JPI Urban Europe Policy Conference 2019: Urban Transitioning – A Joint Adventure

On February 12, 2019, the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) Urban Europe presented its updated Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, SRIA 2.0. The agenda will guide the activities and research priorities in the programme until 2026. The launching took place during the policy conference “Urban Transitioning – A Joint Adventure” at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels.

200 participants gathered at the European Committee of the regions on February 12th for the JPI Urban Europe policy conference and the launch of the updated Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA 2.0). Some of the participants stayed in Brussels for four days attending side events taking place back-to-back with the event, organized by JPI Urban Europe but also external partners i.e. UN-Habitat, the Urban Agenda for the EU partnerships.

In her opening statement Mari Solerød, Acting Chair of the JPI Urban Europe Governing Board, emphasized that JPI Urban Europe presents the SRIA in a spirit of urgency and with an aim to align with European and global policy agendas.

The conference was organized in cooperation with the European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions. To support alignment of JPI Urban Europe activities with the Urban Agenda for the EU partnerships, break-out sessions were jointly organized and used to take concrete steps towards future cooperation and to support the implementation of the EU Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Read more about the content and key messages discussed at the conference here. 

Watch the recording of the conference here.

More documentation will be up soon. 


JPI Urban Europe SRIA 2.0
Annexes to JPI Urban Europe SRIA 2.0
JPI Urban Europe SRIA 2.0 Portfolio Review

Programme for the Policy Conference
Press Release


Welcome notes:
Kieran McCarthy, Committee Of The Regions And Cork City Council, Ireland
Mari Solerød, JPI Urban Europe

Case presentations from cities:
Tove Mette Bjorkmø, Municipality Of Sortland
Nicolaie Moldovan, City Of Alba Iulia, Romania
Beate Ginzel, City Of Leipzig, Germany
João Dinis, City Of Cascais, Portugal

Introduction to the JPI Urban Europe SRIA 2.0:
Margit Noll, JPI Urban Europe

Photo Gallery:

Copyright: Michael Chia,, 2019




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