Programme

13:00 – 13:10 Opening speech

Meeting number: 181 283 2869
Password: ICC-Day1

  • John Higgins, Moderator
  • Ulla Engelmann, European Commission, Head of Unit for social economy
  • Nikos Maroulis, Programme Coordinator

Welcome to cities, week structure plus goals and structure of Day 1.

13:10 – 14:30 Panel discussion on ‘City strategies for the recovery’
  • John Higgins, Moderator
  • Alice Charles, Project Lead, Cities, Infrastructure & Urban Services Platform, World Economic Forum
  • Dana Eleftheriadou, European Commission, Head of Advanced Technologies Team
  • Filipe Araújo, Vice Mayor, city of Porto
  • Goele Haest, Director of Business and City Marketing, city of Antwerp
  • Harri Paananen, Head of Economic Development, City of Espoo
  • Sébastien Viano, Director of the European Affairs and External Funding, Metropole Nice Côte d'Azur 

Inspirational speaker on visions and strategy followed by panel discussion and Q&A with EU Commission and mentor city representatives:

  • Sharing reflections on trends, visions and city strategies and solutions for effective recovery
  • Inspiring with fresh ideas on how cities can build back a stronger, greener economy and society 
  • Providing insights into key lessons learnt and flagship actions
14:30 – 15:30 ICC City needs and strategies: reflections and showcases from the community
  • John Higgins, Moderator
  • Paresa Markianidou & Morten Rasmussen, Programme Coordinators
  • Cristina Mora, Councillor of sustainable development and European programmes, city of Cartagena

Preliminary findings from the ICC programme coordinators on Needs, Visions, Stakeholder interaction and Strategy so far.
2-3 cities selected to present for 5 mins on either 

A) how they got to the root cause of their city needs with interesting approaches (asking citizens, particular data sources), and how this led to a compelling vision; or

B) features of their strategy, how it is based on their maturity data, and how their strategy is unique to the city’s local enablers and stakeholder group, and answer the core question – in what ways will the strategy drive success?

Remaining time is Q&A

15:30 – 15:40 Short break
15:40 – 17:10 Peer review – Round 1

You will be redirected to the break-out room you have been assigned

Cities in groups of 3 present needs, vision, strategy and stakeholder engagement – 5-10 mins presentation and 20-25 mins discussion each.

Speakers

Alice Charles
Alice Charles

Project Lead, Cities, Infrastructure & Urban Services Platform, World Economic Forum

Dana Eleftheriadou
Dana Eleftheriadou

Head of Cities and Proximity Team, DG GROW, European Commission

Ulla Engelmann
Ulla Engelmann

Head of Unit for Social Economy, DG GROW, European Commission

Filipe Araújo
Filipe Araújo

Vice-Mayor, Porto

Goele Haest
Goele Haest

Director of Business and City Marketing, city of Antwerp

Harri Paananen
Harri Paananen

Head of Economic Development, City of Espoo

Sébastien Viano
Sébastien Viano

Director of the European Affairs and External Funding, Metropole Nice Côte d'Azur

John Higgins
John Higgins

Chair of the Global Digital Foundation and Senior Advisor for Burson Cohn & Wolfe

Cristina Moram
Cristina Moram

Councillor of Sustainable Development and European Programmes, City of Cartagena

Anna Riccioni
Anna Riccioni

IT Officer at the Municipality of Reggio Emilia

Tim Guily
Tim Guily

Policy Advisor Smart City, City of Leuven