14th October 2016

EC launches Urban Agenda Portal, Urban Data Platform for cites - information on policies, funding, data on 800+ cities

The recently launched EU Urban Agenda portal is a "one-stop shop" that provides up-to-date information on EU policies such as climate change adaptation, mobility or circular economy that directly impact cities and urban areas. Urban stakeholders can also get information on financing opportunities under the different EU funding instruments and on events related to urban development.

The portal should help cities to address challenges such as affordable housing, energy efficiency or accessibility, by making the most out of EU funding opportunities.

In addition, the new Urban Data Platform, hosted on the Knowledge Centre for Territorial Policies operated by the Joint Research Centre, provides a single access point to common indicators on the status and trends in over 800 European urban areas – on demography, economic development or access to services, for example. This database will enable urban authorities and stakeholders to compare data, benchmark and monitor, which is one of the aims of the Urban Agenda.

Read more details here.

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