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  
   100+ SPEAKERS  


Make the most of Mannheim2020!

Mannheim2020 offers many great opportunities for you to actively engage, become part of the programme and support local sustainability!



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Apply for the 2020 Transformative Action Award!

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!


Bernice Notenboom
Polar explorer; Climate journalist; Filmmaker
Dr. Peter Kurz
Mayor, City of Mannheim (Germany)
Prof. Tim Jackson
Director Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity, Professor of Sustainable Development, University of Surrey, UK
Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter
Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety, Germany
Werner Hoyer
President, European Investment Bank (EIB)
Felicitas Kubala
Mayor for Environment and Citizens' Services, Mannheim (Germany)
Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner
President of the German Environment Agency
Cheryl Jones Fur
Deputy Lord Mayor, Växjö (Sweden)
Aziza Akhmouch
Head of Division, Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development, OECD
Thomas Kastrup-Larsen
Lord Mayor of Aalborg Municipality (Denmark)
Franz Untersteller MdL
Minister of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg
Martin Horn
Lord Mayor, Freiburg (Germany)
Dario Nardella
Mayor, Florence (Italy)
Dr. Luise Noring
PhD in Business Economics, CEO & founder of City Facilitators
Erion Veliaj
Mayor, Tirana (Albania)
Gorka Urtaran
Mayor, Vitoria-Gasteiz (Basque Country)
Minna Arve
Mayor of Turku (Finland)
Tine Heyse
Deputy Mayor, City of Ghent
Wolfgang Teubner
Regional Director Europe, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

MANNHEIM, where transformation happens!


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