Resilience Matters

9 January, 2018

Join us for ‘Resilience Matters’, the event with an informal atmosphere that brings together people from all over Europe working on sustainability and resilience in their city. Only through exchanging knowledge and working together we create the changes needed responding to the environmental, economic and social challenges our cities are facing.

On this one-day event, we are going to discuss strategies face-to-face to enhance city’s resilience. Becoming more resilient means striving to improve the ability to bounce back and grow even stronger in the face of the chronic stresses and unexpected shocks. As such, city resilience is a continuous challenge for communities, institutions and businesses to address the current social, economic and environmental transitions, which are so often interconnected.

Sharing experiences coming from a diverse group of European cities, we will address the following questions:

  • How to identify resilience challenges and opportunities?
  • How to join forces to co-create cities of the future?
  • How to move beyond experiments and mainstream innovative practices?

Resilience Matters is the final event of the Urbact Resilient Europe programme. It will take place in Rotterdam, a dynamic port city known for its innovation and bold experiments. Participants are warmly invited to explore Rotterdam and its resilience projects by joining the optional excursion programme at 21st March afternoon.

The excursion will include the floating pavilion (a stepping stone to floating communities), one of the four water squares (a playground that accommodates excess water in case of heavy rainfall), a transition programme for social resilience in neighbourhoods and Blue City (former tropical swimming pool that serves as an incubator for circular entrepreneurship, and also the venue of our event).

Are you interested in joining Resilience Matters? Participation is free of charge. Registration will open in January 2018: follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn to stay tuned or send an email to for the latest updates on the event.