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New Europe City Makers Pre-Summit

Co-creating the City Makers Agenda towards the New Europe City Makers Summit
This event is in English
Thursday 4 Feb 2016 t/m Friday 5 Feb 2016
do 4 feb 2016, 14.00
Hele pand

Co-creating the City Makers Agenda towards the New Europe City Makers Summit

View the livestream recording:



View the expert sessions:

Circular Economy:

Social Entrepreneurship:

Community Building:

Redesigning Democracy:

New Europe City Makers Pre-Summit: Conclusion

On February 4 and 5 City Makers from across 60 cities in the Netherlands and Europe will exchange know-how and experience, during a two-day conference in preparation of the City Makers Summit. The networks of Nieuw Nederland – Steden in Transitie and New Europe – Cities in Transition will further develop and work on the input for the City Makers Agenda, to inspire the EU Urban Agenda.

All over Europe, pioneering City Makers take up initiatives to increase the livability of their cities. They redevelop neglected brownfields, start community enterprises to create jobs in the neighbourhood, rethink food production through urban farming, address increasing vacancy of shops and industrial heritage or promote a more sustainable use of existing resources altogether. Our cities face many contemporary challenges, but the manifold initiatives of City Makers contribute to the innovative climate that determine our cities today. What drives them, and how can we make sure that the best practices flourish and accelerate? How can City Makers combine their societal impact with sustainable business models? What could new roles of government officials look like? And are there rules and regulations that should be adjusted in favor of the City Makers movement?

On February 4 and 5 we co-create the City Makers Agenda that will provide insight in these dynamics and the transition our society faces today. We will do this through a public event on February 4 and 12 Expert sessions on February 5.

More detailed information about the program on February 4 is here.

More detailed information about the Expert sessions on February 5:
Cooperative Area Development, Alternative Finance, Co-creation citizens and the government, Online Platforms, Redesigning Democracy, Social Entrepreneurship, Value Creation, Open Data, Budgetmonitoring, Circular Economy, Community Building, Community Rights.

Preliminary programme:

Thursday February 4:
16.00 hs Start of the programme

Introduction about the City Makers Agenda by Egbert Fransen (director Pakhuis de Zwijger)
Presentation of the participating cities
Walk along the Wall

18.30 hs Dinner
20.00 hs Public event

The evening will be opened with an introduction by director of Pakhuis de Zwijger Egbert Fransen. City Makers will take the stage and present their cases to offer some practical examples of the main priorities outlined in the EU Urban Agenda: air quality, housing, urban poverty, integration of refugees and migrants. Special Urban Envoy Nicolaas Beets will introduce the EU Urban Agenda, and will talk about the involvement of the network of City Makers in the development of the Urban Agenda and the ministerial meeting on May 30th.

Friday February 5:
09.30 hs Start of the programme
10.00 hs Expert session / Round 1

Cooperative Area Development

Alternative Finance

Co-creation citizens and the government

Online Platforms

12.00 hs Lunch
13.15 hs Expert session / Round 2

Redesigning Democracy

Social Entrepreneurship

Value Creation

Open Data

15.30 hs Expert session / Round 3


Circular Economy

Community Building

Community Rights

17.30 hs Closing Remarks
18.00 hs Drinks
18.30 hs Dinner