Don’t forget to register for the Eurotowns Workshop on 12 October, 09:00 – 10:45 (code: URB12A51)!!
Medium sized cities: An opportunity for sustainable inward investment and enterprise growth in a global economy
Organisers: City of Schiedam/Eurotowns
Venue: Committee of the Regions, Jacques Delors, Room 51
Speakers and chair(s): Mr. Lamers Cor (Chair), Mr. Daamen Tom , Mr. Mayol Gerard , Mr. Torri Luca , Mrs. Viétor Birte
Medium-sized cities face multiple challenges in an environment where public resources are diminishing and the expectations of citizens are increasing. In
this context, it is even more important for cities to attract inward investment to ensure sustainable economies and a good quality of life for local
inhabitants. This workshop sets out the role of medium-sized cities in attracting international private-sector investment and promoting innovation for
sustainable urbanisation. It shows that urban-planning developments are important for attracting investments and that projects carried out by a number of
cities are relevent to innovations in sustainable urbanisation.
– EU, national, regional and local policy/decision makers
– Authorities managing and evaluating cohesion policy programmes and projects
– Other stakeholders: private companies, financial institutions, European and national associations
– Academics, students and researchers