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Fri 17 May

“Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities European EU Mission” Workshop

An information day on the funding opportunities offered by the Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities European EU Mission will take place 17 May 2024 at Politecnico di Torino, Castello del Valentino, from 9:00 to 13:00 (CET). The international event has been organised within the framework of the Unite!WIDENING project, of which the Polito is a partner. Speeches will be given by distinguished guests: an EC Official, members of the EU mission board, the Mayor of the Turin City as one of the 100 European cities that received Horizon Europe mission funding, and to conclude the event, a final round table to discuss concrete examples of participation, challenges and opportunities. The event will also be a networking opportunity with participants from the 9 universities of the Unite!WIDENING project.

Draft Agenda:
09.00 – 9.30 Registration
09.30 – 9.45 Institutional Welcome
Stefano Corgnati - Rector Politecnico di Torino
Roberto Zanino - Principal Investigator UNITE.Widening project (Politecnico di Torino)
09.45 – 10.15 “Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities” mission funding opportunities and open calls
Laura HETEL - Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission, European Commission DG Research & Innovation
10.15 – 10.30 Role of Città di Torino in the “Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities” mission
Councillor for Environmental Policy and Ecological and Digital Transition - City of Torino
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break and networking
11.00 – 11.30 2023 assessment of “Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities” mission and future perspectives
Chrysses Nicolaides, Strategy consultant & advisor for cities, Member Mission Board of European Commission for Climate Neutral and Smart Cities
11.30 – 12.45 Round table – Climate-neutral smart cities: benefits and challenges of the EU missions approach
Federico Bosia – UNITE.Wideing project WP 2 Coordinator (Politecnico di Torino) (Mod.)
Barbara Widera - member of Mission Board of EU Mission Adaptation to climate change (Wroclaw University of Science and Technology)
Paulo Ferrão - member of Mission Board of EU Mission 100 Climate neutral and smart cities (Instituto Superior Técnico - University of Lisbon)
Giulia Melis – Coordinator JUST STREETS (Mobility justice for all: framing safer, healthier and happier streets) project (Fondazione Links - Leading Innovation & Knowledge For Society)
Andrea Lanzini - Principal Investigator TIPS4PED (Turning cIties Planning actionS for Positive Energy Districts into success) project (Politecnico di Torino)
12.45 – 13.00 Closing remarks
Roberto Zanino - Principal Investigator UNITE.Widening project (Politecnico di Torino)

The event will be in English.