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Sectors: Citizenship, Social Affairs, Town planning

Beneficiaries: Agencies Chambers, Civil Society Organisations, Corporations, Federations Unions, Local and Regional authorities, Media and cultural organisations, Non-profit organisations, Schools, SMEs, Training centres, Universities

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals

Additional info regions:

* Eligible countries: Austria, Germany, Latvia, Sweden and United Kingdom


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Responsible: European Commission


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JPI – Urban Initiative – Urban Migration – 2020
Funds for: transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral communities of researchers and practitioners to create projects that align, synthesise or consolidate already existing knowledge on urban migration across disciplines on national and local levels

Priorities and funded actions:

* Build upon already existing knowledge on migration;
* Contribute to sustainable urban development;
* Have transdisciplinary collaboration with active cooperation between all stakeholders throughout the project;
* Relate to gender and diversity aspects;
* Show the added value of European collaboration

> Topic 1: Socio-spatial integration and citizen involvement
– Strategies and requirements for citizen involvement and empowerment at city level;
– The role of urban social participation (concept “Right to the city”) for newly arriving people;
– Strategies and policies for increased place-attachment and co-responsibility in areas with an increase in new inhabitants/population of the area
– The role and image of migration in mass and social media and its impact on the public perception of urban migration and inclusive urban development;
– The role of knowledge and experiences of migrants for sustainable city development;
– The role of education for sustainable development in integrating migrants;
– Urban citizen rights and migrants’ experiences of participation at different decision-making levels

> Topic 2: Urban governance of housing issues
– Adequate responses to urgent housing needs due to unforeseen increases in population, and the promotion of social integration in such cases;
– Increased demand for dwellings in already pressured housing markets;
– Counteracting measures for socio-spatial segregation and discrimination in the housing market;
– Interplays between administrations on national, regional, city and neighbourhood levels as well as between municipalities, public and private housing providers/developers;
– Motivators and factors of migrant community building and efficient prevention of stigmatised, deprived and unsafe areas;
– Integration effects of different forms of housing tenure (for instance cooperatives, social housing and community housing projects)

> Topic 3: Enhancing cities’ administrative capacities and supporting evidence-based integration policies (managing migration)
– Analysing the determining factors for open and inclusive societies and how they contribute to social integration and sustainable development;
– Providing cross-country comparability of quantitative and qualitative data relevant for urban areas;
– Building a knowledge base for evidence-based policy making and sharing of good practices;
– Integrated analysis and meta-research on economic, social, cultural and political costs and benefits of migration to, and within urban areas in Europe, including their impacts on urban creativity and innovation

Among financed actions
* Build upon already existing knowledge on migration
* Contribute to sustainable urban development
* Have transdisciplinary collaboration with active cooperation between all stakeholders throughout the project
* Relate to gender and diversity aspect
* Show the added value of European collaboration

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action: 12 and 18 months

* Eligibility:
– Be a legal entity
– Be established in one of 3 of the different countries participating in the call
– Be a company (from industry/large companies to SMEs); a city, municipality, region; consumer (e.g. business enterprises, test households, etc.); Citizens’ representatives, NGOs; research organisations (universities, university colleges, research institutes or other authorities with research undertakings)

* The action must take place in Austria, Germany, Latvia, Sweden and United Kingdom