On 31 May and 1 June, the Policy Learning Platform is excited to invite you to ‘Rethinking local policies’ event in Ghent, Belgium!
Cities face many economic and societal challenges, such as climate change and the collapse of biodiversity, resource scarcity and building sustainable models for tomorrow, digital transition and smart solutions for businesses, among others.
Given that more than 70% of Europeans currently live in cities and that the figure is expected to rise to 83.7% by 2050, there is a pressing need to address those challenges.
In this light, policymakers have an important role to support the transition to greener, smarter and more social cities by developing integrated local policies.
During the event in Ghent, they will tackle the topic of building integrated policies from different angles, up to you to choose the one that is most relevant to you:
Throughout guest lectures, interactive sessions and study visits you will learn everything about integrated policies for local development.
You will also have the opportunity to:
‘Rethinking local policies’ brings together four thematic workshops. Upon registration, you will need to select the topic of your choice. Beyond your attendance at a particular workshop, common plenaries and networking possibilities are organised. More details will be available in the agenda.
‘Rethinking local policies’ is primarily dedicated to people involved in Interreg Europe projects (up to two participants per project). The event is also open to those who work and are interested in integrated local policies, subject to validation and relevance to the programme.
Participation in this event is free of charge.
We will review all registrations. Please wait for a confirmation before proceeding with any travel arrangements.