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Cities of Tomorrow Conference: An opportunity to influence future EU policy

17th - 18th February 2014, Brussels, Belgium
The Cities of Tomorrow Conference will take place from 17th – 18th February in Brussels, Belgium. The event is being hosted by the Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy at the European Commission.

The aim of this two day conference is to strengthen the urban dimension within EU policies and emphasise the importance of investments in urban areas for delivering EU policy objectives.

The European Commission will also host a series of side events to discuss how Member States and EU institutions should work together to ensure that cities play their full role in European development – and that their needs are fully reflected in emerging policies.  The conference will include an array of European and Global speakers from academia and policy backgrounds.

To find out more about the conference programme click here.

The importance of sharing information and supporting best practice between cities is paramount to a sustainable future, and is something that the European Green Capital Award considers when awarding a city the title.

European Green Capital Award

The European Green Capital Award aims to reward cities that are making efforts to improve the urban environment and move towards healthier and more sustainable living areas. The award enables cities to inspire each other and share examples of good practices. The winning cities to date include: Stockholm in 2010, Hamburg in 2011, Vitoria-Gasteiz in 2012, Nantes in 2013, Copenhagen in 2014 and Bristol in 2015. All cities are recognised for their consistent record of achieving high environmental standards and commitment to ambitious goals.

For more information on the European Green Capital Award click here.

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