Cities4Europe - Campaign launch

  • cooperation
  • culture
  • economy
  • environment
  • knowledge society
  • mobility

On 7 May, in partnership with the BOZAR and the city of Brussels, EUROCITIES is organising the European launch event of the ‘Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens’ campaign.

WHAT: ‘Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens’ campaign launch
WHEN: Monday 7 May, 17:30 – 20:30
WHERE: BOZAR, Brussels
HOW: Register here

It is time to change the way politics is done in Europe. 

'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens' is here to: 
- involve citizens in a dialogue about our future;
- inspire all levels of government to build societies where people come first;
- impact the way decisions are taken in Europe.

A year ahead of the European Parliament elections, ‘Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens’ brings people and policy makers together to explore new ways of involving citizens in the decision making process. We want to launch a process that promotes the creation of fairer, more just and sustainable societies where people come first.


  • 17.30 –19.00: interactive public debate, BOZAR 
  • 19.00 –20.30: cultural reception, BOZAR


  • Daniël Termont, president of EUROCITIES and mayor of Ghent
  • Philippe Close, mayor of Brussels
  • Karmenu Vella, EC Commissioner for the environment
  • Ada Colau, mayor of Barcelona
  • Saskia Sassen, sociologist
  • Philippe Van Leeuw, Belgian film director (Insyriated)
  • Philippe Van Parijs, Belgian philosopher and economist 
  • Ingrid Pecquet - director Recyclart
  • Gilles Pargneaux – Councillor, Lille Metropole and MEP S&D

The panellists will interact with the public discussing how a society where people truly come first can be created. Make sure to send your questions via Twitter and Facebook by using #cities4europe (the event will be live-streamed).

An English/French/Dutch/Spanish simultaneous translation will be provided.

The debate will be followed by a cultural reception featuring the vernissage of an original painting by Belgian artist Bonom; Nayra Martin Reyes (EUtopia) and a DJ-set by Recyclart. Drinks and light snacks provided!


To know more about the 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens' campaign, please visit

Let’s make a difference together!