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EU Research and Innovation for Cities of the Future

  • culture
  • economy
  • knowledge society
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European Commission and Urban Intergroup
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An event jointly organized by the URBAN Intergroup of the European Parliament with the European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, on cities. Cities have moved to the centre of the European and Global Sustainability and Climate Agenda. This joint event will show how EU-funded Research and Innovation actions are driving Sustainable Urban Development to address major urban challenges.

The event aims to:

  • Inform Members of the European Parliament, City Leaders, policy makers, academia, private sector, industry and innovation firms on the substantial evidence knowledge base from EU funded Research and Innovation projects/initiatives/actions;
  • Discuss EU R&I emerging findings, challenges and opportunities building on the main highlights of the draft High-Level Expert Group report on “Innovating Cities;
  • Support knowledge transfer towards sustainable urban transition, tapping on the existing EU funding instruments

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), city leaders and policy-makers, innovation providers, representatives of cities networks, pioneers from technology and economics, European Institutions senior representatives and UN agencies are invited to attend the event.

The event is structured around 3 sessions, including inspirational talks, panel discussions.
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EUROCITIES staff contact

Aleksandra Olejnik