The URBACT City Festival returns in live format from 14 to 16 June 2022 in Pantin/Greater Paris!
This year, the URBACT City Festival is being organised under the label of the French presidency in the Council of the European Union. From January to June 2022 France holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, hence the decision to hold this edition of the URBACT City Festival in France, to contribute to the European debate and bring together European policy-makers and city practitioners.
The URBACT programme is the European Territorial Cooperation programme aiming to foster sustainable integrated urban development in cities across Europe. URBACT’s mission is to enable cities to work together and develop integrated solutions to common urban challenges, by networking, learning from one another’s experiences, drawing lessons and identifying good practices to improve urban policies.
The spirit of the place will be essential to achieve the carbon neutrality challenge of this edition of the Festival. Using an eco-oriented venue powered by renewable energy, with local, seasonal and plant-based food, waste collection and composting, and looking at carbon offsetting to compensate for participants’ travels and the remaining carbon footprint, are some of the actions that will hopefully pave the way for further carbon-neutral events and project practices throughout URBACT.