EU is as strong as its cities and neighbourhoods!

 

Helsinki Impact Conference calls together European leaders, experts and academia on cohesive urban policy and urban planning, to share insights on how cities act as global change-makers. Conference takes place at Helsinki Music Centre on 9–10 October 2019. 

Cities are the glue that holds the European community together. They are platforms where local actors from citizens to private sector companies and universities can tackle global challenges. Through sharing power and working in partnerships we strengthen the ownership of the city and enable innovation. Globally and locally meaningful solutions to rapid growth, immigration, growing segregation and climate change are created within our cities.

The Conference gives an extensive insight into the state of European cities as a network of urban change-makers and presents best practice examples of cohesive urban planning. Systemic level change is achieved through a long-term planning vision combined with actions that can be implemented already today.

Helsinki Impact Conference is organised by the City of Helsinki as part of the City’s official programme to celebrate Finland’s EU presidency and the city-driven future of the European community.

We warmly welcome you to join Helsinki Impact Conference 2019 and hope to have the honour of meeting you there.

Deputy Mayor for Urban Environment Anni Sinnemäki and Mayor of Helsinki Jan Vapaavuori

Anni Sinnemäki and Jan Vapaavuori

Our Partners are EUROCITIES ja Urban Academy

Helsinki Impact Conference 2019 is organised by the HIC team in collaboration with EUROCITIES and Urban Academy. The city of Helsinki is hosting the conference as part of the City’s official programme to celebrate Finland’s EU presidency and the city-driven future of the European community.

EUROCITIES is the network of major European cities with over 140 members across 39 countries, representing more than 130 million people. It facilitates learning experiences between cities and represents their interests towards the European Union. EUROCITIES is committed to working towards a common vision of a democratic, sustainable future in which all citizens can enjoy a good quality of life.

Urban Academy 

Urban Academy (Kaupunkiakatemia) is a platform and network that brings together multidisciplinary research, teaching and societal impact in the field of urban studies. It is a partnership of five organizations: University of Helsinki, Aalto University, City of Helsinki, City of Espoo and City of Vantaa.

The Urban Academy vision is to create better and more sustainable cities through collaboration. The method is co-creation, which enables the demolishing of boundaries between traditional academic disciplines and also between government organizations. Urban Academy brings together researchers and students, policymakers, urban planners, officials and residents to learn from each other through concrete case studies and problem solving.

Helsinki Impact Conference 2019 in social media

Share your thoughts about global challenges that cities tackles with; rapid growth, immigration, growing segregation and climate change by using hashtag #HelsinkiImpact