Public policy documents

Reports, declarations, resolutions and position papers for the PURPLE network.
Six position papers on EU legislative porposals post 2020
A series of six complementary papers were launched on the occasion of an event on peri-urban potential held in the European Parliament, Brussels in late September 2018.
September 2018
A paper launched during the European Week of Region and Cities 2017 in Brussels to feed into the debate on future Cohesion Policy and coinciding with the publication of the European Commission's 7th Cohesion Report. A related 'key messages' document was launched simultaneously and sets out core elements of what PURPLE considers to be essential principles for, and features of, a revised Cohesion Policy which takes due account of peri-urban Europe.
October 2017
Final version of the Declaration as endorsed the PURPLE General Assembly on 10 June 2016.
An earlier draft version was presented at the EU CoR Forum on the EU Urban Agenda in Amsterdam on 30 May 2016, coiciding with the signing of the "Pact of Amsterdam" by the Informal Meeting of Ministers responsible for urban matters.
June 2016.

CAP post 2010 - PURPLE press release on amendments adopted by the European Parliament and Committee of the Regions July 2010
Versions in English and French

PURPLE response to the Green Paper on Territorial Cohesion
Brussels February 2009
Versions in French and German

PURPLE declaration to EU Agriculture Ministers
Annecy September 2008

PURPLE and CAP reform, Position paper
Maastrich, 7-8 November 2007

Agreement from the meeting in Stockholm
Stockholm, 21-22 May 2007

EAFRD regional programmes 2007-13
June 2006

PURPLE resolution of Mazovia
23 May 2006

Declaration adopted at the PURPLE conference "Greening the Green Belt" 
Sandown Park, 5-7 October 2005

PURPLE Resolution text 
15 April, 2005

Creating PURPLE in 2004 - 
PURPLE´s Position Paper

Last updated: 14 April, 2023