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September 2018

10 Years Joint Programming

20 September
Wolke 21, Leonard-Bernstein-Straße 10,
Vienna, 1220 Austria
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Achievements and the Way Forward This year the Joint Programming Process (JPP) celebrates 10 years and as part of the development of the next EU Framework Programme (Horizon Europe), the role of the 10 joint programme initiatives (JPIs) is under discussion. Based on the experiences of the JPIs and their recently presented long-term visions and strategies, a conference is organised by JPI Urban Europe and the Austrian Research Promotion Agency – FFG in cooperation with all JPIs and on behalf of…

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October 2018

Urban Transitions Pathways Symposium 2018

3 October - 4 October
Villa Lanna, Prague Prague, + Google Map

The symposium aims to capture the complexities and relational ramifications in a ‘dilemma-driven’ approach to the urban societal challenge of sustainable and liveable cities and urban areas (yet in an accessible format): how do we ask the questions? What types of urban R&I are relevant to tackle the challenge? If possible, indications of ways or ‘requirons’ needed to steer towards synergies: what kinds of re-thought understandings of how the urban works would it require? What kinds of ‘impossibilibilites’ present obstacles…

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7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference Society. Health. Welfare

10 October - 12 October

Rīga Stradins University is proud to announce that the 7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference SOCIETY HEALTH WELFARE 2018 will be held on 10th-12th October, 2018 in Riga. The conference is dedicated to urban and rural studies from different perspectives under the title “Contemporary Social Dynamics and Welfare: Urban and Rural Development Perspectives.” “Society. Health. Welfare” has become a recognised International Conference which brings together researchers and specialists of various fields: sociology, public relations and communication, health and rehabilitation, pedagogy and…

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Cities as Platforms: Joint Value Creation in Post-2020 EU

10 October - 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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JPI Urban Europe participates at a session organised by 6Aika on Cities as Platforms at the European Week of Regions and Cities. 6Aika, the Six City Strategy 2014–2020 – Open and Smart Services, is a strategy for sustainable urban development. It is a joint strategy of six largest cities in Finland: Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Turku and Oulu. Together, we tackle the challenges of urbanisation and evolve towards ever smarter and inherently human-centric cities. See the programme and register here. …

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Workshop: Co-creating the JPI Urban Europe’s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda

11 October - 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Vinnova Brussels Office, Rue de Luxembourg 3
Brussels, 1000
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JPI Urban Europe currently updates its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) to prepare for the next implementation phase 2020–2026 of the programme. One of the guiding principles of the JPI Urban Europe programme is a strong stakeholder involvement in order to enhance policy, business and societal impact of our activities and investments. Thus, JPI Urban Europe seeks to ensure this involvement also in the process to shape strategies, to align research and innovation priorities with those of urban practitioners…

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Workshop: Joining forces! Science-policy integration for urban development in post-2020

11 October - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Building SQUARE – Brussels Convention Centre, Room Hall 100, Rue Mont des Arts
Brussels, Belgium
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With this workshop, the Joint Research Centre in collaboration with JPI Urban Europe and the European Commission aims to collect possible solutions and develop fresh perspectives for the post-2020 urban integrated approach. The EU approach towards sustainable urban development promotes better knowledge for better policy. In addition, novel frameworks in EU R&I policy have been put in place towards more sustainable, resilient and liveable urban developments. However, there are many implementation issues on how to foster the science-policy nexus for…

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November 2018

6th Informed Cities Forum: Opening up the smart city

7 November - 8 November

Open governance, data and people - 6th Informed Cities Forum The Informed Cities initiative - making research work for local sustainability - is a European initiative driven by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability which aims to bridge the gap between research, policy-making and action in sustainable development, at and for the local level. Drawing on various research projects, the Informed Cities initiative is a meeting place for dreamers, thinkers and doers who want to co-create the future of European…

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Finep-JPI Urban Europe Joint Workshop: Research and Innovation for Urban Transitions in Brazilian cities

