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Helsinki Impact Conference Thu 10 Oct 2019 9:00


Day 2: Thu 10 Oct 2019 Morning

Cities have an active role in shaping European urban politics and cities must strengthen their role as an active partner with the EU alongside the member states. The EU is only as strong as its cities and neighbourhoods are.

The morning session invites European city leaders to discuss how European cities are achieving common targets set by the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the EU Urban Agenda and what are the key priorities for European Cities in the transition to post- 2020 Europe. 

The afternoon session is about embracing the idea, that cities are our ever-changing user platforms, where power is shared to create valuable solutions and innovations that are owned by our citizens. The parallel sessions structure around meaningful digitalization and open data, creating local resilience, fostering innovation and working together cross-regionally to produce stronger city regions. Professionals from different European cities and various city sectors present how they see their work as a tool for creating an impact towards sustainable city futures.


Opening speech: Keeping up with rapid change – responsive and responsible urban solutions
Jyrki Katainen, The European Commission
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland (speaker to be confirmed)

Leaders’ session: Cities as a glue of the EU – Conversation between European City Leaders

Anna Lisa Boni, EUROCITIES Secretary General
Henk Bouwman, Secretary General, METREX
Dennis Wedin, Vice Mayor for Housing and Real Estate, City of Stockholm
Andrei Novikov, Deputy Mayor, Tallinn

Manuel SaldagoDeputy Mayor, Lisbon 
Anni Sinnemäki, Deputy Mayor for Urban Environment, City of Helsinki

Closing words



Introduction to the afternoon session:
Mari Vaattovaara, Director of Helsinki Institute of Urban and Regional Studies

Parallel sessions – What is your impact?

Session 2: Making resilient neighbourhoods

Moderator: Sabina KekicAdvisor on EU-affairs to Mayor, City of Amsterdam
Dagmar KeimStrategic AdvisorCity of Amsterdam 
Seppo JunnilaProfessor of Real Estate Business at Aalto UniversityFinland
Martin BarryFounder and Chairman at reSITE
Gunnar HeippProfessor in Transportation planning, HSR Switzerland
Venla Bernelius, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Urban Geography at the University of Helsinki

Closing the conference

Anni Sinnemäki, Deputy Mayor for Urban Environment, City of Helsinki
Tuuli Kaskinen & Henrik Suikkanen, Demos Helsinki

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