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JPI Urban Europe Conference: Cities day

May 30

Stakeholder seminar and brokerage event
– Making cities work

Public authorities as transformation agents
How can public authorities act as transformation agents, catalysing change by cooperating with researchers, business and social innovators? How can cities apply knowledge gained in testbeds and innovation projects in their own organisations and the city at large? The seminar will showcase learning examples from European cities and invite participants to influence implementation of the JPI Urban Europe strategic research and innovation agenda.

Break-out sessions target five topics:
• Public sector as a transformation agent
• Cities as urban data laboratories
• Enhancing impact and scaling up solutions
• Social innovation and social entrepreneurship in the circular economy
• Sustainable accessibility

Target groups: Urban policy makers and practitioners from public and private
sector on city level, researchers.

Brokerage event
City representatives, business actors, researchers and NGO’s are invited to
discuss major European city challenges and how to solve them. Help influence
the call for Innovation Projects that JPI Urban Europe will launch in November
2017: Joint Innovation Action Making cities work supporting research-based
innovation solutions in cities. Read more and registration

Registration opens March 29 and closes May 15.
Detailed information about the events including detailed programs for all days will be available on the JPI Urban Europe website end of March. Read more about JPI Urban Europe Policy day on May 29

Invitation and programme (PDF)
Invitation and Programme JPI Urban Europe Conference May 2017

Event contact person
Magnus Brink, Information officer, JPI Urban Europe

Registration JPI Urban Europe Conference 29 to 30 of May 2017

  • Please submit your ID card or passport number for entrance to the European Committee of the Regions.
  • Nationality stated in passport/ID card
  • Please choose one session to attend
  • Please choose one session to attend
  • food, allergies, assistance, please state below


May 30
Event Category:


Brussels, Belgium

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