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May 5, 2015

SEiSMiC Shapes Research Strategy

SEiSMiC Shapes Research Strategy

Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) Urban Europe will soon finalise its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), defining urban research priorities for the next five years.

The document will reflect inputs from the SEiSMiC project concerning needs to strengthen social innovation in cities. In particular, it has taken up project inputs concerning new models of governance that support social innovation on different administrative levels and the importance of gender, ethnic and socio-economic equality.

JPI Urban Europe, a transnational research and innovation programme, supports cities in their transition towards sustainability and liveability.

The development of the SRIA, which has taken two years, has followed a co-creative approach with extensive consultations of urban stakeholders, practitioners, researchers, entrepreneurs and others. The research and policy requirements developed within SEiSMiC have significantly shaped it. As in SEiSMiC, the draft agenda has been influenced by current trends of using technology to foster citizen participation in urban areas.

The SRIA will be presented 29-30 September at a launching event at the European Parliament and the Committee of the Regions in Brussels.