Let's meet at the Cities Forum 2023!

Edited on 10/04/2024

Have you missed the registration? Watch the livestream from the event!

Open to a wider public

Torino , Italy

16-17 March 2023


European Commission

Cities Forum 2023

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The Cities Forum is the place to exchange on the urban dimension of Cohesion Policy. Under the theme “Together for green and just cities” this year’s edition will put a spotlight on recent EU developments, policies and initiatives which engage cities.




In particular, the Forum will:

  • Officially launch the European Urban Initiative (EUI) and its first EU level capacity building event.
  • Further explore the Urban Agenda for the EU, the EU Mission for 100 Climate Neutral and Smart Cities, and how the New European Bauhaus can be used to make a difference in local development.
  • Focus on the role of cities in implementing the European Green Deal and the importance of strategic approaches to address the needs for climate adaptation and environmental protection.
  • Underline the role of small and medium sized cities and functional territories in developing tailor-made solutions for local challenges.



Members of the URBACT Secretariat will welcome participants in the URBACT information stand and present:

  • The new online course on digital transition for cities.
  • URBACT’s ongoing and upcoming networking and funding opportunities for cities

This will also be an opportunity to ask last-minute questions about the URBACT call for Action Planning Networks which is open until 31 March.



Not going to Torino? You can watch the livestreamed sessions! 

We particularly invite you to watch the livestreamed sessions with URBACT Secretariat members:

  •  16 March at 15:30-16:45, Official Launch of the European Urban Initiative 'Innovating, sharing and inspiring sustainable urban development in Europe' with Elisa Ferreira, Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms and Teofil Gherca, URBACT Director among the speakers
  • 17 March at 9.00-11.00, 'How can cities build their capacities on sustainable urban development under the European Urban Initiative?' with Clémentine Gravier, URBACT Capacity-Building Officer as a speaker.