URBAN-NET Urban Sustainability in Europe

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   1/8/2006         Duration: 48 months         Project Type: Network
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Organisation Type:  EC Project
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Economic
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Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
Project objectives:
•	Stimulate and coordinate research funding to address some of the most pressing issues in urban sustainability in Europe.   
•	Bring together stakeholders that want to develop innovative policies for tackling urban issues.   
•	Identify and address transnational requirements for research and sharing of good practice in research programme management.   
•	Support the implementation of the European Research Area in the urban research field.   
•	Support the development of European legislation, policy and strategies. 
Project Summary:
The URBAN-NET project addresses issues of urban sustainability in Europe. Its overall aim is to increase the cooperation and coordination between European 
Member and Associated States through networking and the collaboration on joint research activities. URBAN-NET is funded by the European Commission’s Framework
6 Programme under the European Research Area Network (ERA-NET) initiative. URBAN-NET has wide geographical and cultural representation through its membership of 16 partners from 13 countries. The project is managed by a consortium
formed by these partners and will run for four years from August 2006 to July 2010. The project will deliver better value for money at a European level by achieving economies of scale, minimising duplication in research funding, and improving
the standards of research commissioning, its management, evaluation and dissemination. URBAN-NET sets out to address the urban research agenda in Europe
and will result in long-lasting transnational coordination primarily through jointly funded research programmes.
Achieved Objectives:
•	URBAN-NET Project Leaflet  
•	Basis for identifying and comparing national & regional urban research programmes   
•	Proceedings of Stakeholder Workshop 1  
•	Initial review and comparison of national/regional urban research programmes  
•	A comparative analysis of national & regional urban research programmes in Europe  
•	Short term requirements for integrated urban research - an emerging agenda for urban research in Europe  
•	Searchable database of national & regional urban research programmes and research needs  
•	Strategies for identifying and addressing urban research needs in Europe  
•	Proceedings of Stakeholder Workshop 2  
•	Report identifying priorities for trans-national urban research in Europe  
•	Protocol and procedures for the planning and implementation of URBAN-NET common calls for research proposals  
•	Implementation plan for joint trans-national calls for urban research  
•	Proceedings of Stakeholder Workshop 3 and annex  
•	A long-term programme for the trans-national funding of urban research in Europe  
•	Launching of a pilot joint trans-national call for urban research with background paper to the call text  
•	Proceedings of Stakeholder Workshop 4  
•	Final plan for using and disseminating knowledge  
•	Report on raising public participation and awareness 
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Funding Programme(s): 
EC Framework Programme 6
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Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  23/05/2009 17:28:00