At the EUROCITIES Annual Conference “The Power of Cities - Transforming Society” held in Leipzig on 5 November, Tallinn was re-elected to the organisation's 12-member board for the second time.
“Tallinn has previously had the honour of having a say in the development of Europe's most influential cities - we were also on the board of EUROCITIES in 2018-2020. During this time, decisive steps have been taken to make cities more sustainable, and we will certainly continue to do so during the current mandate. Membership in the board of Europe's most influential network of cities gives Tallinn the opportunity to shape the European Union's urban policies and increase the reach of our international cooperation,” said Mihhail Kõlvart, Mayor of Tallinn.
EUROCITIES was founded in 1986 with the aim of strengthening the role of local authorities in European development and influencing EU legislation to better protect the interests of cities. The organisation has 205 members, uniting European cities with at least 250 000 inhabitants. Tallinn has been a member of EUROCITIES since 1998.
In addition to Tallinn, Barcelona, Ghent and Leipzig were elected to the Board of EUROCITIES this year. The mandate of Tallinn will last from January 2022 until the summer of 2025.