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Sectors: Energy, Research, Town planning

Beneficiaries: Civil Society Organisations, Corporations, Development NGOs, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, SMEs, Universities

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals

Additional info regions:

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Sweden


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JPI – URBAN EUROPE – Positive Energy Districts and Neighbourhoods – 2020
Funds for: facilitating knowledge transfer and learning from different European contexts, cities and countries to create greater engagement and understanding in PED implementation processes

Priorities and funded actions:

* Focusing on exchange of experience between ambitions and initiatives already going on;
* Creating a transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral community working in the field of the energy transition in the urban context, who can align, synthesise, consolidate, and learn from each other with regard to the development and mainstreaming of Positive Energy Districts/Positive Energy Neighbourhoods

* Contributing to the climate-neutral city: Holistic approaches for PED implementation;
* Embeddedness in local contexts: Applied approaches for integrating PEDs in different urban contexts and the legal framework;
* Engagement and governance: Urban Governance, stakeholder involvement concepts and business models

Amongs financed actions
* Research, Development and Innovation Activities
– Applied research (TRL 3-4 – proof of concept, research to proof feasibility, small scale prototypes);
– Piloting/testing/labs (TRL 5-6 – prototype testing in real environment);
– Demonstration (TRL 7 – demonstration in real environment, system integration)

Aditionnal Information 

* This call for proposal is an open call for proposals. 

* Initial duration of the action: The duration of a project must not exceed 2 years.

– Only transnational projects will be funded;
– Only applicants eligible to the funding of the participating organisations5 from the following countries are eligible to apply as Main Applicant or Co-applicant: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Sweden. Non-eligible applicants (e.g. from other countries or non-eligible to receive funding from a participating country) may participate as a Co-operation Partner.
– Applicants can come from organisations such as:
> Companies (from industry/large companies to SMEs), especially public utility companies (e.g. in the field of energy supply, other communal supply and disposal systems, …); energy service providers; real estate developers, investors, facility management providers; actors from the fields of energy, spatial and transport planning;
> Cities, municipalities, regions;
> Consumers (e.g. business enterprises, test households, etc.);
> Citizens’ representatives, NGOs;
> Research organisations (universities, university colleges, research institutes or other authorities with research undertakings)
– Each consortium submitting a proposal must involve at least two applicants eligible for funding coming from two different countries whose funders participate in the call. All legal entities must be independent from each other;
– Consortia may consist of partners active across several positions within the research and development system (i.e. applied research, innovation/implementation) and across disciplines (natural sciences, economic and social sciences, humanities, and engineering) ; 
– Each National Funding Agency has its specific rules and funding opportunities, find more information through the guidelines