Europan is a European competition of ideas. It brings together design professionals, private stakeholders and public representatives of European cities to generate fresh solutions to today’s challenging urban questions. The competition serves a dual purpose. On the one hand it gives young architects, urban designers and landscape professionals the opportunity to turn their ideas into real projects. On the other hand, it offers cities and developers innovative approaches to local urban planning and development. These two functions create a platform for ongoing debate and research on the transformation and mutation of today’s European city.