Turning Over a New Leaf

In the spring of 2021, Zagreb became a city of hope and elected a new green government. But this fresh energy is facing many old challenges (and some new ones). How can the city transform its deeply rooted issues, from housing to food and mobility, and make itself more resilient to climate change? Some changes are simple, but how do we really turn over a new leaf?

The conversation will explore different transformative practices and potential pathways in an exchange with other green European cities, and inspiring videos of the Cities as Places of Hope project will be presented to the audience.

Here is the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88469944631


The event is part of the Green European Foundation’s ‘Cities as Places of Hope’ series; a project launched in 2019 focussing on progressive city networks that are a key factor in the development of a positive narrative on the future of Europe. The project brings together partners from Spain (Fundación Transición Verde), Catalonia (Fundacio Nous Horitzons), Croatia (The Institute for Political Ecology-IPE) , Belgium (Oikos), North Macedonia (Sunrise), WBGL (Netherlands) and Turkey (Green Thought Association). This 2021 project aims to bring together progressive and transformative trans-local city networks, to connect them and facilitate their exchanges, ultimately contributing to a positive narrative for the future of Europe.



The speakers are some of the protagonists of Zagreb’s transformative stories, representatives of Green European cities and Project Partners:

Iva Marčetić – Pravo na grad
Sarah Baron Brljević
Svibor Jančić – Zagreb je naš!
Dražen Šimleša – ZMAG

Benjamin Badouard – Co-Président du groupe “Les écologistes” à la Métropole de Lyon chez Métropole de Lyon
Dirk Holemans – Co-President of the Green European Foundation, Oikos Think Tank

The conversation will be moderated by Vedran Horvat (Managing Director, IPE) and Lana Pukanić (IPE) and accompanied by project videos.


This event is organised by the Green European Foundation, with the support of Institute for Political Ecology and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation. The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of this event. 

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