IFLA Europe signs Memorandum of Understanding with European Council of Spatial Planners – Conseil Européen des Urbanistes (ECTP-CEU)
It is our pleasure to inform you that we have strengthened our already excellent cooperation with the European Council of Spatial Planners - Conseil Européen des Urbanistes (RCTP-CEU).
Katerina Gkoltsiou, IFLA Europe President and Catherine Vilquin, ECTP-CEU Executive Committee Administrator, signed the Memorandum of Understanding on 18 March 2023 in Brussels.
Both representatives of ECTP-CEU and IFLA EUROPE will regularly update on subjects contributing to the achievement of the objectives of both associations to promote as much as possible joint actions. A “common road map” can be developed outlining possible common actions, statements, projects and other activities.
IFLA EUROPE is committed, wherever possible, to contribute to ECTP-CEU’s work and activities, e.g. by participating in the organisation of the Biennial of European Towns and Town Planners and the European Urban and Regional Planning Awards, disseminating the information about ECTP-CEU activities, events, competitions, conferences and other suitable events.
ECTP-CEU is committed, wherever possible, to contribute to the work of IFLA EUROPE such as participation in the IFLA Europe Youth Competition, joining IFLA Europe Working Groups, working together in the New European Bauhaus initiative both through NEB Collective and IFLA Europe’s New European Bauhaus Working Group as both IFLA Europe and ECTP-CEU are official members of NEB, disseminating the information about IFLA Europe’s activities, events, competitions, conferences and other suitable events
The ECTP-CEU, founded in 1985, brings together 24 professional town planning associations and institutes from 22 European countries. It is an umbrella association providing its members with a common framework for planning practice, planning education, continuing professional development and the definition of professional responsibilities.
ECTP-CEU sets standards of education and conduct for the planning profession; identifies, celebrates and rewards examples of good planning all over Europe, and engages in dialogue with local, regional, national and European governments. Planners are enablers and specialists in spatial analysis and interaction, committed to working with other professionals across disciplinary boundaries to advance the sustainable development of both the natural and the built environment.