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Meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the European Territorial Cooperation Programme

The meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the European Territorial Cooperation Programme (URBACT) was organised as part the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU. It was attended by representatives of the EU member states, the European Commission, the Managing Authority and the Secretariat of the Programme.

The Monitoring Committee discussed information concerning the implementation of networking projects and programme activities for the transfer of knowledge between European cities, as well as proposals for amendments to the programme budget.

URBACT is the European Territorial Cooperation programme promoting urban development. For over 15 years, URBACT's mission has been to foster and support sustainable and integrated urban development. The programme is one of the instruments of the European cohesion policy, financially supported by the European Regional Development Fund, EU member states, Norway, and Switzerland. URBACT’s mission is to enable cities to jointly develop integrated solutions to urban challenges by networking, sharing and learning from one another’s experiences and identifying best practices to improve urban policies. The programme is also recognised as an important instrument for urban development among Slovenian cities, with Ljubljana, Maribor, Celje, Idrija, Kranj, Nova Gorica, Kočevje, Ljutomer participating in a total of 17 projects.