Webinars: How are urban initiatives and actions supporting Green, Just and Productive Cities in the EU? The Productive City

De (Engelstalige) webinars vinden plaats op: 

  • The Productive City: 20 September 2021 
  • The Green City: 27 September 2021
  • The Just City: 4 Oktober 2021

Tijdstip: tussen 14.00 en 16.00 uur

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The webinars will be based around the series of articles on the 14 Partnerships of the Urban Agenda for the EU which link actions and activities with other relevant EU projects and initiativessupported by Cohesion Policy (including Urban Innovative Actions, URBACT and Article 7 cities benefitting from the European Regional Development fund (ERDF).

The Productive City
The Productive City Webinar is 2-hour session taking place on 20 September 2021. The webinar will bring together experience from cities with a focus on how to further the implementation of this NLC pillar. In particular, experiences from Action Leaders of the Urban Agenda for the EU, as well as cities from Urban Innovative Actions (UIA), from URBACT networks and others benefitting from Article 7 cities implementing ERDF will be showcased. Speakers in this section of the webinar will tackle the discussion from the angle of digitalisation in cities, especially in relation to tourism, job markets and public services. The focus of the webinar will then turn to the future, featuring presentations from relevant DGs at the European Commission on on-going or upcoming initiatives related to urban development and according to the thematic angle of the Productive City.


14.00 Welcome and introduction – Jan Maarten de Vet, Urban Agenda for the EU Technical Secretariat – session moderator, Thomas De Béthune, Team Leader for Sustainable Urban Development, DG REGIO, European Commission

14.05 PART 1: Dynamics and solutions around UAEU Actions and other EU initiatives – Filippo Corsi, Head of IT Development Service, City of Florence, Italy UAEU city/Urbact/UIA/Article 7 city representatives (TBC)

14.35 Concluding remarks Productive City expert Q&A with participants

14.35 PART 2: Future EU opportunities towards productive cities – Dana Eleftheriadou, Head of Cities and Proximity, DG GROW and Natalia Gkiaouri, Policy analyst for urban development, DG GROW, European Commission Representative of DG CONNECT, European Commission 4 Thomas De Béthune, Team Leader for Sustainable Urban Development, DG REGIO, European Commission

15.20 Guided discussion (with all speakers) and Gerry Muscat, Head of Division on Urban Development, European Investment Bank

15.50 Conclusion and main takeaways