This event is jointly organised 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.

​The event is directed towards 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.

The event is structured around 3 sessions, including inspirational talks, panel discussions and representative case studies from Horizon 2020 ongoing demonstration projects.

Please find more information on the event here.

2:30pm - 5:30pm
Event Location: 
  • Room ASP 3E2, European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, 
  • Brussels, 
  • Belgium 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 730052 Topic: SCC-2-2016-2017: Smart Cities and Communities Nature based solutions