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03 Jul, 2020
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:30


The webinar to launch the first call for EUCF grants in Estonia will take place on 03rd of July at 11-12:30. Don't miss out on this opportunity to boost your sustainable energy plan!

10 Jul, 2020
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:30 to 14:00

European cities facing several challenges when it comes to their senior citizens. While this population group is growing, it is key to enable and empower them to move around the city independently and sustainably.

15 Sep, 2020
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 (All day) to Friday, September 18, 2020 (All day)

Join the global cycling summit from 15th through 18th of September 2020 and explore the theme "Smart Cycling Inclusion". This year the host of Velo-city Conference is Ljubljana, Slovenia.

29 Sep, 2020
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 (All day) to Thursday, October 1, 2020 (All day)

From 29 September to 1 October 2020, the European Commission is hosting its first Urban Mobility Days conference in Brussels, on the theme of “zero-emission mobility for all“.

20 Oct, 2020
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 (All day)

The 11th EUSBSR Annual Forum will take place online on 20 October 2020. The theme of the Forum this year is "Our Region, Our Future – Towards a Decade of Innovation and Sustainability".

09 May, 2021
Sunday, May 9, 2021 (All day) to Friday, May 14, 2021 (All day)

The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 9–14 May 2021. It is a global event for water professionals covering the entire water cycle.

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25 Jun, 2020

Webinar: EUCF 1st call in Danish

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 10:00 to 11:30

The webinar to launch the first call for EUCF grants in Denmark will take place on 25th June at 10-11:30 CET. Don't miss out on this opportunity to boost your sustainable energy plan!


The webinar is prodced by the UBC SCC and presented by the Danish energy company Energy Consulting Network A/S who is also the Danish Country Expert in EUCF.

16 Jun, 2020

BSR Electric Virtual Final Conference

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 (All day) to Wednesday, June 17, 2020 (All day)

The Interreg BSR project, BSR Electric will organise a virtual Final Conference 16-17 of June. The focus of the Final Conference will be on electric mobility and on electrification of commercial vehicles.

15 Jun, 2020

CIVITAS webinar: Innovative bicycle sharing approaches

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:00

Join an upcoming CIVITAS webinar on 15 June, 14:00 - 15:00 CEST, that looks at how two CIVITAS cities have taken their bike-sharing schemes to another level.

In CIVITAS DESTINATIONS, the bike-sharing scheme of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) demonstrates how EU-funding can help create a brand new, digital-based, sustainable mobility service in a city.

09 Jun, 2020

Webinar: UBC TALKS about intelligent transport solution piloting

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 09:30 to 11:15

The UBC TALKS in June will be dedicated to the intelligent transport solutions piloting. The webinar will introduce the Hupmobile project and ITS piloting, as well as present the agile piloting in Helsinki.

09 Jun, 2020

ECOMM 2020 online "Outra vez!"

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 (All day) to Tuesday, June 30, 2020 (All day)

ECOMM is a global event, the true meeting place for everyone involved in mobility management and every year attracts between 300 and 400 people. This year, the conference will be held online as a series of webinars,  as well as provide published material on the website.

More information: https://ecomm2020.com/webinars/

28 May, 2020

Webinar: EUCF info session in Latvian

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:30

Heads up Latvian municipalities!

The European City Facility Initiative's (EUCF) first call is now open! Therefore EUCF's Latvian Country Expert Ekodoma is now organising an info webinar about the EUCF in Latvian on May 28 14:00-15:30 EET.

27 May, 2020

ECCENTRIC Webinar: How cities can promote electrification and electric mobility

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 14:00 to 15:30

Electrification of municipal and private fleets is a topic of key importance as cities across Europe are looking to reduce their carbon and pollutant emissions. Municipalities have a range of options to influence and impact this transition.

26 May, 2020

Webinar: UBC TALKS about sustainable and multimodal mobility

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 09:30 to 11:00

The webinar in May opens up the topic "Change your way(s) – towards multimodal urban mobility in BSR cities" with experiences from Pskov, Tartu and Riga.

