City makers event: We Make Europe. Amsterdam 29 May

LearningLab, FabCity, Amsterdam. – 14.00 – 16.30 h

As part of the New Europe City Makers Summit, URBACT, Eutropian, Agora Europe and Pakhuis de Zwijger jointly organise, in cooperation with the European Committee of the Regions the unique dialogue We Make Europe: Cities and City Makers enhancing the (Im)Pact of Amsterdam at FabCity. In a dialogue City Makers, city officials and political representatives will explore the role of cities and civil society actors in effectively addressing the pressing urban challenges of today. The event will take place in the LearningLab, FabCity in Amsterdam from 14.00 to 16.30 h

The debate will see the active participation of: Markku Markkula, President of the European Committee of the Regions, Hella Dunger-Löper, State Secretary, Representative of the Berlin Land to the Federal Governement and CoR rapporteur for the Urban Agenda and CoR Lamers, Mayor of Schiedam and Head of the Dutch delegation at CoR

The event taking place one day before the CoR Forum on the EU Urban Agenda, aims at creating a dialogue between Cities and City Makers to enrich the ongoing work of the Urban Agenda for the EU Partnerships with experience “from the ground”. Namely the discussion with focus on the ongoing Partnerships on Affordable Housing, Refugees and Migrant Inclusion, Urban Poverty and Air Quality.

The expected impact of such event is to create an ongoing dialogue between City Administrations, City Makers with the EU Urban Agenda Partnerships and European institutions in order to guarantee a richer variety of inputs into the policy elaboration.

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