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The Mannheim Message

The Mannheim Message calls for core systemic changes and key policy shifts needed to bring about transformation for a resilient, inclusive and sustainable Europe. Further, it calls for local authorities to be key partners in the development of Local Green Deals and the European Green Deal, to be used as key tools to facilitate this transformation.

The Mannheim Message, which mainly addresses local and European leaders, was finalised by European Mayors on 21 September 2020. The Message was formally presented to the European Commission on 1 October 2020 as part of the 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns, organised by ICLEI Europe and the City of Mannheim (Germany). It builds on and bolsters the transformative actions catalysed by the Basque Declaration (2016).

The text of the Mannheim Message

Mannheim Message - English

Mannheim Message - French

Mannheim Message - German

Mannheim Message - Italian

Mannheim Message - Polish

Mannheim Message - Portuguese

Mannheim Message - Slovenian

Mannheim Message - Spanish

English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovenian, Spanish