Next Generation Forum of Networks

European Week of the Regions and Cities 2022

Vereniging Deltametropool and L'institut Paris Region are organizing a workshop dialogue designed to concretize the concept of Network of Networks with young representatives of European Spatial Planning Networks and expert groups, as a part of the European Week of the Regions and Cities 2022.

The goal of the event is to collectively create a stakeholder-map and draft an action-oriented collaboration prospect between the existing networks. The audience of the event will be composed of high-profile delegates and young minds from recognized network organizations in search of innovative methods for Territorial Cohesion.

— Register here to join at Rotterdam

To join online only for presentations (not workshop) email alankrita.sarkar@deltametropool.nl

We invite the participating networks ourselves, however interested organizations and networks are welcome to send us a message. The event will be divided into three parts. First part will include two Mayors and European high panel discussion explaining their vision about transnational collaborations. The second part of the event will be organised as two workshops with young representatives of European Expert-Networks. And in the third and last part of the event, a panel of city and network experts will present their challeneges and benefits of collaboration.

Tentative Program:

More details coming soon!

11:00 Welcome and Introduction

11:10 What is Network or Networks? A consortium interaction

11:30 Need of the hour to combine efforts – a conversation with CoR and Mayors

12:00 Workshop 1 with Next Generation

12:30 Lunch 

13:15 Workshop 2 with Next Generation

14:00 Panel discussion with cities and regions

14:30 Conclusion

15:00 End 

Note: We encourage the participants and speakers to attend physically at Het Nieuwe Institut, Rotterdam. The audience is welcome to join online (links will be sent out a week prior to the event).

Concept:

Why working together? What does it mean to work together? What are the possible issues? What do networks think will change in their workspace if they begin to work together structurally? How to create a model to develop a sustainable method of future collaboration? How will this kind of long term dialogue impact future generations? 

But why such an event? In order to better tackle increasing challenges, what is needed is more exchanges between Member States, public policy makers, economic sectors, experts, NGOs, between research and practice, and moreover between the networks and organizations themselves. We are in strong need and demand of an exceptional and cooperative platform to be built in order to share and exchange the knowledge and work of the networks and organizations who are producing valuable material and food for thought. Such a virtual place, along with peer meetings, would also offer opportunities to learn from each other and to support each other with research, design and action among the European countries.

Next Generation Forum of Networks is the first step toward a Network of Networks: an initiative for a continuous and horizontally organized exchange-platform, in order to develop a method to deliver the inspirations from all the European cities and regions. We foresee this collaboration as an instrument to build stronger and efficient partnerships, which are needed, in the short, middle, and long term.

Next Generation Forum of Networks is the first step towards a Network of Networks : an initiative for a continuous and horizontally organized exchange-platform, in order to develop a method to deliver the inspirations from all the European cities and regions. We foresee this collaboration as an instrument to build stronger and efficient partnerships, which are needed, in the short, middle, and long term. 

Registration and Questions:

— Register here

For more information and additional questions please contact  alankrita.sarkar@deltametropool.nl 

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