The first conference on metropolitan governance and territorial competition took place on 13th march 2015 in the Disseny Hub in Barcelona. Mayors of different European metropolitan areas, e.g. Barcelona, Oslo, Torino or Warsaw, gathered in order to debate on the issue of urban governance and to share their experiences.
The event led to the signature of the declaration “European Metropolitan Authorities“. In order to create a strategic alliance of big metropolitan areas, 16 European mayors require a stronger impact of the metropolitan voice with regard to the implementation of policies on the European level.