European Metropolitan Authorities Forum in Lyon in June 2019

from 4 to 5 June 2019

European Metropolitan Authorities 2019, Lyon (France)

Visit confirmed.

Venue for the visit:

Lyon and Villeurbanne (France)

Topics of the meeting:
  • Governance,
  • Habitat,
  • Social cohesion.
This visit relates to:
  • the partner city of Lyon:

Lyon will host the European Metropolitan Authorities Forum on 4th and 5th June 2019.


"European inclusive metropolitan areas facing together social challenges"


Tuesday, 4th June 2019

  • 3.00 - 6.30 : International Social Housing Festival 2019: Opening ceremony
    • Round table "cities face the need for affordable housing"
      • speakers: representatives of Lyon, Milano, Helsinki, Vienna
      • Launch of Lyon commitment for a society of affordable housing
    • Venue: Bourse du travail - 205 place Guichard 69003 Lyon
  • 6.30:  Bus transfer to the diner venue (Lugdunum Museum)
  • 7.30: Dîner International Social Housing Festival & European Metropolitan   Authorities Forum (EMA)
    • Venue: Musée Lugdunum - 17 rue Cleberg 69005 Lyon

Wednesday 5th June 2019

  • 8.30 - 9.15 Registration and welcome coffee
  • 9.15 - 4.30: Plenary session and round tables
    • Venue: Hôtel de Métropole de Lyon (Salle Pradel) - 20 rue du lac 69003 Lyon
    • 9.15-9.20  Introduction by the forum facilitator: Lise Pedersen, Journalist
    • 9.20 - 9.40 Welcome and Greetings
      • David Kimelfeld, President of Lyon Metropole
      • Maria Teresa Aymerich, Vice-President for International Relations and Cooperation of Barcelona Metropolitan Area
      • Teresa Maria Zotta, 1st Vice-Mayor of Roma (tbc)
    • 9.40-10.00 Signature of the EMA Political declaration / Press interview / Photo Session
    • 10.00 - 10.20  "Social policies and european pillar of social rights implemented at a local level" 
      • Jiri Plecity, Head of Unit at Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (EMPL) - European Commission
      • M. Juraj Droba, Representative of the European Committee of the Regions
    • 10.20 - 10.35:  Keynote speech
      • Michel Lussault, Director of Lyon School of Urban Anthropocene Studies, former President of "Université de LYON"
    • 10.35-11.50:  Round table 1 "A metropolitan governance for a greater social and territorial cohesion"
      Which governance and metropolitan policies to address social inclusion issues and urban polarization?
      •  speakers : Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester -  Ossi Savolainen, Regional Mayor of Helskinki - Adam Wieczorek, Deputy Mayor of Lodz - Eduardo Rodrigues, President of Metropolitan Area of Porto - Murielle Laurent & Michel Le Faou,Vice-Presidents of Lyon Metropole
      • Moderator: Lia Brum (METROPOLIS)
    • 11.40 - 12.00: Signature of a political declaration and press conference
    • 12.00 - 13.30: Lunch
      • Venue: salon Pradel de l'Hôtel de Métropole de Lyon
    • 1.30 - 2.40: Round Table 2 "Inclusive economic growth: no one left behind!"
      How attractive metropolises can implement successful inclusive & employment local policies?
      • Speakers: Jean-Claude Dardelet, Vice-President of Toulouse Métropole Valérie Glatard, Councillor of Lyon Metropole -  Michal Olszewski, deputy Mayor of Warsaw - Silvia Cossu, political leader of Area Metropolitana di Torino, 
      • Henk Bouwman (METREX)
    • 2.45 - 3.55: Round table 3 "Urban planning for all: providing social solutions for differentiated needs"
      From children to senior citizens: how metropolises design and adapt the city for and with everybody?

      • Speakers: Ramon Torra, General Manager of Barcelona Metropolitan Area - Juraj Droba, President of Metropolitan Region of Bratislava - Georg Niedermuehlbichler, Councillor of Vienna - Sharon Thompson, Councillor of Birmingham
      • Moderator: Alfredo Corbalan (Perspectives Brussels EUROCITIES)                                         
    • 4.00 - 4.30: Conclusion
      •  Sena Segbedzi, Actin co-ordinator, Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth,OECD
      • Alain Galliano, Vice-President Lyon Metropole
      • Porto Metropolitan area (announcement of the next EMA edition)
  • Mr Michel Lussault  Director of Lyon School of Urban Anthropocene Studies, former President of "Université de LYON"
  • 4.30: Departure for the site visit: 
  • 5.00 - 6.00: Visit of l'Autre Soie Project
    • Venue: Autre Soie - 24 rue Alfred de Musset 69100 Villeurbanne
    • As part of international Social Housing Festival program, EMA participants will be offered a presentation of the European Project "Home Silk Road" together with awarded European cities of Urban Innovativ Action - Housing and Inclusion
  • 6.00 - 8.30: Buffet diner and concert
  • 8.30: Transfer by bus to city centre

This event is exclusively dedicated to professionals

I am confirming my participation to EMA program in Lyon