Call for Projects
Register: 12 April 2018
Submit: 20 June 2018

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.

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


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

Further links

Information about the call on NSFC’s web page (in Chinese)

The call on WeChat (in Chinese)

Matchmaking platform

This is how the online matchmaking works 

1. Register and create a profile by click on “Register now” in the upper right corner:
NB: make sure to write your e-mail and/or telephone number in the description

2. Find a possible partner to discuss the possibilities to form a consortium that can submit a proposal.
Participants schedule meetings themselves:
Participants can choose a time-slot when accepting a meeting and know immediately when it will take place.
NB: Registration until April 12, 2018

Go to the matchmaking platform

Partner search

Partner Search Form: Kristin Reichborn Kjennerud, Oslo Metropolitan University in Oslo, Norway

Partner Search Form: Weizhuo Lu, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden


> Download call text

> Download powerpoint

> Download List of National Contact Points

> NSFC JPI UE Joint Call Instructions For Drafting A Proposal Final

> Proposal Form

> National Forms C Full Proposal Phase

> Registration: Consortium Overview Sheet


Registration and submission of a full proposal must be done by means of the FFG electronic submission system eCall. The registration and full proposal may only be submitted if all partners have previously completed and submitted their partner proposals in eCall.

For more information visit JPI Urban Europe website.

 michael kors tasche blau

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