28 Apr, 2020

Webinar: UBC TALKS about stormwater management

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 09:30 to 11:00

Cities and water sector professionals are invited for the discussion on developing smart and sustainable stormwater planning and management. Changing to integrated stormwater management, applying right instruments and tools in planning, achieving better results – tune to listen about it and share your examples!

27 Apr, 2020

CANCELLED: Transport Research Arena (TRA) in Helsinki, Finland

Monday, April 27, 2020 (All day) to Thursday, April 30, 2020 (All day)

Due to the current situation, Transport Research Arena in Helsinki has been cancelled.

07 Apr, 2020

ECCENTRIC webinar: Mobility stations for flexible and sustainable urban transport

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 10:00 to 11:00

Webinar is now full and the registration is closed. If you left out, don't worry! The webinar will be recorded and the recording will be published on YouTube.

01 Apr, 2020

Cancelled: Urban Future Global Conference 2020

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 (All day) to Friday, April 3, 2020 (All day)

Lisbon was chosen to host the 5th edition of the URBAN FUTURE Global Conference (UFGC), Europe’s largest event for sustainable cities, that will bring together around 3,000 decision makers and professionals from over 60 countries from 1st to 3rd April 2020. 

24 Mar, 2020

Webinar: UBC TALKS about best practices in CDP reporting

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 09:30 to 11:00

In March, we invite all UBC cities to join the discussion on what are the best practices on environmental data disclosure to CDP. As the next reporting period is approaching fast, it is good to be prepared and ask fellow UBC cities who have been reporting since the beginning of UBC-CDP cooperation to share their experiences and tips on how to manage the deadlines, finding relevant data, getting political commitment and more. Lahti, Tartu and Riga are the UBC cities sharing their best practices at the UBC TALKS this time!

25 Feb, 2020

Webinar: UBC TALKS about Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 09:30 to 11:00

In February we will discuss about the experiences and results of the SUMPs-UP project.

We will introduce the updated SUMP guidelines and support material, the outcomes of the project and promote the free available support for cities. The UBC member cities Cesis and Trelleborg, who have participated in the SUMP learning programmes will share their experiences from the programme, the international learning group and tell us how working with SUMPs has impacted their city.

18 Feb, 2020

CIVITAS ECCENTRIC workshop: How can we increase safety for unprotected road users?

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 13:00 to 17:00

Policymakers and experts are invited to a workshop focusing on how to increase safety for unprotected road users using simple and low-cost methods.
The workshop is hosted by the City of Stockholm and partners of the EU project CIVITAS ECCENTRIC, in which Stockholm works with the cities of Madrid (Spain), Munich (Germany), Ruse (Bulgaria)and Turku (Finland) to demonstrate actions supporting safe walking and cycling and a range of other mobility solutions.

21 Jan, 2020

Webinar: UBC TALKS about marine litter campaigns

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 09:30 to 11:00

Tune in to UBC TALKS about marine litter to share experiences and find out how to organize a perfect engaging campaign for your citizens, in the meantime supporting the HELCOM Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter.


18 Dec, 2019

Webinar: Become a HUPMOBILE Follower City

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 10:00 to 11:30

HUPMOBILE's objective is to provide a holistic approach to the planning, implementation, optimisation and management of integrated, sustainable mobility solutions in Baltic Sea port cities. Mobility in this context includes both people and goods (i.e. freight, cargo logistics and delivery).

10 Dec, 2019

Webinar: Financing and funding options for Sustainable Urban Mobility

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 10:00 to 11:30

Successful implementation of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) requires ensuring necessary funding for measure implementation.

11 Nov, 2019

Webinar: Integrating SUMPs to urban planning, energy and climate strategies

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 10:00 to 11:30

Urban planning, climate and energy work and sustainable urban mobility planning have all one goal: to plan and develop cities and municipalities in a sustainable climate-friendly way. Therefore, the integration of different strategies and approaches is of utmost importance.

