Good practices, better cities

Join hundreds of cities for a unique two-day Festival showcasing urban good practices from across Europe.

Discover over 90 of the most successful practices in a variety of urban fields: whether you are interested in getting citizens to move to sustainable modes of transport, looking to harness the potential of local traditions, or wondering how to approach your ageing city, you are sure to find inspiration for your work.

Discover the URBACT-labelled ‘Good Practices’

Taking two days in October can be a great investment for your city for years to come. These good practices address a comprehensive range of policy challenges commonly faced by cities.

Through structured exchanges and unstructured encounters, you will have the chance to hear about these initiatives and exchange with the urban professionals directly responsible for them.

What you get from the event will also depend on what you put in. With a little bit of preparation, plenty of keen participation and some chance encounters, you can get some great ideas for implementing back home and set your city on a course for better policy delivery.

Go to the programme

This is not your traditional conference!

The Telliskivi Creative City in Tallinn, Estonia provides a unique backdrop city experience that is as much a part of the programme as the speakers and sessions. All of the working sessions and meals during the URBACT City Festival will take place in this unique and dynamic quarter. We will be sharing the space with the tenants and other visitors, adding to the Festival atmosphere and impetus for chance encounters.

Practical info

If you are an urban practitioner, a policymaker or an elected representative at local, regional, national or international level: you will find good practices in the Festival for you.

We are really interested in meeting smaller and mid-sized European cities, giving you the spotlight more often reserved for capital cities.

Places are limited and interest is high so register now!

We are really interested in meeting cities from all over Europe, not only large cities but also small and medium-sized. We guarantee that you will be given the spotlight more often reserved for capital cities.