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Plaça de Catalunya 39-41
El Prat de Llobregat, 08820 Spain
+34 934 79 29 68

Join us for our conference exploring the transformative power of cities in pursuing connected and progressive networks to tackle challenges on the local and international levels!

Event background

Despite increasing divisions and the rise of right-wing forces on the European and national scenes, many European cities are pursuing a progressive, positive and transnationally networked vision.

Cities are organising themselves increasingly in trans-local networks, such as Energy Cities, Fearless Cities, and Food Cities. As such, this type of governance is becoming all the more relevant at a transnational level in Europe. To this end, this upcoming GEF conference will look at global issues, how they translate into local challenges but also what the local Green answers to these challenges are.

About the event

In the framework of the transnational project Cities as Places of Hope, this event will examine global trends in their local contexts and how the emerging challenges are approached on a municipal level across Europe and what can be learned from each other. To this end, the conference will bring together local green councillors from Catalonia with their counterparts from Germany, France, the Netherlands and other countries to exchange ideas and best practices.


09.30-10.00 Registration

10.00-10.15 Welcome by Lluís Mijoler (Mayor of El Prat de Llobregat)

Presentation of the event by Sergi Alegre (Fundació Nous Horitzons)

Presentation of the project Fearless Cities by Merlijn De Rijcke (Oikos Foundation)

11-00-11.30 Migrations: past, present and future, Ricard Fernández (Coordinator Social Ares, Barcelona)

Coffee break

Digitalisation: opportunity or risk?, Florentius Kist (Local councillor, Rotterdam)

Climate change: are we in the proper track?, Anna Marti (Local councillor, El Prat de Llobregat)

The EU approach to globalization, Lluis Camprubi (responsible of ICV international committee)

Networking lunch with local food


The event will be held in Catalan with English interpretation. To find out more and participate in the event, send an email to Project Coordinator carlotta.weber@gef.eu.

Further details of this event are to be confirmed. Please check back later for more information. 

Plaça de Catalunya 39-41
El Prat de Llobregat, 08820 Spain

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