22 Oct, 2019

Mobility Practitioners Webinar: Second edition of the SUMP Guidelines

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10:00 to 11:30

The 5th SUMPs-Up webinar will focus on presenting the second edition of the SUMP Guidelines that were developed in an intense one-year consultation process with Europe's SUMP stakeholders. In addition, two supporting guides prepared by the SUMPs-Up project will be presented. Join the webinar on 22 October 2019 at 10-11.30 CET!

15 Oct, 2019

XV UBC General Conference in Kaunas

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:30 to Friday, October 18, 2019 - 10:30

The XV UBC General Conference “Building an inclusive and resident-focused city. The Baltic way” will be held on 15–18 October 2019 in Kaunas, Lithuania. Themes of the conference include among others “Inclusive Cities” and “Culture as catalyst for cities development”.

23 Sep, 2019

NORDIWA – Nordic Waste Water Conference

Monday, September 23, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (All day)

NORDIWA – Nordic Waste Water Conference will take place in Helsinki, Finland, on 23–25 September 2019. NORDIWA is a leading Nordic event for water professionals focusing on wastewater management and climate change adaptation in the Nordic region. BSR WATER platform will join NORDIWA this year for the workshop "Protection and co-operation around the Baltic Sea".

17 Sep, 2019

Webinar: Inclusion of suburban/peripheral neighbourhoods in sustainable mobility planning

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:30

Joint CIVITAS ECCENTRIC and CE INTERREG LOW-CARB webinar on 17 September 2019

17 Jun, 2019

6th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP)

Monday, June 17, 2019 (All day) to Tuesday, June 18, 2019 (All day)

The European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans is Europe's leading annual event for all those involved in putting the SUMP concept into practice. The event offers opportunities to network, debate key issues and to exchange ideas on sustainable urban mobility planning. 

The conference will take place at De Oosterpoort, Trompsingel 27, 9724 DA Groningen, The Netherlands.

17 Jun, 2019

EUROPE-INBO 2019 International Conference

Monday, June 17, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, June 20, 2019 (All day)

Discussing the future of the European Water Directive and Schowcasing ambition under midnight sun!

12 Jun, 2019

10th Annual Forum for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, June 13, 2019 (All day)

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. 

22 May, 2019

Urban Future Global Conference

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 (All day) to Friday, May 24, 2019 (All day)

Europe’s biggest event on how to make cities more sustainable from May 22-24, 2019 in Oslo, Norway.

18 May, 2019

Clean Beach Campaign

Saturday, May 18, 2019 (All day)

International environmental campaign “Clean Beach” devoted to well-being of the Baltic Sea environment is held on 18 May 2019 in St. Petersburg (Russia). The event provides opportunity to participate in the cleaning of beaches and to get information about the effects of litter on water bodies and seas through raising awareness and interactive involvement. At the regional level, campaign “Clean Beach” contributes to the implementation of the HELCOM Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter from Baltic parties.

09 May, 2019

Webinar: The SUMP Action Plan and how to gain political commitment to it

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 10:00 to 11:30

How do you ensure the implementation of measures in a sustainable urban mobility plan (SUMP)? How do you engage decision makers in the SUMP process? CIVITAS SUMPs-Up's fourth webinar for mobility practitioners will explore these crucial questions by focusing on an important milestone in the SUMP process – developing the SUMP action plan and ensuring political commitment to it.

25 Apr, 2019

CDP Europe Spring Workshop in Stockholm

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 09:00 to 15:00

CDP's spring workshops will take place ahead of the annual CDP climate change, water security and forest reporting period with the aim to present the updates to the CDP questionnaires and programs, make the disclosure process as easy as possible and deepen the knowledge on natural capital disclosure.

23 Apr, 2019

CDP Europe Spring Workshop in Helsinki

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

CDP's spring workshops will take place ahead of the annual CDP climate change, water security and forest reporting period with the aim to present the updates to the CDP questionnaires and programs, make the disclosure process as easy as possible and deepen the knowledge on natural capital disclosure.

