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By invitation only

Joint event for the eight Sino-European projects funded by the joint programming initiative Urban Europe (JPI Urban Europe) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) in the Sino-European programme of the ERA-Net Urban Accessibility and Connectivity (ENUAC).

The joint event offers the project partners an opportunity to meet each other for knowledge sharing, strategic discussions and exchanges on impact, and learning from the projects’ research and experiences so far. Furthermore, information about communication, support activities and requirements for the coming years will be discussed. The event is an opportunity for networking and community building among the eight Sino-European projects funded by JPI Urban Europe and NSFC.

Aims of the joint event:

  • Learn from each other’s experiences, insights and (intermediate) outcomes as well as from the wealth of experiences brought in by all participants;
  • Reflect on the projects’ impact plans;
  • Exchange views on the role of data and data sharing between European and Chinese researchers and institutes;
  • Exchange views on and find pragmatic options to strengthen the projects’ approach to other identified cross-cutting topics.


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Day 1 | Wednesday 15 May 2024

09:30 Registration, coffee & tea

10:00 Welcome remarks by NSFC & JPI Urban Europe

10:20 Warm-up & ‘speed dating’

10:45 Presentations from projects (I) – on ‘Sustainable Urban Logistics‘

Q&A (10 minutes)

11:45 Group photo

12:00 Lunch & poster viewing

13:15 Presentation from projects (II) – on ‘Strengthening Climate-neutral Mobility‘

Q&A (10 minutes)

14:15 Monitoring, evaluation & learning, Projects Contact Point

14:45 Break

15:00 ‘Marketplace’ – session for and by Chinese and European postdocs & PhD candidates

Activity to find and map possible connections between the different projects

Projects on ‘Sustainable Urban Logistics‘
Projects on ‘Strengthening Climate-neutral Mobility‘

17:00 Wrap-up and key take-aways first day

18:30 Networking dinner


Day 2 | Thursday 16 May 2024

08:30 Internal meetings per project

11:00 Break

11:15 Discussion in mixed breakout groups on cross-project collaborations & joint activities

12:00 Lunch & poster viewing

13:15 Dissemination & communication strategy

13:45 Discussions on impact (I)

14:30 Break

14:45 Discussions on impact (II)

Panel discussion

15:15 Stakeholder engagement & needs of urban public authorities

Panel discussion

Hybrid session

16:00 Other things projects would like to raise (open session)

16:30 Final remarks and end of the joint event

18:30 Networking dinner


Day 3 | Friday morning 17 May 2024

Site visit(s) in Hangzhou

Farewell lunch buffet


15 May
17 May
Event Category:


Hangzhou, China




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