European City Agencies Network Conference, December 4-6

An international symposium dedicated to City Agencies and Urban Think Tanks, in which scholars, policy-makers, practitioners, city- makers, and students as much as representatives from NGOs, cultural, administrative, political and funding institutions will be involved in a conversation concerning how is it possible for EU citizens to contribute to the definition of the agenda for the cities they live in, and to influence the shaping of EU policies for cities. 

The conference will take place in Turin from the 4th to the 6th of November and is organized by the Urban Center of the City of Torino as part of EUCANET, the European Agencies Network for citizenship, inclusion, involvement and empowerment of communities through the urban transformation process. EUCANET involves five partners from four countries: Urban Center Metropolitano Torino and Urban Center Bologna from Italy, City of Marseille from France, city of Skopje from Macedonia and Cluj Metropolitan Area Intercommunity Development Association from Romania.

The symposium will host a key-note speech, two main sessions and a number of practice-oriented workshops. During the conference people and organizations gathered from all Europe will be involved in the delivery of a Policy brief summarizing the potentialities and possible new roles to be played by City Agencies and Urban Thinks Tanks, from proactively feeding local urban debate, to connecting local issues to the EU policy-making level, to strengthening our common European urban culture.

Elena De Nictolis, Head Researcher at LabGov, will give a key-note speech at the round table on “City agencies as enabling tools” together with Corrado Topi from the Stockholm Environment Institute, moderated by Marco Demarie, Compagnia di San Paolo and Levente Polyàk, Eutropian.

The other round table participants will be: Toni Masevski, City of Skopje; Federica Fulghesu, NESTA Italia; Øystein Leonardsen, City of Copenhagen; Andres Blanco, Inter- American Development Bank; Carla Tedesco, Comune di Bari.

For more information: