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The Conference

The Metropolitan Council of Dunkerque and its president, Michel Delebarre, and the European Sustainable Cities & Towns (ESCT) Campaign have the pleasure to invite you and a delegation of your region, city, town or municipality to the 6th European Sustainable Cities & Towns Conference, which will take place in Dunkerque, on 19-21 May 2010.

The Dunkerque 2010 conference will explore how local sustainability can represent an answer to the current economic, social and climate challenges and how it can be further implemented at the European level under the actual financial and political frameworks. It will also offer a unique opportunity to assess and push forward the progress and achievements of European local governments in the field of sustainable development.

After the successful conferences of Aalborg 1994, Lisbon 1996, Hanover 2000, Aalborg 2004 and Sevilla 2007, more than 1500 local government leaders from all over Europe as well as representatives from European and national networks of local governments, European institutions and NGOs are expected to take part in the largest European conference dedicated to local sustainable development.

We invite you to visit the programme section for more information about the objectives and the themes of this conference.


Final Invitation to Dunkerque now available!

Several speakers have already confirmed their attendance! We invite you to download the Final Invitation available in the Programme section for a detailed version of the programme and more information to help you prepare your trip to Dunkerque.

Agora deadline on 31 March 2010

We will welcome your application for a presentation space in the Agora and invite you to complete the application form in the  'Contribute to the Programme (Agora)' section.

In Dunkerque, two buses run on hythane

Two vehicles from the network DK’Bus have covered several thousands of kilometres since the 1st of December 2008. No mechanical incidents have been recorded, the test drivers are very satisfied, the energetic output remains unchanged (hythane does not create a...

The Maison 3d

The Maison 3d is a pedagogical centre dedicated entirely to the education on sustainable development and the environment.

Key statements

"We are pleased to lend our support to these seccions. In fact, sustainable development is a major challenge for our association, with has initiated a cycle of reflection on sustainable development in urban renovation projects."

Claude Dilain - Mayor of Clichy-sous-bois, President of the Association Ville et Banlieue de France (Association of French Cities and Suburbs).

Read other key statements

Calendar of events

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