ICLEI European Convention 2011 - Cities in Europe 2020 - Enhance sustainability now

 ICLEI European  Convention 

12-14 September 2011 
Brussels, Belgium 

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW 

Day 1
Mon 12 September

Held in Brussels’ renowned Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR), a prominent and unique building directly in the heart of the city, the opening day explored the main challenges in European society in terms of growth and sustainability.

The two opening plenary sessions contrasted inspirational visions and ideal scenarios with the realities and were presented by high level political representatives: Discussions centred on how to enhance sustainability now, how to accurately respond to or reverse damaging trends and whether sustainable growth and green economy, as set out in the EU2020 Strategy, are a sufficient political response?

Day 2
Tues 13 September

On day two, a number of ICLEI Members opened the doors of their Brussels-based city representation offices to allow Convention participants to interact in smaller discussions groups at various locations across Brussels.

A number of parallel sessions were held, each on a specific theme, with a view to examining the transformations needed to achieve smart, sustainable and inclusive cities.  As a conclusion to the day, participants of the ICLEI European Convention 2011 gathered for a social evening and a formal dinner. 

Day 3
Wed 14 September

Participants returned to the Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR) on the final morning of the conference. Audience and speakers sought a practical resolution to the question of how cities can contribute to implementing growth in sustainability based on EU 2020.

After the closing, ICLEI Members were invited to a special ICLEI Members Session.

On-site visits in Brussels Capital Region gave participants a chance to explore the practical side of conference themes through innovative neighbourhoods, nature sites, and more. 


Time 

Day 1
Mon 12 September

Day 2
Tues 13 September 

Day 3
Wed 14 September  

9:00



Sessions A
(9:30 - 12:30) 

 

Plenary 3
(9:00 - 11:00)

10:00

11:00

12:00

Iclei members strategic session
(11:30 - 13:00)


Site visit Brussels-Sust. City
(11:30 - 13:00)  

13:00

14:00

Registration
Lunch
(12:30 - 14:00) 

Lunch
(12:30 - 14:00) 

Lunch
(13:15 - 14:15) 

15:00

16:00

Plenary 1
(14:00 - 16:30) 

Sessions B
(14:00 - 17:00)

Site Visits

17:00

Plenary 2 
(17:00 - 18:30)

18:00

 




19:00

20:00

Welcome Reception

European Energy Service Awards Ceremony
(18:00-19:30)

 

 

Dinner