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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.


The details of the programme are still being finalised. Check this page for further updates.

  • Welcome and opening: Lluis Tejedor Ballesteros (Mayor of El Prat Llobregat, Iniciativa per Catalunya Verds), Sergi Alegre Calero (Fundació Nous Horitzons), tbc (Green European Foundation)
  • Panel 1: Migration (speakers tbc)
  • Panel 2: The climate challenge (speakers tbc)
  • Panel 3: Digitisation and its impact on our economy, democracy and other aspects of society (speakers tbc)

Each panel will be around 1.5 hours long and include a Q&A and discussion with the audience.

The event will also include a networking lunch.


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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