6 nov 2018
The agenda of transformative towns and cities for the 2019 European elections
Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), Transnational Institute (TNI) and Barcelona En Comú
With the support of Greens/EFA
6 November 2018
European Parliament, Brussels
In a Europe governed in the interests of the few, and with the far right on the rise, towns and cities are building new ways doing politics and defending the common good from the bottom up.
In Spain, ‘cities of change’ are combatting speculation and defending the right to housing, in Italy, local governments are creating new legal mechanisms to protect the urban commons, and cities across Europe are taking energy and water delivery back into public hands after failed privatisation. Municipalism is transforming Europe from the bottom up.
Municipalize Europe!, organized by Barcelona En Comú, TNI and CEO, will be an opportunity to explore the agenda of transformative towns and cities towards the 2019 European elections. The event will see the presentation of Spanish cities’ EU policy agenda and a dialogue about the role of towns and cities in transforming Europe.
9:30 – 12:30
Welcome and opening statements
Ernest Urtasun, MEP
Satoko Kishimoto, Transnational Institute
Kenneth Haar, Corporate Europe Observatory
“Municipalize Europe! Building alternatives from our neighbourhoods & EU-level limits and opportunities
Interactive and participatory debate
Gerardo Pisarello, First Deputy Mayor for Economy and Labour, Barcelona
Eleonora de Majo, City Councilor, Naples
Rutger Groot Wassink, Alderman of Amsterdam City Council TBC
Anne-Sophie Olmos, Councilor for Public Management and Procurement, Grenoble City Council
Register soon as seats are limited (without registration you cannot join the event): http://extranet.greens-efa-
The deadline for registration is 25th October