European partnership for research and innovation for sustainable urban transitions
The purpose of this Call is to support transnational research and/or innovation projects addressing urban challenges to help cities in their transition towards a more sustainable economy and functioning. The challenges are grouped into three themes called Transition Pathways: Positive Energy Districts, the 15-Minute City and Circular Urban Economies.
The projects selected within this Call will be funded directly by national/regional Funding Agencies from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United-Kingdom.
Each proposal must involve, at least, three partners from three countries of this list and eligible for funding by their respective national/regional Funding Agency. The added value of transnational collaboration should be clearly stated.
The Call is opened to a wide range of scientific disciplines and welcomes interdisciplinary approaches. It intends to support a large range of activities, from research to innovation and implementation. It also asks to engage explicitly stakeholders (companies, public authorities, NGOs…) in the projects and to consider users’ needs in the identification of the project goals.
The first Call of the Driving Urban Transitions to a Sustainable Future, DUT, Partnership is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon Europe Partnership scheme.
The official launch of the partnership will take place in October in Brussels and will be accompanied by a series of national events in September and supported by Call Promotion Webinars. The Swedish funding agencies Formas, Vinnova, and Swedish Energy Agency will arrange an information webinar about the call September 6, 13-15.