The 2nd SUMPs-Up webinar organised on February 20th 10:00-11:30 CET focuses on analyzing the mobility situation and collecting data collection for SUMP. As a city case example, the City of Malmö presents how they collect and use different data for planning their transport measures. Malmö combines several methods of collecting data, and has piloted recently some innovative data collection methods based on a digital travel survey based on an app.
Take part in the Sustainable Cities events and activities
The workshop "IWAMA Nationaler Workshop – Energie- und Schlammoptimierung" is organized in Rostock, Germany, on 28 February 2019. Join the event to learn results and get the access to the outputs of the IWAMA project in German language!
Vulnerable groups such as children, the elderly, or people with disabilities depend on public transportation and an accessible public space to stay mobile. Women are the largest user group of public transport.
XX Anniversary International Environmental Forum Baltic Sea Day is organized in St. Petersburg, Russia, on 21–22 March 2019.
Europe’s biggest event on how to make cities more sustainable from May 22-24, 2019 in Oslo, Norway.
Save the date!
The Joint Commission Meeting of UBC Sustainable Cities Commission and UBC Planning Cities Commission will be held on 27-29 May 2019 in Jurmala, Latvia. More information follows soon!
The 10th Annual Forum for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region will take place on 12-13 June 2019 in Gdansk, Poland. The focus of the Forum will be on sharing and circular economy. Click here to learn more.
Ocean Literacy in Coastal Cities Conference
Welcome to the Ocean Literacy in Coastal Cities Conference 6-7 December 2018 in Malmö. The aim is to inspire, learn, debate and drive action at a local level for the marine environment with focus on ocean literacy in coastal cities.
Baltic Sea Region SUMP workshop in Tampere
Do you want to learn more about Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning?
Join the Baltic Sea Region Workshop on SUMPs (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan) organized by the European SUMPs-Up project in cooperation with the City of Tampere, MAL network and UBC Sustainable Cities Commission on 15 March 2018. The workshop facilitates discussion and exchange of experiences on different challenges and solutions within the field of sustainable urban mobility planning. The event is targeted to experts and planners in local administrations and organization working with mobility issues in the Baltic Sea Region area.
Webinar "Starting up the SUMP process - Tools for SUMP"
Are you a mobility practitioner, working in a city administration, an NGO, a company or at a research institution? Are you interested in sustainable urban mobility planning or already experienced with Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs)? In any case, this is for you:
Conference on Transport Modelling and Data Management in Tallinn 4-5th of December
Cities.multimodal's sister project “Sustainable Urban Mobility and Commuting in Baltic Cities” SUMBA is an INTERREG BSR funded project focusing on sustainable and green commuting.
European Resources Forum 2018
The German Environment Agency is hosting the fourth European Resources Forum from 27 to 28 November 2018. The conference will place in the “Ludwig Erhard Haus” in Berlin.
UBC Urban Planning Webinar 2 - urban planning tools in practice
Join the second UBC Urban Planning Webinar on 25.10.2018 at 10:30 – 12:00 EET. The webinar will focus specifically on the tools that have been developed for urban planners in the Baltic Sea Region and beyond by two cross-border cooperation projects – iWater and Baltic Urban Lab. Join the webinar to learn how these tools can be put into action in your City.
New challenges and thinking for spatial planning systems in Tallinn 16.10.2018
On October 16th 2018 in Tallinn, the workshop will examine New challenges and thinking for spatial planning systems.
Economic development in rural regions – new thinking and policies in finding and exploiting endogenous capacities- seminar in Växjö 2.10.2018
On October 2nd 2018 in Växjö, the seminar will examine Economic development in rural regions – new thinking and policies in finding and exploiting endogenous capacities
CIVITAS Forum 2018
This year's CIVITAS Forum Conference will take place from 19-21 September in Umeå, Sweden. The 16th edition of Europe's premier sustainable mobility event will bring together the CIVITAS community from across the continent and beyond.
CIVITAS Forum 2018 - Experience Europe's Inclusive and Multimodal Mobility Future
The importance of transport’s social dimension is becoming increasingly clear - mobility shapes lives and prospects. It is crucial that transport systems are environmentally friendly, inclusive, efficient, and centred on meeting diverse user needs. Yet how can this be accomplished?
CIVITAS ECCENTRIC workshop: replicating sustainable urban mobility measures
The CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project is holding a workshop from 17-18 September in Stockholm, Sweden, that will give participants insight into the innovative work being undertaken in its five project cities.
UBC Sustainable Cities Commission Meeting in Klaipeda
We welcome you to take part in the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission Meeting in Klaipeda 13-14th of September 2018!
The Meeting is titled "SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY - Trends and Challenges from the BSR".
Baltic Urban Lab Final Conference
We would like to warmly welcome you to our Final Conference that will take place in Riga, Latvia September 6-7th, 2018. The conference will present the results of the project and discuss how cities around the Baltic Sea region can tackle better challenges related to brownfield redevelopment.
