Joint Call of the JPI Urban Europe, supported by the European Commission

JPI Urban Europe’s fourth call – the ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures (ENSUF) – supported by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme, is open as of December 16.

Three call topics are defined:

  • Concepts and strategies for smart urban transformation, growth and shrinkage
  • New dynamics of public services
  • Inclusive, vibrant and accessible urban communities

Please note: in comparison to the call text published in December 16th there have been changes in Annex A for Italian proposers.


Submission of a pre-proposal must be done by means of the FFG electronic submission system FFG eCall
before the deadline of 15 March 2016 12:00 CET. Further information is in the Call text. Go to the FFG eCall


Two-stage procedure

For this call a two-stage procedure will be adopted. In the first stage, consortia are invited to submit pre-proposals. After the submission of the pre-proposals, approximately 50 pre-proposals will be selected. The successful consortia will then be invited to elaborate their ideas to full proposals.

Time Schedule

Call open: December 16, 2015

Pre-proposal deadline: 15 March, 2016

Invitations for applicants to submit full proposal: May/June 2016

Full proposal deadline: September 2016

Funding decisions announced: December 2016

Start of projects: December 2016–March 2017


A total amount of public funding of maximum 23.8 M€ will be provided by national and regional funding agencies from 18 European countries, including support from Horizon 2020:

Austria (FFG), Belgium (FWO, Innoviris, FNRS), Cyprus (RPF), Denmark (IFD), France (ANR), Finland (TEKES, AKA), Italy (MIUR), Latvia (VIAA), Lithuania (LMT), The Netherlands (NWO), Norway (RCN), Poland (NCN), Portugal (FCT), Romania (UEFISCDI), Slovenia (ARRS), Sweden (Formas, Swedish Energy Agency, VINNOVA), Turkey (TÜBITAK), United Kingdom (AHRC, EPSRC, ESRC).

National contact points


Additional information

If you have questions please contact the JPI Urban Europe Call Secretariat:

Johannes Bockstefl
FFG – Austrian Research Promotion Agency
Telephone: +43 5 77 55 5042


Joanna Komperda
NCN – National Science Centre Poland
Telephone: +48 12 34 19 138

Partner Search and Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for the ENSUF partner search page

Click here for the FAQ page


Documentation ENSUF information meetings

Documentation from ENSUF information meetings