Programme

The conference offers a politically strong and diverse programme, which enables the participants to present successful approaches of their cities,…

Programme Eurocities Leipzig 2021 – ‘The power of cities – transforming society’

The conference offers a politically strong and diverse programme, which enables the participants to present successful approaches of their cities, both in workshops and in an exhibition space. We look forward to an inspiring debate with top-ranking European and national representatives such as Vice-President of the European Commission Dubravka Šuica and Vice-President of the European Parliament Katharina Barley, and to welcoming you to Leipzig.

All registered participants will receive detailed information for the conference and the different events via e-mail on Friday, October 29th.

Wednesday, 3 Nov 2021

18:00Meeting and transfer to the Welcome Event

Meeting point: TRAM station Hauptbahnhof Westseite (Main Station West, Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 2)
19:00Welcome Event (open-air and indoor) at the premises of the European Monument to the Battle of the Nations

Opening: Burkhard Jung, Mayor of Leipzig

Please bring your printed Welcome Event confirmation which you got after your registration via e-mail.
20:45End of event and transfer to the inner city

Thursday, 4 Nov 2021

9:00 – 9:30Official opening

Burkhard Jung, Mayor of Leipzig

Anna Lisa Boni , Secretary General Eurocities
9:30Political sessions

Towards a green and just recovery in cities: what does it take?

Moderation: Ali Aslan, International TV Presenter and Journalist
9:30 – 10:30Panel debate

Sustainable economic recovery: Living and working in resilient cities

Anna-Kaisa Ikonen, mayor of Tampere
Markus Lewe, mayor of Munster
Pascal Smet, Secretary of State, Brussels Capital Region
Ricardo Rio, mayor of Braga
Aziza Akhmouch, head of CFE cities, OECD
10:30 – 10:55Coffee break
11:00 – 11:45Dario Nardella, Eurocities President, mayor of Florence

Political keynote:
Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President of the European Commission

Discussion with
Dario Nardella, Eurocities President, mayor of Florence
Burkhard Jung, mayor of Leipzig
Minna Arve, mayor of Turku
Rafał Trzaskowski, mayor of Warsaw
12:00 – 13:00Panel debate

Climate ambitious cities

Gregory Doucet, mayor of Lyon
Peter Kurz, mayor of Mannheim
Ninna Hedeager Olsen, deputy mayor of Copenhagen
Janine O'Keeffe, Fridays for Future
13:00 – 14:00Lunch break
14:00 – 15:00Panel debate

Socially equitable cities

Alison Gilliland, lord mayor of Dublin
Mohamed Ridouani, mayor of Leuven
Erion Veliaj, mayor of Tirana
Laia Bonet, deputy mayor of Barcelona
15:00 – 15:30Coffee break
15:30 – 17:00Parallel workshops

Practical examples on the implementation of the New Leipzig Charter

I: The future of European Inner Cities
II: Climate emergency city strategies
III: Integrated approaches against growing social segregation

Moderation separately
15:30Time for bilateral talk of Mayors

Networking

Executive Committee Meeting
19:30 – 22:30A special night in Leipzig (at the same location as the conference)

Opening: Burkhard Jung, Mayor of Leipzig

EUROCITIES Awards ceremony
Moderation: Burkhard Jung & Ivo Banek

Buffet dinner

A surprising time in the Zoo

Here you can find information on the speakers

Speakers on the panel ‘Sustainable economic recovery: Living and working in resilient cities’

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Speakers in the discussion with Commission Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans

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Speakers on the panel ‘Climate ambitious cities’

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Speakers on the panel ‘Socially equitable cities’

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Friday, 5 Nov 2021

9:15 – 10:40Political Session
The future of Europe and our European values

Dubravka Šuica, Vice President of the European Commission

Matthias De Clercq, Mayor of Ghent
Aleksandra Dulkiewicz, Mayor of Gdansk
Emil Boc, Mayor of Cluj-Napoca
Hermano Sanches Ruivo, Deputy Mayor of Paris
Lutz Kinkel, Managing Director European Centre for Press & Media Freedom
Colin Scicluna, Head of Cabinet of Vice-President Šuica
10:40 – 10:50Final remarks and conclusions
Marek Prawda, Former Polish Ambassador to the EU
11:00 – 12:00Eurocities General Assembly
12:00 – 13:00Goodbye!
networking event & lunch

Here you can find information on the speakers

Speakers on the panel ‘The future of Europe and our European values’

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