Eurotowns position paper on medium-sized cities in cohesion policy
Medium-sized cities represent a significant part of the EU urban fabric. Medium-sized cities are not different only in terms of dimensions and city’s population, but diverge from large cities also in terms of local challenges, resources available, and linkages with the surrounding areas and cities. This specificity should be properly reflected in the next cohesion policy, allowing medium-sized cities to develop the right tools to further invest in new solutions to better face current and future challenges.
Eurotowns position paper on EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027
Medium-sized cities represent a significant part of the EU urban fabric. Youth participation is very important in medium-sized cities. Through a close connection with its youth groups and institutions, many medium-sized cities engage the youth through democratic processes, such as youth councils, and can include the needs and challenges of young people into its policies and programmes. Medium-sized cities foster active youth participation by being close to its citizens.