Climate-Neutral Cities – EU’s strategy and funding horizon

09.10.2020

10:30

2.00

#Workshop

Please join the session 10 minutes in advance to ensure any technical issues can be resolved before the event starts.
This workshop will present the future EU programme “Climate-Neutral Cities – by and for the Citizens” (Horizon Europe) and 2 Cities cases on citizen (Lille) and private stakeholders (Groningen) engagement.
It will provide a platform for an open discussion where cities and stakeholders will share their views and contribute to the future programme on the 3 major issues for climate-neutral cities: governance and selection of cities; financing the transition towards climate neutrality; engaging citizen.
Moderated by Maria VASSILAKOU, member of the mission board Climate-Neutral Cities, former Vice-Mayor of Vienna (Austria)

Opening
Fabrice Roussel, Nantes Metropole 1st Vice-President for Economy, Higher Education and Research, Tourism and Cultural Facilities

Setting the scene: the Climate-Neutral Cities Mission and the EU expectations towards a city to become climate-neutral
Philippe FROISSARD, European Commission

Two Cities cases on citizen and private stakeholders engagement
• Lille, Citizen engagement
• Groningen, Private stakeholders engagement
Open discussion on
• Selection of cities
• Financing the transition towards climate neutrality
• Governance and Citizen engagement

Wrap-up
Maria VASSILAKOU

This workshop will be interactive and supported with graphic facilitation.

Speaker(s)

  • Fabrice Roussel

    Nantes Metropole 1st Vice-President for Economy, Higher Education and Research, Tourism and Cultural Facilities

  • Maria Vassilakou

     Member of the "Climate-Neutral Cities" mission board 

  • Franzisca Beeken

    Project Manager Energy Transition, Groningen (NL)

  • Sophie Massal

    Project manager for Substainable Development and Energy Transition, Lille Metropole (FR)

  • Philippe Froissard

    European Commission

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