“From the Sea to the City” is an initiative bringing together mayors, city representatives, European civil society actors, search and rescue NGOs and representatives of the European institutions, with the objective of advocating for an active role of cities in European migration politics.

The Conference of cities is an initiative by the Consortium “From the Sea to the City” and it is thought to be the first step in the process of creating a European network of  cities and communities whose initiatives and actions will be part of a joint campaign with the aim to advocate for an active role of cities in European migration politics. 

In the preparatory process of organising this conference, the Consortium proposed in 2020 four online panels to present and discuss the 5 demands behind the initiative.

  1. Thursday 2nd JULY 2020: First online panel presenting and discussing Demand 1. Read more  Watch the discussion here.
  1. Wednesday 30th SEPTEMBER 2020: Second online panel presenting and discussing Demand 3. Read moreWatch the discussion here.
  1. Thursday 29th OCTOBER 2020: Third online panel presenting and discussing Demand 4. Read moreWatch the discussion here.
  1. Thursday 9th DECEMBER 2020: Fourth online panel presenting and discussing Demands 2 and 5. Read moreWatch the discussion here.

The hybrid conference of cities is scheduled in 2021, on 25-26 June to be organised in cooperation with the City of Palermo and the City of Potsdam. More details coming soon.