Let's make a match and fall in love! Share best-practices and make new friends in this speed-dating session for cities

Have you ever felt alone, desperate in wanting to make your city a better, greener place to live and work? Looking for inspiration which could match YOUR needs? Search no more! This speed-dating session for cities is the answer to your prayers! 

The European Commission's Director General for Environment, Daniel Calleja, will personally kick of this inspiring session where you can learn from the best of the best on a range of environmental topics, and make new city-friends to realise your cities dreams!  From overcoming the financial crisis through sustainability, to going plastic free, or involving all stakeholders in your city in the process: European Green Capital and European Green Leaf cities will share with you how they managed the transition to sustainability and how you can do the same. New partnerships will be formed and experiences shared in a hands-on and practical way. 

Come in, find out, and get inspired! Who knows… you might find a new city-friend for life.

The European Commission will also have information available about their latest peer-to-peer financing scheme that can help to finance any follow-up dates!

Cities and Topics:

ESSEN: From grey to green: the amazing transformation from an industrial power house to  Europe's green capital

NIJMEGEN: Stakeholder participation – how to get all parties involved

LISBON: Environmental sustainability vs. financial crisis

LJUBLJANA: Small actions with big impacts: sustainable transport in the city (tbc)

GHENT: Ghent en Garde: the sustainable food system in the city

UMEA: How to get city departments to work together for a long-term sustainability strategy

GALWAY: How to go plastic free: contributing to the circular economy

LEUVEN: Going climate neutral by 2030 – you can do it too!

Joanna Drake, Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission
Mathias Haas, SuperSocial e.U.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 18:30 to 20:30