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).
Source: JPI Urban Europe