U-SOLVE took part in the debate on how to foster entrepreneurship and sustainable urban development in the Mediterranean

The Cyprus Institute

On Monday the 11th of October 2021, the Cyprus Institute, together with the three task forces of the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (EMME) Climate Change Initiative of Green Economy and Innovation, Built Environment and Cultural Heritage organized a technical workshop on Urban transition towards climate-proof and thriving societies in the EMME region.

This workshop was one of the pre-conference activities supporting the 2nd International Conference on Climate Change in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East that was held on 13th -14th  October 2021.

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Office of U-SOLVE partner, the Cyprus Institute, presented U-SOLVE as an example of how entrepreneurship can boost the transition of mindsets and community culture towards models of sustainable urban development.


The aim of the workshop was to bring together academics, civil society representatives, and policymakers from Europe and the region to share inspiring examples of activities supporting urban transition and regeneration and to promote interactive discussions among the participants.


Researchers of the Cyprus Institute, the National Observatory of Athens, the University of Coimbra, the University of Parma, and the Royal Danish Academy gave a series of presentations of successful projects and relevant initiatives, while European Council representatives highlighted policy and investment initiatives.

The workshop concluded with a panel discussion on how to support urban transition in the EMME region towards the achievement of climate-proof and thriving societies.