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EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum - 7-8 March 2018, Utrecht

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Tivoli Vredenburg, Vredenburgkade 11

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This spring's EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum will take place on 7-8 March in Utrecht on the theme of ‘Together We Make the City: Co-creating city strategies to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals at local level’.

The focus of this forum will be on the role of cities in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030 at local level. Through a series of panel debates, workshops, site visits and speed-networking sessions, cities will gain a better understanding of what these global goals mean and how they can be integrated in their city strategies for sustainable urban development. The meeting will be an opportunity to discuss how cities can work together with the European Commission to achieve inclusive and sustainable development in Europe, such as by piloting innovative approaches through the Urban Innovative Actions.

Participants will discuss how to localise SDGs by putting in place participatory processes to involve all actors in the local communities so as to ensure ownership of the actions leading to reaching these ambitious goals. The event will take stock of best practices to co-create city strategies on SDGs and how to finance their implementation. We aim to inspire cities to better connect social challenges, such as poverty, health and well-being, to economic development and environmental challenges. The event will look at how SDGs can inspire local governments to work together with urban communities of citizens, businesses and civil society, on a sustainable future for all.

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Tivoli Vredenburg, Vredenburgkade 11

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