In order to realise the full potential of the European Union and deliver on its strategic objectives, the Urban Agenda for the EU strives to involve Urban Authorities in achieving Better Regulation, Better Funding and Better Knowledge (knowledge base and exchange). Political support for the development of the Urban Agenda for the EU has been provided by the ministers responsible for Urban Matters in order to contribute to balanced territorial and sustainable development and the achievement of common European goals. The Urban Agenda for the EU has identified 12 Priority Themes for which Partnerships have been set up.
FT supported the partnership in drafting an action plan based on the inputs provided by the Working Groups. In particular, FT collated the actions drafted by the groups and ensured consistency between actions and the other action plans of the Urban agenda avoiding overlapping, duplications and contradictions.