CLIC participation at 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns: Mannheim 2020

The European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns is a conference co-organised by ICLEI Europe that takes place every three years, and it is the multi-level interface between the European Union and sustainability action at local level. The conferences call for the acceleration of bottom-up action and change, to ultimately push and accelerate the ambition of global frameworks for sustainability and climate change. The 2020 edition, was co-organised by ICLEI Europe and the City of Mannheim.

Within the Conference, a session on the theme Re-Inventing Heritage for Sustainable Urban Regeneration was organised, gathering local experiences from several cities, including the following speakers and moderators:

Name Position Institution
Bernd Paulowitz World Heritage Coordinator The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
Suzana Belosevic Senior Advisor to the Mayor – Specialist for European Projects The  City of Rijeka
Erica Albarello Project Manager The City of Turin
Mark Taylor


Principal Conservation Officer The City of Sunderland
Cristina Garzillo Senior Coordinator ICLEI Europe
Daniel Lükerath Project Manager Fraunhofer IAIS
Sandra Gizdulich Urban Policy & Programme Expert Agency for the Territorial Cohesion (Italy)


Representative of the Urban Agenda for the EU Partnership on Culture and Cultural Heritage and Voices of Culture (Role of Culture in non-urban areas of the EU)

The City of Rijeka, represented by Suzana Belosevic, that shared the experience within the CLIC project. The session took place on the 2nd of October 2020 and convened over sixty participants.

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