The Senate Department for the Environment, Traffic and Climate Protection represents the Federal State of Berlin within the European ‘Eurocities’ network of cities – an association of over 190 European large cities and capitals in 39 countries.
The aim is to exchange expertise and strengthen local concerns through joint representation to EU decision-makers.
Our organisation is particularly active in the working groups on air quality, waste, barrier-free city for all, climate change & energy efficiency and water, as well as in the strategic task force on climate policy.
The intensive European networking of employees on the one hand provides the opportunity for professional exchange and the dissemination of successful problem-solving approaches, which often prove to be transferable across borders.
Furthermore, the joint representation of Europe’s metropolises and major cities significantly increases the options to introduce urban concerns into the European policy and legislative processes. We therefore regularly participate in developing joint positions and papers to support the actors in European policy to make informed decisions by providing relevant information from shared practice.