Priorities and funded actions
- To develop feasible implementation strategies for Positive Energy Districts (PED) in existing, potentially historical, urban neighbourhoods;
- To identificate and characterise PEDs as key contributors to the goal of the Horizon Europe Mission on Climate-neutral and Smart Cities to create 100 climate-neutral cities by 2030;
- To establish necessary conditions for successful dissemination and replication of PEDs beyond this project;
- To integrate PED strategies in related policy areas, including mobility and climate adaptation;
- To develop strategies for the implementation of PEDs in government, business and the public;
- To reinforce decision-making processes both inside and outside local government;
- To establish and maintain broad support within government, business and the public at large for realising PEDs;
- To safeguard circularity aspects and life-cycle-principles in business models and the regional energy system while respecting (natural) system boundaries and considering public interest.
- Priority 1: PED towards climate neutrality: transforming existing urban neighbourhoods:
- integration of PEDs in strategies for urban retrofitting, sustainable mobility and climate change adaptation;
- tackling complex ownership structures and public participation by involving and incentivising grassroots initiatives and energy communities;
- adapting the regulatory framework by defining incentives and creating opportunities;
- develop design strategies for buildings and public spaces integrating PED infrastructure.
- Priority 2: Making PEDs happen – process innovation and business models:
- design processes for mainstreaming PED in urban planning;
- design, demonstrate and disseminate processes for key stakeholders and public-private cooperation towards PED implementation in cities;
- feasible and sustainable business models.
Among financed activities
- Applied research;
- Innovation / implementation.
- This call for proposals is an open call for proposals.
- Initial duration of the action: up to 3 years starting between July and Octobre 2022.
- Be established in one of the eligible countries;
- Consortium must include:
- at least two eligible applicants from at least two of the different countries participating in the call;
- at least one city, municipality or entity providing key urban services.