About us

Join us! We welcome new members

PURPLE members are interested in extending the network.

The peri-urban issues we are exploring are relevant to many regions and authorities across the whole European Union - and beyond. Our lobbying successes tell us that there is a growing recognition of the potential of Europe's peri-urban territories - as well as the complex challenges they face.

If your peri-urban region is interested in EU policy work, information and best practice exchanges, and participation in transnational projects, the PURPLE network can bring support and contacts as well as provide a political platform and a forum for discussion and awareness-raising.

The commitment is straightforward. We are a participative and friendly network. We require direct political engagement in our General Assembly and officer/expert involvement in Working Group meetings. You can read about this in more detail if you browse this website. We meet mainly in Brussels, but also once a year in one of our member regions. We have an active Brussels-based Lobby Group which pools the expertise of our members to ensure we can follow a number of relevant policy areas, attending and speaking at conferences, preparing statements and consultation responses, organising events, etc.

Our annual membership fee is €4000.

If you would like to discuss membership in more detail, please contact us. We are happy to meet with your organisation or arrange for you to observe one of our meetings and meet our members.

Download our membership application information document here.

Last updated: 24 April, 2018