On March 16 and 17, more than 750 participants from all over Europe will meet at the OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni in Turin for the fifth edition of the Cities Forum.

The Forum is a biannual event, organized by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy, which will bring together key urban actors, including mayors and representatives of large, medium and small cities to discuss policies, actions and initiatives that will lead to addressing the urban challenges of ecological transition and social inclusion.

The City of Turin was chosen as the venue for the event, among 19 European candidates, due to its long experience in deploying community resources to support urban regeneration and social inclusion processes, as well as the availability of a unique location such as the OGR that emblematically represents Turin’s profound transformation.

Two intense days of work and appointments that will offer high-level debates, participatory sessions and interactive workshops on city cohesion and recovery.

The Forum will offer participants a unique opportunity to network and discuss recent developments in various EU initiatives and policies, as well as to explore the host city through several site visits planned for the morning of March 16, which will take 400 people to discover the sites of major urban transformations in Turin that have been financed over the past 20 years by European funds.

The forum will shine a spotlight on recent developments in key policies and initiatives involving cities, such as the EU Urban Agenda, the EU Mission for 100 Climate Neutral Cities and the New European Bauhaus applied as a paradigm for inclusive, sustainable and beautiful development.

You can find out the schedule of sessions and following the webstreaming, starting tomorrow at 1:15 p.m. at the following link.