Hybrid session  
Online session  
Physical session  

Opening Plenary

The opening plenary will look into the strategy and the Mission for Climate Adaptation and Societal Transformation and will offer insights from European institutions and cities on how Europe can become climate resilient by 2030. The session welcomes speakers from European cities such as Malmö and Thessaloniki and representatives from the European Commission, the United Nations Disaster Risk Reduction Office (UNDRR), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

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Parallel Sessions day 1

Place-based action for equitable climate resilience

This session seeks to discuss lessons learnt and future opportunities emergent from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Future-proofing Europe’s Building Stock

 This session invites you to take a deep dive into the three dimensions of building resilience: Climate, Social and Material Resilience.

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Towards a resilient recovery

This session will hear holistic approaches and success stories on urban resilience in recovery planning and beyond.

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Stepping up integrated action on ecosystem and climate resilience

What better way to restore ecosystems than with nature? Hear successful approaches embedding biodiversity concerns and resilient methods into policy and practice.


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Disaster Risk Reduction: Thinking about Present and Dreaming about Future

This session will explore UNDP Ukraine's new project on disaster risk reduction (DRR), aimed at assessing risks and offering solutions on resilience of communities and infrastructure.

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Innovative financing solutions for green and resilient cities

This session invites experts from European institutions and from cities that have implemented innovative adaptation projects using a combination of public and private sources of funding, including crowdfunding approaches.

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Site visits

Local study trips


The EURESFO will offer all participants who are physically attending the event in Malmö the opportunity to choose between the following site visits:

  1. Sofielund 2030 – Sustainable city development towards a resilient city district
  2. Parking Malmö - Multi-functional multi-storey car parking – how a parking company can maximize the societal benefits when building car parks for the future
  3.  Scandinavian Green Roof Institute (SGRI)

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Parallel Sessions day 2

Boosting the Impact of Nature-Based Solutions for Resilient Cities and Ecosystems

The session gives an overview of the different points of view, experiences and challenges faced by cities while implementing impactful nature-based solutions with measurable co-benefits to citizens and the environment.

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WORKSHOP: Adaptation planning for smaller and medium-sized cities

This workshop will explore how small and medium-sized municipalities can overcome challenges and move forward through collaboration between themselves and get the best support by regional and national authorities.

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A holistic approach towards climate neutrality: climate change mitigation & adaptation

This session brings together a range of examples on integrating adaptation and mitigation, with a view to inspiring further thinking and action on this subject.

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The revolution of data in integrated climate strategies

This session will address the value of available data on integrated climate action planning and decision-making processes at a local level, building upon the online tool Environment Insights Explorer (EIE).


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WORKSHOP: Building resilience in historic areas – a disaster risk management framework

This workshop aims to bridge the gap between disaster risk management, climate change adaptation, and cultural heritage management, by exploring some resilience-building tools for local governments.

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Closing Plenary

As open discussions with participants and speakers from policy, research and practice, the final plenary session will synthesise key issues emerging from the European Urban Resilience Forum 2021.

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