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URBAN EU-CHINA Foresight Workshop

Event Date: 
16 September 2019
Brussels, Belgium


On Monday, 16 September 2019, 11.00 – 16.00, in Brussels

Venue: NTNU Brussels Office, Rue Guimard 9, 1040 Brussels

Organized by NTNU and ISINNOVA

The URBAN-EU-CHINA Innovation Platform on Sustainable Urbanisation invites you to join the EU-China Foresight Workshop on Sustainable Urbanisation.

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This workshop is the fifth in a series of Foresight Workshops organized by UEC, for urban stakeholders to discuss urban trends, challenges and visions and identify what EU and China could achieve by cooperating on sustainable urbanization. For the fifth Foresight Workshop, we are particularly aiming to discuss EU-China cooperation with staff of the various DGs and cabinets of the European Commission, as well as members of our cooperation networks, the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP SCC) and Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe (JPI UE).

During the 16 September Foresight Workshop, the URBAN-EUCHINA report on EU-China R&I Agenda for 2019-2027 will serve to frame the discussion and will include the workshop’s relevant results. Building upon the results of the BOHEMIA study, the workshop participants will discuss time of realization of expected urban social, economic, technological, environmental changes and identify those more relevant for future EU-China R&I cooperation.

The workshop will engage the participants in creative and inspirational conversation leading to wiser and more collectively informed proposals. The participants will work in small, interactive groups where each of them will be asked to speak out and share their knowledge with the others.

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10.00 - 11.00 Doors are open, coffee and mingling
11:00 - 11:15 Welcome and Tour de Table
11.00 - 11.30 Setting-the-Scene: EU-China R&I Agenda for 2019-2027 by Annemie Wyckmans (NTNU)
11.30 - 11.45 Urban foresight: aims and methods by G.Giuffre (ISINNOVA)
11.45 - 13.00 Interactive session - working groups
Round 1: imagining objectives and features of a smart and climate neutral city (30’)
Round 2: R&I priorities to reach the proposed vision (45’)
13.00 - 13.45 Lunch
13.45 - 15:00 Interactive session - four working groups
Round 3: Selecting main objectives and priorities for the EU-China Partnership on Sustainable Urbanisation in short, medium and long term (45’).
15.00 - 15.45 Presentation of the results and questions and answers
One rapporteur per table - Plenary session
15.45 - 16.00 Concluding remarks and next steps by Annemie Wyckmans (NTNU)

(Coffee/water/snacks will be served throughout the day)