Oslo Green City Forum 2013: Stine Madland Kaasas første presentasjon
Workshop Agenda• 2.00pm Greetings and Introduction of the Agenda - Stine Madland Kaasa &Johannes Riegler• 2.10pm Presentations– JPI Urban Europe: Vision and Mission - Stine Madland Kaasa, Adviser, NorwegianResearch Council– Challenges for European Urban Regions: Main Results of the JPI Urban EuropeMegatrend Study - Johannes Riegler MA, Scientist, AIT – Austrian Institute ofTechnology• 2.40pm Introduction to Workshop & Group Building – Moderation: JohannesRiegler– 2.50pm First Round of Group Work– 3.10pm Coffee Break– 3.20pm Second Round of Group Work– 3.50pm Wrap Up: Short presentations on the outcomes of the group work.• 3.55pm – 4.00pm Presentation: JPI Urban Europe Call #2 - Stine MadlandKaasa
JPI Urban Europe – overviewStine Madland KaasaWorkshop: Urban Megatrends and ChallengesOslo, 6th of June 2013
What is Joint Programming Initiative (JPI)?• The concept introduced by the European Commission in July 2008 tosupport implementation of the European Research Area (ERA).• Focus on grand challenges which cannot be solved solely on thenational level (Alzheimers, food security, climate change, urbanisation)• Countries are expected to pool research resources and developcommon research and innovation agendas – as basis for long-termcooperation in which complementarities and synergies are exploited inorder to tackle grand societal challenges.• Urban Europe accepted as one of ten JPIs. Aims to establish a largescale, long-term, international research and development programmededicated to urban development
The world keeps urbanising• The world is increasingly urban• More than half of the worldpopulation, and two thirds of theEuropeans, live in cities• An even greater share of theeconomic output come fromcities• The city has become the defacto standard organisation oflife and economies
Main challenges• Urbanisation is tightly connected to many other societalchallenges• Cities are in many cases simultaneously the cause of, thefirst victim of, and the source of the solution to thesechallenges
Cities are complex organisms• A city cannot be understood by only looking at its buildings, or itstransportation system, or its energy distribution, or even its people.• A city is made up of the intricate interactions and exchanges of all itspeople, information, money, systems, and infrastructure.• The high complexity of this interdependence is complemented by a slow paceof change in demography and infrastructure, making it hard to discern causesand effects.• To understand how a city functions is therefore complex task. Learning howits development can be influenced by policy, investment, or technology evenmore so.
Crossing academic boundaries• Necessary to cross academic boundaries• But also stronger links between different sectors and thematicareas• And between researchers, policy makers, industry and differentstakeholders.
Crossing national borders• European research on urban issuesis not only fragmented across disciplines,but also between countries• By integrating European urban research– more financial resources is made available for large scale projects,– projects can access a wider set of cities as research subjects,– results are more likely to reach a wider audience,– critical mass of top talent is assembled, and– research can more easily address strategic questions at theEuropean level• UE focus on research where the sometimes high cost ofinternational cooperation is likely to yield even larger benefits
Country Ministry / Authority / Administration Funding Agency / Council / FoundationATFederal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology FFGBESPW; Regional Ministry of Research and Economy;StedenbeleidVITO; InnovirisCYResearch Promotion FoundationDEMinistry of Education and Research - BMBF FONA-OfficeDKCouncil for Strategic ResearchFITekes, Rym Ltd; Academy of FinlandFRAllEnvi; Ifsttar; French Institute of Science and Technology forTransport, Development and NetworksANR – the French National Research AgencyIEScience Foundation IrelandITMIUR - Ministry for Education, University and ResearchMTIntegrated Transport Strategy DirectorateNLMinistry of Infrastructure and the Environment Dinalog; NWONOMinistry of the Environment The Research Council of NorwaySEVinnova; FormasTKTUBITAK
JPI UE Organisation - formallyGoverning BoardOne person from each member countryManagement BoardWim, Carl, & MargitScientific Advisory Board11 distinguished professorsUrban Europe ForumCity reps and city assoc. reps
What we are doing right now• Finalising a study of Urban Megatrends• Establishing projects from our first Call for Proposals(call closed September 2012)• Preparing our second Call for proposals• Establishing an Urban Europe Research Alliance• Preparing a Scientific Research and Innovation Agenda(SRIA)