The CITIES FORUM is a biennial major event of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy, which brings together key urban stakeholders from European, national, regional and local levels.
It is the place and moment to exchange on the urban dimension of Cohesion Policy, the Urban Agenda for the EU, the role of cities in implementing the European Green Deal, the EU response to the urban dimension of the 2030 Territorial Agenda, as well as highlight the new EU level initiatives developed in order to support cities.
2023 will mark the start of the implementation phase of the EU Cohesion Policy for the 2021-2027 period, against the backdrop of new challenges that come together with the green and digital transition and against the crises that territories have faced in the past years. As we witness the resurgence of many sectors after the pandemic, we are yet facing new demographic and economic challenges linked to the war in Ukraine. In these demanding times, support, dialogue, and cooperation are more important than ever in order to leave no one and no place behind.