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Joint Mid-term and Kick-off Event for ENUTC and BTC calls followed by Agora Dialogue

8 November 2023 - 2:00 pm - 10 November 2023 - 1:00 pm

November 8–10, participants from both ERA-NET Urban Transformation Capacities (ENUTC) calls, including the Building Transformation Call (BTC), will gather in Delft in The Netherlands for inspiration and mutual exchange, onsite and online. Projects from the co-funded call will meet for their mid-term event, and the projects who are to be selected for the BTC call will see each other for a kick-off. Wednesday afternoon the funding agencies will meet for a Consortium meeting, and there will be a possibility for the projects to meet up separately. Thursday will be dedicated to the joint mid-term and kick-off event, and Friday morning will revolve around a Strategic Agora Dialogue, onsite in The Hague. The days will revolve around the theme of the new call – what art and design mean for urban transformation.




Project partners in the co-funded call will meet for a mid-term gathering, and the projects who are to be selected for the BTC call will meet for kicking off together. Project partners from both calls are jointly invited to participate for inspiration and mutual exchange.

The purpose of the joint event is to:

  • provide a forum for exchange for all projects within the ENUTC calls,
  • have strategic discussions and exchange on impact assessment (mid-term),
  • inform about ENUTC communication, support activities and requirements for the coming years
  • report on your projects’ research so far (mid-term),
  • foster consortia spirit and a sense of community, and
  • networking.

The Strategic Agora dialogue will include in-depth conversations and a wider spectrum of participants.


The event will facilitate exchange and community building among the projects and their project partners, support measures for projects to strengthen communication and impact creation, and inform about formal requirements on monitoring and reporting, and guidelines and support activities. The event will also connect the projects to a wider stakeholder community.

For whom

Project coordinators and project partners are invited to the joint mid-term and kick-off event, as well as the Strategic Agora Dialogue. In order to build a multi-stakeholder community for the ENUTC, project partners from municipalities, business, local communities and research are encouraged to participate in both events.

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


November 8: Funding agencies will meet for a Consortium meeting (agenda is sent out separately). We encourage projects to join us already on the Wednesday for registration which will be open from 1 pm, and we may help out finding a location to host a project meeting. The Consortium meeting (only funding agencies) ends with a mingle activity, and a toast will be given at 5 pm – projects are welcome to mingle.

November 9: The joint mid-term and the kick-off will start on the Thursday, onsite and online as a hybrid event. The day will end with a social activity.

9.00–10.00 Registration
10.00–10.30 Introduction
– Michael Creek, moderator
– Alexandre Torres, online moderator
– Esther van der Wel, NWO
– Marcus van Leeuwen, SIA
– Alberto Pozza, EC
– Kristina Laurell, Formas
– Ann Maudsley, Formas
10.30–12.00 Projects mingle & presentations
12.00–12.45 Lunch
12.45–13.30 Guided tours, Green village
13.30–15.15 Parallel sessions (including fika)
– Urban living labs, Ulrike Stroissnig, FFG
– Public infrastructure for change, Rianne Melik, ILIT
– Inclusive citizen urban transformation, Isabel Ruiz, Coolschools
15.15–16.00 Communication spot: Make social social again
– Sophia Koistinen, Formas
16.00–16.15 Closing remarks and connecting to Driving Urban Transitions
– Kristina Laurell, Formas
Ann Maudsley, Formas
16.15 BTC projects q/a (15–30 minutes)
– Ann Maudsley, Formas
– Elena Simion, UEFISCDI
19.00 Dinner

November 10: The Strategic Agora Dialogue, only onsite, will take place in the morning on the Friday, ending with a lunch together. The purpose is to discuss further what art and design mean for urban transformation, accompanied by exciting projects.

9.00–10.00 Registration
10.00–13.00 Agora dialogue about involving art and design for urban transformation
Dramalabs (Contra)
13.00 Lunch


The joint mid-term and kick-off hybrid event will be located in Delft in The Netherlands at The Green Village, Van den Broekweg 4. The Strategic Agora Dialogue, which will be only onsite, will be arranged in The Hague, Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië 300.


Registration per invitation is closed.

Please, see the information package via e-mail. Instruction for preparations is e-mailed to project coordinators.


8 November 2023 - 2:00 pm
10 November 2023 - 1:00 pm
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