Announcement: 16 projects recommended for funding in ERA-NET Cofund Urban Transformation Capacities (ENUTC)

The 16 national funding agencies, from 14 countries, in the call ERA-NET Cofund Urban Transformation Capacities (ENUTC), have agreed on a list of 16 projects recommended for funding. These transnational innovation and research projects gather researchers, cities and municipalities, businesses, civil society as well as other stakeholders and are to be started in 2022.

This call welcomes a broad range of research and innovation projects that enable capacity building for urban transformations. Projects should clearly build upon previous experiences of building capacity in practice and build upon existing knowledge of transformation capacities towards urban sustainability, resilience and liveability.

Projects should study transformation processes and transformative capacity building for increased knowledge and understanding of such processes making it possible to develop this knowledge further. Projects are encouraged to use new technologies and tools for implementation of research and innovation and to ensure possibilities for scaling up.

Projects recommended for funding ENUTC:


City&Co – Older Adults Co-Creating a Sustainable Age-friendly City
Project coordinator: Stichting Hoger Beroepsonderwijs Haaglanden (NL)

Project partners: AFEdemy, Academy on age-friendly environments in Europe BV (NL), Jagiellonian University (PL), Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences (PL), Gemeente Den Haag (Municipality of The Hague) (NL), Scoala Nationala de Studii Politice si Administrative (National University of Political Studies and Public Administration) (RO), Vereniging van Nederlandse Gemeenten (VNG – Association of Netherlands Municipalities) (NL), Gmina Miejska Kraków (Municipality of Kraków) (PL), GEAC (Asociația Grupul de Educație și Acțiune pentru Cetățenie) (RO), Gmina Miejska Wrocław (Municipality of Wrocław) (PL).


CREST – Climate resilient coastal urban infrastructures through digital twinning
Project coordinator; Augmentcity AS (NO)

Project partners: Møre og Romsdal Fylkeskommune (NO), GMINA KOŁOBRZEG (PL), INnCREASE Sp. z o.o (PL) ACCENT SUD – Association pour la Coopération culturelle et l’économie numérique transrégionale avec l’Europe du Sud (FR), Institute of Urban and Regional Development(PL), Research Laboratory “Environment – Territories – Infrastructures” (ETBX) of the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (FR), GREThA  (Research Group in Theoretical and Applied Economics) Research Laboratory, University of Bordeaux (FR)


CONTRA – CONflict in TRAnsformations
Project coordinator: Tilburg University (NL)

Project partners: LSA bewoners (NL), Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Directorate for Public Participation (NL), University of Antwerp (BE), City of Genk (BE), De Werkvennootschap NV(BE), Oslo Metropolitan University (NO), The Municipality of Drammen (NO), University of Warsaw (PL), Gdynia Municipality (PL), Idea Instytut Sp. z o.o.(PL), Het Nieuwstedelijk vzw (BE), DuurzaamDoor (NL)


Infrastructuring Libraries in Transformation (ILIT) – Infrastructuring the Social: Public Libraries and their Transformative Capacity in Austerity UrbanismProject coordinator: Radboud University (NL)

Project partners: Lund University (SE), University of Vienna (AT), Alessia Scuderi (AT), European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Association (EBLIDA)(NL), Region Skåne (SE), Stadt Wien-Büchereien (AT)


MUNEX – Municipalist Neighborhood Experiments: Building capacity from the bottom up
Project coordinator: Universiteit van Amsterdam (NL)

Project partners: University of Vienna (AT), La Hidra Cooperativa, SCCL (ES), Gemeente Amsterdam (NL), Municipality Vienna (AT), Ajuntament de Barcelona (ES), Stichting Transnational Institute (NL), Caritas der Erzdiozese Wien – Hilfe in Not (AT), Coopolis Ateneu Cooperatiu (ES), Kracht van Mokum (NL)


CARIN-PT – Capacities for Resilient and Inclusive Urban Public Transport Infrastructure and Built Environment
Project coordinator; Tallinn University (EE)

Project partners: TYRENS AB (SE), VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL (BE), Institute of Transport Economics (TØI) (NO), Polis Network – PROMOTION OF OPERATIONAL LINKS WITH INTEGRATED SERVICES, ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE (BE), Flemish association of cities and municipalities vzw (de Vereniging van Vlaamse Steden en Gemeenten, VVSG) (BE), The City of Tallinn (EE), Saue municipality (EE), The Swedish knowledge centre for public transport, K2 (SE), Region Stockholm (SE), Voi Technology Norway AS (NO), Lime Norway AS (NO), The Flemish Department of Mobility and Public Works (MOW) (BE), Swedish national cycling advocacy organisation (Cykelfrämjandet) (SE), Bolt Services NO AS (NO), Tier Mobility Sweden AB (SE), Lunds Universitet (SE), Resenärsforum (SE), Huddinge Municipality (SE), Vlaamse Vervoersmaatschappij De Lijn (BE).


