Urban Regeneration in Southern Europe: a recovery tool with a high social impact

The event aims to bring the multifaceted aspects of urban regeneration to the European landscape.

The 19 October 2021 from 10:30 to 12:00 Brussels time

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