JPI Urban Europe´s third call – the ERA-NET Smart Cities and Communities (ENSCC) – in cooperation with the Smart Cities Member States Initiative, will open in winter 2014/2015. A total amount of approximately 20M€ in joint public funding will be provided by national and regional funding agencies from twelve European countries (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey).
The call defines four topics: Smart integrated urban energy and transport systems, Smart tools and services for integrated urban energy and transport systems, Smart big data and Smart governance and Smart citizens.
A two-stage procedure will be adopted for proposals. 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. Successful consortia will then be invited to elaborate full proposals. The deadline for pre-proposals will be at the end of March 2015.