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JPI Urban Europe is based on the voluntary commitment of 13 members to work together and pool national research efforts.

In order to further strengthen the establishment and implementation of this initiative, JPI Urban Europe has been awarded funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme.

The resulting project is called BOOST – Cooperation in urban science, technology and policy [1].

It aims to:

  • coordinate, support and strengthen the further establishment of JPI Urban Europe
  • facilitate effective internal and external communication of this initiative
  • BOOST’s goals include establishing an effective governance structure, addressing scientific knowledge gaps, facilitating networking, launching a Research Alliance, outreach to the scientific, policy, industry and civic actors involved in urban development.

One of the main results will be a sharply focused and realistic Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for JPI Urban Europe as well as appropriate instruments for its implementation.