We promote Gothenburg and its actors at the European level by organising events and by taking part in current debates.
The importance of queer safe-spaces in a heteronormative world — co-organised with MEP Malin Björk
Date: 19th of September, 12:30-14:30, at the European Parliament in Brussels (Spinelli 1E1)
In a world dictated by heteronormativity, it is especially important for queer individuals to have access to safe spaces. These safe spaces can serve multitude of functions, such as refuge, social cohesion, identify exploration, normalisation, health services and information tailored to the needs of the community. It is therefore not strange that these safe spaces have been the target of those who wish the community harm, whether through discriminatory policies (LGBTQI free zones), legislative action (banning queer literature) or violent hate crimes (shotting of LGBTQI nightclubs). This event seeks to explore why queer safe spaces need to be protected in a European context, and how local authorities are working to ensure that they exist.
Limited places available. Registration pending approval.
Securing the inclusive skills of tomorrow — official European Week of Region and Cities partner event
Date: 11th of October 2023, 09:30-10:30, at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels (Jacques Delors, JDE 51)
A discussion between three local projects on the importance of approaching the green transition through inclusive skills development. The projects focus on socially inclusive development of skills, but take different approaches: sustainable recreation and conservation of nature (Oslo), industry/city cooperation (Volvo/Gothenburg), and creating future job profiles (Madrid). This interactive event aims to develop best practices and co-create solutions to common challenges.
Skills for sustainable, resilient, and socially fair communities — official EU Green Week partner event on the topic of the role of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in the green transition.
6th of June 2023
In the past, we have organised or participated in the organisation of the following events:
31st of January 2023: Towards a fossil-free and energy sovereign future- lessons learned from urban district heating transitions
12th of October 2022: Youth at risk – How to prevent criminal engagement and promote youth empowerment through the European Social Fund (ESF)? — partner event of European Week of Region and Cities
9th of June 2022: New European Bauhaus Festival 2022: Designing public spaces - co-creation over coffee and cookies
2nd of June 2022: Nature Pedagogics - Making the Green Deal Real by Starting Young