The forthcoming Presidency of the Council of the EU (Germany), aims to conclude together with other EU Member States the new Territorial Agenda of the European Union, along with the revision of the urban development policy based on the Leipzig Charter on Sustainable European cities. It also aims to update the steps for further development of the Urban Agenda for the EU. In this context, the EESC wants to explore how civil society organisations can help to contribute to the territorial agenda through their experience and expertise together with local authorities and national governments. Civil society players strengthen territorial cohesion in order to ensure a sustainable future for all places and territories in the EU. Now, with the pandemic crisis, it is more urgent that ever for all the relevant stakeholders to act jointly to tackle the problems.
Roman Haken, Director of the Centre for Community Organising Central Moravia (CCO), Centre for Community Organising Central Moravia (CCO), Belgium.
Marco Celi, Cohesion consultant/Expert on EESC, European Economic and Social Committeeit, Italy.
DANIEL MELTZAN, Head of Division-European Spatial Development Policy,Territorial cohesion, Federal Ministry of Interior,Building and Community, Germany.
Stefano Palmieri, President of the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion, European Economic and Social Committee, Belgium.
Lidija Pavic-Rogosic, EESC Member, European Economic and Social Committee, Belgium.
Cohesion and Cooperation
European Economic and Social Committee
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