European Week of Regions and Cities: Join the speed-dating session for cities!

The European Commission's Directorate General for Environment kicks off this inspiring session where you can learn from the best of the best about a range of environmental topics such as mitigation and adaptation to climate change, waste management, sustainable urban mobility or urban governance. European Green Capital winning cities will share with you how they managed the sustainability transition and how you can do the same.

The European Commission will also have information available about their TAIEX peer-to-peer financing scheme that can help cities and regions finance any follow-up dates. New partnerships will be formed and experiences shared in a hands-on and practical way at this ‘world café’ session.

Current suggested topics:

  • Lisbon European Green Capital 2020: Blue and green infrastructure: how to future-proof your city in times of climate change
  • Oslo European Green Capital 2019: Counting CO2 like counting money: reducing emissions by 95% by 2030
  • Nijmegen European Green Capital 2018: All on board of the city’s sustainability train - building partnerships for long-term sustainability
  • Essen European Green Capital 2017: The transformation of an industrial powerhouse to Europe’s Green Capital 2017
  • Ljubljana European Green Capital 2016: Waste and the city: meet the ‘hungry waste bins’ of Ljubljana
  • Bristol European Green Capital 2015: Bristol’s in it for good, but what’s in it for you? The ‘Good Food Strategy’!
  • Copenhagen European Green Capital 2014: Get ready to be ‘Copenhagenized’! Or how to make your city bike-friendly
  • Vitoria-Gasteiz European Green Capital  2012: The green belt: bringing nature into the city
For more information, please visit the session page.


The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.

For more information and registration, please visit the event page.