TRUSTMAKING – TRUSTMAKING: Young creators and responsibilities for the new green transition
Project coordinator: University of Applied Arts Vienna (AT)

Project partners: Kaunas University of Technology – National PI (LT), Eindhoven University of Technology (NL), “Xwhy / Agency of Understanding (MB “Homo eminens”)” (LT), Nabolagshager (NLH) (NO), “forschen planen bauen DI Thomas Matthias Romm ZT” (AT), Municipal Department for Parks and Gardens (MA42) (AT), Grensoverschrijdend Openbaar Lichaam / Benelux Groepering voor Territoriale Samenwerking Natuurgrenspakr De Groote Heide (NL), OntwerpLab Gezonde Duurzame Leefomgeving Eindhoven, Waalre, Valkenswaard (NL), Hersleb VGS (NO), Panevėžys city municipality (LT), treecycle gmbh (AT), District of Gamle Oslo (NO), Oslo Kommune Bydel 4 St. Hanshaugen (NO), Placemaking Europe (NL), Apskritasis stalas (Roundtable) (LT).


EmbedterLabs – Better Embedded Labs for More Synergistic Sustainable Urban Transformation Planning
Project coordinator: Universiteit Maastricht (NL)

Project partners: Gemeente Maastricht (NL), Maastricht Bereikbaar (NL), Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm (SE), Uppsala Universitet (SE), Sweco Architects (SE), Lunds Universitet (SE), Olivia Business Centre (PL), Gdansk University of Technology (PL), City of Gdansk (PL), Gdansk Community Foundation (PL), City of Stockholm (SE).


COOLSCHOOLS – Realizing potentials of nature-based climate shelters in school environments for urban transformation
Project coordinator: Fundació per a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (ES)

Project partners: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) (BE), University of Twente (NL), University of Antwerp (BE), Hasselt University (BE), National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) (FR), EUN Partnership AISBL (European Schoolnet / EUN) (BE), Brussels Environment (BE), Paris City Hall (FR), Barcelona City Council (ES), El Globus Vermell (ES), City of Rotterdam (NL), Stichting Springzaad (NL), IVN Natuureducatie (NL), UN-HABITAT (ES), Center for the Promotion of Science (CPN) (RS)


TANGO-W – Transformative cApacity in eNerGy fOod and Water
Project coordinator: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (AT)

Project partners: IPAK – International Project Management Agency Klagenfurt on Lake (AT), Wörthersee GmbH (AT), 4ward Energy Research (AT), Nordregio (SE), SIN – Smart Innovation Norway (NO), KTU – Kaunas University of Technology (LT), W.E.I.Z. Forschungs- & Entwicklungs-gGmbH (AT), Climate KIC Holding BV (NL), Campus Roslagen AB – UCV (SE), Alytus city municipality (LT), City of Stockholms Stad (SE), Halden commune (NO), Marker commune (NO)


CircularCityChallenge – Creating a Next Generation Participatory Contest for Young People to integrate Circularity in School Curricula
Project coordinator: SYNYO GmbH (AT)

Project partners: Troifach (AT), Ayuntamiento de Logroño (ES), Primaria Bistrita (RO), BISS Institute at Maastricht University (NL), University of Architecture and Urban Planning (RO)


U-GARDEN – U-GARDEN: Promoting capacity building and knowledge for the extension of urban gardens in European cities.
Project coordinator: University of Valencia. Polibienestar Research Institute (ES)

Project partners: Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) (ES), Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) (PL), Warsaw University of Life Sciences (WULS) (PL), University of Gothenburg (SE), City of Gothenburg (SE), Region Västra Götaland (SE), BEIA Consult International SRL (BEIA) (RO), Urban Cultor Srl (RO), Brasov Metropolitan Agency for Sustainable Development (BMA) (RO), Valencia City Council (ES), “CONSELL DE L’HORTA DE VALÈNCIA” CONSORTIUM (ES), City Hall of Warsaw. Air Protection and Climate Policy Department (PL), Commons Lab Foundation (PL), SAM Rozkwit Association (PL), One Muranów Foundation (PL)


