Participate in mayors debate at Stavanger Nordic Edge

24/09/2018 - 24/09/2018 (Stavanger)

Mayors committed to engaging and empowering their citizens are invited lay out their vision by participating in a themed debate at Stavanger Nordic Edge on 24 September.

To register click here (The debate is open to politicians only).

Mayors who have so far confirmed their participation include:

Pascal Bonin, mayor of Granby, Canada
John Jorritsma, mayor of Eindhoven
Florence Fory-Raffard, deputy mayor of Bordeaux
Rui Franco, deputy city councillor of Lisbon
Aleksi Jäntti, deputy mayor, Tampere

The session, ‘What’s in it for people when cities become smarter?’ will bring together political leaders (five speakers and about 50 city politicians and experts for the debate)  to discuss how they successfully engaged citizens, and allowed them to reap the benefits of a smarter city. The mayors will conclude their debate with a few key findings and recommendations for the future based on their joint insights. 

Draft agenda

Session moderator: Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General EUROCITIES

16:30-16:45 Welcome and introduction

  • Welcome: Christine Sagen Helgø Mayor of Stavanger (tbc)
  • Introduction: Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General EUROCITIES

16:45- 17:15 Insights on citizen engagement and smart cities by politicians 

17:15-18:15 Debate with all invited mayors and agree on recommendation

18:15-18:30 Closing remarks

To get involved please click here to register.

This session has been organised in partnership with the Nordic Edge Expo in Stavanger



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