Sustainable Mediterranean cities: a high-level webinar on July 15th

Jul 03, 2020

Environment & climate

In due completion of our ALDA 20th anniversary webinar series in celebration of ALDA’s 20 years of activity for local democracy, on Wednesday, July 15th 2020 at 2 pm CEST we will be honoured to open one last panel revolving on the Mediterranean area and its sustainable cities.

ALDA’s engagement in the Mediterranean has strengthened in various ways and shapes in the past few years, one of the most significant projects undertaken in 2020 being AUTREMENT, in the framework of DG DEVCO’s programme “Local authorities: partnerships for sustainable cities”. The project’s general objective is to promote a sustainable urban development in Kairouan and Mahdia (Tunisia) and therefore to ameliorate both the citizen’s quality of life and the touristic and economic attractiveness of those cities.

With this in mind, the webinar will see the introductory and conclusive speeches of ALDA President Oriano Otočan and ALDA Secretary General Antonella Valmorbida, followed by the reflections of an expert panel moderated by ALDA Coordinator for the Mediterranean area Giulia Sostero to analyse the topic.

The Strasbourg Municipality (Sandrine Millet & Maxime Ammendolea), AUTREMENT project leader, will contribute on its engagement in the field, and on an overview of the AUTREMENT project itself. The Mayor of Kairouan (Tunisia), Radhouene Bouden, will then bring forth its city’s commitment to sustainable development and give an overview on the expected impact of the project. On its part, ASIMA Tunis, led by MedCities (Josep Canals I Molina) and also financed under the DG DEVCO “Local authorities: partnerships for sustainable cities” programme, aims to reinforce the urban planning of Tunis in its metropolitan dimension, favouring multi-level governance systems around a concertized and participative city.

Questions will be encouraged; registration is required, but free and open to everybody. The event will take place in French, with interpretation in Arabic and English.

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Looking forward to joining thoughts and forces for the next actions in the Mediterranean!