To assess cooperation opportunities and benefits prior to a full membership, countries can apply as observers. Observers can participate in all joint actions and have access to the various working groups but have no voting rights in the Governing Board.
Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Turkey are observers. More countries are involved in specific JPI Urban Europe activities.
NCN – National Science Centre
FCT – Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology
UEFISCDI – Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding
Ministry of Economy and Competiveness (MINECO)
European Commission, DG RTD