EUKN Webinar for Poland - Sustainable Urban Transitions: Lessons from Europe
In light of the increasing need for cities to become more sustainable, highlighted by the New Leipzig Charter, Urban Agenda for the EU and the EU Green Deal, the EUKN hosted a webinar in collaboration with the Polish Ministry for Development Funds and Regional Policy on Sustainable Urban Transitions on 16 December 2020, 10.00 - 13.30 CET,
This interactive webinar gave participating cities, particularly those in Poland and other V4 countries, an insight into how cities across Europe are driving (or planning) green, just, and productive transformations. During the event expert speakers shared their knowledge about recent transformations of European cities towards greater sustainability and resilience; we had the opportunity to hear about the experiences of the City of Essen (Germany), the City of Maribor (Slovenia), the City of Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain) and the City of Jaworzno (Poland). There was room for debate and interaction with the panelists, as well as a moment for V4 cities to pitch about their particular challenges.
The event was part of Poland’s 2020-21 presidency of the Visegrad Group and will contribute to the Ministry’s preparations for the 11th World Urban Forum (WUF11), taking place in Katowice, Poland in 2022.
It took place on Zoom, with interpretation in English and Polish.