Pact of Amsterdam adopted! - EU Urban Agenda
30 May 2016 was a symbolic and historic day for the urban dimension of European policies. Ministers responsible for urban matters adopted the Pact of Amsterdam which officially set up an EU Urban Agenda. Members and partners of the URBAN Intergroup are particularly satisfied. They pledge for years for the recognition of the role of European towns and cities.
“The Pact of Amsterdam is a turning point in the EU’s history. It confirms the importance of the urban dimension in EU policies. But what is more, it introduces very concrete set of actions which will require partnerships in all levels of governance, between European, national, regional and local authorities and other stakeholders. I am very proud that the work of members and partners of the URBAN Intergroup at the European Parliament has been recognised, for the first time, in an intergovernmental document!” – declared in Amsterdam Jan Olbrycht, President of the URBAN Intergroup.