RFSC & EU Urban Agenda: a view from the European Commission

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What future role could RFSC play in the EU urban agenda? A presentation by Stephen Duffy (DG Regional & Urban Policy), RFSC Conference 2013.

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RFSC & EU Urban Agenda: a view from the European Commission

  1. 1. RFSC and the EU Urban Context Stephen Duffy DG for Regional and Urban Policy EUROPEAN COMMISSION RFSC Conference, Brussels, 9th October 2013 Regional Policy
  2. 2. Present • Urban challenges increasing in importance • Empowered cities and an integrated approach needed • Integrated strategies and projects are at the heart of next programming period - 5% ERDF requirement, CLLD etc. • RFSC can have a key role in the creation and checking of these strategies and projects • A desire for greater dissemination – RFSC can be the common language (but a growing community is needed!) Regional Policy
  3. 3. Future Vision • A more visible, flexible, relevant tool - Commission proposal is to include RFSC under URBACT III • Clear Benefits – enhanced dissemination, stability, visibility • Commission will financially strengthen future URBACT • Increased synergies: RFSC > URBACT > Urban Development Network > wider Urban Agenda • Work towards a more user-friendly, flexible tool – we need your views! Regional Policy
  4. 4. Thank you for your attention! Regional Policy

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