Driving Urban Transitions DUT: European call for pre-proposals

The European Partnership Driving Urban Transitions DUT has launched a joint call for proposals. Swiss-based researchers can take part.

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. 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).

Researchers from at least three countries

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 on this list who are eligible for funding by their respective national/regional funding agency. The added value of transnational collaboration should be clearly stated.

The call is open to a wide range of scientific disciplines and welcomes interdisciplinary approaches. It aims to support a large variety of activities, from research to innovation and implementation. It also explicitly requires that projects engage with stakeholders (companies, public authorities, NGOs…) and take account of user needs when defining their research objectives.

Supported by the SNSF

Even though Switzerland is not an associated country for Horizon Europe, Swiss-based applicants can join research consortia on equal terms with applicants from EU Member States, and other countries participating in the call. Together with Innosuisse and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy SFOE, the SNSF is participating in the first call.

Applicants from Switzerland must be eligible for the SNSF project funding scheme and are strongly encouraged to contact the SNSF if they are submitting their first application to the SNSF. Along with the application to DUT, they need to submit an administrative application to the SNSF via mySNF under Projects/Partnerships/DUT.

For further details, please refer to the DUT website.