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Upcoming events

How can cities and regions support a more circular building sector?

Gothenburg European Office, Småland Blekinge Halland South Sweden and Lille Métropole invites you to a breakfast webinar the 23rd of June 09:00 - 10:00 (CET) to discuss this topical issue.
The EU has put forward several ambitious initiatives that support the transition to a circular building sector. These initiatives include the EU Action Plan for athe EU Action Plan for a Circular Economy, the Renovation Wave, the New European Bauhaus and the framework for life-cycle assessments of buildings level(s). Regions and cities have a crucial role in the transition to a circular economy and the implementation of these EU initiatives.
Josefina Lindblom from the European Commission DG ENVI will kick-off the breakfast by giving us an update on the EU initiatives. This will be followed by examples of how cities and regions have promoted circularity in the building sector through different means such as public procurement, social housing collaborations, and collaborations between private and public actors in the building sector.
Together, we will discuss challenges to circular building and what remains to be done at EU, regional and local level.

Register for the event here
Speaking at the event:

Nina Wolf - Göteborgs stad

Antje Schreyer - Region Kalmar

Christophe Bolot - Lille Metropole EU Office

Philippe Remignon - La Meta/Vilogia

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Past events

In the past, we have organised or participated in the organisation of the following events:  

5th of February 2021: EU:s framtida transportpolitik - så påverkas Sveriges regioner och kommuner

25th of January 2021: Den europeiska gröna given — EU:s nya ledstjärna?​​

22nd of October 2020: Urban Greening in the post-COVID era  partner event for EU Green Week 2020

17th of March 2020: Gender equality and honour related violence and oppression - policy making and practice

17th-18th October 2019: Thermal energy systems of the future - hot trends and cool solutions for cities - Celsius Summit and Closing Conference for FED- Fossil Free Energy District Project, Gothenburg's UIA-funded Project   

10th October 2019: Building Climate Neutral Cities - European Week of Regions and Cities, side event

9th October 2019: 1st CoRAI Summit on the Future of the Autonomous Mobility

3-4th October 2019: How do we achieve climate neutrality in Western Sweden? - Västsvenska EU konferensen (in Gothenburg) 

21st May 2019: How do we prevent crime and radicalisation among young adults in our cities? - Seminar with ESF-funded project YoungEast (UngÖst) 

14th May 2019: EU Green Week partner event: How can we create Clean Air in our Cities for better quality of life - jointly organised with Stockholm Region EU Office 

9th May 2019: Open the Doors for Reading Conference - Erasmus+ funded project coordinated by the City of Gothenburg 

22nd March 2019: Visions for the EU - A Panel Debate with MEP Candidates in collaboration with Brännpunkt Europa (in Gothenburg)

21st February 2019: Participation at How to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights at local level organised by Eurocities