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LAUNCH OF THE MILLENNIUM CITIES NETWORK DURING LJUBLJANA FORUM 2014

Friday 31 October 2014, by Cristina Nogales

Ljubljana Forum is an annual gathering that combines knowledge and experience of city governance and defines key areas, visions and strategies of the future development of cities.

As an answer to the global challenges CITIES face worldwide and aware of the key role they will play, the MILLENNIUM PROJECT has launched the MILLENNIUM CITIES Network in order to promote mutual learning and cooperation between forward looking urban stakeholders, mainly city representatives and businesses. This initiative is following previous cases in the MILLENNIUM PROJECT such as MILLENNIA for gender equality, EUMPI for European coordination or RIBER for Iberoamerican cooperation. According to Ibon Zugasti, President of the European Regional Foresight College / European Millennium Project Nodes Initiative (ERFC/EUMPI) Network, “MILLENNIUM CITIES intends to promote business management models that are built in cooperation, open and having anticipatory vision that enables intelligent, sustainable and inclusive growth of cities”. The launch was officially done during the celebration of the 4th Ljubljana Forum, a conference gathering around 150 high level international participants (city leaders, futurists, urban planners, architects, academics & researchers, city industry solutions providers, consultants, government & EU institutions and banks, NGOs and media). Basque Country was the guest European Smart Region this year, with relevant speakers from successful cities such as San Sebastian and Bilbao and business representatives from organizations such as MONDRAGON INNOVATION & KNOWLEDGE (MIK) and ORONA.

The MILLENNIUM CITIES Network has four main initial priorities: · Research: Identifying knowledge partners and research topics in this area

· Transformation: Sharing real challenges with cities, regions and businesses in the PECK (People; Ecosystem; Customer; Knowledge) issue and proposing action plans in order to solve them in the long term

· Networking: Presentation of the network in different events and with different stakeholders in order to improve the initiative

· Communication: Organization of the “Bilbao, Advance Services City” Forum in spring 2015

For more information, do not hesitate to contact Ibon Zugasti, President of the European Regional Foresight College.

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