“The City Science Initiative, strengthening the role of science in urban settings in the context of the EU Green Deal “

This year, the European Week of Regions and Cities is spreading over three consecutive weeks, each dedicated to one timely topic: Empowering CitizensCohesion & CooperationGreen Europe.

The week from October 12th until 16th will deal with the topic of “Cohesion and Cooperation”. Tomorrow, on October 13th, from 16:30 until 18:00 (CET) the virtual session “The City Science Initiative, strengthening the role of science in urban settings in the context of the EU Green Deal” will take place on the Zoom platform.

The first part of the session (from 16:00 untile 17:00 CET) will be dedicated to the presentation of CSI Assessment report, while the second part (from 17:00 until 18:30) will see the participation of cities testimonial’s such as Paris, Hamburg, Milan and Reggio Emilia.

Christian Iaione, Policy Director of the MSc in Law, Digital innovation and Sustainability and Co-Director of LabGov.City, together with Elena De Nictolis, Research fellow of LabGov.City will speak about the City Science Initiative reporting the case Reggio Emilia, focusing on its role as small/medium city; the fundamental elements of EU policies, such as the European Green Deal and the project Horizon 2020; the answer of Reggio Emilia to the questionnaire “Reggio Emilia Come Va?”, concluding with some consideration about the Pandemic Covid-19 about the importance to strengthen neighbourhood’s dimension that requires services of proximity, direct involvement and “owner” of citizens, this means that the right strategy implies the principle of self-sustainability and commons and partnership among public, private, science, social organisations and inhabitants.

The registration for this session has been closed but the recording of the session will be made available on the REPLAY section of the event web TV.

For more information you can visit the official web site of the European Week of Regions and Cities.