EUI Policy Lab: leveraging culture for positive urban change

European Urban Initiative
26/09/2024 - 27/09/2024
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Building on the results of the Urban Agenda for the EU (UAEU), Urban Innovative Actions (UIA), EUI and URBACT city experiments, EUI is organising its first policy-lab, in Chalandri, Greece, this 26th-27th September. This two-day event will bring together EU cities, urban stakeholders and experts to share knowledge and gather evidence on urban practices, using culture and heritage as a catalyst for positive change.

The EUI Policy Lab provides a unique opportunity to:

  • Discuss the transformative power of culture and heritage in cities: participants will explore the critical role these assets play in promoting social cohesion and environmental improvements in urban areas.
  • Capture evidence-based urban stories: UAEU, UIA, EUI and URBACT cities will share their practical experiences and achievements.
  • Sharing knowledge: the lab will facilitate knowledge transfer between local authorities, ensuring that valuable lessons are effectively shared across the EU.
  • Generate new knowledge: by examining concrete results of city experiments, the event will generate new knowledge to equip city practitioners with tools and practical information to leverage their cultural assets for positive change.

Join the discussion and register now!

The EUI Policy Lab, organised in coordination with the City of Chalandri who implemented the Urban Innovative Actions project CULTURAL H.ID.RA.N.T. welcomes all participants, with a priority given to cities and local authorities, and urban practitioners. Places are limited, so early registrations are encouraged to secure your spot!

Preliminary Agenda Overview

  • Day 1, 26 September 

The day will include activities from 9:00 to 18:00. The programme includes:
- An opening session with political representatives from the city of Chalandri, 
- a keynote speech by a representative of the European Commission
- A plenary session with discussion between EU cities

In the afternoon, there will be workshops focusing on concrete experiments and practical applications, followed by site visits, including a visit to the CULTURAL H.ID.RA.N.T.  project in Chalandri. The day will conclude with a social networking evening, providing an opportunity to network with other participants.

  • Day 2, 27 September 

Activities will take place from 9:00 to 17:00. The focus will be on exploring key issues related to culture and heritage and urban development through interactive workshops. This will be followed by a concluding plenary session, which will summarise the main findings and outcomes of the discussions.

This very preliminary programme is subject to change and provides an outline to help you organise your travel plans. For the full agenda, be sure to check this page closer to the date.

Event participants

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