Green cities do better. They are healthy, with clean air, green spaces, safe drinking water, and offer a great quality of life to the people that live there.
Green cities give better value to its businesses, stimulating economic growth, innovation and creating jobs. Green cities are inclusive, with all actors having a say and co-creating them. Green cities become possible when everyone is engaged!
EU Green Week 2018 will explore ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work. Showcasing policy developments on air quality, noise, nature and biodiversity, waste and water management, it will promote participatory approaches to urban development, networking schemes, and tools for sharing best practices, engaging local authorities and citizens, and encouraging them to share their vision of a sustainable future.
The week will officially open on 21/5 in Utrecht (The Netherlands) and will close on 25/5 in Madrid (Spain). The high level EU Green Cities Summit will take place in Brussels, 22-24/5. Registration for participants for the high level EU Green Cities Summit in Brussels will be open from the 3rd April.
In addition, the programme also features many exciting events organised by partners around Europe, taking place from the end of April until mid-May. Check out what's happening near you, watch the livestreaming and join social media conversations with #EUGreenWeek!