Date - 03/12/2020
10:00 - 12:30
The Joint Research Centre, in collaboration with the Global Forum of Local Governments, is organizing (Thursday, 3 December, 10:00 am CET) an online seminar on urban strategies for the recovery in the light of the New European Bauhaus initiative, launched by President Von der Leyen in the 2020 State of the EU speech.
President Von der Leyen herself and JRC’s Director General Stephen Quest will be introducing the online seminar. Commission officials and top-level policymakers from local governments around Europe will discuss how the urgency of using the recovery funds can be squared with the need to concentrate on transforming our cities so that they are greener, more inclusive, and more beautiful to live in.
You are all cordially invited to tune in at https://neweuropeanbauhaussevilla.eu/
- European Commission President – Ursula von der Leyen
- Mayor of Seville – Juan Espadas
- Deputy Mayor of Florence – Cecilia Del Re (current Eurocities Presidency)
- Secretary General European Council of Municipalities and Regions – Frederic Vallier
- Chair of the Committee of the Regions Commission on Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture – Anne Karjalainen
- Chairperson of the City Board in Hämeenlinna/Vice Chairperson of Board of Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities/ Member of the Committee of the Regions – Sari Rautio
- Member of the European Parliament – Marcos Ros Sempere
- JRC’s Director-General – Stephen Quest.
The Global Forum of Local Governments is a space to make progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, implement the 2030 Agenda and make effective the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. It meets yearly with around 1,000 participants representing local governments and relevant stakeholders (including businesses, trade unions and civil society). Its objective is to turn cities into more sustainable places that are committed to the management of natural spaces and that seek to be more efficient.
The New European Bauhaus initiative, announced by the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, is conceived as a movement based on sustainability, inclusiveness and aesthetics, meant to bring the European Green Deal closer to people.