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Kick Off Meeting // The Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI)

JPI Urban Europe and Belmont Forum invite all projects funded in the SUGI (Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiatives) Food-Water-Energy Nexus call and representatives from involved funding agencies to a projects kick-off meeting in London on June 11 - 12, 2018.

The meeting provides an opportunity for the project partners to meet and to share knowledge, present results, engage in strategic discussions and to find partners for future cooperation. The aim is to provide useful information and to establish a strong community from the start.

The program strives for a high level of interaction mixing presentations with interaction in group discussions and workshops. The SUGI team will give important information on formal requirements and programme activities in the coming four years and respond to questions from the projects. All projects are invited to give short “pitches” in a cavalcade of projects.

Engage in in-depth discussions in workshops
Participants will have the opportunity to share insights and give feedback on each others’ projects in a poster session and to engage in content related in-depth discussions, to explore the links in ongoing projects and future cooperation as well as challenges and opportunities in international research cooperation. Projects are invited to share past experiences and to discuss leadership and communication strategies, mapping international networks and local stakeholder groups.

Where and when

Wallacespace Clerkenwell Green 18, London, United Kingdom 
11 June, 2018 11:30 (GMT) - 12 June, 2018 20:00 (GMT)

Target Groups 

Partners from SUGI funded projects, representatives from Belmont Forum and JPI Urban Europe funding agencies, SUGI team and other key people


Programme SUGI Kick Off Meeting 11-12 June 2018


The Belmont Forum is a group of the world’s major and emerging funders of global environmental change research. It aims to accelerate delivery of the environmental research needed to remove critical barriers to sustainability by aligning and mobilizing international resources. The Belmont Forum pursues the goals set in the Belmont Challenge by adding value to existing national investments and supporting international partnerships in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary scientific endeavors.

Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe was created in 2010 with the ambition to develop a European research and innovation hub on urban matters and create European solutions by means of coordinated research. The aim is to create attractive, sustainable and economically viable urban areas, in which European citizens, communities and their surroundings can thrive.


Magnus Brink, Information Officer JPI Urban Europe
+46 70 490 71 61

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