CoNECT – Collective Networks for Everyday Community Resilience and Ecological Transition
Project coordinator: ATU-Association for Urban Transition (RO)

Project partners: Eindhoven University of Technology (NL), UPO – Pablo de Olavide University – Seville, Department of Geography, History and Philosophy, Global Change Research Lab (GCRL) (ES), KTH School of Architecture, Royal Institute of Technology (SE), Again X (Again AS) (NO), Municipality of Eindhoven (NL), Andalusian Federation of Municipalities and Towns (ES), Sector One City Hall (RO), National Institute of Heritage (RO), Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism Planning Bucharest (RO), Mouvement Civic R-Urban (FR), École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Paris-La Villette – Chaire EFF&T / ENSAPLV (FR), AAA – Atelier d’Architecture Autogeree (FR), The Chamber of Romanian Architects, Bucharest Branch (RO), The Chamber of Romanian Architects, Sibiu-Valcea Branch (RO), Bucharest Community Foundation (RO), Sibiu Community Foundation (RO), ArkDes — Swedish National Centre for Architecture and Design (SE), Stichting Brainport Smart District (Brainport Smart District Foundation) (NL)


CO-HOPE – Collaborative Housing in a Pandemic Era: cross-country inter- and transdisciplinary evaluation, innovative approaches, human rights-based policy recommendations and capacity building
Project coordinator: Lund University, Department of Human Geography (SE)

Project partners: Universidad de Sevilla (ES), Robert Temel (AT), Technische Universität Wien future.lab  Research Center [E285.1], Fakultät für Architektur und Raumplanung, (AT), UrbaMonde-France (FR), University of Lyon, Lyon School of Urban Anthropocene Studies (FR), The municipality of Lund (SE), Tampere University (FI), “Municipality of Sevilla; EMVISESA; Municipal de Vivienda, Suelo y Equipamiento de Sevilla S.A. (Municipal Housing Company, Municipality of Sevilla) (ES), Kollektivhus Nu (SE), Ferrum arkitekter AB (SE), Arkitektgården AB (SE), Sensus Studieförbund Region Skåne-Blekinge (SE), Taller Ecosocial Habitat4 (ES), Initiative Gemeinsam Bauen & Wohnen (AT), Hal’âge (FR), L’Epok (FR), Coordin’action du Mouvement National de l’Habitat Participatif (Habitat Participatif France) (FR)


CREATE – Embedding advanced urban material stock methods within governance processes to enable circular economy and cities resilience
Project coordinator: Chalmers University of Technology (CUT) (SE)

Project partners: Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) (AT), CitéSource (CS) (FR), Wageningen University and Research (WUR) (NL), Municipality of Nijmegen (MoN) (NL), French Geological Survey (BRGM) (FR), BEIA Consult International (BEIA) (RO), Brasov Metropolitan Agency for Sustainable Development (BMA) (RO), Göteborgs Stad, Kretslopp och vatten (SE)


OPUSH – Open Urban Sustainability Hubs
Project coordinator: future.lab Research Center (AT)

Project partners: TU Wien Bibliothek, Technische Universität Wien (AT), Wunderbyte (AT), TalTech – Tallinn University of Technology Academy of Architecture and Urban Studies (EE), TU Delft Library (NL), Universitat de Barcelona, OpenSystemsUB (ES), Open Knowledge Maps (AT), Naturhistorisches Museum Wien (AT), Open House (AT), Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte für Wien, Bibliothek (AT), Urban Planning Department, City of Tallinn (EE), FinEst Twins Smart City Center of Excellence, TalTech (EE), Blok 74 (NL), Municipal Department District Planning and Land Use, City of Vienna (AT), Municipal Department Environmental Protection, City of Vienna (AT), Tallinn University of Technology, Library (EE), City of Delft (NL), DOK, municipal library Delft (NL), Barcelona City Council, Office for Culture, Education, Science and Community (ES), Barcelona Public Libraries, City of Barcelona (ES)

More information about the projects will be made available soon. You can read more about the ENUTC call here.




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