(08 March 2013) – The URBAN Intergroup at the European Parliament has asked for the European Commission’s study, ‘Urban development in the EU’, done by AEIDL, to be presented at their meeting in Strasbourg on 14 March, then again in Brussels to a larger audience.
The URBAN Intergroup at the European Parliament is a cross-parties and cross-committees grouping with a horizontal approach to discuss urban related issues. It brings together over 70 MEPs representing most EU Member States, all the political groups at the European Parliament, and working in all the parliamentary committees.
The URBAN Intergroup (previously “URBAN-Housing”) was set up in 2005 to ensure that urban related problems are reflected in European Parliament’s decisions. Its work focuses on a number of subjects linked to sustainable development of urban areas such as: environment and energy efficiency, urban transport, housing, social aspects (social exclusion, migration, ageing of the population), services of general interest, local public finances.