2 Months to go before the URBACT Annual Conference and 6 Reasons to be There

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By URBACT, on October 5th, 2012

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At a few days from Christmas, from the glee and all the festivities, what a thrilling thought the URBACT 2012 Annual Conference in Copenhagen is!

Yes, I am sure you are thinking the same thing: being in Scandinavia is getting that much closer to the home town of Santa Claus! I cannot wait to pack up my warm clothes and set of for Copenhagen! But it is not just about that… the URBACT 2012 Annual Conference has much more in store for you. Let me share with you 6 top reasons to come along to this URBACT event.

1.Test your green-friendly side: In this flagship city of low-carbon environment, awarded a dozen green awards and which has gained international recognition, you will surely have to shake your mindset! This is even what one of the 6 workshops is dedicated to: motivate your own mobility mindset.

2.Take part in a participative and interactive conference: This conference will give you a unique way to understand the main challenges identified by the Commission’s Cities of Tomorrow report. Through interactive workshops and dynamic plenary sessions, you are sure to tackle the key urban issues in a unique way.

3.Build your vision of the future European city: Make the most of the great line-up of renowned urban policy-makers and practitioners from Europe and around the world to come back with your own idea of the solutions to the challenges facing EU cities.

4.Make the most of the city of Copenhagen: You have not come that
far to miss something of Copenhagen, have you? Well, join in on some fun special events like the treasure hunt, the study visits, or the night boat tour on the city harbour! It is the time to visit the city.

5.Expand your network and meet people from across Europe: Discuss in round tables with people speaking your language during the URBACT Café, exchange with your fellows in the workshop sessions, meet people in the exhibition area… and expand your virtual networking, with a social-media friendly event!

6.Get a unique insight from experts in integrated urban development…for free! This conference is absolutely free. Your understanding of urban issues will definitely grow, without ruining yourself. From the plenary sessions, to the workshops, to the boat tour on the harbour, to the study visits, to the dinner and lunches….this is all part of the conference programme for you!

You see, it is not just about getting closer to Santa Claus, it is much more! So hop along! Plan your trip and register to this promising URBACT gathering!
See you there!

5 Responses to “2 Months to go before the URBACT Annual Conference and 6 Reasons to be There”

  1. Håkan Ottoson says:

    Hallo,
    An interesting agenda and I am very impressed of the result of the URBACT, but out of 21 speaker or persons involved I can only find 4 women and I think there are a lot more to do for the program to reach the horizontal objective of equal opportunity.
    Best regards
    Håkan

  2. Francesco says:

    I took part as invited expert citizen in Edgeryders Conference in Strasbourg a few month ago and I notice an important common ground between this event and Urbact Annual Conference.

    Here is the website of the event:
    http://edgeryders.ppa.coe.int/

    I was wondering if you already knew about this initiative and if it somehow related to Urbact activitiees. I would be glad to make connections between the two groups if needed.

  3. Ekonobil says:

    Hallo,
    An interesting agenda and I am very impressed of the result of the URBACT, but out of 21 speaker or persons involved I can only find 4 women and I think there are a lot more to do for the program to reach the horizontal objective of equal opportunity.

  4. Aleksandar says:

    Hallo,
    An interesting agenda and I am very impressed of the result of the URBACT, but out of 21 speaker or persons involved I can only find 4 women and I think there are a lot more to do for the program to reach the horizontal objective of equal opportunity.

  5. Hallo,
    An interesting agenda and I am very impressed of the result of the URBACT, but out of 21 speaker or persons involved I can only find 4 women and I think there are a lot more to do for the program to reach the horizontal objective of equal opportunity.

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