On 26-28 June in Valencia, Spain, the 2024 edition of the European Urban Resilience Forum (EURESFO) will take place to address some crucial aspects of resilience, sustainable development and recovery. This year, the LOCALISED project is co-organising the event giving a particular contribution in regard to multilevel governance, cooperation, and the imperative of a just transition.

In 2023 EURESFO reached a significant milestone with the celebration of the event’s 10th anniversary. The commemorative edition reflected on progress made in the field of urban resilience over the past decade. On 26-28 June 2024, the 11th edition of EURESFO is set to be co-organized and hosted by the City of Valencia, distinguished as the European Green Capital for 2024.

EURESFO has served as a pivotal European initiative since 2013. Organised by ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability and the European Environment Agency (EEA), it has been acting as a unique exchange platform in the field of resilience. The event brings together city representatives, experts, and stakeholders from local and regional institutions to discuss strategies, initiatives, and actions affiliating to climate change adaptation, disaster management, and the cultivation of urban resilience. Participants are invited to share their experiences and perspectives on an array of topics that delve into the challenges inherent in urban resilience planning and implementation.

The 11th EURESFO will be built around three thematic streams and a specai focus stream:

  • Multilevel governance, cooperation and just transition: resilience leaves no one behind.
  • Water resilience and the Blue Economy in and beyond the Mediterranean region.
  • Enabling the transformation to resilient, adaptive, and climate-neutral cities and regions.
  • Special focus stream: Post-conflict Resilience and Recovery, focusing on Ukraine

LOCALISED will contribute to Thematic 1, particurarly looking at how to better integrate mitigation and adaptation measures, and how to ensure a collaborative environment in local administrations.