Upcoming events

11 May, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017 (All day) to Friday, May 12, 2017 (All day)

What are the pathways that lead to a more sustainable world?

Pathways to Sustainability Transformation Science Day 2017 provide as a discussion forum for researchers, students, policy makers, companies and other interest groups in order to support dialogue between science and the society and serve as a platform for sustainability scientists to present their latest research findings. To increase the societal impact of the event, we also aim to produce a policy brief, which will be formed from the findings discussed in the event.

The Science Day will be the first Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) event in Finland and it simultaneously act as a launching pad for the newly established Helsinki Sustainability Science Centre.

The two-day event consists of top key note speeches in sustainability science and parallel working groups for research and thematic workshop for sustainability practitioners. For more detailed information, see the programme.

The event is free of change and open to all interested in the subject.

The event is sponsored by Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation and is organised in collaboration with Sustainable Development Solutions Network Northern Europe (SDSN-NE) and Forum for Environmental Information.

16 May, 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, May 18, 2017 (All day)

Welcome to "Resource Wisdom and Biosphere areas in UBC cities"!

The UBC Sustainable Cities Commission Meeting will be organized in the City of Jyväskylä  on 16-18 May 2017.

16th of May is reserved for the Advisory Board Meeting (only for Advisory Board members), site visits and networking event in the evening.

17th of May will have Resource Wisdom as the guiding theme. A site visit to Kangas* area will be arranged, followed by two afternoon sessions (Resource wise solutions of cities & Smart and resource wise practices and challenges in the UBC cities) and a roundtable discussion (How is Resource Wisdom and Circular Economy understood in your city?, following up a preassignment).  Topping up the day will be the cruise on lake Päijänne and networking dinner later in the evening.

18th of May is focusing on biosphere regions as promoters of competitiveness and sustainability  - different cases will be presented as well as a workshop will take place on the case called ”Lake Päijänne biosphere initiative”.

Please have a look in the Programme for more specific descriptions and timetables of what will be happening during the Commission Meeting days and join your colleagues from the many Baltic Sea Region cities for networking, learning from best practices and finding solutions to issues that are familiar to us all!

Register to the Commission Meeting

Register before 5th of May 2017!




*A former paper mill area located nearby by the city centre which will turn into a home to 5,000 inhabitants and 2,100 jobs. A vital role is played by Smart City ICT solutions.

12 Jun, 2017
Monday, June 12, 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, June 14, 2017 (All day)

The Conference "Embrace the Water: a Cities of the Future" focuses on sustainable urban water planning opening the correlation between the concepts of water in the city and urban planning. The event takes place in Gothenburg, Sweden on 12 – 14 June 2017.

The conference has several themes, each emphasizing innovative solutions in the approaches to the attractive feature of water, climate change factor in planning, sustainable infrastructure systems, and others. The programme features technical visits to the water planning sites in Gothenburg.

13 Jun, 2017
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, June 14, 2017 (All day)

The 8th Strategy Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region will take place in Berlin on 13–14 June 2017. The major theme of the event is “Connectivity” highlighting the development of cooperation and the necessity to intensify contacts in the region.

The Strategy Forum brings together participants from governments, international organisations, universities and businesses, and the event offers a wide networking occasion for the regional actors to share results and experience, look for solutions of local challenges.

More information about the event will be available closer to the date.

24 Oct, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (All day) to Friday, October 27, 2017 (All day)

Save the date for the XIV UBC General Conference that will be taking place on 24 - 27 October 2017 in Växjö!

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Past events


25 Apr, 2017

National Energy Summit OSE Gdańsk 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (All day)

European Business Centre in cooperation with the city of Gdańsk and Pomeranian Region authorities hereby invites you to participate in the 5th edition of the National Energy Summit OSE Gdańsk 2017, which will be held on 25-26 April 2017 in the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk.

04 Apr, 2017

Smart & Healthy Transport in Cities Conference

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, April 5, 2017 (All day)

Smart & Healthy Transport in Cities conference on 4 – 5 April 2017 in the Czech Republic.

