First Horizon 2020 Forum, 16 December 2014
The first Horizon 2020 Forum will be held at the Musée du quai Branly in Paris on 16 December 2014. This event will be dedicated to Horizon 2020, the new research and innovation programme funded by the European Union, which came into force on 1 January 2014. The event will close with the presentation of the Stars of Europe to 12 project coordinators for their European work.
Prof. François Gipouloux, coordinator of the UrbaChina consortium, will be one of the guest speakers.
More information can be found here (in French).
Funded under the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme, UrbaChina is a collaborative project managed by a consortium of 11 leading Chinese and European research institutions. Coordinated by the CNRS (France’s National Centre for Scientific Research), UrbaChina will analyse China's urbanisation trends for the next 40 years and define possible future scenarios with reference to concepts of sustainability.
European Union - China cooperation
UrbaChina is a research project, which places strong emphasis on the cooperation between the EU-China. Although Europe and China have followed different urbanisation paths, there is nonetheless room for mutual learning. One of the main objectives of this project is to strengthen the collaboration between Chinese and EU researchers and policy-makers driven by the common goal of building sustainable cities.
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François Gipouloux is project co-ordinator for UrbaChina. He is a senior researcher at the CNRS and director of the China, Korea, Japan joint research unit, with 30 years of experience in research on China.
gipouloux @ ehess.fr