On 15 June, Within the framework of the Brussels Urban Summit, UCLG will convene its Executive Bureau Meeting and UCLG-MEWA will organize a special session addressing the latest Earthquake in Türkiye and Syria.
Brussels Urban Summit will be organized at the initiative of the Brussels-Capital Region in cooperation between the Brussels-Capital Region, Eurocities, Metropolis and the OECD Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth Initiative. The summit will take place from 12 to 15 June 2023. In the aim of giving cities a chance to reinvent themselves in the face of the major challenges of today and tomorrow, The Brussels Urban Summit unites three international city congresses for the first time.
During three days, major issues will be discussed with the participation of urban experts, city leaders, city planners and many other stakeholders.
Within the framework of the summit and in parallel with the 14th Metropolis Congress, the UCLG Executive Bureau will take place on Thursday 15 June under the theme “Local and Regional Governments driving high-impact actions to accelerate common goals”. After a formal opening, the Policy Debate of UCLG Executive Bureau will be held under the format of a Future Envisioning Exercise, which will include a conversation on the results of the four sessions held in May, as well as an Agora counting on the participation of journalists as special guests. The session will be followed by the Business Session of the Executive Bureau, including a brief presentation of priorities by members of the Presidency.
UCLG-MEWA, in cooperation with Metropolis and Eurocities will organize a session within the context of the summit with the title “After the Earthquake: A Conversation with Mayors” on 15 June. This session will witness an insightful conversation with Turkish mayors, who will share their experiences leading their cities in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Northwest Syria on February 6th this year. Mayors will delve into the challenges faced by local governments in meeting the immediate and long-term needs of their communities.