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Better regulation - cities contributing to effective EU policy making

publication date
09-10-2015
document type

Our response to the Commission's better regulation package

Our statement argues that the proposals in the communication could be significantly strengthened by putting more emphasis on the role of cities in the EU and taking into account the key elements of the growing debate on an EU urban agenda.  We emphasise: 
  • the need to move from consultation to collaboration and co-creation with cities when developing new initiatives at EU level
  • the need for a stronger urban dimension to impact assessments for new initiatives to better take into account urban specificities on the ground
  • the need to better capitalise on local and regional expertise to identify more effective solutions for policy implementation, while at the same time reinforcing policy coordination at EU level 
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EUROCITIES staff contact

Dorthe Nielsen
dorthe.nielsen@eurocities.eu