Agenda



* Simultaneous translation in English, French, German and Spanish

 

09:00

Palacio de Europa

Welcome and registration

09:30

Palacio de Europa

Plenary kick-off meeting

10:30

Palacio de Europa

Keynote speeches

12:30

Palacio de Europa

Lunch

14:30

Palacio de Europa

Presentation of the cities' policies and initiatives on environmental, social and economic sustainability

These presentations will gather together the most remarkable experiences of the cities in the network in the aforementioned fields.

The cities of the network are invited to prepare short videos for one, two or the three axis, showing those experiences, lines of action, policies or projects which they think could serve as a model for other cities.

17:30

Palacio de Europa

Visites and cultural events

20:30

Palacio de Europa

Welcome cocktail


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09:30

Palacio de Europa

European Green Capital awarded cities : good practice examples

10:00

Palacio de Europa

Thematic tours

The aim os this visit is to show and share the concepts, characteristics and results of the project Vitoria-Gasteiz has carried out in regard to the planning, management and integration of its natural peri-urban area through the various environmental policies which have turned the Basque capital into an international benchmark and worthy of its recognition as European Green Capital 2012.

Tour of three civic centres: Ibaiondo, Zabalgana and Salburua.

Discover the operating model of Vitoria-Gasteiz network of civic centres: remarkable local public facilities which combine sport, cultural and social facilities aiming to promote the development of cultural and sporting habits alongside harmonious coexistence and citizen participation.

Planning for liveable streets: Towards a liveable, vibrant and resilient city through new mobility and public space strategies.

This visit aims to show the basic principles of the public space sand sustainable mobility strategy which Vitoria-Gasteiz has been implementing over the last decade. Gifted with meticulous human-scale planning, the capital city of the Basque Country has been able to offer a comprehensive answer to the challenges posed by the need to transform the city in terms of mobility, opting decisively for eminently active mobility and for a modernising revamp of its public transport system.

Founded in 1992, the Technology Park of Álava is a bet of the of the Basque Public Administration (Basque Government, provincial Council of Álava and Town Council of Vitoria-Gasteiz) with the aim to diversify the Basque business network towards the company of the future. Its mission has been to act as a catalyst for technological innovation and development in the Basque Country, encouraging the sharing of knowledge and the transfer of technology among companies, technological agents and universities, stimulating thus the creation and growth of innovative enterprises while offering quality spaces and facilities alongside value-added services in a sustainable way.
The aim of this visit is to showcase the business activity which is flourishing in Álava Technology Park by means of a guided tour of the park including BIC Araba, Technological and Research Centres and/or companies from a variety of sectors such as Biotechnology, Aeronautics and Engineering.
BIC Araba (Álava Business and Innovation Centre), offers support services to entrepreneurs and enterprises with the objective of promoting innovative and/or technological business initiatives and encouraging their development.
The Green Belt

A tour of municipal buildings which have been refurbished following sustainability guidelines: Europa Palace, housing in the Zaramaga district and housing in the Medieval Quarters.

The tour will also include a newly-constructed building, constructed following sustainability guidelines (Salburua district).

13:00

Palacio de Europa

Lunch

14:30

Palacio de Europa

Cooperation workshops

16:30

Palacio de Europa

Marketplace                                                                

Mayors' meeting

 

A closed-door meeting of the mayors of the participating cities in order to deal with internal matters regarding the Network : management, operation, structure, budget, fees, etc..

 

18:30

Visits and cultural events

20:30

Palacio de Europa

Gala Dinner


* Simultaneous translation in English, French, German and Spanish

10:00

Marketplace                                                                

Tour of Vitoria-Gasteiz Michelin Factory

 

By invitation only

12:30

Palacio de Europa

Workshops' final conclusions

13:30

Palacio de Europa

Wrap-up plenary meeting

14:00

Palacio de Europa

Lunch and free time

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