10 Apr, 2019

Cooperation and opportunities for future water management

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 (All day)

The event "Samverkan och möjligheter för framtida vatten- och slamhantering: fokus på IWAMA projekt" is a part of the national dissemination events of the IWAMA project: this event takes place in Kalmar, Sweden, on 10 April 2019.

26 Mar, 2019

UBC Climate Resilience Webinar 26.3.2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 10:30 to 12:00

UBC Climate Resilience Webinar was held on 26.3.2019 at 10:30 – 12:00 EET. The webinar focused on climate resilience work in UBC cities.  The webinar was held in English.

21 Mar, 2019

Baltic Sea Day 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019 (All day) to Friday, March 22, 2019 (All day)

XX Anniversary International Environmental Forum Baltic Sea Day is organized in St. Petersburg, Russia, on 21–22 March 2019.

20 Mar, 2019

SUMPs-Up Webinar - Measure selection for SUMP

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:30

Which measures would help your city to achieve the goals in your sustainable urban mobility plan?

Crucial to SUMP development and implementation is the systematic and judicious selection of SUMP measures and knowledge of how to combine them effectively. The 3rd SUMPs-Up Webinar for mobility practitioners focuses on this important step in the SUMP process.

19 Mar, 2019

Regional Water Day in Turku

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 15:00 to 19:00

The Regional Water Day, or Varsinais-Suomen vesipäivä takes place on 19 March 2019 in Turku, Finland. This event is organized in cooperation with the IWAMA project on improving smart wastewater management in the Baltic Sea Region.

12 Mar, 2019

CIVITAS ECCENTRIC thematic webinar: Addressing vulnerable groups and gender issues in SUMPs

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 14:00 to 15:30

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. Therefore, sustainable urban mobility planning needs to provide inclusive and accessible means of mobility for all of these groups.

28 Feb, 2019

National workshop of IWAMA in Rostock

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 08:30 to 16:00

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!

20 Feb, 2019

SUMPs-Up Webinar "Data collection for SUMP""

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:30

Analysing the mobility situation and developing scenarios of possible future mobility situations helps to set the goals for your city’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan. In order to know where you want to go and how you're going to get there, you first need to know where you are currently standing.

20 Feb, 2019

Webinar: Data collection for Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) 20.2.2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:00 to 11:30

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.

06 Feb, 2019

CASCADE Kick-off Meeting in Hamburg

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, February 7, 2019 (All day)

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. 

30 Jan, 2019

IWAMA Final Conference in Turku

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, January 31, 2019 (All day)

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.


06 Dec, 2018

Ocean Literacy in Coastal Cities Conference

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 11:00 to Friday, December 7, 2018 - 14:00

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.

05 Dec, 2018

Webinar "Starting up the SUMP process - Tools for SUMP"

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 10:00 to 11:30

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: 

04 Dec, 2018

Conference on Transport Modelling and Data Management in Tallinn 4-5th of December

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, December 5, 2018 (All day)


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.

27 Nov, 2018

European Resources Forum 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, November 28, 2018 (All day)

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.

25 Oct, 2018

UBC Urban Planning Webinar 2 - urban planning tools in practice

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:30 to 12:00

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.

16 Oct, 2018

New challenges and thinking for spatial planning systems in Tallinn 16.10.2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 (All day)

On October 16th 2018 in Tallinn, the workshop will examine New challenges and thinking for spatial planning systems.

02 Oct, 2018

Economic development in rural regions – new thinking and policies in finding and exploiting endogenous capacities- seminar in Växjö 2.10.2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 (All day)

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

19 Sep, 2018

CIVITAS Forum 2018 - Experience Europe's Inclusive and Multimodal Mobility Future

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 (All day) to Friday, September 21, 2018 (All day)

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?

19 Sep, 2018

CIVITAS Forum 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 (All day) to Friday, September 21, 2018 (All day)

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.

17 Sep, 2018

CIVITAS ECCENTRIC workshop: replicating sustainable urban mobility measures

Monday, September 17, 2018 (All day) to Tuesday, September 18, 2018 (All day)

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.

