Relaunching Europe in Kiruna, Sweden - Looking north: Urban transformation and sustainability

Here we go - Relaunching Europe is travelling to Kiruna, Sweden’s northern-most city for an exciting debate on the sustainable development of the cities of tomorrow.

All over Europe, industrial and mining cities like Kiruna have brought wealth and prosperity to their communities and to their regions. Today, globalisation and climate change are putting local industries up front of important economic challenges, with consequences on the well-being and social cohesion of urban communities.

How can we best revive our local industries? What future for small cities? Are we ready to take up the environmental challenges? Is Europe doing enough to support innovation and local entrepreneurs? …

Come and share your experience and views with leading experts, entrepreneurs, decision makers, and citizens just like you! The floor is yours so don’t miss out on this event.

It’s a great pleasure to welcome journalist Ewa HEDLUND to moderate our evening of discussion in Kiruna. The full programme will soon be available.

This is a free event and everyone is welcome to participate! For organisational purposes, we kindly ask that you register here.

Practical details:

“Looking north: Urban transformation and sustainability”
27 March 2014, at 17:30 CET (doors open at 17:00)
City Hall, Kiruna, Sweden

Guest speakers include:

Hannes SWOBODA // President, S&D Group
Stefan LÖFVEN // Chairman, Social Democratic Party
Marita ULVSKOG // Head of the Swedish Social Democrats in the European Parliament
Jytte GUTELAND // Former Chair of SSU (Social Democratic Youth Association)
Kristina ZAKRISSON // Local Councillor, Municipality of Kiruna
Eva EKELUND // Director of Land and Urban Planning, Municipality of Kiruna
Joachim DIEHL // Representative of the City Council, Cologne

And YOU!

More speakers to be announced soon

The event will also be video broadcasted live on the Relaunching Europe website. If you can’t make it to Kiruna, you will still be able to participate live and voice your comments and questions via Twitter using #RelaunchEU and Facebook.

We look forward to having you join the discussion!