Conference Series

ICLEI connects local and regional governments with solution providers; pilots technological, organisational and financial innovations; and facilitates knowledge exchange through a range of conferences and workshops. Part of these are conference series, taking place regularly targeting European local governments and relevant stakeholders.



ICLEI World Congress

Every three years, ICLEI holds its World Congress to showcase how local and regional governments across our network are advancing sustainable urban development worldwide. The ICLEI World Congress connects them with their peers and strategic partners, and provides a platform for discussions that will inform and enhance their work. On 13-15 April 2021, we connected online for the Virtual Launch and we gathered in person in Malmö, Sweden, for The Malmö Summit, on 11-13 May 2022.

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Breakfast at Sustainability's

Open discussion and capacity building opportunities on local sustainability in Europe.

The ICLEI Europe Brussels Office is host to Breakfast at Sustainability's, taking place multiple times per year and focused on Europe’s leading, ongoing sustainability discussions. Taking place in an informal setting, each event covers one or more of ICLEI's topics.

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The European Sustainable Cities and Towns conferences

Marking milestones for the progress and achievements in local sustainability in Europe.

Through the past nine European Sustainable Cities and Towns conferences and a series of initiatives and documents, housed on the European Sustainable Cities Platform, ICLEI in partnership with the City of Aalborg, Denmark and the Basque Country has mobilised thousands of local governments in Europe and beyond in the name of sustainability.

The last ESCT was hosted by Mannheim, Germany from 30 September to 2 October 2020. For more information, visit:

Save the date: the next ESCT will take place in Aalborg (Denmark) on 1–3 October 2024.

EcoProcura conferences

Strategic procurement to achieve value for money for the environment & society.

The EcoProcura conference series started in 1998 and since then has provided a forum to promote exchange and dialogue on the latest strategies and practical solutions on sustainable, circular and innovation procurement.

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Local Renewables conferences

Marking milestones for the progress and achievements in local sustainability in Europe.

An annual event initiated by the City of Freiburg, Germany and ICLEI, aiming to encourage communities to switch to renewable energy sources and showing trend-setting ideas and approaches in reducing energy consumption in cities and towns.

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European Urban Resilience Forum

Where cities talk to cities on urban climate change adaptation

Focusing on city-to-city interaction and collective learning, the European Urban Resilience Forum provides an opportunity to network and showcase urban adaptation projects.

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Informed cities

Bridging the gap between research, policy-making and action in sustainable development, at and for the local level.

Drawing on various research projects, the Informed Cities initiative is a meeting place for dreamers, thinkers and doers who want to co-create the future of European cities.  

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