The presentation of the first annual meeting of the Organic Cities Network Europe was held in Florence on 6 and 7 December at the Palazzo Vecchio in Firenze. The presentation was attended by the Deputy Mayor and Education Officer Cristina Giachi, Aurélie Solans (City of Paris), Bernhard Kromp (City of Vienna) and Claudio Serafini (Director of Organic Cities Network Europe).

On 6 and 7 December, the hosts of the event, the Municipality of Florence and Organic Florence, welcomed the administrators of global cities, such as Paris and Vienna, of the territories, Parrenzo in Croatia, and medium-sized cities such as Tartu in Estonia and Växjö in Sweden, aomg with the mayors of small villages such as Correns, in France, or Seeham in Austria, to the first annual meeting of Organic Cities Network Europe in Florence. The illustrious guests were complemented by representatives from the German Biostädte network (Hamburg, Munich, Lauf, Nuremberg and 10 other cities) and Organic Cities.

The Organic Cities Network Europe was officially founded in Paris City Hall on 8 January 2018. The network includes global cities such as Paris and Vienna, medium-sized cities such as the Swedish city of Växjö. Among the founding members is Nuremberg, a symbolic city for the organic sector because it is home to Biofach, the world’s largest and most important organic trade fair, with 2500 exhibitors and 50,000 trade visitors.