13 Sep, 2018

UBC Sustainable Cities Commission Meeting in Klaipeda

Thursday, September 13, 2018 (All day) to Friday, September 14, 2018 (All day)

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". 

06 Sep, 2018

Baltic Urban Lab Final Conference

Thursday, September 6, 2018 (All day) to Friday, September 7, 2018 (All day)

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.

23 Aug, 2018

Webinar on new digital tools in participatory planning

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 12:00 to 14:00

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.

04 Jun, 2018

9th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

Monday, June 4, 2018 (All day) to Tuesday, June 5, 2018 (All day)

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.

07 May, 2018

Final Conference of iWater project

Monday, May 7, 2018 (All day) to Tuesday, May 8, 2018 (All day)

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.

11 Apr, 2018

UBC Urban Planning Webinar

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:00 to 12:30

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?

24 Mar, 2018

Earth Hour 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 20:30 to 21:30

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.

22 Mar, 2018

Baltic Sea Day

Thursday, March 22, 2018 (All day) to Friday, March 23, 2018 (All 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.

15 Mar, 2018

Baltic Sea Region SUMP workshop in Tampere

Thursday, March 15, 2018 (All day)

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.

08 Mar, 2018

Baltic Sea Future

Thursday, March 8, 2018 (All day) to Friday, March 9, 2018 (All day)

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.

28 Feb, 2018

URBAN FUTURE global conference

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 (All day) to Friday, March 2, 2018 (All day)

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.

13 Feb, 2018

Baltic Urban Lab Joint Pilot Review and Project Meeting in Turku

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, February 15, 2018 (All day)

Baltic Urban Lab project will be organizing two internal meetings back-to-back on 13-15 February 2018 in Turku.


05 Dec, 2017

UBC Sustainable Mobility Webinar

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 10:00 to 11:30

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.

29 Nov, 2017

Nordregio Forum 2017: Nordic Cities - Connecting the Urban and the Rural

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, November 30, 2017 (All day)

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?

28 Nov, 2017

Training workshops on climate change adaptation in cities

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, November 30, 2017 (All day)

Three workshops are organized in the Baltic Sea Region cities to present the methodologies for climate change adaptation.

24 Oct, 2017

XIV UBC General Conference

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

XIV UBC General Conference on 24 - 27 October 2017 in Växjö

23 Oct, 2017

IWAMA Water Forum

Monday, October 23, 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (All day)

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.

10 Oct, 2017

NORWIDA 2017 – Nordic Waste Water Conference

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, October 12, 2017 (All day)

NORDIWA, the Nordic Waste Water Conference is organized in Aarhus, Denmark on 10–12 October 2017.

27 Sep, 2017

CIVITAS Forum 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (All day) to Friday, September 29, 2017 (All day)

This year’s CIVITAS FORUM Conference will take place on 27-29 September 2017 in Torres Vedras, Portugal.

26 Sep, 2017

Webinar: Soil Contamination in brownfields

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 10:00 to 11:30

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?".

21 Sep, 2017

2017 China Europe Water Platform

Thursday, September 21, 2017 (All day) to Friday, September 22, 2017 (All day)

2017 China Europe Water Platform (CEWP) Annual High Level Dialogue will be held on 21-22 September 2017 in Turku, Finland.

15 Jun, 2017

2nd Baltic Urban Lab Workshop: Brownfield regeneration site planning improved with 3D visualization and interactive public participation tools

Thursday, June 15, 2017 (All day)

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.   

13 Jun, 2017

The 8th Strategy Forum of the EUSBSR - Connectivity

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.

12 Jun, 2017

Embrace the Water: a Cities of the Future Conference

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

The conference takes place in Gothenburg, Sweden on 12 – 14 June 2017.

16 May, 2017

Resource Wisdom and Biosphere areas in UBC cities - register now!

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

UBC Sustainable Cities Commission Meeting titled "Resource Wisdom and Biosphere areas in UBC cities" will take place on 16 - 18 May 2017 in Jyväskylä.

11 May, 2017

Pathways to Sustainability Transformation Science Day 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?

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.