Pre-Announcement: JPI Urban Europe new Driving Urban Transitions call



Driving Urban Transitions to a Sustainable Future (DUT) is the new programme of JPI Urban Europe starting in 2022. The DUT Partnership steps up the game to tackle urban challenges. Through research and innovation, we enable local authorities and municipalities, business, and citizens to translate global strategies into local action. We develop the skills and tools to make urban change happen and boost the urgently needed urban transformations towards a sustainable future with enhanced quality of life in cities.

The official launch of the partnership will take place on September 21 and will be accompanied by a series of national events in September.
For Flanders, the participating funding agencies are: FWO, VLAIO, Departement Omgeving (DOMG) and Departement Economie, Wetenschap en Innovatie (DEWI). They will organize a launchevent on the 23rd of September, more info and registration via this website. Registration will be closed on September 16.

The pathways are: Positive Energy Districts, the 15-Minute City and Circular Urban Economies. 

The first DUT call will open in September and offer opportunities for transnational and transdisciplinary cooperation along and across the three DUT Transition Pathways. In addition, a portfolio of measures is offered to strengthen community and capacity building in all stakeholder groups, networking and learning across countries, sectors and disciplines. Activities include furthermore provision of scientific evidence and recommendations to policy making on all levels as well as valorisation of research results to allow urban dwellers to experience how a future neighbourhood may look and feel.


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.

More information?

More information will be available on the website when the official call is launched on the 21st of September. 

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