The Sustainable Development Goals Report (2019) issued by the United Nations stresses that the progress is slow, and many areas require our urgent attention, including the climate change and the inequality among countries mainly due to poverty, hunger, and disease. Actions promoting sustainable agriculture are essential to gradually improve this situation.
The Horizon 2020 Framework promotes the cooperation between EU and China for sustainable urbanisation, following the Joint Declaration on the EU-China Partnership on urbanisation signed in 2012, as well as in the conclusions of the EU-China Innovation Cooperation Dialogue of 2013.
The Translational Board meeting intends to present the methods and results of the H2020 project
SiEUGreen and to share and transfer “know-how” between China and European partner countries. The project brings together European and Chinese scientists, technology providers, and authorities on local and national level. The knowledge transfer aspires to promote novel urban agriculture and integrated waste handling concepts, social engagement methods, and business models that can be adopted in urban area and peri-urban areas, in order to improve the local environment, economy, society, health and food quality and security.
Members of the SiEUGreen project consortium
Stakeholders at the five EU and Chinese showcase
External Expert Advisory Board members
Officers at the European Commission - DG Research & Innovation
ViLabs, in collaboration with the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).
The presentations of this transnational board meeting will be published in a White Paper on: Urban Agriculture - challenges and opportunities. The White Paper will be publicly available by end of December 2020.