The purpose of this call for proposals 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 will be funded directly by national/regional funding agencies from the following countries (to be confirmed!):
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Korea, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Türkiye;
Transnational Project Consortia
Each proposal must involve at least three partners from different countries from list above that are eligible for funding by their respective national/regional funding agency. The added value of transnational collaboration should be clearly stated.
The DUT Call 2023 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.
Involvement of Urban Stakeholders
Applicants are asked to engage explicitly with stakeholders (companies, public authorities, NGOs …) in the projects and to consider users’ needs in the identification of the project goals. Projects are expected to take a transdisciplinary and preferably co-creative approach from the early project formulation stages.
To maximise impact for European and global policies, the DUT Partnership focuses on its three Transition Pathways (TP) with a firm commitment to urban, regional and city authority capacity building in terms of ambitious policymaking and implementation. Evidence will be created with and for city administrations, municipalities, business and society, aiming at all kinds of innovation and capacity building needed to transform our neighbourhoods and urban areas. The DUT Partnership will offer a framework for innovation, demonstration and preparation of larger-scale translation of solutions and approaches into local urban settings.
This second call aims to create or reinforce a portfolio of R&I projects that address issues and challenges identified in one of the three TPs. Proposals addressing subjects from across different TPs can be submitted and are welcome, though it is not mandatory. All projects are asked to choose a main TP and may indicate which other TP(s) are involved, if any.
PED topic 2: Urban Regeneration and Refurbishment
PED topic 3: Enabling Systems for Local Energy Transitions: Collaboration and Sustainable Investment
15mC topic 1: Integrated Policies and Evidence to Reduce Car-dependency
15mC topic 2: Mobility and Planning Policies for Proximity-oriented Developments
15mC topic 3: Empower People for Urban Mobility Transitions
CUE topic 1: The Built Environment as a Resource Base
CUE topic 2: Knowledge and optimisation of resources flows between urban and rural areas
CUE topic 3: Planning and Designing urban areas with Nature: Towards a Regenerative Urbanism
DRAFT Call Text
Here you find the link to the draft call text for DUT Call 2023. The final call text will be available on 1 September 2023.
- Stage 1: Submission of a pre-proposal, a
project consortium chooses one call module for the pre-proposal. If the
pre-proposal is selected, the project consortium is invited to submit a
- Stage 2: Submission of a full proposal, only if the pre-proposal is invited to participate in stage 2.
|Stage 1 opens (pre-proposal submission)||1 September 2023|
|Info day #1 – info session (online)
Matchmaking session on Info Day 1
|12 September 2023
|Info day #2 – project pitches (online)||10 October 2023|
|Stage 1 closing (pre-proposal submission deadline)||21 November 2023, 13:00 CET|
|Eligibility check||December 2023|
|Meeting of Expert Panel to assess pre-proposals||February 2024|
|Stage 2 opening (invite applicants to submit full proposals)||March 2024|
|Stage 2 closing (deadline submission of full proposals)||30 April 2024, 13:00 CET|
|Eligibility check||May 2024|
|Meeting of Expert Panel to assess full proposals||June 2024|
|Funding decisions announced||July 2024|
|Start of the projects||September 2024 – January 2025|
|Projects’ kick-off meeting||2025 (tbd)|