The URBAN-EU-CHINA Innovation Platform on Sustainable Urbanisation, a Coordination and Support Action funded by the European Commission’s H2020 framework programme, has been launched. URBAN-EU-CHINA will create a digital and face-to-face platform for European and Chinese stakeholders active and interested in sustainable urbanisation. The platform will include policy strategies, city projects and stakeholder engagement to address common challenges and possible solutions that may be applied in both EU and China.
In the URBAN-EU-CHINA Innovation Platform on Sustainable Urbanisation, 12 experienced European and Chinese consortium partners from across the sustainable urbanisation value chain join forces to support the European Commission in its aim to make EU-China cooperation for sustainable urbanisation more accessible, attractive, and rewarding for a broader set of stakeholders. To accomplish this, we are organising a coordinated series of actions including: a strategic R&I agenda, scoping and assessment, networking events, peer-to-peer exchanges, bench-marking and monitoring, and joint demonstration projects.
By creating tighter coupling between city-level, national, and supra-national programmes, planning, policies, and projects, URBAN-EU-CHINA will yield a significant increase in cooperative EU-CHINA R&I activities. The URBAN-EU-CHINA Innovation Platform will:
- Promote and develop Joint Policy Strategies for EU-China cooperation on sustainable urbanisation
- Create a Nursery of Joint Projects, from a broad range of low-threshold to a few high-performance projects
- Promote Brokerage of City-Industry-Science Partnerships using virtual and face to face meeting places