Inspiring citizen-driven actions for nature-based solutions

How can citizen-driven, nature-based solutions- including becoming pesticide-free, lead to transformative actions at the local level? How can the European Commission and European networks support an enabling framework where cities and towns can implement such solutions for better health and resilience of its citizens?

Inspiring citizen-driven actions for nature-based solutions

8 June, Brussels


These are some of the questions to be discussed with practitioners from exciting cities - including European Green Capitals - and networks. The event is co-organised by PAN Europe and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, in partnership with European Economic and Social Committee/The Sustainable Development Observatory (SDO).

The event is an official partner event of the EU Green Week 2018 "Green Cities for a Greener Future.”

The event will also involve a pop-up exhibition (outside the venue): How One Small Town Banned Pesticides, Preserved its Food Heritage, and Inspired a Movement, by Malles/Mals, Italy.

Confirmed speakers: 

  • Joanna DRAKE, Deputy Director-General, European Commission, DG Environment 
  • Isabel CAÑO AGUILAR, President Sustainable Development Observatory, EESC 
  • Nicolaas BEETS, Special Urban Envoy - Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Netherlands
  • 3 European Green Capitals: Nijmegen (2018), Oslo (2019) and Bristol (2015)

ICLEI and invite participants to join a community of practice of advanced networks at if they represent an action-oriented network interested in the practical application of solutions to stimulate transformative local change.

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EU flagThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 641974.