2021 European Covenant of Mayors Ceremony

Invitation to all cities, regions, and all members of the Covenant of Mayors Community in Europe

to get together in our online ceremony to be held on 7 October 2021, from 09:30 to 13:00.

We will celebrate our shared 2050 ambition, your achievements as part of the Covenant Community, and discuss how to commit, engage and act towards a fairer, climate-neutral Europe.

Full Programme

Plenary session

Master of Ceremony: Jennifer Baker

09:30 – 09:40 Welcome remarks

  • David Maria Sassoli, President of the European Parliament


09:40 – 10:20  

Keynote address

  • Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President for the European Green Deal 

Panel discussion:

  • Eric Piolle, Mayor of Grenoble, 2022 Green Capital
  • Katarina Luhr, Stockholm Deputy Mayor, Climate Pact Ambassador & Covenant Board
  • András Huszár, European Climate Pact Ambassador in Hungary 
  • Arian Feigl-Berger, European Climate Pact Ambassador in Germany 


10:20 – 10:55  

Keynote address

  • Kadri Simson, EU Commissioner for Energy
    Video dialogue with Alexander Vandersmissen, Mayor of Mechelen and member of the EU Covenant Board

Panel discussion

  • Anna-Kaisa Ikonen, Mayor of Tampere 
  • Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence 
  • Tanya Hristova, Mayor of Gabrovo and CoR member
  • Zdeněk Hřib, Mayor of Prague and CoR member


10:55 – 11:20  Covenant City in the Spotlight Award - Announcement of the winners

11:20 – 11:30  What will the future look like? Cities and Regions walking the talk

  • Apostolos Tzitzikostas, President of the European Committee of the Regions 


Participants are invited to join the side activities of the Ceremony:

  • Network - Getting Fit for 55! - 11:30-13:00 CEST
  • Network - Localising the European Climate Pact - 11:30-13:00 CEST
  • Network - Long-term ambitions for 2050, why and how - 11:30-13:00 CEST
  • Network - The new EU Policy Support Facility for municipal climate adaptation - 11:30-13:00 CEST


Register here!

Thursday, October 7, 2021