ESCT 2020 Mannheim
30 September - 02 October 2020


Mannheim goes online!

The only constant in life is change: Mannheim2020 is going online! Local transformation needs to be brought to the next level in all aspects of society. Europe needs solutions for major environmental, economic and social challenges now more than ever.

Join us for the 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns to take transformation forward.

  • 30 September - 2 October
  • No participation fees
  • Interactive format

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and our pioneering virtual host the City of Mannheim will bring together local and regional leaders, European and international institutions and  some of the brightest minds working on cutting edge research, businesses and the civil society to forge a more sustainable Europe in #Mannheim2020.


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3 DAYS  
    1000+ PARTICIPANTS  
   100+ SPEAKERS  


Dr. Peter Kurz
Mayor, Mannheim (Germany)
Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter
Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety (Germany)
Bernice Notenboom
Polar explorer; Climate journalist; Filmmaker
Winfried Kretschmann MdL
Minister-President, Head of the State Government Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
Prof. Tim Jackson
Director Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity, Professor of Sustainable Development, University of Surrey (UK)
Lamia Kamal-Chaoui
Director, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities
Werner Hoyer (tbc)
President, European Investment Bank (EIB)
Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner
President of the German Environment Agency (Germany)
Ana Sanchis Huertas
Senior Researcher International R&D&i, Valencia Institute of Building (IVE)
Aziza Akhmouch
Head of Division, Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development, OECD
Cheryl Jones Fur
Deputy Lord Mayor, Växjö (Sweden)
Dario Nardella
Mayor, Florence (Italy)
Dr. Douglas Salt
Scientific Computing Specialist, The James Hutton Institute
Erion Veliaj
Mayor, Tirana (Albania)
Felicitas Kubala
Mayor for Environment and Citizens' Services, Mannheim (Germany)
Filippo Antonio Capizzi
Energy Consultant, Greenfish SA
Franz Untersteller MdL
Minister of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
Gorka Urtaran
Mayor, Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country)
Harriët Tiemens
Alderman of the Municipality of Nijmegen (Netherlands)
Henk Kok
Senior Strategic Advisor, City of Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Dr. J. Gary Polhill
Senior Research Scientist, The James Hutton Institute
Dr. Jana Deforche
EU Funding Advisor for Energy and Environment, City of Antwerp (Belgium)
Jonas Byström
Lead Engineer, European Investment Bank
José Sá Fernandes
Deputy Mayor of Lisbon (Portugal)
Judit Boros
PhD student, Central European University (CEU)
Prof. Laszlo Pinter
Professor, Central European University (CEU)
Dr. Luise Noring
PhD in Business Economics, CEO & founder of City Facilitators
Maria Nikolopoulou
Member of the European Economic and Social Committee
Markus Duscha
Founder and CEO of the Fair Finance Institute (FaFIN)
Martin W. W. Horn
Lord Mayor, Freiburg (Germany)
Marvin Rees
Mayor, Bristol (UK)
Minna Arve
Mayor, Turku (Finland)
Stefan Goemaere
Community worker, Samenlevingsopbouw West Flanders
Susan Aitken
Leader of Glasgow City Council (Scotland)
Thomas Kastrup-Larsen
Lord Mayor, Aalborg Municipality (Denmark)
Tine Heyse
Deputy Mayor, Ghent (Belgium)
Trevor Graham
Director, UrbanIsland
Dr. Wander Jager
Associate Professor, University of Groningen
Wolfgang Teubner
Regional Director Europe, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Apply for the 2020 Transformative Action Award!

The deadline for the 2020 Transformative Action Award is just around the corner! The Transformative Action Award is a European urban sustainability award that rewards ongoing or concluded Transformative Actions carried out by cities, regions and civil society organisations, which use the 15 pathways outlined in the Basque Declaration to achieve the socio-cultural, socio-economic and technological transformation of societies.

The winner of the TA award will receive 10,000 EUR to kick-start further actions in their city/region. The application deadline is 31 July.

Click here to learn more and apply today!

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