The pilot call Sustainable and Liveable Cities and Urban Areas, organized by JPI Urban Europe and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), inviting interdisciplinary Sino-European consortia, opened on January 31st, 2018.



In answer to the global urbanisation challenge, NSFC and JPI Urban Europe have agreed to a long-term cooperation under the strategic theme Sustainable Urbanisation in the Context of Economic Transformation and Climate Change. The pilot call is a joint initiative of nine European funding agencies participating in JPI Urban Europe and NSFC in China.

In the call the following three thematic themes will be addressed: a) Reduce the adverse environmental impact of cities, paying special attention to the quality of air, water and soil, and municipal and other waste management; b) Access to safe, affordable, and sustainable housing, transportation and basic services; and c) Integrated policies towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change and resilience to disasters.

The call invites researchers from Chinese and European universities, research institutes, research and technology organisations (including municipal research institutes), cities and city planning departments, as well as European companies.

The total funding available in this programme is approximately M€ 9.35 on the European side, across the participating European funding agencies. NSFC will fund the Chinese part of all projects.

The call topics

1. Climate change and new urban economies

2. Transformation of energy systems and strengthen urban circular economies

3. Urban public administration and services innovation

4. Urban data management

Upcoming key dates

Thursday 12 April 2018: Registration deadline
Registration: Consortium Overview Sheet Details in the call text about registration and the use of eCall.

Wednesday 20 June 2018:
 Submission deadline full proposals.


Tuesday  April  3, at 10:00 CET/17:00 CST  

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

All info is also published on the call page:

More information for Swedish applicants

You can find more info about this call in Swedish in this presentation and on Energimyndighetens website.

Contact Person:

Emina Pasic
016-544 21 89,

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