The Pioneers Sessions will be a mix of workshops, seminars, site visits and informal, off-the-record conversation. Following each conference, there will be a public celebration in both cities to engage a wider and diverse audience of all ages in thinking about the frontiers of active citizenship. Beyond the sessions in Amsterdam and New York City, Pioneers will continue their dialogue through a virtual network and participate in drafting a manifesto, a vision statement for their two cities, based upon insights drawn from their experiences during the sessions. This approach will guarantee a wider and sustained impact of the meetings beyond the individual participants. All expenses related to participation in the two Pioneers Sessions will be covered, including all expenses related to transatlantic travel to Amsterdam or New York City.