JPI Climate Symposium - Taking stock and inspiring the future

Date: 2015-11-17 - 2015-11-18
Location: Madrid (Spain), "Palacio de Zurbano” (Calle Zurbano, 7 - 28010 Madrid)
More information: Registration page below

The event is taking part in Madrid, 17-18 November, 2015 under the title:  “Taking stock and inspiring the future".

The goal of this “working symposium” is to present and discuss with stakeholders elements of the new JPI Climate strategy, based on a review of past or on-going achievements and to discuss ways towards a prioritized implementation of this strategy. The stock taking will serve to set the scene for planning the next phase of JPI Climate. A detailed agenda will be provided soon.

This event is organised back to back with the meeting of the Governing Board of JPI Climate and will take place at the “Palacio de Zurbano” (Calle Zurbano, 7 - 28010 Madrid), an historical palace in the centre of Madrid completed in 1881, owned by the Ministry of Public Works. As this is a State owned building, registration for attending this event is compulsory.

Start: 17 November, 15:00

  • Introduction and Welcome
  • Key activities stemming from the JPI Climate Working groups and lessons learnt
  • Expectations on JPI Climate (panel discussion with policy makers, private sector, research community and other key-JPIs representation)
  • The working symposium will be followed by a reception at the “Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales” (Calle de José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2 - 28006 Madrid), with a welcome word by Santiago Merino Rodríguez, Director of the Museum and an inspirational speech by Ed Gillespie, from Futerra Sustainability Communications. During the standing dinner, participants will have the chance to walk around the Geology and Palaeontology Exposition of the Museum. 



  • Elements of a new JPI Climate Vision
  • Brainstorming in World Café discussions about the new Strategic Research Agenda under the heading “From Strategy to implementation”.

End: 18 November, 12:00

We hope to attract key representatives of stakeholders and strategic partners also from the private sector of JPI Climate.

JPI Climate activities are decided by European research funders (i.e. research ministries and agencies) and developed, proposed and implemented by researchers active in our several working groups. 
We are currently in the run for a 75 million Euros European project dedicated to climate services research. The challenge will be to involve not only researchers but also stakeholders of climate services in order to ensure the usability of the generated knowledge.

Source: JPI Climate Central Secretariat