Governing Board

The Governing Board (GB) is the ultimate decision-making authority of JPI Urban Europe and is responsible for the overall strategic orientation. All JPI Urban Europe members have a seat on the GB and are required to bring decision-making authority for their country. The European Commission participates on a permanent basis as an observer.

Members
Membership of JPI Urban Europe is open to all EU Member States and Associated States of the EU Framework Programme. Other countries may contribute to JPI Urban Europe activities on an individual basis. Currently, JPI Urban Europe has 14 members: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Observers
To assess cooperation opportunities and benefits prior to a full membership, countries can apply as observers. Observers can participate in all joint actions and have access to the various working groups but have no voting rights in the Governing Board.

Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey and Estonia are observers. More countries are involved in specific JPI Urban Europe activities.

The Governing Board

 

Norway
The Research Council of Norway
Mari Solerød – Chair

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Austria
BMVIT – Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Michael Paula – Vice Chair, Widening

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Italy
MIUR – Ministry of Education, Universities and Research
Paola Clerici Maestosi – Vice Chair, Alignment

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Austria
BMVIT  – Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology
Hans-Günther Schwarz
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Belgium
Innoviris
Beata Bibrowska 
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Cyprus
Research Promotion Foundation for Cyprus
Mathaios Spanos

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Denmark
Danish Agency for Research and Innovation
Birte Holst Jørgensen

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Finland
TEKES – Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation
Ilmari Absetz

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France
IFSTTAR – French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Devolpment and Networks
Antoine Frémont

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Germany
Federal Ministry for Education and Research
Frank Florian
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Latvia
IZM

Kaspars Karolis
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The Netherlands
Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations

Diana van Altena
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Norway
Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation
Anne Beate Tangen

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Slovenia
ARRS – Slovenian Research Agency
Marko Perdih

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National Contact Person: Tina Vuga, ARRS, tina.vuga@arrs.si

 

Sweden
Vinnova (SE)
Maria Johansson

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United Kingdom
Economic and Social Research Council, UK Research and Innovation
Vicki Crossley

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Observers

Poland
NCN – National Science Centre
Joanna Komperda

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Portugal
FCT – Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology
Nuno Moreira
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Romania
UEFISCDI – Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding
Adrian Curaj
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Spain
Ministry of Economy and Competiveness (MINECO)
Severino Falcon
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Turkey
TUBITAK
Serhat Melik
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European Commission
European Commission, DG RTD
Dionysia Lagiou
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Estonia
Ministry of Finance
Reelika Vahopski
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Estonia
Ministry of Culture
Aleksandr Aidarov
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