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Open synthesis webinar: Results and insights from ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures (ENSUF)

22 September 2021 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Welcome to the synthesis webinar for ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures (ENSUF). Learn about ENSUF’s policy connections and results from in-depth interviews with projects about legacy and impact. Enjoy a summary and a preview of the ENSUF synthesis report to launch on the JPI Urban Europe web later in September. Watch the recording on the bottom of this page.

In 2017, fifteen R&I projects were approved in the Smart Urban Futures call, a collaboration between JPI Urban Europe and the European Commission, to address urgent and long-term urban challenges by co-creating ideas and projects. Stakeholders in over 70 cities and 20 countries have since then been involved in the projects and published project results in a variety of forms.

The ENSUF projects have challenged “business as usual” in urban infrastructures and governance. They reflect on “smart urban futures” by means of how learning, narratives, and place development is currently practiced in European cities and where this is taking us, and suggest ways forward by uncovering the added value of their results and integrated approaches. About half of the ENSUF projects have practised methods central to urban living labs, and there are even signs of “Urban Living Labs 2.0” amongst the ENSUF projects. Urban Living Labs 2.0 is an effort in the JPI Urban Europe community to enhance the transformation capacities of urban living labs.

14.00 – 14.30: ENSUF in numbers and contributions to policy objectives- Presentation by Robert Hawlik, AIT Austria
14.30 – 14.50: Co-creation and capacity building by the projects-  Interview with Katarina Larsen, KTH Sweden
14.50 – 15.25: Panel discussion and questions from the audience. In the panel:

  • Jonas Bylund, research and inovation officer, JPI Urban Europe
  • Katarina Larsen, KTH
  • Robert Hawlik, AIT
  • Christian Wilk, Research Programme Administrator, Research Executive Agency, European Commission
  • Merjlijn van Hulst from the ENSUF project Smart Urban Intermediaries
  • Oswald Devisch, from the ENSUF project CAPA.CITY
  • David Bole, from the ENSUF project BRIGHT FUTURE

Presentation slides:

ENSUF Synhtesis Webinar Slides 20210924

ENSUF In Numbers And Policy Connections Hawlik 20210922



Learn more

Project Posters 2017

Results newsletter 2020

Policy recommendations 2020

Project Results Catalogue

Meetings and events in the call:
Kick-off event (2017)

Midterm event (2019)

Final event (2020)


22 September 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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