The Most Ancient European Towns Network
is a working group of the oldest cities in Europe
. It was founded in 1994, with the idea coming from the town of Argos
presented to the European Union
. The group's goal was to be a way of discussing issues about the towns, such as archaeological research, tourism and incorporating of monuments into urban ρlanning.
The members include the following cities. The chairmanship of the group rotates between the members.
The first meeting was held from the 22nd to 26th of June, 1994.