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Urban ERA-NET - coordination of the funding of urban research in Europe

Urban ERA-NET - coordination of the funding of urban research in Europe

Objective

URBAN-NET will: 'structure and coordinate research on urban sustainability in Europe by identifying and addressing trans-national requirements for research and sharing of good practice, in order to support the implementation of the ERA for urban research, as well as other European legislation, policy and strategies relating to sustainable urban development.'
Its objectives are to:
- plan and implement trans-national and trans-regional activities to identify and address shared requirements for research into sustainable urban development
- champion coordinated urban research in Europe through the mutual research programmes and joint planning of associated activities (e.g. workshops)
- coordinate dissemination of existing knowledge, practical experience (e.g. good practice) and applications of research.
The network will:
- exchange information on urban research programmes and identify good practice
- identify and analyse common strategic issues
- plan and develop joint activities between programmes
- implement joint trans-national research funding activities including common calls.
The URBAN-NET will deliver:
- a basis for disseminating the outcomes of existing urban research
- a searchable, web-based database of urban research programmes in Europe
- cross-cultural comparisons of recent urban research
- a structured transnational resource facilitating expert evaluation of research
- one pilot and at least one full joint call for research proposals funded by multiple countries leading to durable trans-national cooperation.
The URBAN-NET will help integrate EU, national and regional research. The financial impact is striking: euro50m. URBAN-NET will address the long-term European agenda for urban research. It will increase the exchange of experience between research programmes, improve scope for comparability, and enhance research capacity.
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Coordinator

SCOTLAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND FORUM FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

Address

Greenside House, 25 Greenside Place
Edinburgh

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

June Graham (Ms)

Participants (15)

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NICIS INSTITUTE

Netherlands

TUEV RHEINALD CONSULTING GMBH

Germany

MINISTERE DE L'ECOLOGIE, DU DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE ET DE L'ENERGIE

France

THE SWEDISH RESEARCH COUNCIL FOR ENVIRONMENT, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND SPATIAL PLANNING

Sweden

MINISTERIE VAN ECONOMISCHE ZAKEN, LANDBOUW EN INNOVATIE

Netherlands

MINISTERIO DE FOMENTO

Spain

AGENCY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND EUROINTEGRATION - ECOREGIONS

Bulgaria

SC IPA SA

Romania

RESEARCH PROMOTION FOUNDATION

Cyprus

BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUR WISSENSCHAFT UND FORSCHUNG (AUSTRIAN FEDERAL MINISTRY FOR SCIENCE AND RESEARCH)

Austria

THE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF TURKEY

Turkey

SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE - ENVIRONMENT AND RURAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT

United Kingdom

UNITED NATIONS HUMAN SETTLEMENTS PROGRAMME

Kenya

FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA

Portugal

UMWELTBUNDESAMT GMBH

Austria

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 31342

  • Start date

    1 August 2006

  • End date

    30 April 2011

Funded under:

FP6-COORDINATION

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 999 102

  • EU contribution

    € 2 999 102

Coordinated by:

SCOTLAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND FORUM FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

United Kingdom