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25 September 2020

Efforts of two organisations to protect refugees and overcome COVID recognised by Transformative Action Award

CEAR - Spanish Commission for Refugees, Spain, and Groupe One & Urbike, Belgium were honoured today with special mentions by the jury of the 2020 Transformative Action Award. The award recognises “Transformative Actions” that make use of the 15 pathways outlined in the Basque Declar...

24 September 2020

Cultural heritage for sustainable urban futures

Over the past three years, ten European cities including ICLEI Members Bologna (Italy) and Lisbon (Portugal) have worked with service providers and knowledge brokers to test and advance tools and approaches aimed at shaping sustainable, heritage-led urban futures. From 27-30 October, these cities w...

22 September 2020

The Green City Accord is about to launch!

Mark your calendars: The Green City Accord, a new movement of Mayors for the environment initiated by the European Commission, is ready to be launched during a high-level event at the European Week of Regions and Cities, taking place on 22 October 2020 from 11:30 to 13:00. Speakers at the launch ev...

21 September 2020

Engage with ICLEI Europe at European Week of Regions and Cities 2020

Every year since 2003, the European Commission alongside the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) have hosted the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), an event for cities and regions to showcase their work and the crucial role they play in European governance. The event hosts workshops, de...

17 September 2020

Registration opens and programme released for upcoming mobility event

Over the past several years, 16 cities across Europe – including pioneering ICLEI Members Antwerp (Belgium), Turku (Finland), Stockholm (Sweden) and Aberdeen (United Kingdom) – have been acting as 'Living Labs', testing out new urban mobility solutions as part of three distinct projects....

16 September 2020

Alsómocsolád, Katowice, and Loures shortlisted for 2020 Transformative Action Award

Initiatives from Alsómocsolád (Hungary), ICLEI Member Katowice (Poland), and Loures (Portugal) were announced today as the finalists for the prestigious 2020 Transformative Action Award. The award recognises “Transformative Actions” that make use of the 15 pathways outline...

16 September 2020

EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2020 kicks off around Europe

Watch out for car-free streets, walking tours, and interactive workshops as EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK (16-22 September) kicks off today in towns and cities across Europe. The clean and sustainable transport campaign will see over 2,700 towns and cities from close to 50 countries host their own events, s...

14 September 2020

A toolkit demonstrates how to build liveable, 'human-scale' cities

Cities in Europe and beyond who are looking to overcome the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on human wellbeing can now consult a toolkit to guide their sustainable urban transition. The toolkit shares tips about designing and managing urban spaces with people in mind, and putting citizens&...

10 September 2020

Kadikoy supports local producers and waste-free living

ICLEI Member Kadikoy (İstanbul, Turkey) has recently launched a new initiative titled the “Waste-Free Shop” as part of its zero waste movement. The initiative was launched on World Environment Day 2020, in order to minimise waste generation in the city, while supporting local, sustainab...