Celsius Talk with the Vice Chairman of Horizon Europe Missions for Smart Cities
On Thursday February 27 at 10:30 CET we will be hosting a Celsius Talk on “EU Smart Cities Programmes – What is in it for Celsius Cities”
Horizon Europe Missions is a new initiative from the EU Commission to increase funding effectiveness by pursuing clearly defined targets. The mission board for climate-neutral and smart cities has been tasked with identifying one or more specific missions for implementation under Horizon Europe.
Looking at funding opportunities and programmes for cities in the heat transition, Allan Larsson, Vice-Chair of Horizon Europe Smart cities Mission Board, will present the climate-neutral and smart cities mission area and Jelle Jaubin, Researcher on Sustainable Urban Development at VITO, will present the EIP-SCC Marketplace. The presentations will be followed by a discussion with Astrid Burhöi, Research, Innovation and Transportation Advisor for Sweden’s Västra Götalands Region, and the audience.
Vice-Chair of Horizon Europe Smart Cities Mission for the European Commission
Allan has had a career as a journalist, Swedish Undersecretary of Labour, Director General of the Swedish Labour Market Board, Finance Minister, Member of Parliament, Director General of the EU Commission, chairman of Swedish Television and Lund University, as well as a member of various international commissions and advisory boards.
Research, Innovation and Transportation Advisor for the Region Västra Götaland Brussels Office
With over 10 years of experience as a political expert at the European Parliament, Astrid is now the region developer for Sweden’s Västra Götaland supporting policy and collaboration around research and innovation.
Researcher Sustainable Urban Development at VITO NV – EnergyVille
Jelle is an energy engineer with strong insight in the various aspects of the energy sector, ranging from techno-economic to transition management field. He has experience in both design and practical implementation of construction projects, energy auditing for buildings and industry and now works on projects in the field of smart and sustainable cities.