Annual Report on European and international affairs
2019 report on European and international affairs
Insights into European activities and municipal development cooperation.
Green Deal, climate action, migration, municipalities for Europe’s future – find the main topics moving Munich, Europe and the world. The annual report gives an insight into the Bavarian capital's European activities and its municipal development cooperation.
“In 2019, the City of Munich’s European work was shaped by two main focal points: the intensive discussion about, firstly, the future of Europe, and secondly the policies of the EU, the national governments and the cities, particularly with respect to climate goals.” says Clemens Baumgärtner, head of the Department of Labor and Economic Development, in the preface.
“Our recipe for success when it comes to forward-looking projects: Close cooperation of the city’s administrative departments with Munich’s universities – which always achieve top marks in academic rankings –, with committed companies and innovative start-ups, as well as with Munich’s citizens.” adds Henriette Wägerle, head of European Affairs.
The following topics are addressed in the 2019 report:
- SHAPE: Munich’s part shaping a fairer and more sustainable European future, international Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Leipzig Charter 2.0, Urban Agenda for the EU
- JOIN: European elections 2019, citizen panels, Europe Day and Europe Weeks 2019, Munich's europe direct information center (EDIC)
- COOPERATE: Munich’s engagement in leading networks EUROCITIES and Council of European Municipalities and Regions, EU projects and international commitments across Munich's local government departments, amongst other Smarter Together, LOS_DAMA! and CIVITAS ECCENTRIC, EIT Urban Mobility Innovation Community, URGE, Erasmus+; Municipal development cooperation with main topics migration and development as well as climate change, new development cooperation for refugees, international project cooperations and partnerships.