On June 18th the official kick-off meeting of the URBIO BAUHAUS project took place in Wroclaw, Poland, hosted by the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. Delegations from the 10 project partner institutions gathered to organise the collaborative work and officially initiate project’s activities. The project consortium includes 10 partners: Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences (Poland), City of Kranj (Slovenia), Institute for Sustainable Development (Slovenia), City of Pula (Croatia), POR Cosult (Croatia), BURST Nonprofit Llc (Hungary), Poliedra (Italy), Wismar University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Municipality of Wroclaw (Poland), Érd County City (Hungary).

URBIO BAUHAUS – New European Bauhaus for increasing urban biodiversity is financed by the Interreg Central Europe programme 2021-2027. The project aims at protecting and promoting urban biodiversity using the values of the New European Bauhaus initiative – sustainability, aesthetics and inclusion – as core guiding principles. Urban biodiversity solutions will be designed and implemented in 4 Central European cities: Pula, Kranj, Érd and Wroclaw. The project will work towards the replicability of planned and applied measures by elaborating a comprehensive strategy for urban biodiversity solutions and by fostering the dialogue between science, policy and practice. Within the project, Poliedra is leading WP3 – Transposing URBIO BAUHAUS Solutions into Policy and Governance.

During the kick-off meeting in Worclaw, the partners discussed the overall objectives and responsibilities of the project, timeframes and future obligations, and initiated a dialogue about the first project’s activities. Partnering cities presented their profiles and the pilot areas planned for the implementation and testing of the urban biodiversity solutions.