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On 1 and 2 June, Gavà City Council organised the conference “For a circular and competitive economy”, an international benchmark event in the field of sustainability.

This year, the second day of the conference was dedicated to European projects funded by URBACT and UIA, sustainable, social and innovative initiatives. One of them was Gavius, which was presented by representatives of the city councils of Gavà and Mataró.

In this section you can access all the presentations and the full recording of this second day.

Institutional Welcome

Jordi Tort

1st Deputy Mayor and Spokesperson of the Municipal Government. President of the Area of Central Services, Sustainable Economic Development, Projection of the City and Sports of Gavà City Council

Upcoming initiatives funded by the European Union under the new multiannual framework

Tim Caulfield

Director of Urban Innovative Actions (UIA)

Adele Bucella

Head of the Projects and Programming Unit at the URBACT Secretariat

URBACT projects round table

URBACT Networks on Circular Economy

Presentation and dialogue on URBACT networks and their evolution, focusing on the most recent ones linked to circular economy and sustainable food.


URBACT National Point Representative


URBACT expert

Resourceful Cities

Development of the next generation of urban resource centres, as catalysts for the local circular economy, adopting a participatory and integrated approach.


Councillor for Tourism, Innovation, Technological Development and Transparency in Cáceres City Council


Project to ensure the distribution of sustainable school meals in the participating cities.


Director of the ODS Innova Office at Gavà City Council

UIA projects round table


Green urban actions for the resilient fire defense of the interface zone.


Mayor of Riba-Roja de Túria


Energy Poverty Intelligence Unit.


Architect EPIU Getafe


From reactive to proactive public administrations. Project to process social aid from the mobile device.


Manager of Mataró City Council expert in public management and innovation. Responsible for Mataró’s digital transformation process.


Director of Governance and Internal Management. Area of New Governance and General Services of Gavà City Council.

Present and future of European projects

Xavier Tiana

Head of the International Relations Service of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona

Antoni Montseny

Director of International Relations of the Regional Council of Barcelona

Jon Aguirre

URBACT National Point Representative

Beatriz Postigo

Technical Adviser in the General Secretariat for Urban Development, Directorate General for European Funds

Institutional closure

Gemma Badia

Mayoress of Gavà and Second Vice-President of the Spanish Cities for Climate Network

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