Cooperation on Sustainable Urbanisation between China and Europe, 28 October 2015, Beijing

 

 

Very well received Joint “DRAGON STAR Plus – JPI Urban Europe” Workshop on Sustainable Urbanisation cooperation between China and Europe, October 28th, in Beijing

China-Europe collaboration in Sustainable Urbanisation is basically backed by the EU-China Urbanisation Platform, where China and Europe started their overall strategic cooperation in 2012. As response to the political commitments from China, the European Commission is offering a package of concrete funding opportunities: at EU level with Horizon 2020 and the Belmont Forum and at EU Member State level with the JPI Urban Europe initiative, in order to increase the international visibility and scientific excellence of European urban research, technological development and innovation.

On October 28th, 2015, about 70 experts from China and Europe met in the Sino-German Center for Research Promotion in Beijing, China, to talk over future trends in Sustainable Urbanisation and to discuss efficient ways of collaboration between China and Europe with respect to the current fast urbanisation developments in China, including also the possibilities of future joint calls and systematic exchange of experiences and learning from the past.

Future joint aspects in Sustainable Urbanisation between China  and Europe will be addressed by the Belmont Forum and JPI UE in the near future. Member States represented in JPI UE are inviting Chinese stakeholders and funding bodies to exchange experience and work on a joint roadmap on Sustainable Urbanisation. Matchmaking days will be organised by the JPI UE Research Alliance to support finding partners.

Contact data :

Margit NOLL, Chair of JPI Urban Europe Management Board

margit.noll@jpi-urbaneurope.eu

 

Hans-Günther SCHWARZ, Policy Coordinator

hans-guenther.schwarz@bmvit.gv.at

http://jpi-urbaneurope.eu/

 

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Agenda

08.30-09.00 Registration
09.00-09:45

1. Welcoming and Opening session

Moderator:    Dong Keqin | Director of European Affairs, China Science and Technology Exchange Center, China

·     Xing Jijun |Deputy Director General, China Science and Technology Exchange Center, China

·     Karen Schoch |Assistant Director, Sino-German Center for Research Promotion, China

·     Laurent Bochereau | Minister Counsellor, Head of Science, Technology and Environment Section, EU Delegation to China

·     Hans-Günther Schwarz | JPI Urban Europe Policy Coordinator, Austria

·     Epaminondas Christofilopoulos | DRAGON-STAR Plus Project Coordinator, Greece

09:45-10.30

2. Key note speeches:

EU-China STI Cooperation —

Challenges of Urbanisation in Europe and China

Moderator:    Odette Paramor, Associate Professor, The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China

·     Wu Zhiqiang | Vice President, Tongji University, CIUC-China Intelligent Urbanization Co-creation Center for High Density Region, China

·     Margit Noll | JPI Urban Europe Management Board, Austria

10.30-11.00  Coffee/Tea Break

11.00-13.00

 

3. China-EU Cooperation and Funding Opportunities:

Existing bi-/multilateral cooperation and funding opportunities for China-EU cooperation in the area of sustainable urbanisation

Moderator:    Ralf König | Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Austria

·     Diego Sammaritano | Policy Officer, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

·     Dr. Otthein Herzog | Tongji Universtiy, CIUC-China Intelligent Urbanization Co-Creation Center for High Density Region, China

·     Hans-Günther Schwarz | JPI Urban Europe Policy Coordinator, Austria

·     Dr. Cao Buyang | Tongji Universtiy, CIUC-China Intelligent Urbanization Co-Creation Center for High Density Region, China

·     Renée van Kessel-Hagesteijn | NWO-Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Netherlands

·     Franz W. Gatzweiler | Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Urban Environment, China

Rapporteur:   Laura Rampazzo | BSEAC-Beijing Software Enterprise Advisory Center, China

13:00-14.00  Lunch Break

14.00-16.00

 

4. STI Priorities of Chinese and European Research Organisations & Networks:

Potential topics in China-EU Science Technology and Innovation cooperation in the area of sustainable urbanisation

Moderator:    Manfred Horvat | JPI Urban Senior Advisor International STI Cooperation, Austria

·     Liu Yue | Deputy Director, CCUD- China Center for Urban Development, China

·     Christos Fragakis | Deputy Head of Unit, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

·     Chang Liu |Culture and Tourism Planning Department Project Manager, China Academy of Urban Planning and Design, China

·     Annemie Wyckmans | NTNU-Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

·     Massimo Bagnasco | Progetto CMR (Beijing) Architectural Design Consultants Co., Ltd., Italy

Rapporteur:   Elli Tzatzanis-Stepanovic | Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Austria

16.00-16.30 Coffee/Tea Break
16.30-17.00

5. Closing session

·     Hans-Günther Schwarz | JPI Urban Europe Policy Coordinator, Austria

·     Epaminondas Christofilopoulos | DRAGON-STAR Plus Project Coordinator, Greece

·     Karen Schoch |Assistant Director, Sino-German Center for Research Promotion, China

17.00-19.00 Networking Buffet