European Metropolitan Authorities

V European Metropolitan Authorities (EMA)

EMA's 5th edition will take place in Grand Lyon, seizing the occasion of the 2nd International Social Housing Festival. This year's forum will focus on metropolitan social challenges, such as metropolitan governance for social and territorial cohesion, inclusive economic growth, and urban planning providing social solutions for all.

EMA is a forum for leading politicians from Europe's metropolitan cities and metropolitan areas to discuss the challenges of metropolitan governance. It is an initiative promoted by the Barcelona Metropolitan Area and creates spaces for political debate among European metropolitan authorities aimed at sharing experiences, fostering joint projects as well as positioning themselves and defending their interests in front of the European Union and states. The previous editions of EMA took place in Barcelona (2015), Torino (2016), Warsaw (2017) and Rome (2018).