The State of European Cities in Transition
Expert Group Meeting – The State of European Cities in Transition took place on the 25-26 January in Krakow, Poland. The EGM was jointly organized and facilitated by the Warsaw Office of UN-Habitat and the Institute of Urban Development (Instytut Rozwoju Miast) Poland. The EGM was hosted by the Institute of Urban Development (IRM) Poland. The main objective of the meeting was to launch the preparatory process of the State of European Cities in Transition 2010 report and agree with selected interested institutions on the annotated outline of the report. The meeting was also intended to agree on the scope of the Report, the geographical coverage; identification of sub-regions; the time schedule for the drafting process, and some partnering modalities and networking mechanisms for the preparation of the Report. Over 20 experts from eight countries of the East and Central Europe Region, representing academic and research institutions, international organizations and associations of local authorities, including NALAS, participated in the EGM.