VII European Metropolitan Authorities

The 7th edition of the European Metropolitan Authorities (EMA) will take place in June 26-27 in the framework of the World Urban Forum 11 (WUF11) to take place in Katowice (Poland). 

European Metropolitan Authorities (EMA) is a forum for leading politicians from Europe's main cities and metropolitan areas. This initiative was presented in 2015 by the Barcelona Metropolitan Area and has become a platform for political dialogue among metropolitan areas and cities, European institutions and national governments.

The main goal of EMA is to provide a space to discuss the challenges of European metropolitan governance and define the basis for collaboration between Europe's major metropolises. This joint work is reflected in studies, meetings and projects, and in an annual forum concluding with a political declaration adopted by the participants, advocating for a metropolitan dimension of European policies. EMA has also become an active platform for dialogue with high representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Committee of the Regions.