities and regions to get a better insight in their opinions on cohesion policy. Up till now, the survey had over 65 responses. The respondents consider cities to contribute to the success of cohesion policy. They also very much agree with the proposal that cities will be solely responsible for the management of structural funds in 2014-2020.