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The European Commission and the city of Rotterdam invite you to the third CITIES Forum that will be held in Rotterdam on the 27th and 28th of November 2017.

This two-day major event of the European Commission will bring together key stakeholders from European, national and local levels to debate the progress of the Urban agenda for the EU, the urban dimension of the Cohesion Policy as well as the EU response to the urban dimension of the 2030 Agenda and the New Urban Agenda.

On the first day the partnerships of the Urban Agenda for the EU will touch base and organise a series of workshops across the City of Rotterdam. In addition a workshop will be organised around the Sustainable Development Goals (2030 Agenda) and how cities can contribute to achieve these goals.

From there a former ocean liner will host the Cities Forum on the afternoon of the first day with welcoming words and introductions of high level speakers.

The second day the progress and future direction of the Urban Agenda and the urban dimension of the Cohesion Policy will be reflected against global urban policies, strategies and goals. That day a new platform will be launched assisting cities in improving their investment capacities. Mayors, Ministers, Commissioners and other high level speakers will reflect on their current challenges and will share their visions on the way forward towards better urban policy making and urban investments. The audience will be actively engaged.

Other workshops will focus on the Covenant of Mayors, innovative & inspiring city examplesand human rights perspective in the Urban Agenda for the EU. At their stands, urban organisations and networks will engage and provide information on urban programmes and initiatives.

We very much look forward to your participation in this important event. As space will be limited, we encourage you to register at the earliest opportunity!

Please note that the forum will be held in English only.

For more information and to register for this event please click on the link below:

The deadline for registrations is Friday, 10 November 2017

Draft Programme pdf

Twitter: @EU_Regional #citiesforum2017

Cities Forum Rotterdam