Mr Joost van Iersel, president of the ECO Section of the EESC, participated as a speaker at the Cities Forum 2017 which took place in Rotterdam on 27-28 November 2017. He took part in the panel on The Urban Agenda for the EU and in his speech he emphasised the necessity of the following if the EU Urban Agenda is to fulfil its role:
- more cooperation between urban and rural areas;
- more civil society and specifically business involvement (triple and quadruple helix);
- multilevel governance with the coordination of the European Commission;
- more digitalisation and more visibility on the European Commission's agenda.
You can find information on the related EESC opinions in this brochure: http://www.eesc.europa.eu/resources/docs/key-points_august_2016_eesc-opinions-on-urban-governance_online.pdf
All the information about the event including exhibition, speakers, venues, documents, pictures can be seen here : https://citiesforum2017.topi.com
For all final presentations and videos of the event please click here: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/conferences/cities_forum_nl