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Upcoming events

1 - 3 October 2024
Aalborg, Denmark

10th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns 2024

Local leaders play a crucial role in not only meeting global and European climate targets, but taking sustainability to the next level. In 2024, they will gather in Aalborg (Denmark) for the 10th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns (ESCT) to discuss, share ideas, and b...

Past events

15 March 2024, 14:30 - 16:00
Brussels, Belgium

Belgian EU Presidency Event:

Translating the EU green deal into local action

On 15 March, the Flemish Government will organise a conference on “Translating the EU green deal into local actions” under the auspice of the Belgian EU Council presidency, which will bring together 550 local government leaders and representatives in Brussels to co-create a path towards ...
28 November 2023, 10:00 - 12:00

Virtual Nature-based Solutions education event

On 28 November, NBS EduWORLD will hold its first annual virtual education event. It will gather education experts and Nature-based Solutions (NBS) practitioners from across Europe. This unprecedented community gathering will be the opportunity to take stock and further discuss the first outcomes of ...
8 November 2023, 09:00 - 18:00
Brussels, Belgium

From vision to reality: Cities & regions drive forward Europe’s circular transition

The Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI) is holding its first General Conference on 8 November 2023 in Brussels and online. Organised by the European Commission, this Conference will provide a forum for all interested circular economy stakeholders to come together to discuss and exchange o...
27 October 2023, 10:00 - 12:00

Good practices to improve the quality of bio-waste

CIG Webinar

In Europe, cities generate around 90 million tonnes of bio-waste every year. More than half of that still ends up in the mixed waste that is landfilled or incinerated. The CIRCULAR BIOCARBON project presents a first-of-a-kind flagship biorefinery that offers the opportunity to turn the organic waste...
11 October 2023, 11:30 - 13:00
Brussels, Belgium

Participatory lab: Local Green Deals - closing the gap between commitment and action

Official High-Level EU Regions Week Event

Session descriptionIn this 90-min political lab, we aim to exchange and debate about political and practical realities linked to garnering broad social support for the implementation of the EU Green Deal on the local level. Participants are invited to reflect on the concept of Local Green Deals as a...
10 October 2023, 09:30 - 10:30
Brussels, Belgium

Promoting social innovation through public canteens

Official high-level event at the 21st European Week of Regions and Cities | 43rd Breakfast at Sustainability's

About: This one-hour event will bring several high-level representatives together to advocate for healthy school meals and food education for every child in every school in Europe. Several Members of the European Parliament will provide endorsing statements to the call and be ceremoniously handed o...
22 March 2023, 09:30 - 13:30
1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

39th Breakfast at Sustainability’s

How can local governments support small farms?

By creating food strategies that rely on small farms, local and regional governments can deliver multiple benefits to citizens, including: access to healthy and sustainable food; rural and urban employment; climate change mitigation; and food security. Supporting small-scale farms and businesses is ...
22 March 2023, 14:00 - 17:00
1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Sustainable Public Procurement in Schools as Catalysts for Food System Change

Local governments providing public meals can be levers for change working towards sustainable food systems. This conference will focus on school meals, convening panels of policy and legal experts on school food procurement, demonstrating that procuring sustainable school meals is a relatively small...