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Discussion panels in detail

 
 

Leading by example: How the SDGs transformed their cities

Thursday, 7 May 2020

When it comes to making the SDGs a reality on the ground, some local leaders have achieved inspiring results. How did they do it? What resources did they have to reshape their city? How can their experience help you upgrade your city for 2030? Take part in this Ted Talk style session to draw inspiration from some outstanding local leaders. Exchange views with them on the future of localising SDGs.

Date: 07 May 2020

Room: Tirol

Time: 09.30 – 11.00
 
 

SDG contest: A global game for local leaders (Part 1/2)

All over the world, towns, cities and regions are embracing the SDGs to make them a reality on the ground. But the journey to carry the global goals over the finish line by 2030 can often turn into an obstacle course. In Part 1 of the contest, you and your team will be challenged to design solutions to issues faced by mayors and local leaders in implementing sustainable development policies. Ready to take up this challenge? The contest is on!

Date: 07 May 2020

Room: Innsbruck

Time: 09.30 – 11.00
 
 

Designing tailor-made local strategies to reach the global goals

Thursday, 7 May 2020

How do you balance issues such as social inclusion, environmental challenges, budget realities and international partnerships as a city maker? With this interactive session, learn how to create synergies between local needs, global goals and multiple stakeholders. Discover how tools and initiatives such as the Reference Framework for Sustainable Cities (RFSC) can provide transformative change on the ground.

Date: 07 May 2020

Room: Brussel

Time: 09.30 – 11.00
 
 

Ready, steady, build your dream city! (Part 1/2)

Thursday, 7 May 2020

The year is 2030. What would your ideal city look like? How would you design a place where all the SDGs have been reached? Join our interactive “gamestorming” session with participants from a vast diversity of backgrounds. The first part of this session will focus on the co-creation of your dream city. The second part will dig into the different scenarios and determine which city meets the most criteria for success.

Date: 07 May 2020

Room: Strassburg

Time: 09.30 – 11.00
 
 

Sustainable investments in affordable housing

Thursday, 7 May 2020

The European Commission identified an affordable housing investment gap of 57 billion Euro p.a. Long term and stable, institutional investors authorised and supervised within the European Union, such as insurance undertakings, can contribute to close this investment gap. The European Commission’s Action Plan “Financing Sustainable Growth” intends to deliver the appropriate framework for such investments.

Date: 7 May 2020

Room: coming soon

Time: 09.00 - 11.00
 
 

Beyond fractures: How to overcome territorial inequalities in Europe

Thursday, 7 May 2020

A core principle of the Sustainable Development Goals is to leave no one behind. But it’s also about leaving no place behind. It’s about quality of life for everyone, wherever you may live. It’s about making sure that the benefits of development are fairly distributed among all places and people. Come and exchange with us: how can we prevent spatial inequalities from driving Europe and its people apart?

Date: 07 May 2020

Room: Tirol

Time: 11.30 – 13.00
 
 

SDG contest: A global game for local leaders (Part 2/2)

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Time’s up! In Part 2 of the contest, we will take your solutions to the next level. Your mission is now to think outside of the box, create and showcase synergies between the different ideas put forward in Part 1. A jury will then select the most impactful and viable solutions. Will your team be the SDG local champion? It’s your move...

Date: 07 May 2020

Room: Innsbruck

Time: 11.30 – 13.00
 
 

Mastering monitoring: Make sure you are on the right track for 2030

Thursday, 7 May 2020

The SDG clock is ticking. Ten years from now, we will assess our success. But let’s not wait until 2030 to monitor our progress on the 17 goals and the affiliated targets. This session will be all about learning how to effectively track progress. You will gain insight on various tools and methodologies available to guide you through the localisation of the SDGs.

Date: 07 May 2020

Room: Brussel

Time: 11.30 – 13.00
 
 

Ready, steady, build your dream city! (Part 2/2)

Thursday, 7 May 2020

The year is 2030. What would your ideal city look like? How would you design a place where all the SDGs have been reached? Join our interactive “gamestorming” session with participants from a vast diversity of backgrounds. The first part of this session will focus on the co-creation of your dream city. The second part will dig into the different scenarios and determine which city meets the most criteria for success.

Date: 07 May 2020

Room: Strassburg

Time: 11.30 – 13.00
 
 

Financing sustainable development: An impossible quest?

Friday, 8 May 2020

Local and regional governments are showing an increasing desire to place sustainable growth and development at centre stage. To achieve a sustainable model of growth, they need significant financial resources, especially with long-term investments. How can cities and regions finance the SDGs? What is truly sustainable finance? Come along and join the conversation.

Date: 08 May 2020

Room: Tirol

Time: 09.30 – 11.00
 
 

Upgrading democracy through active citizenship, technology and open government

Friday, 8 May 2020

Being a citizen is not limited to voting once every five years. Nowadays, citizens want to play a more active role in day-to-day decision-making. Join this session to explore existing online and offline tools and initiatives for the active engagement of citizens. You will also discuss how technology can improve the provision of local services as well as its relationship with citizen engagement and open government.

Date: 08 May 2020

Room: Innsbruck

Time: 09.30 – 11.00
 
 

When fiction meets reality: Upgrading decentralised cooperation through the SDGs

Friday, 8. May 2020

With new universal global commitments on today’s agenda, towns, cities and regions are renewing and boosting their practices. From 1 to 17, choose the SDGs you need to rethink your cooperation. Become the leader of an imaginary place with an exciting challenge. Team up and experiment with your peers and find out how and SDG mindset can upgrade your partnership and help you achieve the SDG in your territory.

Date: 08 May 2020

Room: Brussel

Time: 09.30 – 11.00
 
 

The power of climate adaptation: Lessons from great initiatives

Friday, 8 May 2020

One way or another, we are all affected by climate change. Local and regional leaders have a great responsibility to anticipate and prepare for the inevitable impacts of climate change. This session is addressed to mayors, local and regional elected representatives. It will provide hands-on examples and practical tips on how to tackle adaptation and build climate-resilient towns, cities and regions.

Date: 08 May 2020

Room: Strassbourg

Time: 09.30 – 11.00