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“Europe of the Metropolises”

Friday October 26, 2018

Venue: Sala della Protomoteca, Campidoglio Piazza del Campidoglio, 55 – 00186 Rome

9.00 – 9.30

Registration of the participants

9.30 – 11.00

Opening session

  • Welcome address

    Claudia Mazzola, Rai journalist

    Virginia Raggi, Mayor of the Città metropolitana di Roma Capitale, and other representatives of the local government
    Roberto Fico, President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Republic

  • Key note: “Do we have a two-speed Europe in urban and metropolitan policies?”

    Fabio Massimo Castaldo, Vice-President of the European Parliament

11.00 – 13.00

Discussion Panels: New Challenges for Metropolitan Areas

  • Environment (11.00 – 12.00)

    Issues to be addressed: air quality, the effects of climate change, energy savings and use of renewables, water management, etc.

    Dario Tamburrano, European parliament
    Sergio CostaMinister of the Environment and Protection of the Territory and Sea of the Italian Republic
    Helder Silva – Vice president of Lisbon metropolitan Council
    Anna Merlin – Delegated Councilor for Institutional Affairs, Institutional Communication, European and International Relations and Projects (Metropolitan City of Turin)
    Ossi Savolainen – Regional Mayor (Helsinki-Uusimaa Nylands förbund)
    Patrick OllierPresident (Métropole du Grand Paris)

  • Sustainable mobility (12.00 – 13.00)

    Issues to be addressed: innovation of services, participatory planning, mobility plans, reducing the use of private cars, public transport, intermodality, sustainable modes of transport, etc.

    Henk Bouwman, General Secretary of Metrex
    Eduardo Vitor Rodrigues – President (Área Metropolitana do Porto)
    Annette Solli – County Mayor (Akershus County Council)
    Omar Al – Rawi – Member of Regional Parliament & Member of the City Council (City of Wien)
    Cllr Zaffar – Responsible for Transport and Environment (Birmingham City Council)
    Maciej Fijałkowski – Director of the EU Funds and Development Policy Department (City of Warsaw)

13.00 – 15.00

Light lunch

15.00 – 16.30

Discussion Panels: New Challenges for Metropolitan Areas

  • Global Economy and Social policies

    Issues to be addressed: innovation, industry 4.0, Smart Cities, circular economy, housing, security, migration, social cohesion, etc.

    Octavi De La Varga, General Secretary of Metropolis
    Virginia RaggiMayor of the Città metropolitana di Roma Capitale and of Roma Capitale
    Carles Ruiz NovellaMayor of Viladecans (Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona)
    Arbjan MaznikuDeputy Mayor (City of Tirana)
    Christian Tordo – Deputy Mayor (Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur)

16.30 – 17.00

Conclusions, closing address and signature of the political declaration


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