The European Urban Knowledge Network – EUKN EGTC was created in Rotterdam in 2004 as a result of an agreement between European Ministers on Urban Policies. The working concept was based on the experience of URBACT but with greater breadth and scope. EUKN members are national governments and knowledge institutes. EUKN works in close association with the European Commission , EUROCITIES , Presidencies of the Council of the European Union and the URBACT Program. 
The EUKN’s main objective is to facilitate the interaction and exchange of validated and standardized knowledge across Europe, urban planning, land use, sustainable development, accessibility, mobility , security or urban economy; all divided into three main sections: practices, policies, and research networks.
In 2013, the EUKN has obtained the legal status of European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) allowing the network to engage directly in cross-border cooperation and activities. 
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