How to Initiate and Develop EU Projects – Lessons Learnt from two European Projects on NBS

Chair: Tomasz Bergier, (
Co-chair: Jakub Kronenberg, (

Short Description:
1. Presentation of EU Projects focused on the identified further research opportunities and lessons for successful outcome-oriented projects:
1.1. GREEN SURGE (Stephan Pauleit): Green Infrastructure and Urban Biodiversity for Sustainable Urban Development and the Green Economy – just finished (10 min).
1.2. CONNECTING NATURE (Andrzej Mizgajski): Bringing Cities to Life, Bringing Life into Cities – about to finish (10 min).
2. Response from a newly started project, focus on how the above suggestions can be addressed:
2.1. CLEARING HOUSE (Rik De Vreese): Collaborative Learning in Research, Information-sharing and Governance on How Urban Forest-based Solutions Support Sino-European Urban Futures (10 min).
3. WORKSHOP: The possibilities of exchange experience and results between EU projects. On EU level there are several platforms and possibilities to exchange knowledge and experience between projects (i.e. leaders meeting with the Commission); this session is to discuss the similar approach on the regional and local level, and to initiate the forum of the cooperation and to plan wider cooperation between new EU projects (60 min).