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Nurturing nature for sustainable cities and regions  
This conference launches the KEP 2018 theme of Innovating cities with nature and Nature-based solutions, with more events to follow later.

The aim is to look into innovative solutions which help implementing the Nature Directives when addressing pressing urban and regional challenges like flood protection, wellbeing and health, and the protection of our natural capital.
The European Commission aims to gather information on the regions' research and innovation (R&I) needs and on obstacles which may be hindering them from investing in nature-based solutions.
 
High-level speakers will come together, ranging from policy specialists of the European Commission and CoR members to hands-on best practice from Europe's regions.
This thematic seminar on Public Sector Innovation aims to raise awareness and foster exchange of information and best practice between the European Commission and the EU regions as well as among the regions themselves.

 
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The Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP)​ is a concept jointly developed by the European Committee of the Regions and DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission. It is aimed at presenting new R&I solutions, innovative products and best practices in response to societal challenges facing the regions and cities of Europe.

 
In 2018, the KEP will address the themes of Innovating cities with nature & Nature-based solutions and Cultural heritage.



 


Contact:
Contact Person: SEDEC Commission
Organizer: Committee of the Regions / DG Research and Innovation (European Commission)