06 Mar, 2017

Baltic Sea Future Congress

Monday, March 6, 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, March 7, 2017 (All day)

We have the technology, we have the knowledge. What we need now is an innovative, visionary and multidisciplinary leadership!

Be part of the innovative Baltic Sea Future Congress in Stockholm, Sweden on 6 – 7 March 2017 and make your voice heard among hundreds of international guests.

02 Mar, 2017

1st Baltic Urban Lab Workshop 2.3.2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017 (All day)

Baltic Urban Lab is organising a workshop in Tallinn, Estonia for all interested parties - UBC member cities are warmly welcome to join the workshop activities for the day of 2nd of March 2017 (8:45-17:00).


01 Dec, 2016

Climate Cube on the international conference in Malmö

Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
13:00 to 17:00

Europe’s first conference on how cities can work towards the UN’s 17 new Sustainable Development Goals! We are inviting 4 cities to join in the Dialogue seminar to present their excellence in climate change. Are you interested? Please contact the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission Secretariat.

21 Nov, 2016

International conference Linnaeus Eco-Tech 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, November 23, 2016 (All day)

Linnaeus Eco-Tech conference that is held in Kalmar (Sweden) on 21-23 November 2016 celebrates a Jubilee this year. The conference occurring for the 10th time promotes sustainability across the Baltic Sea and focuses on developing technologies for waste and wastewater treatment and environmental remediation.

16 Nov, 2016

Sharing cities: Join the EUROCITIES Conference in Milan

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 (All day) to Friday, November 18, 2016 (All day)

The global city of Milan in Italy welcomes everyone for the annual EUROCITIES conference that will take place on 16-18 November 2016.

15 Nov, 2016

World Congress for smart cities in Barcelona

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, November 17, 2016 (All day)

World Congress “Smart City Expo” in Barcelona on 15-17 November 2016.

08 Nov, 2016

The 7th Strategy Forum of the EUSBSR - Vision 2030

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, November 9, 2016 (All day)

The beginning of November in Sweden will be lightened by the major annual event for the EU in the Baltic Sea Region: the 7th Strategy Forum of the EUSBSR held at the Brewery Conference Centre in Stockholm. The Conference’s programme is tight to fit dozens of events into two days (8-9 November 2016).

26 Oct, 2016

Energize your city: Local Renewables Conference 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 (All day) to Friday, October 28, 2016 (All day)

On 26-28 October 2016, the City of Freiburg (Germany) will welcome everyone to participate in the annual conference on sustainable urban development. The theme of this year is Energising the Smart City and Region, and the event is organized together with the City of Basel (Switzerland) and ICLEI Europe.

18 Oct, 2016

Building Sustainability SGBC16 with WorldGBC Congress Sweden

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, October 19, 2016 (All day)

This event brings together everyone working with sustainability in real estate, architecture, construction and urban planning. This year's conference addresses how the built environment can actively contribute to sustainable living and a more stable climate.

12 Oct, 2016

UBC SCC Commission Meeting

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (All day) to Friday, October 14, 2016 (All day)

We would like to warmly invite you to the next Commission Meeting of UBC SCC in Jelgava, Latvia on 12-14 October 2016.

28 Sep, 2016

CIVITAS FORUM 28-30th September 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (All day) to Friday, September 30, 2016 (All day)

The CIVITAS FORUM Conference 2016 will be organized on 28-30th of September in Gdynia, Poland, with the theme "Shaping the mobility of tomorrow". The event will gather hundreds of CIVITAS stakeholders from around Europe, all of whom are devoted to the development of sustainable urban mobility in their cities.

26 Sep, 2016

Climate Chance 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (All day)

Climate Chance 2016 will be organised in Nantes, France on 26 - 28 September 2016.

