WEBINAR: Equally Yours - Towards Equal Cities Through SDGs

26.5.2021 14:00

Microsoft Teams / Zoom

Spring greetings from the City of Tampere!

You are warmly welcome to join our international webinar “Equally Yours – Towards Equal Cities Through SDGs” on May 26th. 

Equality is among priority themes of City of Tampere’s international activities. It is also a main theme in Tampere’s bid to become the European Capital of Culture in 2026.

In this webinar, we invite you to learn about the UN Sustainable Development Goals, SDG’s 5 (gender equality) and 10 (reducing inequalities) in particular, and their implementation into city strategies. We will also take a closer look at different perspectives on equality: How can we perceive equality as individuals? What is equality in the context of global partnerships?

Webinar takes place on Wednesday 26th of May, 14:00-16:15 (EET). The language of the event is English. Event is hosted by Katja Pantzar.

Participation link as follows:



14:00 Opening of the event. Why is this important for us? – Reija Linnamaa, Strategy Director, City of Tampere

14:05 UN Sustainable Developmnent Goals & Agenda 2030 – Lotta Tähtinen, Chief, Outreach and Partnerships Branch, Division for Sustainable Development Goals, UN-DESA

14:10 UN Sustainable Development Goals at local level – Kristian Mjøen, Executive Director, Center of Excellence on SDG’s City Transitions, Norway

14:25 Integration of SDGs into local city strategies and programmes – Ville Taajamaa, Project Manager, City of Espoo, Finland

14:45 Keynote speech: Discussing equality – perspectives of a privileged man – Robert Franken, Digital & Diversity Activist, Germany

15:35 City of Gender Equality – Annika Dalén, Gender Equality Officer, City of Umeå, Sweden

15:45 Reducing inequalities through SDG 10 – Ramon Canal Oliveras, Director of the Office for the Agenda 2030, City of Barcelona, Spain

16:00 Promoting the SDGs and fighting inequalities through the EU’s international partnerships – Jutta Urpilainen, EU Commissioner, International Partnerships (video)

16:10 Introducing IGEP 2021 (International Gender Equality Prize) – Sami Siltanen, Project Coordinator, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland

Please note that the programme may be subject to change.

Event is organized by the team of international affairs, City of Tampere. 

We look very much forward to meeting you at the webinar in May!

Further information:

Minna Merikoski +358 40 841 6917


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Minna Merikoski

+358 40 841 6917