The ERA-NET Cofund Urban Transformation Capacities projects have started

The 16 projects selected for funding of the ERA-NET Cofund Urban Transformation Capacities (ENUTC) are up and running. Recently, the projects and their partners took part in the ENUTC kick-off – an online event for inspiration, and opportunities for mutual exchange among the projects to enhance impact early on, and build a community of practice.

An urban setting with houses, green and people.

With a shared ambition, 14 countries together with the European Commission are pooling resources to implement joint actions, including one main call and one additional call for proposals, in the area of urban transformation capacities. In this first ENUTC call, projects will create and test new ideas and approaches for a sustainable urban transformation. The total funding made available is 16.8 million Euro, including 4.2 million Euro from the European Commission.

The kick-off, launched digitally in the beginning of April, invited project coordinators, project partners, and a wider spectrum of interested urban stakeholders to discuss factors for delivering transformative urban change.

“With these 16 projects, important insights will be created on how to strengthen capacities for urban transformation. Through the extensive involvement of urban stakeholders in the projects, they will strongly contribute to community building around transformation practices in Europe,” said Margit Noll, Chair of the JPI Urban Europe Management Board at FFG.

Participants met to introduce project plans on how to enable transformative urban change and capacity building. After listening to an engaging panel discussion about transformation challenges related to urban circular economies, community-based developments, urban ecosystems, and robust and resilient urban infrastructure and built environment – participants explored opportunities for mutual exchange and cooperation in the break-out sessions during the afternoon.

The kick-off was followed by an AGORA dialogue the day after.

More information

>> ENUTC Projects Catalogue 2022
>> Guidelines for projects
>> ENUTC call website

For more information, or a request for other material from the kick-off, please contact Communications Officer Simon Boström, simon.bostrom@formas.se.

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