The major objective of N.U.R.E.C. is to promote comparative and inter-disciplinary urban research in the Euro­pean Union and beyond. Since 1989 N.U.R.E.C.’s activities to be met both within the Network and in co-operation with other international organisations have been:

  • to support scientific progress in comparative urban research
  • to develop a basis for the comparability of city data in the EU
  •  to enhance the communication between institutions participating in urban research

Thereby N.U.R.E.C.’s activities focus on three thrusts:

  • the realization of integrated projects producing observation systems
  • illuminating ways of comparing concepts and statistics
  • the publication of research results mainly in the form of the EUROPOLIS Working Paper series