Ensuring equitable and inclusive urban transformations leaving nobody behind: the role of science-policy- society cooperation
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Host of the session: JOINT PROGRAMMING INITIATIVE URBAN EUROPE
Thematic block: Equitable and Inclusive City
Description of the session: Research and innovation projects can provide a platform to tap upon the transformative potential and local knowledge of civil society actors and urban stakeholders to drive change towards sustainable and livable urban futures. The relevance of research and innovation actors, as well as NGOs and civil society (organisations) to achieve the goals of global and European strategies and frameworks, lies not only in creating new (technological) solutions, but also in creating capacities and co-creation of processes to implement these in full scale. This session will discuss the need for new forms of cooperation in the fields of new governance models, public sector innovation, social, socio-economic and socio-technical innovations to ensure substantial transformations fostering the active participation of all groups of society, including the elderly, children, disadvantaged and marginalised groups.