21 Sep, 2016

Electro Mobility in Smart Cities

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, September 22, 2016 (All day)

Electro Mobility in Smart Cities is a two-day conference taking place on 21-22 September 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The focus will be on:

08 Sep, 2016

The UBC SCC Advisory Board meeting

Thursday, September 8, 2016 (All day) to Friday, September 9, 2016 (All day)

The 2016 second UBC SCC Advisory Board meeting  takes place in City of Lahti, Finland, on Thursday 8 September – Friday 9 September 2016.

15 Jun, 2016

Cultures of Sustainability in Baltic Cities

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 (All day) to Friday, June 17, 2016 (All day)

It is our honor and pleasure to invite you all to the Joint Meeting of UBC Commissions on Cultures of Sustainability in Baltic Cities which will be held in City of Słupsk and City of Ustka, Poland 15th – 17th June 2016.

06 Jun, 2016

Symposium: The Road from Paris: Implementing Climate Change Management and Strategies in Cities and Municipalities in the Baltic Sea Region

Monday, June 6, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, June 8, 2016 (All day)

The Symposium “The Road from Paris: Implementing Climate Change Management and Strategies in Cities and Municipalities in the Baltic Sea Region” is being organized by Uppsala University, Sweden and HAW Hamburg, Germany in the Baltic University Programme (BUP), together with Union of Baltic Cities (UBC), and Uppsala municipality under the auspices of the International Climate Change Information

01 Jun, 2016

ECOMM 2016- European Conference on Mobility Management

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 (All day) to Friday, June 3, 2016 (All day)

The 20th European Conference on Mobility Management - ECOMM 2016 will take place from 1st-3rd of June 2016, hosted by the Municipality of Athens and the Universities of Thessaloniki and Piraeus

31 May, 2016

The SHIFT - International business festival in Turku

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, June 1, 2016 (All day)

The SHIFT is for startups, companies, investors, and public sector organizations with an interest in the health, learning and energy sectors, and how technology is changing them. The SHIFT celebrates the heroes of today who are courageous enough to lead the change towards a sustainable future.

18 May, 2016

European Maritime Day 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, May 22, 2016 (All day)

Investing in competitive blue growth - smart and sustainable solutions

27 Apr, 2016

8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns- Transformative Action: the potential for Europe

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 (All day) to Friday, April 29, 2016 (All day)

The 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns, held from 27-29 April 2016 in the Basque Country will be hosted by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, the Basque Government, Bizkaia County Council and Bilbao City Council, with the involvement of Udalsarea 21 - Basque Network of Municipalities for Sustainability, in partnership with other international networks and organ

14 Apr, 2016

Reducing nutrient inputs to the Baltic Sea – how to strengthen project partnerships in the region

Thursday, April 14, 2016 (All day)

This one day seminar is looking for concrete opportunities to save the Baltic Sea by reducing nutrient loading from scattered settlements and waste water treatment sludge management.

12 Apr, 2016

3rd European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, April 13, 2016 (All day)

This is the principal annual event for all those involved in turning the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan concept into practice. Be one of the 300 delegates from across Europe to attend this free event. This is a unique opportunity for networking and learning about the latest developments in urban mobility planning.


04 Dec, 2015

Climate Summit for local leaders: Cities for Climate

Friday, December 4, 2015 (All day)

A Historic Convening of Local Leaders - Fighting Climate Change

30 Nov, 2015

United Nations Conference on climate change - COP 21

Monday, November 30, 2015 (All day) to Friday, December 11, 2015 (All day)

From 30 November to 11 December 2015, Paris will chair and host the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21).

19 Nov, 2015

POLIS Conference

Thursday, November 19, 2015 (All day) to Friday, November 20, 2015 (All day)

This year's Annual Polis Conference on "Transport innovation for sustainable cities and regions" will take place on 19 and 20 November 2015 in Brussels. Side events and Polis' Annual General Assembly (AGA) are scheduled for 18 November.

