JPI Urban Europe Policy Conference 2020 – 12 november 2020

The Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe (JPI Urban Europe) is holding its policy conference entitled ‘Stepping up the Game – Driving Urban Transitions‘. It will take place online on 12 November from 9:00 to 16:00 UK time.

The event will focus on how to make global sustainability strategies into local action and will debate the following questions:

  • How does sustainable urban development contribute to international policies?
  • What are the next steps to ensure capacity-building and mobilisation of Research and Innovation in cities?
  • How do we best enhance and support replication, mainstreaming and scaling up?

The agenda and registration are available online

The day is composed of plenary sessions with interviews and key note presentations from speakers representing the European Commission, the Mission Board for Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities, JPI Urban Europe Governing Board,  multiple city councils and national ministries. Stakeholders’ debate will take place in discussion panels and breakout sessions.

Besides, several ENSUF call projects funded by the JPI Urban Europe will exhibit their results, presenting policy recommendations from their recent final event.


As part of the Horizon Europe strategic planning process, JPI Urban Europe is working with the European Commission on a longer-term partnership called ‘Driving Urban Transitions to a Sustainable Future’. The latest version of the DUT partnership proposal was published in June 2020. A report from a recent online consultation is now also available.

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