European partnership for research and innovation for sustainable urban transitions


Research and innovation projects for sustainable urban transition.


Universities, research institutes, private companies, private and public organizations that engage in economic activity, public authorities, and NGOs. The project team must consist of at least three partners from three different countries in the partnership program.


Approximately 3-5 million SEK.

Given decision: 2023-09-19 13:00

Last day of application stage 1: November 21, 2022 CET 13:00

Last day of application stage 2 (full proposal): May 3, 2023 CET 13.00

Decision dates:
Invitation to applicants to submit full-proposals: March 2023

Projects recommended for funding announced by the international call steering committee: July 2023 (formal national decision made 19 September 2023).

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.

Keep posted at JPI UE website External link. for news and events related to this call

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Updated:19 September 2023