ACT NOW Mayors’ Conference

01. September 2024 -29. September 2024 12:00 - 12:00
Highlight International Participation
City of Barcelona

Climate change, the pandemic, rising populism, the war in Ukraine, social polarisation and economic decline: our world is going through an age of permanent crisis. They can seem too complex to tackle, but it is local communities that are best placed to deal with them.

Municipalities are drivers of innovation. They can identify the needs of the community, experiment with solutions, and respond quickly to unexpected developments. It is at the local level that participatory innovation happens, showing citizens how sustainable, tangible change can improve all of our lives.

This doesn’t happen by itself. It calls for committed individuals to lead the way and take risks for transformative action. Leaders who build broad coalitions and implement smart, sustainable, context-sensitive policies.

The ACT NOW Mayor’s Conference is a place for just such leaders. It offers expertise, new perspectives, and ideas, as well as a supportive community and knowledge transfer to inspire them to make a difference back home.

That is why, the ACT NOW Mayors’ Conference

  • connects a unique community of local leaders
  • allows for knowledge exchange between metropoles, towns and villages
  • focuses on how to bridge the gap between knowing and doing
  • engages diverse participants that meet and interact at eye-level
  • creates a unique learning journey for local leaders
About the conference

The ACT NOW Mayors’ Conference 2024 edition will serve as a platform to share best practices, discuss implementation strategies and compare participatory and deliberative processes to bridge the gap between knowledge and action. Known for their innovative and interactive design, the ACT NOW Mayors’ Conferences offer expertise, new perspectives and ideas, as well as a supportive community and knowledge transfer inspiring participants to make a difference in their communities.

The conferences provide an uplifting and hands-on atmosphere, engaging diverse participants who meet and interact at eye-level. The combination of big group settings and small peer-group exchanges has a proven track-record of increasing the amount of interaction and exchange. To get a glimpse of the vibe at our conferences, watch this short video, which captures the essence of the event.

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