With "Future Urban Research in Europe" (FUTURE) the training need of urban researchers will be addressed with regard to the urban level of European integration. The issues of ethnic diversity, cultural regeneration strategies, urban management and the electronic media and urban development will be addressed in a series of altogether eight events, out of which each time two will be interconnected in a coherent way. In a cooperation of four excellent research centres for urban studies, the project develops a network of young and experienced researchers to formulate answers to future challenges for the European cities.
"FUTURE" proposes an innovative training offer with a dualistic structure of training. A workshop providing young researchers with basic research skills will be followed three or four month later by an international conference that allows presenting the research under the auspices of a broad international scientific audience. FUTURE will deliver a pedagogical structure that will improve the European Communities scientific basis of know-ledge on urban research questions by establishing a network composed of young researchers, the established scientific community, local actors and the European urban policies. Between the workshop and the conference, an online-orientation will ensure further training opportunities.
It is the overall objective of "FUTURE" to train young researchers and thereby to improve the Communities know-ledge basis for the future of the socially, economically, environmentally and culturally sustainable and competitive European city. To achieve this aim, an intensive exchange of existing urban studies and mobility of the researchers working on urban changes, is most necessary. The project will make use of the results of already finished research projects and design new consortia and networks for designing research projects with regard to the objectives of the European Commission.
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