European Commission launches new portal

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The idea is to help cities and citizens to address challenges such as energy efficiency, quality of air management or issues of accessibility. The new one-stop shop portal explains how to take advantage of the funding opportunities of the European Union.

The European Commission yesterday launched a new web portal dedicated exclusively to cities in order to facilitate access to useful information and the development of urban strategies for social integration and pro-environment.

Issues such as accessibility, access to affordable housing, air quality management, and energy efficiency are one-stop shop themes. The goals of the European Union and its strategies are presented in line with information about new features management models, based on the circular economy.

The portal was presented by Vice President of the EU Energy Commission, Maros Sefcovic and the Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Cretu, during a conference on the Urban Agenda for Europe, organized in the context of the European Week of Regions and Cities .

At the time he stressed that “more than 70% of the EU population lives in urban areas.” Noting that it is in urban areas that “the transition to a green economy is to be decided,” Sefcovic defended the investment in energy-efficient renovation of buildings and sustainable transport supported by new technologies. “

Work on the Urban Agenda for the European Union will be presented next week in Quito during the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development (Habitat III), between 17 and 20 October.

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