Day 4 – We Act

On the fourth day of the New Europe City Makers Summit it was time for action. Charlot Schans, project manager of New Europe, and Amalia Zepou, vice mayor of Athens, presented the City Makers Agenda (The (Im)pact of Amsterdam) during the informal ministerial meeting on the ‘Urban Agenda for the EU’.

The last day of the Summit was also the time came where hundreds of City Makers came to Pakhuis de Zwijger to learn from each other, get new ideas and start new alliances. Through workshops, discussions and games new relationships were established between City Makers from all over Europe. From talks about new forms of democracy to a place making game and from a session on civic initiatives in Molenbeek to a programma about new funding models. And much more, all reports of this last day can be found here.

Later that day the news reached Pakhuis de Zwijger that the ‘Urban Agenda for the EU’ was adopted and that the contribution of the City Makers Movement is attached as annex. A very nice result, where it is important to stress that the City Makers start with their small-scale practice from the same sense of urgency in which from above the agenda is put together. It is therefore important to continue to improve cooperation between the City Makers and institutions in order to connect the innovative power that lives in the City Makers Movement better to the institutional world.