04 Nov, 2015

DYN@MO Summer University

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 (All day) to Friday, November 6, 2015 (All day)

CIVITAS DYN@MO invites you to join the third edition of the DYN@MO Summer University, which will be held 4-6 November 2015 in Palma! The topic of the event is "Developing “Mobility 2.0” systems and services".

27 Oct, 2015

XIII UBC General Conference "Building smart cities in the Baltic Sea Region"

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 (All day) to Friday, October 30, 2015 (All day)

The XIII UBC General Conference will be held in Gdynia on 27–30 October 2015. Invited representatives of UBC member cities, Baltic and European governmental and non-governmental institutions and organisations will discuss  smart city development.

07 Oct, 2015

CIVITAS Forum Lubljana

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 (All day) to Friday, October 9, 2015 (All day)


Let's make our cities better than ever! The CIVITAS Forum 2015 is around the corner, and will open its doors from October 7-9 in Ljubljana, the enchanting capital of Slovenia. This lovely historic metropolis represents the perfect backdrop for the Forum, especially since this year's theme is 'Sharing the City'.

07 Oct, 2015

CIVITAS Forum 2015, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 (All day) to Friday, October 9, 2015 (All day)

Get ready for the CIVITAS Forum 2015 in historic Slovenia!

03 Sep, 2015

The Covenant of Mayors in a Nordic context - Workshop

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 12:00 to Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:00

The Covenant of Mayors Office, Klimatkommunerna, UBC Sustainable Cities Commission and the Nordic Covenant of Mayors working group organize a very interesting workshop for Nordic signatories of the Covenant of Mayors in Växjö, Sweden!

16 Jun, 2015

2nd European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 (All day) to Wednesday, June 17, 2015 (All day)

The 2nd European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) will be held at the Polytechnic University in Bucharest, Romania from 16-17 June 2015.

15 Jun, 2015

VI Annual Forum of the EUSBSR

Monday, June 15, 2015 - 08:00 to Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 08:00

The 6th Annual Forum of the European Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR), will take place between the 15th and the 16th of June in Jūrmala, Latvia.

15 Jun, 2015

European Sustainable Energy Week

Monday, June 15, 2015 (All day) to Friday, June 19, 2015 (All day)

The dates are set for this year’s leading event on the promotion of a secure, clean and efficient energy for Europe. The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will take place from 15 to 19 June 2015 in Brussels and across Europe.

10 Jun, 2015

73rd UBC Executive Board meeting

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, June 14, 2015 (All day)

The 73rd Executive Board Meeting of the Union of the Baltic Cities will take place in Dolina Charlotty, Poland between the 10th and the 14th June 2015.

The meeting will serve as a framework for discussions on general UBC metters and for networking activities. During the event, the Communications Seminar's follow up will also be hosted.

04 Jun, 2015

Baltic Sea Region Forum

Thursday, June 4, 2015 (All day)

The eighth Baltic Sea Region Forum will take place in Turku on the 4th of June 201. This year's theme: "What does the Cold Peace between the EU and Russia mean for the Baltic Sea region?" will focus on on business and economics, environmental co-operation, regional co-operation and on research findings on the topic.

03 Jun, 2015

UBC Sustainable Cities Commission meeting Turku, June 3-4 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 12:00 to Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 13:30

Herewith we  warmly invite you to the next SCC meeting in Turku on June 3-4 2015!

12 May, 2015

European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (All day) to Thursday, May 14, 2015 (All day)

The second European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) 2015 will take place between the 12th and the 14th of May in Copenhagen.

29 Apr, 2015

Covenant of Mayors workshop - Financing projects with the European Energy Efficiency Fund (eeef)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 -
09:00 to 15:00

The Covenant of Mayors organises a finance working group workshop for cities and other public authorities that have developed bankable project proposals or are in the process to do so.

19 Mar, 2015

First UBC Sustainable Cities Commission meeting

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 16:15 to Friday, March 20, 2015 - 12:30

The first meeting of the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission will discuss and develop upcoming activities of the Commission and also further develop the UBC Sustainability Action Programme 2015 – 2020.

