Each year a key publication is published by EUKN in close cooperation with the EU countries that participate in the network . The publication is linked to either the EUKN Annual Conference or to the current Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The main objective of the key publication is to present ‘state of the art’ knowledge on key urban issues. Specific case studies, theoretical frameworks and trends in European urban policy are presented in these books. Please find below an overview of the most recent EUKN publications available in PDF format.
09 Jul 2010
Cities play a crucial role in creating a sustainable, social and innovative Europe. Nowadays, cities have to face many challenges, especially since the arrival of the economic recession. For this reason, it is important to involve all actors and governmental layers and to exchange good practices, proven policies, skills and experiences. In other words, an integrated approach from local to European level. This key publication provides an overview of urban policy in 15 EU Member States.
20 Sep 2011
In the past few years multilevel governance has been a much discussed topic, not only in academic debates but also in the European political arena. The “Multilevel Urban Governance Conference”, organised under the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 2 December 2010 in Liège, was a good example of the importance of this topic, and the right timing. The outcomes of this conference resulted in a publication: “Multilevel Urban Governance or the Art of Working Together”. The publication focuses both on theoretical and practical aspects of multilevel urban governance and aims to stimulate the ongoing debate on multilevel governance in the field of urban policy.
21 Dec 2011
EUKN has developed its 2011 Key Publication on the Urban Dimension on Cohesion Policy in cooperation with the Polish Presidency. The negotiations for the new programming period are in full swing, and will continue over 2012 and 2013. Cohesion Policy can play a vital role in moderating the contradictions between opportunities and challenges that cities need to work on, and now is the time for cities to gain ground in getting local efforts recognised in the new regulations for the 2014 – 2020 Regulations.