Events

UPCOMING EVENTS


November 2017

2nd European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference

29 - 30 November 2017
Budapest, Hungary
The Akvárium, Erzsébet tér 12, 1051
EUGIC 2017 Budapest will bring together some of the leaders in the field
of urban green infrastructure from across Europe and the world to share experience of working with nature to deliver livable cities. Over 300 participants will attend at the Akvarium venue in central Budapest on 29-30 November.

Deputy Regional Director Holger Robrecht, ICLEI Europe, will present at the event on the topic of "Sustainable cities and the benefits of green infrastructure to reach our goals". Local governments and ICLEI members are eligible for a €100 discount.

March 2018

SMR Stakeholder Workshop

7 March 2018
Brussels, Belgium
The Smart Mature Resilience will hold a Stakeholder Workshop in Brussels on 7th March 2018 as part of the activities of the Tier 3 programme. The event will be held as part of ICLEI's Breakfast at Sustainability's series. Breakfast at Sustainability's (B@S) is Europe’s leading, ongoing sustainability discussions. The small, informal meetings are moderated by representatives of regional and local governments. Topics covered are related to sustainable community developments that are essential to public authorities.

In attendence will be the Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities of the SMR project, SMR project research partners and European and international policymakers and influential voices in the sector of city resilience. The SMR Tier 1 cities are: Donostia/San Sebastian (Spain), Glasgow (United Kingdom) and Kristiansand (Norway); Tier 2 are Bristol (United Kingdom), Riga (Latvia), Rome (Italy) and Vejle (Denmark) and Tier 3 are Amman (Jordan), Athens (Greece), Greater Manchester (United Kingdom), Malaga (Spain), Malmö (Sweden), Münster (Germany), Rekjavik (Iceland), Stirling (United Kingdom) and Thessaloniki (Greece). This event will be open to further cities, to form the final circle of Tier 4 cities.

At the event, cities will receive training in the SMR city resilience decision support tools. These tools are the Resilience Maturity Model, Risk Systemicity Questionnaire (RSQ), City Dynamics Model, Policy Tool and Resilience Information and Communication Portal.

For information on the event, please contact clara.grimes@iclei.org.

April 2018

Open European Day at Bonn Resilient Cities

25 April 2018
Bonn, Germany
Gustav-Stresemann-Institut
The fifth Open European Day at Bonn Resilient Cities will bring together key adaptation actors from different organisations: cities and city networks, regional and national governments, researchers, adaptation experts and European representatives.

This year’s Open European Day will build on last year's addition of interactive workshops around key themes. These will be organised by cities, where they will share their local governments’ experience in depth or by relevant institutions that support cities through programmes and initiatives.

Themes will include adaptation, resilience and cultural heritage, looking for the first time into the intersection of adaptation and culture. The OED Marketplace will return following the success of the format at the third Open European Day, providing a space for participants to network and brainstorm.

Registration for the event can be completed online.

For further information, visit the Open European Day website.
ICLEI Europe

PAST EVENTS


November 2017

Tools that enhance operational guidance and decision making for local resilience

The RESIN and SMR tools
16 November 2017, 13:30 - 15:00
Bonn, Germany
Bonn Zone @ UNFCCC COP23
Resilience is a local process, which cities need to drive. This requires skills and methodologies that are often not at hand in city administrations. In order to enhance cities’ capacity to resist, absorb and recover from the effects of climate change, two EU-funded projects, RESIN and Smart Mature Resilience are developing standardized tools to support the design of climate adaptation and resilience strategies. The workshop will present the tools developed by these two projects (including tools for assessing risks, selecting adaptation options and evaluating the resilience maturity of a city) and how these contribute to the overall resilience building process.
ICLEI Europe, TECNUN University of Navarra and TECNALIA

Kick-off meeting for CEN Workshop on 'City Resilience Development - Maturity Model'

8 November 2017, 09:00 - 15:00
Thessaloniki, Greece
Thessaloniki City Hall, Leof. Vasileos Georgiou 1
This CEN Workshop has been initiated by the Smart Mature Resilience (SMR) consortium members, project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program. The workshop will aim at developing a framework to show the ideal path in the resilience building process of a city.

The CEN Workshop agreement targeted audience is policy and decision makers at city level and councilors working for resilience in their city, as well as to any other city stakeholders working on resilience (e.g. critical infrastructure providers, emergency services, citizens, media, non-governmental organizations, academic and research institutions).

The kick-off meeting will be held on 08 November 2017 in Thessaloniki. All interested parties are welcome to register for participation and submit comments on the draft Project Plan to Workshop Secretary, René Lindner no later than 31 October 2017.

Agenda

9:00 to 10:30 - Joint introduction to both CWAs (i.e. info about procedures)

10:30 to 12:00 Formal establishment of each CEN Workshop (incl. revision of project plan) in two different groups

o Group 1: ‘City Resilience Development – Maturity Model’

o Group 2: ‘City Resilience Development – Operational Guidance’

12:00 to 12:30 – Coffee Break

12:30 to approx. 14:30 working on the content individually in each of the two CWA groups

The final deliverable of this Workshop (CEN/CWA) is expected to be finalized in May 2018.

Kick-off meeting for CEN Workshop on 'City Resilience Development – Operational Guidance'

8 November 2017, 09:00 - 15:00
Thessaloniki 546 40, Greece
Thessaloniki City Hall, Leof. Vasileos Georgiou 1
This CEN Workshop has been initiated by the Smart Mature Resilience (SMR) consortium members, project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program. The workshop will propose a definition of ‘city resilience’ and it will set out steps to follow for the practical implementation and operationalization of city resilience at local level. Furthermore the workshop will describe tools and it will give guidance for the resilience building process.

The CEN Workshop agreement might be helpful for local administration staff members engaged in sustainability, climate adaptation, resilience, environmental planning as well as strategic planning by providing guidance and training on resilience. The workshop might also be helpful for any other city stakeholders working on resilience.

The kick-off meeting will be held on 08 November 2017 in Thessaloniki. All interested parties are welcome to register for participation and submit comments on the draft Project Plan to Workshop Secretary, René Lindner no later than 31 October 2017.

Agenda

9:00 to 10:30 - Joint introduction to both CWAs (i.e. info about procedures)

10:30 to 12:00 Formal establishment of each CEN Workshop (incl. revision of project plan) in two different groups

o Group 1: ‘City Resilience Development – Maturity Model’

o Group 2: ‘City Resilience Development – Operational Guidance’

12:00 to 12:30 – Coffee Break

12:30 to approx. 14:30 working on the content individually in each of the two CWA groups

The final deliverable of this Workshop (CEN/CWA) is expected to be finalized in May 2018.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 653569.