Dialogue events and practitioners' workshops

Core elements for sharing experiences and a basis for the development of project ideas

The Connective Cities dialogue events and workshops for practitioners are core elements of exchange between municipal practitioners in the Community of Practice in the thematic field of sustainable urban development.  A practice-oriented exchange of experiences on effective solutions and approaches opens up new learning opportunities that are processed by and then fed into the Community of Practice. This generates a learning cycle that reinforces itself while simultaneously creating new synergies among participants. These event formats frequently become the starting points for long-term, multilateral learning processes. The latter, in their turn, forge local change projects.

For the running of international dialogue events, Connective Cities has developed an approach that is both participatory and practice-oriented. This enables identification and dissemination of Good Practices, and lays foundations for future project activities leading to innovative solutions for sustainable urban development. This methodological approach is described in detail in the Guide to our dialogue events.

In the following, you will find detailed documentations on the dialogue events and practitioners workshops that have been run so far.

From practice

Development of bankable project proposals for sustainable urban energy planning in Southeast Europe

02/11/2021 to 04/11/2021

Nearly 50 people from approximately 10 municipalities across 5 countries of Southeastern Europe (SEE) region as well as…


Unturning the Stones

28/09/2021 to 30/09/2021

The virtual dialogue event “Unturning the stones – Exploring Climate Finance for Asian Cities” was held on the…


Social entrepreneurship enriches municipalities

20/09/2021 to 23/09/2021
virtual event in cooperation with the city of Kiel

At the virtual dialogue event held on 20, 21 and 23 September 2021, over 45 participants from 10 countries took a look…