JPI-illu-algemeenJPI Urban Europe is delighted to announce its upcoming conference “Transition towards sustainable and liveable urban futures” and the launching of the JPI Urban Europe Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda. The event, jointly organized with European institutions, will take place in Brussels on Tuesday the 29th and Wednesday the 30th September 2015.

SRIA: research and innovation towards tangible solutions

The Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) Urban Europe has developed a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) with the ambition to set a scene for and ensure its contribution to a new urban research and innovation paradigm. The SRIA tackles the complexity of urbanisation by bridging the innovation space from strategic research to implementation. It promotes new ways to facilitate urban transition towards sustainable, resilient and liveable urban areas.

Broad spectrum of participants

At the event the SRIA will be presented to a wide audience of urban stakeholders in order to raise commitment of the relevant stakeholders in policy, research and innovation communities and to prepare the first steps towards the implementation of the SRIA. A multitude of European Union representatives and delegates from all JPI Urban Europe member states will be present. This broad spectrum of participants makes this conference of interest for: policy-makers; mayors; city administration; urban practitioners; urban experts and research; representatives from Member States; Brussels-based urban networks and European institutions. By bringing together this tailored group of urban stakeholders, the event ensures added value and facilitates qualitative networking opportunities.

Two day conference with a great variety offering three events

The two day event starts on Tuesday the 29thSeptember with a high level event with European institutions at the premises of the European Parliament. It continues on Wednesday the 30th September at the premises of the Committee of the Regions with a full day of panel discussions and workshops targeting a broad spectrum of urban stakeholders. In the evening of the 29th an informal networking event is hosted at the Norway House.

Connecting the Actors – Transition towards sustainable and liveable urban futures

European Parliament
Tuesday afternoon

Presenting the JPI Urban Europe Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda(SRIA) and discussing its research and innovation approach. Mayors and vice-majors from cities across Europe share their experiences of transitioning their cities. A panel with representatives from European Institutions elaborates on the key messages from the cities.

Celebrating and sharing the urban achievements

Norway House
Tuesday evening

Networking event with food, drinks and entertainment.

Committing to joint urban programming and actions

Committee of the Regions
Wednesday

A full day of interaction starting with a presentation of the SRIA with a focus on the first steps towards the implementation and the road-map forward. A panel of cities networking organizations, business and civil society explores possibilities of future joint activities. City stakeholders, researchers and policy-makers are invited for thematic workshops and in-depth discussions.

The conference is free of charge.We offer the possibility to register for the whole conference or separately for each event.

For a provisional programme click here
For registration click here