From 25 June 2024 09:00 to 28 June 2024 18:00


València, Spain



The city of Valencia has the pleasure of hosting Valencia Cities Climate Week, a far-reaching event that will encompass the celebration of three main gatherings: the Cities Mission Annual Conference, EURESFO 2024 (European Urban Resilience Forum), and our Annual Forum.

The celebration of such events and the participation of the EU Cities Mission, Energy Cities and ICLEI, represent an added value to the 2024 European Green Capital. At this juncture, we join forces to promote sustainability and find common solutions to tackle climate threats. The objective of this event is not only to celebrate these three different gatherings but to create synergies. Valencia, as a Mediterranean and green capital, constitutes the perfect scenario for coming together and sharing knowledge between the main European actors and civil society.

Energy Cities Annual Forum

Our annual forum, Grafting Cities, is a privileged space for European cities to share their experiences and learn from others in the green transition.  

A Grafting City is a municipality that has begun the art of grafting: writing a new story for the city’s future; reinventing its city based on what already exists; showing how a place can thrive by building on its assets to become more diverse and resilient.  

The 2024 edition is dedicated to ‘revealing cities’. The annual forum will explore with local authorities the strengths of each region, revealing the invisible. It will leave the floor to the cities to share initiatives, results, needs, collective actions and any kind of contributions that would support cities in nurturing the graft. 

European Urban Resilience Forum (EURESFO)

Since 2013, EURESFO has been a valuable space to discuss challenges and solutions in local and regional governments’ efforts to adapt to a changing climate, manage disasters and multiple crises and build resilience. EURESFO is recognised as the most important event on urban resilience and climate adaptation in Europe.

The 2024 edition of EURESFO will be built around three thematic streams, the first focuses on multilevel governance, cooperation and just transition, the second on water resilience and the Blue Economy, and the third stream on enabling the transformation to resilient, adaptive, and climate-neutral cities. There will also be a special stream concentrating on post-conflict resilience and recovery.

Cities Mission Conference

The Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission Conference is returning for a third edition in June 2024 on the theme “Empowering cities – The Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission in Action”. The event will gather political representatives and practitioners from the 112 Mission Cities, the Mission Platform, managed by NetZeroCities, along with high-level representatives from EU institutions, and a wide range of stakeholders, including regional and national authorities.

With a focus on the transformative journey towards climate neutrality undertaken by cities, the Conference will be a great opportunity for the Mission to celebrate progress, join forces, and share inspiration. With workshops and policy sessions addressing key challenges, the Conference is intended as a platform for face-to-face interactions and collaboration towards a climate-neutral future.