The event will be held online on 19 October and is organised by Housing Europe (the European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing). It aims to bring the multifaceted aspects of urban regeneration to the European landscape, with particular emphasis on the profound social impact that regeneration projects – currently supported by European funds from the Next Generation EU Programme – can have in the Southern European countries where the pandemic has had the most devastating effects.
Two experiences of urban rehabilitation and regeneration in the Basque Country will be presented: Opengela and AGREE, a project led by the Basque Government. The EuroPACE initiative from Catalonia and Regenerate from the Balearic Islands will also be present. Two other projects from Italy will also participate: Sharing Cities and Innovate.
The event is part of the extended programme of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2021 (EUSEW) organised by the European Commission, which will be held from 11 to 21 October 2021, as a prelude to the main conference EUSEW 2021, which will take place from 25 to 28 October and has as its main focus the theme ‘Towards 2030: Reshaping Europe’s Energy System’.
Adrian Joyce, Renovate Europe – moderator
Julien Dijol, Housing Europe – keynote speaker
Ignacio de la Puerta & Andoni Hidalgo, Opengela
Patricia Molina, Tecnalia, member of AGREE
Cecilia Hugony, Teicos Group
Sofia Salardi, innovate
Mart Jacobs, GNE Finance, member of EuroPACE
Eugenio Morello, Professor of Urban Planning at the Politecnico di Milano