The megatrends are clear: by 2050, 84% of the European population will live in urban areas, while air pollution and climate change will continue to harm the health of European citizens. Despite minor improvements, pollution levels, that regularly exceed the European Union (EU) limits, and heatwaves, endanger the lives of young and elderly people.
- facilitating the exchange, flow and co-creation of knowledge among universities, local authorities, and business coming from four key interdisciplinary approaches that often are not cooperating: urban landscape planning, forest ecology, socio-economics and, information and communication technologies;
- promoting a new, innovative and multidisciplinary global blended training course and programme on UF for both students and professionals;
- stimulating entrepreneurial attitude of students, researchers and professionals to provide public and private sectors with innovative and cost-effective UF solutions.
UFOREST is a three-year Knowledge Alliance project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission. Starting in January 2021, it will primarily focus on the EU and UFOREST partner countries of Italy, Spain, Romania, Ireland, the Netherlands and Sweden but will have a strong EU-global dimension and transferability potential, capitalizing on existing national and international networks of the partnership.
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