Drivin Urban Transitions (DUT) Call 2022 Pre-announcement

DUT Partnership is pleased to announce that the first DUT joint call for proposals is currently planned to open in September 2022.

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 (PED), the 15-Minute City (15mC) and Circular Urban Economies (CUE).

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 DUT Partnership is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon Europe Partnership scheme.

The rules of this call for Czech applicants are based on the “EPSILON” programme. TA CR will support successful Czech subjects from The Resilience Recovery fund and that is why applicant need to meet additional conditions. The total amount of TA CR support per call for Czech applicants in international projects is 800 000 EUR within theme Positive Energy Districts (PED) and 800 000 EUR within theme the 15-Minute City (15mC). The maximum amount per project is 250 000 EUR. The maximum intensity of support for the Czech side of the project is 85% of the total eligible costs of the project.

For more information visit www.jpi-urbaneurope.eu or www.tacr.cz/en.