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

Let's make a match and fall in 'city love': speed-dating session for cities!

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Tue 8, October 2019
09:15 - 10:45
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Have you ever felt alone, desperate in wanting to make your city a better, greener place to live and work? Looking for inspiration which could match YOUR needs? Search no more! In this ‘speed-dating session for cities’ you can make new city friends to realise your city’s dreams!

The European Commission's Directorate General for Environment kicks off this inspiring session where you can learn from the best of the best about a range of environmental topics such as mitigation and adaptation to climate change, waste management, sustainable urban mobility or urban governance. European Green Capital winning cities will share with you how they managed the sustainability transition and how you can do the same.

The European Commission will also have information available about their TAIEX peer-to-peer financing scheme that can help to finance any follow-up dates!

New partnerships will be formed and experiences shared in a hands-on and practical way at this ‘world café’ session. Come in, find out, and get inspired!


Current suggested topics:


  • Lisbon European Green Capital 2020: Blue and green infrastructure: how to future-proof your city in times of climate change
  • Oslo European Green Capital 2019: Counting CO2 like counting money: reducing emissions by 95% by 2030
  • Nijmegen European Green Capital 2018: All on board of the city’s sustainability train - building partnerships for long-term sustainability
  • Essen European Green Capital 2017: The transformation of an industrial powerhouse to Europe’s Green Capital 2017
  • Ljubljana European Green Capital 2016: Waste and the city: meet the ‘hungry waste bins’ of Ljubljana
  • Bristol European Green Capital 2015: Bristol’s in it for good, but what’s in it for you? The ‘Good Food Strategy’!
  • Copenhagen European Green Capital 2014: Get ready to be ‘Copenhagenized’! Or how to make your city bike-friendly
  • Vitoria-Gasteiz European Green Capital  2012: The green belt: bringing nature into the city
  • Lahti European Green Capital 2021 : Going carbon neutral by 2025, delivering the climate target way ahead with the citizens!


Aitor Albaina, Marianne Alfsen, Luis Andres Orive, Simona Berden, Sofia Cordeiro, Paul Davies, Pekka Komu, Mari Kuparinen, Anne-Marie Larsen, Michael Mühlenkamp, Matthias Sinn, Anita Trosdahl Lindahl, Ton Verhoeven
A greener Europe
European Commission - DG ENV
Building SQUARE - Brussels Convention Centre, Room Hall 400.
Address: Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels

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