Horizon Europe, the European framework programme for research and innovation for the 2021-27 period, consistent with SDGs, is taken as general framework for the symposium scientific debate. Sessions that embrace cross-cultural, transnational and Euro Mediterranean based issues are particularly welcome.

Among the clusters in which Horizon Europe is divided, the most relevant ones for the aims of the symposium are:
Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society
Digital, Industry and Space
Climate, Energy and Mobility
Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment

The proposals for thematic sessions may concern the following topics:

  • Urban and Territorial Planning to fight territorial marginalization, reducing inequalities
  • Evolving ecosystems and post-humanisms in planning
  • Social Innovation, Intercultural Dialogue, Community Led Practices and Collaborative Governance for
    Social Integration and Inclusion and for a Multicultural Society
  • Safeguarding cultural heritage, exploring the potential of cultural and creative sectors, and promoting
    socio-economic transformations
  • Multidimensional evaluation of cultural heritage enhancement projects
  • Cultural Tourism, Landscapes and Destination Management Organizations
  • Accessibility and design for all
  • Gender perspectives in planning
  • Urban and Regional Geographical Analysis
  • Global value chains, reshape of business models, job creation and labour markets
  • Strategic planning, complex decision-making processes and integrated decision-aid evaluations
  • Regeneration of urban marginalized areas and public-private partnerships
  • Settlements systems and Real Estate markets dynamics
  • Economic feasibility and sustainability of building rehabilitation projects
  • Key and emerging enabling technologies for digitization and production
  • Machine learning, neural networks, computational and artificial intelligence, robotics
  • Next generation internet
  • Advanced computing and Big Data
  • Green and Blue Growth and competitive, clean, digital and low-carbon industry
  • Resilient and effective alternatives to fossil-based economy
  • Manufacturing technologies and advanced materials
  • Life Cycle Assessment, Life Cycle Cost
  • Risk management, mitigation and adaption strategies to climate changes
  • Energy sector and: energy supply; energy systems and grids; energy storage
  • Renewable energy sources and energy efficiency, adapting social behaviour in view of the SDGs: buildings
    and industrial facilities in energy transition; energies communities and smart cities
  • Transport sector more climate and environment-friendly, more efficient, competitive and accessible,
    smarter, safer and more resilient
  • Rural Development, spatial justice and environment safeguarding
  • Agriculture, food systems and nutrition security for all
  • Socio-demographic dynamics in rural areas, rural wellbeing and digital transition
  • Inclusive territorial socio-ecological policies, climate change adaption strategies, and smart rural
    development approaches
  • Transition to a resource efficient and circular economy and sustainable bioeconomy, nature-based
    solutions and bio-based innovation systems in the bioeconomy
  • Restoring, sustainably managing and using forestry and others natural and biological resources from
    land, inland waters and sea, to stop biodiversity erosion