The Urban Agenda for the EU aims to provide an integrated and coordinated approach to deal with the urban dimension of EU and national policies / legislation. In the 2021-2027 programming period, a new objective ‘Europe closer to citizens – sustainable and integrated development of urban, rural and coastal areas through local initiatives’ is proposed among the five main policy goals. This Policy Objective will focus on the support of locally led development strategies and sustainable urban development across the EU.
This sectoral fiche considers the potential to use financial instruments to support this important sector. It forms part of the fi-compass Stocktaking study on financial instruments by sector.