18 Mar, 2015

Meeting Point Urban Magma - first annual conference

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 09:00 to Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 16:00

Welcome to the first annual conference of Meeting Point Urban Magma! Here you will be part of forming a strategy to create a centre of excellence for sustainable cities. UBC Sustainable Cities Commission meeting will be organised alongside the conference, for more information go to the Commission meeting page.


23 Oct, 2014

Baltic Sea Region advancing towards Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning - Conference

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 09:00 to Friday, October 24, 2014 - 15:30

The UBC Commission on Transportation together with the City of Gdynia organise a conference "Baltic Sea Region advancing towards Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning" The conference will be held in Gdynia (Poland) on 23-24th October 2014 and is organised within the framework of the Baltic Sea Region Competence Centre on SUMP.  

23 Sep, 2014

CIVITAS Forum 2014 in Casablanca

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 (All day) to Friday, September 26, 2014 (All day)

The 12th edition of the annual CIVITAS Forum Conference will take place between 23rd and 26th September 2014 in Casablanca, Morocco. Casablanca will be the first non-European city hosting the CIVITAS forum conference.

14 Sep, 2014

UBC Joint Commission Seminar in Riga

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 18:00 to Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 17:00

In the year when Riga is the European Capital of Culture Riga City Council City Development Department together with the Union of Baltic Cities Commission on Urban Planning and Commission on Environment invite you to the UBC Joint Commission Seminar in Riga, Latvia.

12 Jun, 2014

Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans ‘Planning for a liveable city’

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 09:00 to Friday, June 13, 2014 - 16:30

The European Platform on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) is hosting its first ever European Conference, offering mobility planners and implementers from all over Europe an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the field of SUMPs.

03 Jun, 2014

PA NUTRI panel discussion ‘Involving new partners to save the sea’

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 -
17:15 to 18:45

PA NUTRI panel discussion with the main topic of involvement of Belarus in PA NUTRI flagship projects and next steps for future cooperation. Part of Turku Baltic Sea Days, one of the "TALK ABOUT THE WATER: HOW TO SAVE THE SEA?" -events organized by the Baltic Sea Challenge network.

02 Jun, 2014

Baltic Sea Days 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014 (All day) to Wednesday, June 4, 2014 (All day)

Come and visit us at the Turku Baltic Sea Days Networking Village, at the Baltic Sea House stand.

28 May, 2014

IWAMA Seed project workshop on Solutions in modern municipal wastewater treatment

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 -
10:00 to 16:00

Workshop will include short presentations on challenges in municipal wastewater treatment related to capacity development of operators, energy efficiency and sludge handling.

18 May, 2014

UBC Joint Commission meeting 2014 in Örebro, Sweden

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 19:00 to Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 13:00

UBC Joint Commission meeting in Örebro Sweden May 18-21th together with the host City of Örebro, the UBC Commissions on Transport, Urban Planning and Environment. Meeting topic is traffic corridor and wasteland to lively city, see attached agenda PDF for more background information about Örebro, the UBC Commission Programme and practical information about the meeting.

14 May, 2014

CIVITAS DYN@MO Summer University on electric vehicles

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 (All day) to Friday, May 16, 2014 (All day)

CIVITAS DYN@MO invites you to join second edition of the DYN@MO Summer University, 14 - 16 May 2014 in Palma!

11 Feb, 2014

Final conference of the PRESTO project

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 -
13:00 to 18:00

Final conference of the PRESTO project will take place on 11th February 2014 in Helsinki, Finland. The event is dedicated to the topic “Save the Sea – Investing in Waste Water Management in Belarus”.


10 Apr, 2013

UBC Joint Commission meeting in the City of Tallinn 10-12 April 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 (All day) to Friday, April 12, 2013 (All day)

From the 10th to the 12th of April, the Energy, Environment and Transport Commission of UBC has invited all member cities to join the joint commission meeting in Tallinn, Estonia. The focus was on saving energy and the environment through sustainable transport solutions.