The EuskalHiria Congress, has been held in Euskadi since 2002. This event, held every year at the end of November, promotes the discussion about the city in the context of Euskadi, addressing through a particular topic the challenges and opportunities of cities. In its 2020 edition, the Congress takes a look at a growing trend across the globe and quite relevant in Basque cities: ageing population.
This year, the Government of the Basque Country and UN-Habitat will organize together the celebration of Euskal Hiria Congress, as Meeting of Experts to debate and present ideas, good practices, projects and urban policies focused on improving the conditions of older people in cities, both globally and in the context of the Basque Country.
The main objective of the virtual Congress will be to showcase and exchange experiences and projects implemented in recent years in various parts of the world, which demonstrate what cities are currently doing to facilitate and improve the lives of older people.
Following the meeting, UN-Habitat will draft a small report or communique on congress’ key findings and case studies. This will be circulated with all participants for comments and identified possible areas of collaboration and intervention in the future for the thematic area leaders to follow up on for possible project collaboration.