Europe-wide ideas sought for more sustainable cities
The European partnership "Driving Urban Transitions to a Sustainable Future" has published its first call for funding. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research invite potential applicants to an information event.
On October 21, 2022, the National Contact Point Climate, Energy, Mobility will inform about the thematic contents of the call as well as the German funding conditions. The event is also relevant for other ministries and stakeholders who are interested in the field of "sustainable urban development" and want to promote it.
The aim of the funding call is to support transnational research and/or innovation projects that address urban challenges in order to support cities and their surrounding areas in their transition to a more sustainable economy and functioning. Driving Urban Transitions to a Sustainable Future (DUT) focuses on three urban sectors (and their interrelationships): Positive Energy Districts (PED), the 15 Minutes Cities (15mC), and Circular Urban Economies (CUE). Here, funding from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection focuses on PED, while the German Federal Ministry of Education Research funds 15mC. It is not possible for German applicants to apply for CUE.
The selected projects are funded 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, 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 on this list.
The information session will be held online from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on October 21, 2022. Registrations are open now.