3rd Cities Forum, Rotterdam, 27-28 Nov

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Moving forward with the Urban Agenda for the EU towards more sustainable urban development within cities all over the globe


The 3rd Cities Forum organised by the European Commission will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on 27-28 November. It aims to share the results to date and assess the progress of the Urban Agenda for the EU from different perspectives, from local to global. The first day is dedicated to urban agenda partnerships sharing and discussing the results of their work with a broader group of stakeholders. The conference on the second day will bring a debate on both the present performance and the future of the urban agenda for the EU in light of the recently agreed global agendas (the New Urban Agenda and the 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development).

Please find below a preliminary programme (updates will follow).


Monday 27 November

10:00-16:00 - Workshops on site in the City of Rotterdam

Take part in workshops that will take place on various locations in the city of Rotterdam. These workshops reflect several topics of the Partnerships of the Urban Agenda for the EU, including workshops related to the Sustainable Development Goals (New Urban Agenda). Learn more about how the City of Rotterdam and other cities are dealing with circular economy, housing, urban poverty, inclusion of migrants & refugees, air quality, urban mobility, digital transition and jobs & skills.

17:30        Opening session of the Cities Forum by the Mayor of Rotterdam Mr. Aboutaleb and Commissioner Crețu

Followed by a networking dinner


Tuesday 28 November

Take part in a discussion where the progress and future direction of the Urban Agenda for the EU will be reflected against global urban policies, strategies and goals. Mayors, Ministers, Commissioners and other high level speakers will reflect on their current challenges and results from the Urban Agenda Partnerships and will share their visions on the way forward towards better urban policy making.

09:30        Opening & introduction speeches

11:00        Panel debate & discussion – moving forward with the Urban Agenda for the EU in a global, European, national and local context

12:45        Inspiring speech

14:00        Parallel panel debates & discussions

17:30        Closing panel debate


A link to registration will follow soon.

EUROCITIES staff contact

Marton Matko