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RESEARCH FOR ACTION WORKSHOP
When? 07 June, 2pm – 5.30pm
Where? Glasgow City Chambers (online not available)
The transition to a climate-neutral Urban Mobility requires action. Local and regional authorities hold the keys to advancing the transition on the ground. Their leaders need Research & Innovation to provide them with useful insights and practical solutions, to ensure critical priorities are implemented in a fair, efficient and effective way.
This Workshop will be shaped as a discussion among peers, focusing on three issues:
- What is currently ‘hot’ in urban mobility R&I to accelerate decarbonisation?
- How can we orient urban mobility research to best support leaders in advancing the transition to Sustainable Urban Mobility, through “avoid-shift-improve” policies?
- How can we ensure a continued level of EU-UK cooperation in this domain?
Output from this Workshop will be shared with the leaders attending the POLIS Leadership Summit “The Transition to Zero-Emission” (following day, 8th of June), and guide our efforts to position Urban Mobility R&I as an essential activity in Horizon Europe.
This affiliated session is organised in cooperation with Innovate UK and ERTRAC.
It will address upcoming funding and project development, exploring how cities, regions and knowledge institutes can make the most of research and innovation opportunities.
The workshop is aimed at academic and research institutions focusing on:
- Leading issues in urban mobility R&I which are working to accelerate decarbonisation.
- Orienting urban mobility research to best support leaders in advancing the transition to Sustainable Urban Mobility.
- How to ensure a continued level of EU-UK interaction and cooperation.
This builds on POLIS’ work coordinating project training and information services (including for Horizon Europe), assisting local and regional authorities with navigating application processes, identifying concrete funding opportunities, matching public and private stakeholders around topics of common interest, and jointly developing new project proposals.
POLIS LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
When? 08 June – 9.30am – 4.30pm
Where? Glasgow City Chambers
Transforming urban mobility will be critical to achieve ambitious climate targets. Cities and regions have a key role to play – this is the time for brave leadership and decisive action, at both local and global levels.
POLIS and the City of Glasgow (POLIS member and host of COP26) will hold a Leadership Summit to discuss the road ahead and set a clear message for COP27 later this year.
This high-level dialogue will convene political leaders and leading practitioners from EU and British local and regional authorities, top experts from research and industry, high-level representatives from national governments, and key stakeholders involved in global climate processes.
Speakers include Werner Schmidt from the European Investment Bank and Wiebke Pankauke from the European Commission.
We also hear from West Midlands’ Cycling Mayor, Adam Tranter and David Dessers, Leuven’s Deputy Mayor for Mobility, as well as Xavier Brice, CEO of SUSTRANS and Michael Aherne, Head of Transport Development Division at National Transport Authority Ireland.
We address key action areas from recovery and resilience, to inclusion and a just transition, to the role of innovation, financing, and cooperation across different levels of government.
This event will be complemented by a specialised workshop, ‘Research for Action’, which will explore the current R&I landscape.