Sustainable cultural events in European cities

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  • environment
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In the framework of the ROCK project in which EUROCITIES is a partner, EUROCITIES has been invited to present the ROCK guide “Leave a trace, not a footprint” during the TER (Territoires d’Evènements Responsables) 2020 organised by Réseau Eco-Evenement, a French organisation based in Nantes.

Events are at the heart of ecological and societal transition policies because they make sustainable development desirable. More and more territories are developing policies and practices in favour of sustainable events. The ROCK project seeks to integrate a sustainable dimension in the preservation and renovation of the historic city centres and districts in which our 10 partner cities work. In this framework, EUROCITIES and Julie’s Bicycle have prepared a guide featuring good practices and recommendations from ROCK cities and EUROCITIES members on how cities can reduce the environmental impact of cultural events.

During the TER2020, EUROCITIES will present the work realised by cities in integrating the environmental dimension into their cultural programming and urban transition programmes. The discussion with the other invited stakeholders - including French Ministry of Sport, French cities and territories and French stakeholders and initiatives active in the reduction of carbon footprint of local events - will be an opportunity to share our members' good practices, hear feedback from other territories, get inspired and build a practical toolbox, explore cross-cutting issues with other public policies and reinforce current policies and practices by relying on sustainable events in cities.

The TER 2020 will take place online from 1-3 July at 14.00-16.00 CET. The three online conferences will be completed with an onsite workshop in Nantes, on 15 October 2020. To learn more about the programme and speakers, visit the dedicated website.

To attend the TER 2020, please register here. Discounted admission fee for EUROCITIES members, please contact: 

at EUROCITIES: Cécile Houpert

at Réseau Eco-Evènements: Dominique Béhar

The language of the event will be French.