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Developing healthy and prosperous urban eco-systems

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On 26 November 2019, the Policy Learning Platform hosted a workshop on developing healthy and prosperous urban eco-systems which took place in Brussels.

The workshop explored challenges and opportunities for boosting the social, economic and environmental benefits of developing urban and peri-urban eco-system. Speakers from the European Commission placed urban eco-systems in the context of the global biodiversity crisis and degradation of eco-systems service and emphasised the urgency to act. Furthermore, with the joint work of the participants and the Policy Learning Platform thematic experts, the workshop resulted into main proposals for the types of projects that should be supported in the current and future funding programmes.

Find the highlights, the good practices and the policy recommendations that were shared and discussed during the workshop in this follow-up brief.


The day was introduced by Astrid Severin with a presentation on developing healthy and prosperous urban-ecosystems.

Setting the scene

Urban spaces and landscapes

People attending conference

Sustainable peri-urban areas

Joint session

Wrap and thematic conclusions including ideas for follow-up actions

  • Katharina Krell, Thematic Expert - Low-carbon economy, Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform
  • Astrid Severin, Thematic Expert - Environment and resource efficiency, Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform

For more information and recommendations, explore the follow-up brief.

Sustainable development