Smart Cities Marketplace Forum

Brussels, Belgium

The 2022 edition of the Smart Cities Marketplace Forum "Towards a just and clean urban transition" will focus on networking and exchange of knowledge on clean energy transition, funding and financing opportunities, and learning how to integrate innovative and clean-technology solutions in Europe. The event, organised in collaboration with the Covenant of Mayors Office, the European Innovation Council, and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, will take place on 26 and 27 April 2022 in Brussels and online. For more information, visit this website.

ICLEI Worlwide Congress

Malmö, Sweden

The Malmö Summit, part of the ICLEI World Congress 2021-2022, will take place on 11-13 May 2022 in Malmö. The aim of the event will be to exchange with and inspire one another on the best practices in local sustainable development, and learn firsthand from the City of Malmö’s wealth of sustainability initiatives.  ICLEI holds the World Congress on sustainable urban development every three years.

EU Green Week 2022

Organised by the Directorate-General for Environment of the European Commission, EU Green Week is the key event in the EU environment policy calendar. The event focuses on debating and discussing European environmental policy. It attracts policymakers, leading environmentalists, stakeholders and other interested parties from across Europe and the globe.

Urban Futures Global Conference 2022


UF22 will focus on small cities and how they drive sustainable change across the continent. Some of the topics that will be addressed include: New districts in the making Changing structures Social transformation Leadership & skills The conference will be held in in Helsingborg and will gather a global community of urban change-makers. Download the programme here.

Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions (SSPCR) 2022

Bolzano, Italy

The 4th edition of Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions (SSPCR 2022) will focus on the challenges that cities and regions are called to face in the next decade: ensuring a sustainable future and better quality of life. The conference will focus on solutions to turn urban areas into greener and more digital places, resilient to the threats of pandemics and climate change.  

World Conference on Climate Change & Sustainability

Frankfurt, Germany

The World Conference on Climate Change & Sustainability (Climate Week 2022) with theme of Advancing the Global efforts on Climate Transparency will address multidimensional aspects of climate change and present viable solutions. The conference will bring together a range of key actors from institutions, governments, cities and communities, the private sector, and civil society, including young minds, from all over the world, to make the world more climate-resilient.

From Smart to Climate Neutral – Final event of of the RUGGEDISED Project

Rotterdam, Netherlands

This event, consisting of a final showcase of RUGGEDISED project work and the Recharge Earth Energy Transition Conference, is of interest for anyone working towards a clean urban energy transition. The event will present the smart city lessons from the RUGGEDISED project, where the cities of Rotterdam, Glasgow, Umeå, Parma, Brno and Gdansk have worked with researchers and private industry on pushing urban transition through smart city developments and methods. Four RUGGEDISED cities, Rotterdam, Umeå, Glasgow and Parma, have been selected by the European Commission to join the EU Cities Mission. More information on the event website.

PROTECT first project presentation webinar


PROTECT, an EU funded project supporting urgent action for climate adaptation and mitigation through an innovation procurement approach, is organising its first webinar. The online event will take place on 29 September and will focus on presenting the project, its state-of-the-art approach and method for turning the objective of climate change adaptation and mitigation into concrete public procurement objectives and actions. The event is free of charge, but registration is mandatory by 27 September 2022. Detailed agenda and registration link available here.

Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place

Brussels, Belgium

The 2022 edition of the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum - Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place, organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy, Directorate-General for Climate Action, and the European Climate, Environment and Infrastructure Executive Agency (CINEA), in collaboration with the EU Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, will take place on 18 October 2022 in Brussels (09:00 to 18:00). The conference will bring together cities, industry, and financial institutions to exchange good practices and successful solutions to common challenges. It will feature plenary sessions with high-level representatives from the EC, cities and the investment community, project presentations, and [...]

Urban Transitions 2022

Sitges, Barcelona, Spain

Urban Transitions 2022 - Integrating urban and transport planning, environment and health for healthier urban living aims to promote healthy urban development by bringing together different disciplines working within cities. The event will gather world leading experts on urban and transport planning, architecture, environmental exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology, physical activity, climate change, and public health and governance.

EuroPhilantopics 2022: Co-creating the Future of Europe in Difficult Times

Brussels, Belgium

EuroPhilantopics 2022 will take place on 6 December, bringing together Philea’s members and representatives from EU institutions to discuss how we can co-create the future of Europe in difficult times. In light of the intersecting crises we are facing, there has never been a greater need to co-create agendas and work in partnership. How can philanthropy engage with policymakers when addressing climate change, increasing inequalities, the decline of democracy, and a war in Europe? How can we ensure that, one year following the introduction of the Social Economy Action Plan, the obstacles for philanthropy to operate cross-borders are removed? The event will be held 6th December 2022 from 13:00-17:00 CET at [...]

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