Programme

Opening session

Moderator

  • Anna Athanasopoulou, Head of Unit, Proximity, social economy and creative industries, DG Grow, European Commission

Welcome speeches

  • Vasco Alves Cordeiro, First Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions
  • Cristian Silviu Bușoi, MEP, chair of ITRE committee 
  • Maive Rute, Deputy Director General, DG Grow, European Commission

 

Mayors’ support for LGDs and facilitated discussion
  • Introducing the LGD Blueprint, by Mark Hidson, Deputy Regional Director ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

LGDs in action: panel with inspirational cases and interactive discussion

1. How does the European Green Deal impact your city (what does it mean to you and your citizens)? 

  • Franc Weerwind, Mayor of Almere, Metropolitan Region Amsterdam

Selected participants to intervene

  • Vincent Chauvet, Mayor of Autun

2. Using political leadership to create a LGD vision for Industry and SMEs

  • Hana Zdanowska, Mayor of Lodz, member of the Green Deal Going Local working group and Covenant of Mayors Ambassador

Selected participants to intervene

  • Kristine Bille, Deputy Mayor of Syddjurs 
  • Konstantinos Tziounis, Mayor of Tripolis, ICC City 

3. Managing the political risks of LGDs 

  • Peter Kurz, Mayor of Mannheim

Selected participants to intervene

  • Andries Gryffroy, Member of the Flemish Parliament
  • Prof. Dr. Würzner, Mayor of Heidelberg, ICC City 
  • Tjisse Stelpstra, Member of the Council of the Province of Drenthe 

4. Using political leadership to mobilise local stakeholders

  • Minna Arve, Mayor of Turku

Selected participants to intervene

  • Mohamed Ridouani, Mayor of Leuven, ICC City 
  • Kata Tüttő, Deputy Mayor of Budapest, ICC City 
  • Jacob Bundsgaard, Mayor of Aarhus, ICC City 
Closing remarks
  • Anna Athanasopoulou, Head of Unit, Proximity, social economy and creative industries, DG Grow, European Commission

Speakers

Anna Athanasopoulou
Anna Athanasopoulou

Head of Unit Proximity, Social Economy and Creative Industries, DG GROW, European Commission

Vasco Alves Cordeiro
Vasco Alves Cordeiro

First Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions

Cristian Silviu Bușoi
Cristian Silviu Bușoi

MEP, chair of ITRE committee

Maive Rute
Maive Rute

Deputy Director General, DG Grow, European Commission

Franc Weerwind
Franc Weerwind

Mayor of Almere, Metropolitan Region Amsterdam

Vincent Chauvet
Vincent Chauvet

Mayor of Autun, CoR Rapporteur on Stepping up Europe’s 2030 climate ambition towards COP26

Hana Zdanowska
Hana Zdanowska

Mayor of Lodz, member of the Green Deal Going Local working group and Covenant of Mayors Ambassador

Kristine Bille
Kristine Bille

Deputy Mayor of Syddjurs

Dr. Peter Kurz
Peter Kurz

Mayor of Mannheim 

Minna Arve
Minna Arve

Mayor of Turku

Mohamed Ridouani
Mohamed Ridouani

Mayor, Leuven

Kata Tüttő
Kata Tüttő

Deputy Mayor of Budapest and rapporteur on Gender equality and Climate change: towards mainstreaming the gender perspective in the European Green Deal

Andries Gryffroy
Andries Gryffroy

Member of the Flemish Parliament and rapporteur on the Impact of climate change in regions - Assessment of the European Green Deal

Tjisse Stelpstra
Tjisse Stelpstra

Member of the Council of the Province of Drenthe

Mark Hidson
Mark Hidson

Deputy Regional Director Europe, ICLEI