Transition towards sustainable and liveable urban futures

29-09-2015 14:30 - 18:00
European Parliament Brussels - Paul Henri Spaak (PHS) 3C050
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Draft Programme

Chair: Paul Rübig, MEP, STOA  Chair

Moderator: Jan Olbrycht, MEP, the Urban Intergroup

  • 14.30 - 15.30 Introduction

Welcome by Paul Rübig and Jan Olbrycht 

Statement from the European Commission

Peter Dröll , Acting Director responsible for Innovation Union and European Research Area, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation


Ingolf Schädler , Chair of the JPI Urban Europe Governing Board, Deputy Director-General for Innovation, Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

Presenting the JPI Urban Europe Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda

Margit Noll , Chair of the JPI Urban Europe Management Board

Darren Robinson, Chair of the JPI Urban Europe Scientific Advisory Board, Professor at the University of Nottingham, the UK 

  • 15.30 - 16.30 Case presentations from the cities

George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol, UK

Furio Honsell, Mayor of Udine, Italy

Bas Verkek, Mayor of Delft, Nederlands

Dimitris Papastergiou, Mayor of Trikala, Greece

  • 16.30 - 17.15 Lessons learnt and the way forward

Panel discussion, with

Kurt Vandenberghe, Director of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation,
Bas Verkerk, President of the ALDE Group in the Committee of the Regions
Frédéric Saliez, Human Settlements Officer, UN-HABITAT Brussels Liaison Office
Mart Grisel, Director of the European Urban Knowledge network (EUKN)
Inger Gustafsson, Vice-chair of the JPI Urban Europe Governing Board,
VINNOVA Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems

  •  17.15 Closing remarks

Lambert van Nistelrooij, MEP, Vice-President of the URBAN Intergroup