European Week of Regions and Cities
7-10 OCTOBER 2019 Brussels

Announcement winners Urban Innovative Actions & Update on Urban Agenda for the EU

Join our workshop to learn how cities are testing new ways to tackle local challenges by changing the way policies are designed and implemented at the urban and the European level. To understand what results the Urban Agenda for the EU is delivering, listen to concrete actions of the Urban Agenda partnerships helping cities address different urban challenges. Meet the winners of the third call of the Urban Innovative Actions on climate change, air quality, housing and jobs and skills in the local economy and get ready for the announcement of the next call for proposals.



14:30 – 14:35

Welcome, by Director-General of DG REGIO, Marc Lemaître

14:35 – 14:55   

Opening by the mayor of Mannheim, Peter Kurz


14:55 – 15:30    

Announcement of the winners UIA, by Director-General of DG REGIO Marc Lemaître and Mrs Elizabeth Boulet, Regional Councillor of Hauts-de-France


15:30 – 15:40    

UIA announcement of the 4th call and state of play, by the director of the permanent secretariat Tim Caulfield


15:40 – 16:00    

Cities in Digital Transition by a councillor of the city of Eindhoven, Mary-Ann Schreurs


16:00- 16:30      


16:30 – 16:45    

Urban Agenda: a state of play

  • Wallis Goelen Vandebrock, Head of Unit DG REGIO


16:45 – 17:00    

Reflections on the Urban Agenda for the EU:

  • Jan Olbrycht, MEP, president of the EP Urban intergroup
  • Kieran Mc Carthy, European Commitee of the Regions


17:00 – 17:45   

City representatives from partnerships presenting actions:

  • Silvia Moroni (Milan): air quality
  • Hakon Jentoft (Oslo): circular economy
  • Patricia Romeiro (Porto): jobs and skills
  • Sabina Kekic (city of Amsterdam) and Sinthujan Varatharajah (Member of the Migrant Advisory Board): inclusion of migrants and refugees


17:45 – 18:00    

Interaction with the audience and closing words




Territorial development (regional, urban, rural)
European Commission - DG REGIO + Eurocities + Hauts de France

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  • Posted by: Demis LORENZI
    On: 11/10/2018 - 10:40am


    Is it possibile to share the presentation?

    • Posted by: Michel STEINBERG
      On: 24/10/2018 - 12:45pm


      Please find the presentations at the bottom of the session on this same page.