As the mayor of Leipzig and the host of this year’s annual EUROCITIES conference, I look forward to welcoming you in person to the City of Leipzig. Under the theme ‘The power of cities – transforming society’ this year’s conference addresses the most pressing and significant challenges we, as European cities, currently face.
Together, we hope to leave the pandemic behind us and look ahead towards a greener, more digital and more just future for our cities. With the Leipzig Charter, we have set an agenda for the decade ahead, with the aim of establishing integrated and sustainable urban development strategies.
The conference also offers an opportunity to open the debate about the collaboration we need between the different levels of government for a new approach towards a more democratic Europe.