Webinar on new digital tools in participatory planning
UBC cities are invited to join the 4th webinar of Baltic Urban Lab (August 23rd, 2018) will focus on the possibilities that new digital tools can bring in participatory urban planning. Baltic Urban Lab cities Tallinn and Norrköping have both developed and tested new tools to encourage different stakeholders, especially citizens to give their feedback and learn more about current planning issues. Tallinn has developed AvaLinn Mobile App and Norrköping 3D visualisation tool Earth Autopsy. The tools have been tested in the planning of the two brownfield sites - The Skoone Bastion in Tallinn & the Inner Harbour area in Norrköping. Norrköping and Tallinn will share their practical experinces on the development and use of tools and give tips to other cities that are interested to develop similar tools.
9th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region
Save the date of the EUSBSR Annual Forum 2018!
The 9th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR will be held in Tallinn on 4 – 5 June 2018. The Forum will be hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia together with the Baltic Development Forum in close cooperation with the European Commission and other partners. About 700 participants from governments, international organisations, NGOs, universities, local and regional administrations and businesses will come together to discuss developments and challenges in the Baltic Sea Region. The Annual Forum is co-financed from the programme of Interreg Baltic Sea Region.
Final Conference of iWater project
The iWater project Final Conference will be held on 7-8 May 2018 in Riga, Latvia.
The conference will focus on main results and achievements of the project:
stormwater planning tools developed and adopted by partner cities;
sustainable stormwater solutions and pilot sites demonstrations;
Integrated Stormwater Management Strategies and Guidelines;
Green Area Factor Tool adapted for stormwater management planning.
UBC Urban Planning Webinar
Cities in the Baltic Sea Region are dealing with similar challenges when it comes to urban planning and development. How to apply more integrated approach to the development of urban environment? How to involve all necessary parties in the planning process and how to promote sustainable urban development?
Earth Hour 2018
Starting as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney in 2007, WWF’s Earth Hour has grown to become the world's largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring individuals, communities, businesses and organizations in more than 180 countries and territories to take tangible climate action for over a decade.
Baltic Sea Day
The XIX International Environmental Forum "Baltic Sea Day" is organized on 22–23 March 2018 in St. Petersburg, Russia, to bring up global and regional environmental matters.
Baltic Sea Future
This is where action-orientated municipalities come together to meet researchers, entrepreneurs and investors to discuss a long-term sustainable collaboration for the Baltic Sea.
URBAN FUTURE global conference
The URBAN FUTURE global conference is the World’s largest meeting point of CityChangers: committed people that actually drive change to make cities more sustainable.
Baltic Urban Lab Joint Pilot Review and Project Meeting in Turku
Baltic Urban Lab project will be organizing two internal meetings back-to-back on 13-15 February 2018 in Turku.
CASCADE Kick-off Meeting in Hamburg
The Kick-off Meeting of the CASCADE project will be held in Hamburg on 6-7 February 2019. More information will be added here later.
IWAMA Final Conference in Turku
The Final Conference of the IWAMA project is organized in the city of Turku, Finland, on 30–31 January 2019. The event is hosted by the City of Turku and the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission.
UBC Sustainable Mobility Webinar
On 5 December 2017 at 10:00 CET, UBC Sustainable Cities Commission is hosting a webinar open to all UBC cities to share information about sustainable mobility.
Nordregio Forum 2017: Nordic Cities - Connecting the Urban and the Rural
How do we create stronger linkages between the urban and the rural parts of our regions? How can smaller cities take the lead within sustainable development? What makes them attractive? How can cities in the Nordic countries benefit from Nordic collaboration and export promotion?
Training workshops on climate change adaptation in cities
Three workshops are organized in the Baltic Sea Region cities to present the methodologies for climate change adaptation.
XIV UBC General Conference
XIV UBC General Conference on 24 - 27 October 2017 in Växjö
IWAMA Water Forum
On 23–24 October 2017, IWAMA will organize the large event aimed at water-related experts: the Water Forum taking place in Växjö, Sweden. This Forum will bring together IWAMA partners and cooperating stakeholders, representatives of the member cities of the Union of the Baltic Cities, and all interested guests, to discuss smart water management.
NORWIDA 2017 – Nordic Waste Water Conference
NORDIWA, the Nordic Waste Water Conference is organized in Aarhus, Denmark on 10–12 October 2017.
CIVITAS Forum 2017
This year’s CIVITAS FORUM Conference will take place on 27-29 September 2017 in Torres Vedras, Portugal.
Webinar: Soil Contamination in brownfields
The third webinar's keynote speaker will be Elke Myrhede and her presentation will be about soil contamination in brownfield sites. The headline goes as "Soil contamination in brownfields - how does it concern planning?".
2017 China Europe Water Platform
2017 China Europe Water Platform (CEWP) Annual High Level Dialogue will be held on 21-22 September 2017 in Turku, Finland.
