Tuesday 12 February 2019


09.00-10.00 Registration and coffee
Please be in time to go through security.

10.00-11.30 Plenary session 1 - Setting the scene foregrounding the dilemmas
The first morning session sets the scene and invites cities to share their experiences of dilemmas in policy and practice and related knowledge needs.
Moderator: Amy Rader Olsson, Programme manager IQS

Welcome addresses from the hosts
European Committee of the Regions (TBC)
European Commission (TBC)
Mari Solerød, Active Chair of JPI Urban Europe Governing Board

Case presentations from cities
Tove Mette Bjørkmo, Mayor, Municipality of Sortland, Norway
Nicolaie Moldovan, City Manager, City of Alba Iulia, Romania
Beate Ginzel, Head of unit Department of Urban Renewal and Housing Promotion, City of Leipzig, Germany
João Dinis, Coordinator of the Department for Climate Change, City of Cascais, Portugal

11.30-12.00 Coffee break in the Foyer

12.00-13.00 Plenary session 2 - Future research priorities for the knowledge hub

This session focuses on future research priorities and presents the main parts of the updated Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda. Building upon the city case presentations as well as JPI Urban Europe´s achievements so far and future ambitions described in the SRIA 2.0 a panel with experts discusses research and policy cooperation in practical terms.

Introduction to JPI Urban Europe SRIA 2.0
Margit Noll, Chair of the JPI Urban Europe Management Board

Panel discussion
Sigrun Kabisch, Chair, JPI Urban Europe Scientific Advisory Board
Anna-Lisa Boni, Secretary General, EUROCITIES
Wolfgang Teubner, Regional Director, Europe of ICLEI
Martin de Jong, Professor, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
Daniela Patti, Managing Director, Eutropian
Jamal Shahin, Professor, University of Amsterdam (TBC)

13.00-14.00 Standing lunch in the Atrium

14.00-15.30 Break-out sessions - First steps towards implementation
Five break-out sessions to explore dilemmas in more depth, share experiences and identify specific implementation measures to address the dilemmas in research, policy and practice. One break-out session to present the "Positive Energy Neighbourhoods" initiative that is to be launched in Spring 2019.

• Digital Transitions in Urban Governance
• From Urban Resilience to Robustness
• Sustainable Land-use and Urban Infrastructures
• Inclusive Public Spaces for Urban Liveability
• Positive Energy Neighbourhoods for Sustainable Urban Development

15.30-16.00 Coffee break in the Foyer

16.00-17.00 Plenary session 3 -  Teaming up to accelerate urban transitioning
Session to present results form breakout sessions and discuss the role of JPI Urban Europe in a future landscape of partnerships and within Horizon Europe, the ninth European Research and Innovation framework under preparation.

Reporting back from the break-out sessions led by the Moderator

Information on research and innovation initiatives targeting Cities

Speakers (TBD)

Panel discussion
Kieran McCarthy, member of the European Committee of the Regions
Marek Teplansky, Acting Head of Unit Inclusive Growth, Urban and Territorial Development, European Commission, Directorate-General Regional and Urban Policy
Magda de Carli, Head of unit Sharing Excellence - Country Intelligence
European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
Angelika Poth-Moegele, Executive Director European Affairs of CEMR
Margit Noll, Chair of JPI Urban Europe Management Board

Final words from the Moderator Amy Rader Olsson

17.00-18.30 Networking with snacks and drinks in the Atrium

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