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JPI – URBAN EUROPE Call call for proposal Coordinating research and innovation for making better use of Europe’s public funds

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JPI – URBAN EUROPE Call call for proposal Coordinating research and innovation for making better use of Europe’s public funds

 urban europeThis call is open for proposals for project types ranging from basic research to innovation.

The aim of JPI Urban Europe is to create attractive, sustainable and economically viable urban areas, in which European citizens, communities and their surroundings can thrive. Urban Europe focuses on how to:

  • Transform urban areas into centres of innovation and technology
  • Ensure social cohesion and integration
  • Reduce the ecological footprint and enhance climate neutrality
  • Take advantage of technological solutions and realize efficient and sustainable urban systems and networks (mobility, energy, water, ICT, etc.)


The call for proposal is divided into two topics:


Topic 1. Governance of Urban Complexity

Specific goals of the project must fit the following broad guidelines:

  • Explore new forms of participatory and/or self-organising urban governance in terms of local yet scalable solutions for contextual interaction of diverse urban stakeholders, including scientists, politicians, business and civil society. Explore how different actors, public and private, can get involved in the process of co-creation from concept to implementation.
  • Explore policy choices and governance frameworks enabling urban centres to manage and address the challenges of urban complexity, such as strengthening sustainability and ecosystem services or providing efficient mobility, logistics and energy solutions.
  • Development of new forms of real-time monitoring and distributed participation in planning and decision making, making use of diffusion of ICT. Suggested areas of application are within urban infrastructure, e.g. energy distribution and sustainable mobility.
  • Development of large scale data on urban issues and the use of existing data resources to analyse the complex relationship between different entities.


Topic 2. Urban Vulnerability, Adaptability, and Resilience


This topic is focus on improving our understanding of these challenges and of the potential responses to evade, anticipate and/or deal with the adverse effects thereof.

Specific project goals could be defined as to fit within one or more of the following broad guidelines:

– Development and testing of theories of system transitions as well as development of advanced systems analysis on system transitions.

– Development of new, adaptive strategies, policies, methods, tools and decision support to manage large scale disruptions (e.g. in flooding, earth quakes, closing down of major industries and social unrest, demographic changes and migration) as well as small scale continuous changes affecting the urban ecological, social and economic systems (e.g. in food, water, biodiversity, spatial segregation, migration).

– Development of new tools, methods, techniques, and policies to monitor growth and change and to forecast risk


Who can apply?

Each project proposal must be submitted by a project consortium consisting of at least three eligible applicants from at least three participating countries. Each of the applicants must have the interest and competence to undertake research, development or innovation within the specified themes.

Only applicants located in the following JPI Urban Europe countries are eligible to apply as Main Applicant or Co-Applicant, irrespective of their nationality: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Applicants from other countries may participate as a Co-operation Partner


There are no fixed minimum or maximum limits for a project size. Medium-sized projects with total budgets in the range of 1-2 M€ are typically expected, which allows approximately 10 projects to be granted funding. However, there are (national) funding limits for the respective partners

For more information and call documents click here.



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