9th Bavaria-Israel-France Symposium: Climate-neutral and Smart Cities (29 November 2022, 10:00-12:30 CET)


The event invites Bavarian, Israeli and French stakeholders from research, industry, municipalities and other fields of expertise to discuss project ideas and to explore new cooperation and network opportunities.

Participants are invited to join one out of three parallel workshops:

Experts from the Scientific Coordination Office (WKS) Bavaria-Israel of the Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR) and the Israel-Europe R&D Directorate (ISERD) will accompany and moderate the workshops.

During the event, participants will have the opportunity to

  • get an overview of the requirements of the selected calls of the EU mission “Climate-neutral and Smart Cities”;
  • present their project idea and/or area of expertise on one of below mentioned topics in a short pitch (max. 3 minutes / max. 4 slides);
  • find new partners for a potential Horizon Europe consortium;
  • expand their own international network and establish new contacts;

Additionally, participants are invited to a joint preparatory webinar "Horizon Europe for Applicants: How to write a successful proposal", presenting evaluation criteria, requirements of the new template and key points to build a successful consortium on 24 November from 10:00-11:00 (CET).



10:00 – 11:00: Opening and Introduction

  • Opening and Welcome Words
    (Moderation: Steven Schmerz | Office for Economy, Science, Technology, Education and Youth Exchange of Bavaria in Israel)
    • Hagit Schwimmer (ISERD)
    • Axel Honsdorf, Hervé Martin (BayFRANCE | Französische Botschaft Berlin)
    • Anna Abelmann (BayFOR | WKS Bayern-Israel)
  • Input: EU Mission “Climate-neutral and Smart Cities”: Policy background and current state-of-the-play
    • Christos Fragakis (DG Research & Innovation | European Commission)

10:45-11:00: Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30 (CET): Workshop 1:
HORIZON-MISS-2023-CLIMA-CITIES-01-01: Urban greening and re-naturing for urban regeneration, resilience, and climate neutrality

11:00 – 12:30 (CET): Workshop 2:
HORIZON-MISS-2023-CIT-01-01: Co-designed smart systems and services for user-centred shared zero-emission mobility of people and freight in urban areas

11:00 – 12:30 (CET): Workshop 3:
HORIZON-MISS-2023-CIT-01-02: Positive clean energy district (PED) digital twins  – from modelling to creating climate neutral Cities

12:30 (CET): End of Event

The event is aimed both at those interested in establishing new research contacts and launching new projects, as well as at those seeking additional partners for existing consortia.


Please find the agenda here.

Event Time
29 November 2022, 10:00-12:30 (CET).

The event will be held online via webex. Participants will receive further information with the confirmation of their participation by e-mail.


Please register here.

Participation fee
The event is free of charge.

Dr. Anna Abelmann-Brockmann
Scientific Coordinator
Scientific Coordination Office Bavaria-Israel
Phone: +49 (0)89 - 9901 888 - 166
E-mail: abelmann@no-spam-pleasebayfor.org

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