The Governing Board (GB) is the ultimate decision-making authority of JPI Urban Europe and is responsible for the overall strategic orientation. All JPI Urban Europe members have a seat on the GB and are required to bring decision-making authority for their country. The European Commission participates on a permanent basis as an observer.
Membership of JPI Urban Europe is open to all EU Member States and Associated States of the EU Framework Programme. Other countries may contribute to JPI Urban Europe activities on an individual basis. Currently, JPI Urban Europe has 14 members: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
To assess cooperation opportunities and benefits prior to a full membership, countries can apply as observers. Observers can participate in all joint actions and have access to the various working groups but have no voting rights in the Governing Board.
Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Turkey are observers. More countries are involved in specific JPI Urban Europe activities.
Vinnova- Swedish Government Agency for Research and Development (SE)
Inger Gustafsson – Chair
National contact point: Maria Johansson, Vinnova, firstname.lastname@example.org
BMVIT – Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Michael Paula – Vice Chair
National contact point: Hans-Günther Schwarz, BMVIT, email@example.com
MIUR – Ministry of Education, Universities and Research
Paola Clerici Maestosi – Vice Chair
Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
Henk Snoeken – Vice Chair
The Research Council of Norway
Mari Solerød – Vice Chair
VITO – Flemish Institute for Technological Research
Yves De Weerdt
Research Promotion Foundation for Cyprus
Danish Agency for Research and Innovation
Birte Holst Jørgensen
TEKES – Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation
Federal Ministry of Education and Research
National Contact Person: Evelyn Echeverria, Juelich, firstname.lastname@example.org
National Contact Person: Uldis Berkis, VIAA, email@example.com
NWO – Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
Marcus van Leeuwen
IFSTTAR – French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Devolpment and Networks
Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation
Anne Beate Tangen
ARRS – Slovenian Research Agency
National Contact Person: Tina Vuga, ARRS, firstname.lastname@example.org
ESRC – The Economic and Social Research Council of the United Kingdom