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ERA-NET Urban Accessibility and Connectivity Joint Meeting & 15-minutes city Agora Strategic Dialogue

15 May 2023 - 16 May 2023

By invitation only

Time: 15 – 16 May 2023 (Agora Strategic dialogue 17 May)
Place: Bucharest (Commons Unirii) and online (zoom-platform)

Registration closed.
If you are interested to attend the event, please 
email us and we will look in to the possibilities. Note that this event is by invitation only.

The Joint ERA-NET Urban Accessibility and Connectivity (ENUAC) hybrid event is taking place in Bucharest and online between 15-16 May, combining a midterm-event for the first ENUAC projects that started in 2021 with the kick-off events for projects funded in the additional calls and starting in 2023. In total, this event will gather 27 projects. Back-to-back with this event we will organise a Strategic Agora Dialogue on the 15-minutes city topics on 17 May, click here for more information.

The purpose of this combined event is to provide an opportunity for projects funded in the three ENUAC calls to meet for knowledge sharing and community building. For the duration of a call, projects are expected to participate in three events, a kick-off, a midterm and a final event.

The meeting provides an opportunity for the project partners to meet and to share knowledge, introduce their project, engage in strategic discussions and networking. We expect 2-3 partners from each project to join the meeting.

The purpose of the joint event is to provide:

  • A forum for exchange for all projects within the ENUAC calls
  • Strategic discussions and exchange on impact assessment (mid-term)
  • Information about ENUAC communication and support activities and requirements for the coming years
  • A workshop with the team of the ACUTE, ENUAC Knowledge Hub
  • Reporting on your projects’ research so far (mid-term)
  • Foster consortia spirit and a sense of community
  • Networking

Target groups:
Partners from ENUAC funded projects, representatives from JPI Urban Europe funding agencies and experts from ENUAC JPI Urban Europe long term cooperation partners.

Please note, we expect 2-3 representatives from each project to participate in the meeting.


Practical information – travel pack

For information about the meeting venue, travel and accomodation, please download the document Practical Info ENUAC Bucharest May 2023.


The program will be subject for change, a detailed program will be available in coming weeks.

Time in EEST (CEST + 1hr)

Day 1 | Monday, 15 May 2023 | Setting the scene & Policy-related session (hybrid)

14.00 – 14.10 Welcome and warm-up for all participants
14.20 – 14.35 ENUAC’s Journey: vision & reached goals – Pascal Bain, ENUAC Coordinator, Head of Scientific Department “Physical Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry, Energy“, ANR
14.35 – 15.00 ENUAC embedded in the JPI Urban Europe and DUT 15min city priorities – Margit Noll, CEO Driving Urban Transitions Partnership, JPI Urban Europe
15.00 – 15.45 Break
15.45 – 17.00 ENUAC cities challenges in achieving the Cities Mission and the Global Urban Mission (panel)
17.00 – 17.45 How ENUAC solutions answer to the radical changes of the urban landscape (panel)
17.45 Wrap-up
19.00 Networking session and joint dinner – Linea/Closer to the Moon, Calea Victoriei 17, Bucharest, Romania

Day 2 | Tuesday, 16 May 2023 | Focus on the Projects (on site & hybrid) Meetings are taking place in parallel for each ENUAC initiative.

10.00 – 16.45 Parallel sessions (breaks included)
Kick-off event projects in ENUAC Sino-European call (Hybrid)
Kick-off event projects in ENUAC Innovation Action (on site)
ENUAC co-funded call projects Meeting (Hybrid)
13.30 Joint lunch break
14.30 Thematic Exchanges (world café)
16.00 Outcomes of the thematic exchanges and open discussion
16.30 Break
16.45 Joint Sessions (all projects): ENUAC outcomes and impact session (intro), Johannes Bockstefl, FFG
17.05 Interactive Workshop in plenary with all projects’ participants on site and online on impact
18.45 Wrap-up
19.00 Joint networking dinner with Agora participants – Commons Unirii – https://www.commons.work/unirii – Strada Halelor 5

Day 3 | Wednesday, 17 May 2023 | ‘15minC’ Agora Strategic Dialogue (on site) 

10.00  On site visit (please find more information below)
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch Break
13.00 – 16.00 Agora Strategic dialogue with participants representing the broad 15-minutes city community with researchers and stakeholders from municipalities, business, civil society and European policy makers. Participants from ENUAC projects are welcome to join.

Click here for more information about the Agora Strategic Dialogue

Additional activities

On site visit

Proiectul Liniei – Largest linear park in Romania taking shape in Bucharest’s District 6
Part of the Integrated urban development program of District 6 Bucharest 2021 -2030 for connectivity and mobility

  • Project for the revitalization of Liniei street and Lujerului pedestrian passage

Bucharest’s District 6 is to have the largest linear park in Romania. Planned for the Militari neighbourhood, the new 4.2 km park has already started taking shape, with the first phase estimated to be completed this spring. Street, green pedestrian promenade, dedicated to alternative transport and commercial life, with above-ground passages, playgrounds, landscaping and facilities for outdoor sports activities for the whole family, places where children, parents and grandparents enjoy an active lifestyle.

According to the District 6 City Hall, the new Liniei Park will stretch over the former railway line on Liniei Street, abandoned for 20 years, which served several factories, and the adjacent land, over a width of 400 meters. It will have bike paths, basketball courts, a skatepark, a children’s playground, a dog area, a dry-deck fountain, hammocks, and beanbag chairs.

Romanian Design Week

The 11th edition of Romanian Design Week (RDW) 2023 will take place between 12-28 May at Amzei Market, Bucharest. Guided tours of the main exhibitions can be provided upon request for ENUAC participants.

During the past 10 years, Romanian Design Week has become the most complex event dedicated to the creative-cultural industries in Romania. The 2023 edition aims to identify and analyze the processes that generate innovation and give birth to truly remarkable projects. The main goal is to create the contexts and pretexts necessary to encourage and promote creative projects, revolving around concerns related to creative communities and their role in the development of cities, with a focus on multidisciplinary, collaboration and dialogue.

Click here for more information about the Romanian Design Week.


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