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  • Kick-off meeting of Competency Group – Katowice

    Kick-off meeting of Competency Group – Katowice

    On the 5th of October 2023, there was a kick-off meeting of the UPSURGE Competency Group in Katowice, Poland. Using a co-creation formula we met with the experts to discuss several points within the process of establishing a local Place Lab and creating the operational plan for our demo city. One of the biggest challenges…

  • UPSURGE Project Consortium Meeting in Antwerp

    UPSURGE Project Consortium Meeting in Antwerp

    Last week (12-13 Oct. 2023) the UPSURGE consortium met in the beautiful surroundings of the University of Antwerp. A two-day meeting full of vivid presentations and discussions on the progress of our work related to the technical aspects and the citizen-centred approach of the NBS interventions for air pollution and climate change adaptation at the…

  • Competency Group Kick-off in Budapest

    Competency Group Kick-off in Budapest

    In the UPSURGE project, the Competency Groups started working. See the first CG kick-off meeting in Budapest. Congratulations! On 21 Sept. 2023, BP18 and BURST led the launch of the Upsurge project’s first local Competency Group meeting at Tomory Lajos Múzeum. The Group aims to promote nature-based solutions in BP18 and Hungary, by evaluating and…

  • Competency Group “Kick-Off” meeting in Breda

    Competency Group “Kick-Off” meeting in Breda

    The municipality of Breda is going to redesign a residential area, Doornbos-Linie Zuid. We do this based on NBS. The 5 topics of NBS are Eco-sensitisation, Social Benefits, Gender-based NBS verification, NBS Economic opportunities and enabling NBS-supporting political capital. On Tuesday, September 19, we met with the competency group. The competency group consists of 4…

  • Citizen science and co-design tools for cities

    Citizen science and co-design tools for cities

    The UPSURGE project together with eight EU-funded projects organize an event during European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels. Join us on the 10th of October 2023 in Brussels. We start at 09:30 CET. We will share know-how, practical examples, and tools that can inspire citizens, business stakeholders, municipalities, and local regional authorities to…