The organisers of the 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns are calling on government practitioners, EU projects and policy-makers to showcase their examples of sustainable innovative urban development.

The conference, taking place in the Basque Country (Spain) between 27 and 29 April, is calling for submissions to its Innovation Market on Thursday 28 April 2016.

The call is open to local, national and regional governments, NGOs, scientific/research organisations and other stakeholders.

Examples of the types of contributions conference organisers are looking for include:

  • Good-practice examples related to:
    • sustainable urban development
    • stakeholder and citizen engagement
    • community empowerment
    • transformations towards sustainability
    • social innovation
    • smart technologies
    • sustainable and innovation public procurement
  • Initiatives, projects, guidance, and tools designed to enable sustainable practices
  • Sharing ideas on upcoming tenders and calls for projects

The deadline for the submission of proposals is Sunday 28 February 2016.