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EUROPEAN WEEK OF REGIONS AND CITIES 2019

 

EUROPEAN WEEK OF REGIONS AND CITIES 2019

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Starting 10 October 2019 04:17 through to 10 October 2019 05:17

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                                                           How to create a smaller circular economy city?

Smaller cities are the drivers of regional innovation and the circular economy. Our regional cities face the challenge how best to transition from the ‘take-use-dispose’ industrial model towards a circular economy approach. Where the value of products, materials and resources is maintained as long as possible in order to promote city resource efficiency, create new business opportunities and promote local regeneration. The challenge for city leaders is to think up new ways to use the shift to circular economy to create economic and social benefits for their citizens. Smaller cities are the right scale and provide the perfect environment in which to test out new models, with some becoming city labs. Cohesion Policy 2021-27 creates the perfect platform to assist the transition towards Europe’s future circular economy city ecosystems. But where do we start?
The workshop will be an opportunity for city managers to show how they have made progress. Led by


UDITE, the European Federation of Local Authority Chief Executives, a signatory to the #cohesionalliance, its members from Belgium, France, Ireland, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain play a pivotal role in enabling the delivery of effective integrated public services. The workshop will discuss a series of successful transformational strategies and their financing at the local level. Illustrated by a series of replicable case studies, the workshop will demonstrate how innovative city policies and projects can drive environmental, behavioural and economic transformational change. Participants will benefit from a practical look at solutions to bridge the gap between innovative urban circular economy policy and citizen engagement, embedding circular economy policy into corporate city, risk and resilience strategies, enabling resource efficiency and local job creation arriving from emerging SME opportunities.

We will look to involve the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, OECD, local CEOs and examples from public-private partnerships that have delivered this transformational change.

Location

The Square meeting center
Mont des Arts
Brussels
1000
Belgium

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