2nd Baltic Urban Lab Workshop: Brownfield regeneration site planning improved with 3D visualization and interactive public participation tools
Urban planners from UBC cities are invited to learn from practical examples of 3D visualization and use of interactive participation tools in urban planning in Baltic Urban Lab Workshop II.
The 8th Strategy Forum of the EUSBSR - Connectivity
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.
Embrace the Water: a Cities of the Future Conference
The conference takes place in Gothenburg, Sweden on 12 – 14 June 2017.
Resource Wisdom and Biosphere areas in UBC cities - register now!
UBC Sustainable Cities Commission Meeting titled "Resource Wisdom and Biosphere areas in UBC cities" will take place on 16 - 18 May 2017 in Jyväskylä.
Pathways to Sustainability Transformation Science Day 2017
What are the pathways that lead to a more sustainable world?
National Energy Summit OSE Gdańsk 2017
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.
Smart & Healthy Transport in Cities Conference
Smart & Healthy Transport in Cities conference on 4 – 5 April 2017 in the Czech Republic.
Baltic Sea Future Congress
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.
1st Baltic Urban Lab Workshop 2.3.2017
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).
Climate Cube on the international conference in Malmö
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.
International conference Linnaeus Eco-Tech 2016
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.
Sharing cities: Join the EUROCITIES Conference in Milan
The global city of Milan in Italy welcomes everyone for the annual EUROCITIES conference that will take place on 16-18 November 2016.
World Congress for smart cities in Barcelona
World Congress “Smart City Expo” in Barcelona on 15-17 November 2016.
The 7th Strategy Forum of the EUSBSR - Vision 2030
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).
Energize your city: Local Renewables Conference 2016
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.
Building Sustainability SGBC16 with WorldGBC Congress Sweden
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.
UBC SCC Commission Meeting
We would like to warmly invite you to the next Commission Meeting of UBC SCC in Jelgava, Latvia on 12-14 October 2016.
CIVITAS FORUM 28-30th September 2016
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.
Climate Chance 2016
Climate Chance 2016 will be organised in Nantes, France on 26 - 28 September 2016.
Electro Mobility in Smart Cities
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:
The UBC SCC Advisory Board meeting
The 2016 second UBC SCC Advisory Board meeting takes place in City of Lahti, Finland, on Thursday 8 September – Friday 9 September 2016.
Cultures of Sustainability in Baltic Cities
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.
Symposium: The Road from Paris: Implementing Climate Change Management and Strategies in Cities and Municipalities in the Baltic Sea Region
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
ECOMM 2016- European Conference on Mobility Management
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
The SHIFT - International business festival in Turku
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.
European Maritime Day 2016
Investing in competitive blue growth - smart and sustainable solutions
8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns- Transformative Action: the potential for Europe
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
Reducing nutrient inputs to the Baltic Sea – how to strengthen project partnerships in the region
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.
3rd European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans
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.
Climate Summit for local leaders: Cities for Climate
A Historic Convening of Local Leaders - Fighting Climate Change
United Nations Conference on climate change - COP 21
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).
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.
DYN@MO Summer University
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".
XIII UBC General Conference "Building smart cities in the Baltic Sea Region"
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.
CIVITAS Forum 2015, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Get ready for the CIVITAS Forum 2015 in historic Slovenia!
CIVITAS Forum Lubljana
RESERVE YOUR PLACE AT THE CIVITAS FORUM!
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'.
The Covenant of Mayors in a Nordic context - Workshop
2nd European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs)
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.
VI Annual Forum of the EUSBSR
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.
European Sustainable Energy Week
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.
73rd UBC Executive Board meeting
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.
Baltic Sea Region Forum
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.
UBC Sustainable Cities Commission meeting Turku, June 3-4 2015
Herewith we warmly invite you to the next SCC meeting in Turku on June 3-4 2015!
European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) 2015
The second European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) 2015 will take place between the 12th and the 14th of May in Copenhagen.
Covenant of Mayors workshop - Financing projects with the European Energy Efficiency Fund (eeef)
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.
First UBC Sustainable Cities Commission meeting
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.
Meeting Point Urban Magma - first annual conference
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.
Baltic Sea Region advancing towards Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning - Conference
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.
CIVITAS Forum 2014 in Casablanca
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.
UBC Joint Commission Seminar in Riga
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.
Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans ‘Planning for a liveable city’
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.
PA NUTRI panel discussion ‘Involving new partners to save the sea’
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.
Baltic Sea Days 2014
IWAMA Seed project workshop on Solutions in modern municipal wastewater treatment
Workshop will include short presentations on challenges in municipal wastewater treatment related to capacity development of operators, energy efficiency and sludge handling.
UBC Joint Commission meeting 2014 in Örebro, Sweden
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.
CIVITAS DYN@MO Summer University on electric vehicles
CIVITAS DYN@MO invites you to join second edition of the DYN@MO Summer University, 14 - 16 May 2014 in Palma!
Final conference of the PRESTO project
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”.
UBC Joint Commission meeting in the City of Tallinn 10-12 April 2013
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.