Porto, Portugal


30 – 31 January 2020

4th CITIES FORUM 2020 – Together we shape a sustainable urban future

Organised by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, and the City of Porto, the “CITIES Forum 2020 – “together we shape a sustainable urban future” was a two-day major event bringing together more than 700 key stakeholders from European, national and local levels and all EU member states on 30th and 31st January 2020. The Forum was a place for all stakeholders to capitalise on common achievements and reflect on the future directions of urban development within Cohesion Policy including the future of the Urban Agenda for the EU.

Many stakeholders relevant in the urban acquis, including umbrella organisations and NGO’s, contributed to the success of this edition of CITIES Forum by being speakers, leading workshops, and hosting stands. Additionally, more than 30 politicians representing all different tiers of government from all over Europe representing balanced geography, gender and sizes of cities participated in plenary debates.