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EXPAND II - Widening participation of countries and stakeholders in JPI Urban Europe through capacity building in urban policy, funding and research

Project description

Aligning Europe with global urban challenges

In an era of global competition for commerce, industry, tourism, labour and investment, Europe’s cities should transition towards a future that maximises sustainability, resilience and liveability. This is the goal of the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) Urban Europe Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda 2.0 (SRIA 2.0) which responds to the urgent need for ambitious, sustained and inter- and trans-disciplinary research. The EXPAND II project will widen the community and build capacities in research, urban policy and society. As such, it will target Widening Countries to launch national dialogues and processes, mobilise national research & innovation (R&I) communities, intensify strategic relationships of urban stakeholders at a transnational level, and assess national programmes and instruments for transnational R&I cooperation.

Objective

EXPAND II intends to support the implementation of the JPI Urban Europe Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda 2.0 (SRIA 2.0) and advance the R&I programme by
(1) supporting JPI Urban Europe’s widening activities towards new countries, stakeholders and partners,
(2) facilitating the transition from SRIA 2015 to SRIA 2.0 in terms of enhancing formats, instruments, strategic partnerships, and programme management, and by
(3) improving availability and accessibility of research results for cities, funders, policy and decision makers.
Since transformations to sustainable and liveable urban futures depend on a broad commitment and co-creation among a diverse set of actors, the identified challenge to be tackled by EXPAND II is widening the community and building capacities in research, policy and society at large. In this sense, the project targets Widening Countries in particular with the aim to establish national dialogues and processes, mobilise national R&I communities dealing with sustainable urban development, intensify strategic relationships of urban stakeholders on transnational level and assess national programmes and instruments for transnational R&I cooperation. The transition arena concept is used as the basic concept for widening participation and capacity building. As the center piece of the transition arena the concept of the JPI Urban Europe Stakeholder Involvement Platform (AGORA) will be applied and advanced. Furthermore, the challenge is tackled by professionalising programme management in JPI Urban Europe in order to make research results more easily accessible for policy and decision makers, provide data and cases to easily follow the progress achieved in JPI Urban Europe and its projects and strengthen the programme as a hub for international cooperation. All these activities are tuned to further expand the programme towards Widening Countries and other interested parties, offer information and platforms to engage for researchers, urban pu

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-WIDESPREAD-2018-02

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK
Net EU contribution
€ 214 656,25
Address
Laan van Nieuw Oost Indie 300
2593 CE Den Haag
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Research Organisations
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Total cost
€ 214 656,25

Participants (16)