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Freedom and responsibility, free enterprise, inclusiveness, and trust were central concepts set out in mayor’s outcome document and central characteristics of what makes a city liberal. Bart Somers, Mayor of Mechelen (Belgium) and President of ALDE Council of the Regions said: “Mayors can be on the front line fighting populism and giving new answers out of a liberal ideology.” Adriana Krnáčová, Mayor of Prague (Czech Republic), praised the meeting adding: “This is important… how to promote this idea in the European Union and especially cities.”
The Liberal Mayors Summit and Network was created in 2015, responding to a growing demand to hear the voices of liberal mayors on matters of European relevance. The final document outlining what makes a city liberal can be accessed via the ALDE Party website, here.