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6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ronda de Valencia, 2,
Madrid, 28012 Spain

Join us in Madrid for a round table discussion on how cities and citizens across Europe can lead the way in tackling the climate crisis!

Event Background

The role of cities is gaining prominence in the fight against climate change. The extreme severity of the environmental crisis would require urgent and courageous decision taking and action by government institutions at national, European and global levels, in the short, medium and long term, but on the contrary, the interference of economic powers is making this decision-making extremely slow and with little ambitious goals.

The municipalities, as institutions closer to citizenship, and citizen movements are getting many cities to take measures that are making them the forefront of the fight against climate change in the face of the paralysis of other institutions.

About the Event

This round table discussion will take place as part of the GEF transnational project Cities as Places of Hope in the European Union.

It will allow the speakers and guests to listen to and exchange on the different experiences of European cities and analyse the role that citizens can play in fighting a global crisis that threatens us all.


  • Inés Sabanés, Councilor for More Madrid at the Madrid City Council
  • Júlia López Ventura, European Regional Director in C40
  • Rosa Fraga, Architect. Administrative Coordinator of the Platform for a New Energy Model (Px1NME)
  • Dirk Holemans, former Councilor of Ghent (Belgium), Director of the Think Tank Oikos, member of the board of the Green European Foundation.


This roundtable discussion is an open event. If you like to attend, please register your interest by contacting our partner at info@fundacionequo.es.

Round table organized by the Green European Foundation (GEF) with the support of Fundación EQUO and the collaboration of La Casa Encendida. 


Ronda de Valencia, 2,
Madrid, 28012 Spain

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