Relationship with JPI Urban Europe
The Urban Europe Research Alliance (UERA) is an initiative of JPI Urban Europe. This means we mainly contribute to the JPI Urban Europe Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) implementation. In this way, we participate to JPI UE’s Symposia, to the definitions of JPI Urban Europe’s calls and their priorities. We even facilitate the bringing together of research partners for new project proposals, which is one of Urban Europe’s key aims. As the SRIA is designed as a living and progressive concept, UERA participates to the identification of new trends and to the exploration of new directions and issues.
Achieving UERA’s ambitions
We aim to strengthen, expand and optimise the European Development of new urban research and innovation capabilities. To achieve these ambitions a few goals need to be pursued. Firstly, we must create a shared vision on European urban research. Secondly, we must create common projects by pooling resources and integrating activities which will help up avoid fragmentation and optimise resources. Thirdly, we aim to share world-class national facilities such as data bases, observatories, and living labs. Not only will we pursue these goals but we shall also organise workshops and conferences, set up a coordinated exchange programme, and promote training.
All of this will allow our members to gather, share, and disseminate their results. If we pursue these ambitions with full force, UERA could become a key player in dialogue at both the European and International level shaping and influencing policy processes.