In January 2019, Faro Municipal Council challenged 8 cities in Europe that hold rooftop festivals, or which have public policies with a specific focus on these spaces, to come together for the first time. Amsterdam and Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Nicosia (Cyprus), Milan (Italy), Prague (Czech Republic), Antwerp (Belgium), Linz (Austria) and Barcelona (Spain) answered the call and, for the first time ever, festival organisers, mayors and social and environmental activists came together to consider the highest points of their cities. And a set of future intentions were drawn up as a result:
To deepen mutual knowledge of each city’s circumstances, exchanging experiences and encouraging visits by cultural and environmental agents, urban planners, architects and political leaders;
To encourage other cities to create initiatives that promote and publicise rooftops;
To work with other European networks to create the links necessary to pursue the objectives sought by this network.