7 November - 8 November
Rio de Janeiro Brazil + Google Map

Over the last months, Finep and JPI Urban Europe have been exchanging and discussing opportunities for collaboration. Joining forces amplifies the efforts of supporting the transitions towards sustainable and livable urban futures with research and innovation: JPI Urban Europe aims to be the European platform to create, combine, discuss and make available knowledge and robust evidence for sustainable urbanization. While Finep, an organisation of the Brazilian federal government is one of the main funders of research and technology in the…

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Meeting of the Urban Europe Reseach Alliance (UERA)

8 November - 2:30 pm - 9 November - 3:30 pm
AIT Austrian Institute for Technology, Giefinggasse 4
Vienna, 1210 Austria
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From 7 to 8 November 2018, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability and partners such as SMARTICIPATE project organise the Informed Cities Conference. The Urban Europe Research Alliance (UERA) organises back-to-back with the Informed Cities Conference a lunch-to-lunch meeting on 8 to 9 November 2018 at the premises of AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, with the aim of facilitating exchange of experiences between Informed Cities attendants, in particular city representatives, and UERA members. In addition, the UERA meeting  seeks to prepare…

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Smart City 360° Summit 2018

21 November - 23 November
Vila Flor Cultural Centre, Avenida D. Afonso Henriques, 701
Guimarães, 4810-431 Portugal
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The 4th annual Smart City 360˚ Summit is taking place in Portugal and is an event featuring a full 360° perspective on Smart Cities, bringing researchers, industry representatives, as well as up-and-coming innovators under one roof to share insights, experiences, and to connect and collaborate. The summit promotes multidisciplinary scientific and industry collaboration to solve complex societal, technological and economic problems. As such, the main goals are to promote quality of life, work conditions, mobility and sustainability. With the urbanization…

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Funding Agencies Working Group Meeting

21 November - 22 November
The Hague Netherlands + Google Map
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Workshop: Urban Conflict and Convergence in the Anthropocene @WFUF2018

28 November - 11:30 am - 5:30 pm

JPI Urban Europe and Urban Europe Research Alliance (UERA) organise back-to-back with the first day of the World Forum of Urban Forest (WFUF) the full day workshop Urban Conflict and Convergence in the Anthropocene on 28th November 2018, at the premises of Politecnico di Milano in Mantua (IT). This opportunity of exchange will bring together experts from research, the private sector, the national Funding Agencies, international organizations and local governments to stimulate new thinking. We will as well offer insights…

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Conference: Connecting Sustainable Cities Programme

29 November
Mariënhof Amersfoort, Kleine Haag 2
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N.B. The main language at the conference will be Dutch. English-speaking visitors are of course welcome and efforts to work around the language barrier will be made if possible. Everywhere in the Netherlands, urban regions get started with transition and transformation motivated by challenges at the interface between space, living, accessibility, economy and governance. That requires good knowledge. This knowledge comes about in research projects of VerDuS SURF in which scientists work together with policy makers from different authorities and other professionals…

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December 2018

EUKN Conference on Energy Transition

6 December - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
COMM – Museum for Communication, Zeestraat 82
The Hague, Netherlands
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The Dutch Climate Agreement as well as the latest EU targets aim to reduce CO2 emissions profoundly in the years and decades to come. Making the built environment more sustainable can contribute a great deal. In the Netherlands, the drastic decision to stop natural gas extraction by 2030 means that 7.8 million homes and 1.1 million office buildings must be made sustainable and natural gas-free. While the Dutch case is unique in some aspects, other countries face similar challenges regarding the transformation of residential and other…

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Urban Lunch Talks #1 Inclusive Public Spaces for Urban Liveability

7 December - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

What is the value of using a dilemma-driven approach to issues of urban public space? What are the takeaways for practitioners and policymakers? Is public space at risk- and does it even matter? In the first episode of JPI Urban Europe’s new webinar series Urban Lunch Talks, we will explore the urban dilemma of creating and using inclusive public space. Join the conversation! Public space has a long tradition in European urbanism. It comes with a typical intersection between design and integration of various…

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