The GPM will host the following events at the Brussels Urban Summit 2023
Venue: SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre, Mont des Arts/Kunstberg, B-1000

Wednesday, June 14
8.15-10 a.m.

Networking Breakfast “City Diplomacy in Times of Crisis”,  Room Panoramic
hosted by Eurocities and the Global Parliament of Mayors

Roundtable  discussions for mayors on how cities are working together – bilaterally and within different city networks – in the face of  multiple crises, to navigate the path towards climate neutrality and resilience, guarantee the right to housing, bridge the  digital divide, foster post-pandemic recovery, and promote peace. Opening panel, including Mayor Nardella of Florence, President of Eurocities and GPM Mayor Veliaj of  Tirana. Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook from the Bertelsmann Stiftung will moderate the event. Please note that this event is for politicians only. To register for the Breakfast event, please click here. Deadline to register: June 1st.

Wednesday, June 14
2-3.30 p.m.

Debate on “Empowering Cities: Co-Decision, Capacity, And Capital”, Room 211-212

Debate for mayors and high-level representatives of international organisations and city networks around the three C’s of Empowering Cities: Co-Decision: With what institutions and in which processes can cities make the greatest impact? Capacity: What capacities do cities need to develop to participate  in these processes? And Capital: How can global institutions work with cities to ensure that cities have the capital needed to succeed?

The debate will be opened by a panel including GPM Chair Mayor Peter Kurz, Mannheim, Germany, Mayor Ricardo Rio, Braga, Portugal, Mayor Danela Arsovska, Skopje, North Macedonia, Mayor Marvin Rees, Bristol, United Kingdom, and Mathias de Clercq, Ghent, Belgium.

Ms Lamia Kamal Chaoui, OECD Director of the Center of Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, mr Sami Kanaan, President of the Geneva Cities Hub, and mr Raf Tuts, Director Global Solutions Division at UN Habitat, will share their reflections on the discussed topics.  Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook will moderate the debate.

Mayors and representatives of city networks and international organizations that attend the session, will be invited to contribute to the debate. To register for the debate, please click here.

Thursday, June 15
10-11 a.m. Location: Square, Level -2

Meet&Greet Session

For mayors and their representatives, city networks and international organiszations to personally meet with the Executive Committee, the Advisory Committee and the secretariat of the GPM.