endorses URP2020 conference - Participate online

Under auspices of the Minister of the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) Anja Karliczek, the conference "Sustainable & Resilient Urban-Rural Partnerships – URP2020" will take place online and in Leipzig, Germany, 25–27 November 2020. - Complete info at

Regions are of critical importance to implement the UN 2030 Agenda including the Sustainable Development Goals, the HABITAT III objectives and the European Green Deal.

By focusing on sustainable and resilient urban-rural partnerships, the international URP2020 conference aims at developing new urban-rural imaginaries, integrating strategies and projects that explore present and future potentials in terms of sustainability and resilience.

URP2020 contributes to the implementation of the New Leipzig Charter  and the Territorial Agenda 2020 and is part of the events of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union since July 2020. The photo shows conference chairs Prof. Sigrund Kabisch and Stephan Bartke with the Mayor of Leipzig, Burkhard Jung on the occasion of offical cellebration of the kick-off of the

URP2020 will bring together outstanding keynote speakers and connect scientific insights with enlightening experiences of on-going projects in practice. Join a stimulating conference that fosters learning on various levels, i.e, from the local level via entire regions to the broader European understanding of integrated urban-rural development. We offer a forum for exchange and support the co-design of ideas to tackle the challenges for sustainable and resilient regional development. officially endorses URP2020. Learn more at

We are looking forward to welcoming you at URP2020 - Registration is available at the website!

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