ROBUST project meeting 5 in Riga

Nov 16, 2019

The H2020 ROBUST project consortium met in early November as the project reached month 30 of its planned 48 months duration.

With work on the project’s eleven Living Labs now underway, the meeting was an opportunity to review progress to date in these live research locations and at the same time to return to discussion within the five project Communities of Practice led by the project’s academic partners:

  • Business models and labour markets
  • Public services and infrastructure
  • Sustainable Food
  • Cultural connections
  • Ecosystem services

PURPLE was represented at the meeting by Paul Van der Sluys, Joanna Kubiak and Vincent O’Connell meaning that it was able to participate in all five Community of Practice discussions – PURPLE is due to produce papers on the rural-urban dimensions of each over the next months.

Vincent O’Connell also gave a presentation outlining the probable policy implications for each of the five areas in the context of what is known about the future plans of new European Commission.