The 10th edition of the European Urban Resilience Forum has been held at Cascais on 18th to 20th of October 2023. This remarkable event has brought together an impressive array of resilience makers, innovators, service providers, and policymakers from diverse cities. We discussed our shared vision to implement a European resilient transformation.
Since 2013, EURESFO has been a unique exchange platform for city representatives, experts and stakeholders from local and regional institutions to discuss strategies, initiatives and actions for adapting to climate change, managing disasters and building urban resilience. The event is a European initiative driven by ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability and the European Environment Agency (EEA), and it was co-organised with the City of Cascais for the 2023 edition. Previous partners, such as the Resilient Cities Network and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction were back to support the programme development as well.
UP2030 project stands proud as an active participant, making its mark in the marketplace. As UP2030 takes its place at this groundbreaking forum, it joins the ranks of pioneering initiatives in the realm of urban planning. This occasion is not merely a meeting of minds; it's a stage for vibrant exchanges, new connections, and dynamic discussions that promise to shape the future of cities in a profound way.
But the commitment of UP2030 doesn't end with its participation in the marketplace. The event reached a significant milestone as the Steering Committee meeting of UP2030 was convened on the first day of EURESFO.
Urban resilience is a topic of ever-increasing importance. Cities and regions face the pressing need to adapt, survive, and thrive in the face of adversities. EURESFO2023 has created a platform for sharing innovative solutions, setting the stage for resilient urban planning, and nurturing the minds behind these transformative changes.
The involvement of UP2030 HE in this event serves as a testament to its commitment to fostering urban resilience. The forum offers a unique opportunity for UP2030 to engage with like-minded individuals, initiatives and organizations, brainstorm on resilient urban strategies, and make connections that may revolutionize the way cities are planned and developed.