Prague Summit of Cities

Cities are making their mark in the world - economically, culturally and politically. How will we continue to live, travel and spend our time in them? What is their role today as we face one crisis after another? How can we combat climate change and why are we, as cities, one of the most important actors in this area?

Prague Summit of Cities

Basic information

The Prague Summit of Cities is held on the occasion of the Czech Presidency of the EU Council with the participation of dozens of Mayors and other representatives of European and world metropolises. They will focus on the subject of Ukraine's post-war reconstruction and will also offer a common platform for discussion on the development of our cities.

The two-day event is further divided into two parts: the Pact of Free Cities Summit on Monday, Sept 26, and the 11th Direct Dialogue between EU Capitals Mayors and the European Commission on Tuesday, Sept 27.

Pact of Free Cities Summit: The annual meeting of the Pact of Free Cities will discuss practical assistance to war-affected Ukraine and aid to Ukrainian refugees. The organisation's activities over the past year will be reflected upon and the event will conclude with a ceremony to welcome new member cities (including, for example, Kyiv).

11th Direct Dialogue between EU Capitals Mayors and the European Commission: The key topic will be affordable housing and green urban restoration. However, the current situation in Ukraine and practical assistance to both Ukraine and cities affected by the refugee crisis will also be reflected in the dialogues. Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission, will speak at the event. The event is supported by Eurocities.

Our Venue


Prague, Czech Republic


26.09. - 27.09.2022

The Mayor’s Residence: Mariánské náměstí 1/98, 110 00 Praha 1 – Staré Město

Center for Architecture and Metropolitan Planning (CAMP): Vyšehradská 51, 128 00 Praha 2 – Nové Město



Zdeněk Hřib

Mayor of Prague

Matúš Vallo

Mayor of Bratislava

Gergely Karácsony

Mayor of Budapest

Rafał Trzaskowski

Mayor of Warsaw

Vitali Klitschko

Mayor of Kyiv

Philippe Cori

Deputy Regional Director, UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Jan Lipavský

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Anni Sinnemäki

Deputy Mayor for Urban Environment, Helsinky

Frans Timmermans

Vice-President of the European Commission

Anna König Jerlmyr

Mayor of Stockholm

Monika Chabior

Deputy Mayor for Social Development and Equal Treatment, Gdansk

Ans Persoons

Deputy Mayor, Brussels

Peter Feldmann

Mayor of Frankfurt

Peter Tschentscher

Mayor of Hamburg

Ralph Seiffert

Head of Department for Education, Culture, Sports and Social Affairs, Neu-Ulm

Arnaud Ngatcha

Deputy Mayor of Paris

Jānis Lange

City Executive Director, Riga

Erion Veliaj

Mayor of Tirana

Gunter Czicsch

Mayor of Ulm

Ernst Woller

President of the State Parliament, Vienna

Remigijus Šimašius

Mayor of Vilnius

Sabine Gimbrére

Director of the International Office, Amsterdam

Kostas Bakoyannis

Mayor of Athens

Franziska Giffey

Mayor of Berlin

Gerry Woop

Secretary of State for Europe, Berlin

Constantinos Yiorkadjis

Mayor of Nicosia

Yordanka Fandakova

Mayor of Sofia

Laia Bonet

Deputy Mayor of Barcelona

Erin Bromaghin

Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles

Oleksandr Syenkevych

Mayor of Mykolaiv

Tjaša Ficko

Deputy Mayor, Ljubljana

Tanel Kiik

Deputy Mayor, Tallinn

Seb Dance

Deputy Mayor, London