The upcoming Conference of Cities on 25-26 June 2021, 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 civil society with the aim to advocate for an active role of cities in European migration politics. 

The programme of the Conference will follow a hybrid format combining a public discussion of mayors in Palermo live streamed online on this website and social media, and a series of public online panels with mayors, EU representatives, city councilors, academics, activists and civil society, actively advocating for a human rights based migration policy.

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. You can check out here the online panels organised in 2020.