We are excited to announce the second annual conference for the Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission. This year, the European Commission and NetZeroCities invite Mission City mayors and practitioners, representatives of national and regional authorities, and others to connect and engage on Mission-critical concepts and ideas.  

Mission in Progress: Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Conference 2023  will be held in Brussels 26-27 June 2023. This invitation-only event is organised by the European Commission and NetZeroCities and will bring together political representatives and practitioners from the 112 Mission Cities to celebrate progress, share insights and inspiration. 

Who is the conference for? 

The first day, 26 June, will be a day for exchange and dialogue between city practitioners – mission coordinators and transition team members within municipalities. The second day, 27 June, will have a two-track agenda: a practitioner track for city transition team delegates, and a political track for mayors and deputy mayors.     

The two-day conference is a chance for Mission Cities to get inspired, connect with other ambitious cities, and share their experiences! City practitioners are encouraged to attend both days and Mission City Mayors are encouraged to attend on the second day for the plenary discussions and a series of special sessions for Mission City political representation.  

What’s in store? 

We have a lot on offer for cities over the two days including peer-to-peer exchange sessions, inspiring panel discussions, conversations with the EU Cities Mission representatives and more! It will also offer city practitioners many opportunities to discuss crucial questions related to the Climate City Contract process, thematic issues such as citizen engagement, Pilot Cities, and more. There will also be plenty of space to network with fellow Mission Cities representatives. 

 The conference provides a valuable opportunity to meet one another in person, to engage with high level representatives at EU, national and local level and to continue to build on your journey to 2030 climate neutrality.  

Download the full programme here.

Please note that plenary sessions on 27 June will be livestreamed. The link will be shared shortly.

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.