We look back at an intensive and productive Spring with last preparations for the European partnership Driving Urban Transitions (DUT) and the signing of the contract with the European Commission on June 22 an important milestone. DUT, the new programme of JPI Urban Europe within the Horizon Europe framework, will give the long-term conditions to step up the game to tackle urban challenges. The official launch of the DUT partnership is accompanied by the opening of first DUT call in September. In this newsletter you will find heads up information on upcoming DUT activities, reports on latest developments of the three DUT impact pathways and results from projects exploring integrated solutions for food, water and energy in cities.
June came with several opportunities for outreach, policy dialogue and knowledge sharing with European and International communities - at the Urban Future conference in Helsingborg, the French Presidency of the Council of the EU and most recently UN Habitats’ World Urban Forum #11 in Katowice. Training sessions on Urban Living Labs were successfully carried out in online format as well as on site. As we are moving forward to the formal launch of the DUT partnership in September, we will start to make visual changes in our newsletter and website. Stay in the loop and read more about the DUT partnership on our website.