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What is the trickiest challenge for Brussels?

What is according to you the trickiest challenge for Brussels ? Mobility, pollution or rather sustainable urban planning? City representatives, business actors as well as researchers will be invited to reflect on the future of Brussels within the new JPI Urban Europe project call “Making Cities Work”. The call for proposals will be launched in the fall of 2017.

JPI URBAN EUROPE -  Project call "Making cities work"

The consortium of funding agencies of the JPI URBAN EUROPE program will launch the joint call for proposals untitled “Making Cities Work” This call will focus on the specific needs of European cities or municipalities.

Research and innovation funding for projects concerning “smart cities” is usually based on thematic project calls about energy, climate changes, health or a combination of various themes. With the call “Making Cities work”, we are looking for proposals responding to the question “How to develop the sustainable and livable cities of the future?”.

We want cities themselves to participate in the co-creation process, together with industrial partners, research organizations and public authorities. During the preparation and the realization of the project, cities will have to act as proactive “innovation inspirators”.

This call will be launched during the fall of 2017 and will be closed in spring 2018. The projects selected during the evaluation procedure can start in the summer of 2018. The call aims for innovation projects, which implement knowledge and work towards solutions for concrete urban challenges.

City representatives, business actors as well as researchers will be invited to participate in the
call.

The countries participating in the call are Austria, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Romania and Sweden.

Challenges that are proposed by cities in the participating countries so far, are:

  • Urban energy systems: Energy efficiency, smart buildings

  • Urban mobility: Sustainable urban transport systems, e-mobility

  • Urban data management: Transport-related data management, e-governance

  • Governance and citizens: Sustainable urban development, strengthening of city centers

Do you recognize these challenges for Brussels? Do not hesitate to participate in this call!

More information will be available on our website during the summer. Stay tuned!

Any questions? Please contact:

 

Innoviris contact person

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Beata Bibrowska

International Projects Advisor

Strategic Research Team

Tel. +32 2 600 50 22
bbibrowska@innoviris.brussels