21 September 2022  - 21 September 2022

CALL OPENING: 21 September 2022


About the Call

The purpose of this Call is to support transnational research and/or innovation projects addressing urban challenges to help cities in their transition towards a more sustainable economy and functioning. The challenges are grouped into three themes called Transition Pathways: Positive Energy Districts (PED), the 15-Minute City (15mC) and Circular Urban Economies (CUE).

The projects selected within this Call will be funded directly by national/regional Funding Agencies from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United-Kingdom.

Each proposal must involve, at least, three partners from three countries of this list and eligible for funding by their respective national/regional Funding Agency. The added value of transnational collaboration should be clearly stated.

The Call is opened to a wide range of scientific disciplines and welcomes interdisciplinary approaches. It intends to support a large range of activities, from research to innovation and implementation. It also asks to engage explicitly stakeholders (companies, public authorities, NGOs…) in the projects and to consider users’ needs in the identification of the project goals.

DUT Call 2022 is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon Europe Partnership scheme.

Call topics

The basis of the call topics description are the three Transition Pathways (TP): Positive Energy Districts (PED), 15-minute City (15mC), and Circular Urban Economies (CUE).

For each TP, several topics are defined. The context, issues and opportunities that define each topic are first presented first, in terms that aim to inspire research and innovation ideas, along with examples of expected results and outcomes that may be addressed either through the research-oriented approach or through the innovation-oriented approach.

Furthermore, since urban transition issues are intrinsically interconnected, it is possible to address several topics, either from the same or from different TPs, within the same proposal.

All projects should choose as their main TP the TP that is the closest to the subject they would like to address and may indicate the other TP involved if needed. Though the proposal will be evaluated within its principal main TP, crosscutting characteristics will also be taken into account in the assessment.


Positive Energy Districts Pathway (PED)

PED topic 1: Energy communities – energy transition driven by civil society

PED topic 2: Energy flexibility strategies – technological, legal, societal challenges

PED topic 3: Energy efficiency in existing urban structures

15-minutes City Pathway (15mC)

15mC topic 1: Strengthen the mix of urban functions and services

15mC topic 2: Foster sustainable options for personal mobility and logistics in urban outskirts (and beyond)

15mC topic 3: (Re)imagine urban public spaces and streets for vibrant, sustainable neighbourhoods

Circular Urban Economies Pathway (CUE)

CUE topic 1: Urban Resource Sharing and Circularity

CUE topic 2: Nature-based solutions (NBS)

CUE topic 3: Urban food systems




Pre-proposal form (coming soon)

Full proposal template (coming soon)

FAQ (coming soon)

 Matchmaking Platform of the Driving Urban Transitions Partnership for DUT Call 2022:https://dut-calls.b2match.io/  Open until 03.05.2023

Who should attend?


Research Centers

Private companies (including Start-ups, SMEs and large companies)



Public authorities/Governmental organisations


Clusters, Hubs, Living Labs

other R&D stakeholders


Tentative Call Calendar

DUT Call 2022 Info Day 1 (online): 20 September 2022 9:30 – 14:00 CET 

Call opening: 21 September 2022, 13:00 CET

DUT Call 2022 Info Day 2 (online): 18 October 2022 

Pre-proposal submission deadline: 21 November 2022, 13:00 CET

Invitate applicants to submit full-proposals: March 2023

Full proposals submission deadline: 3 May 2023, 13:00 CEST

Funding decisisions announced: July 2023

Start of the projects: September 2023 – January 2024

Kick-off meeting: 2024 


Info Day 1: DUT Call 2022 (online)

20 September 2022, 9:30 - 14:00

The Info Day 1 for the DUT Call 2022 is an opportunity to learn more about the call and to ask questions to the call secretariat about the application process and the next steps.

Agenda, registration, and more info: https://dutpartnership.eu/voorbeeld-pagina-2/dut-joint-call-2022-info-day-1-online-information/


Info Day 2: DUT Call 2022 (online)

18 October 2022, online

The DUT Call 2022 Info Day 2 is an opportunity to learn more about the call and to ask questions to the call secretariat about the application process and the next steps.

Matchmaking and project pitches to find adequate partners will be organized (online).

 More info coming soon.



More info: https://dutpartnership.eu/


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