The Joint Programming Initiative "Urban Europe" published its second pilot call.
Deadline: 18 November 2013 (1st stage), (Full proposal deadline: 21 January 2014)
Publication Date: 18 June 2013
Short Call Abstract:
The research topics on which this JPI Urban Europe Second Pilot Call is focused are:
1. Governance of Urban complexity
Cities are getting increasingly complex and new forms and structures for governance may be required to deal with this. These changes in the ecological, social, and economic environments of cities – both growing and shrinking – raise both opportunities and problems, and may require new forms of public governance. At the same time, new technological developments, access to large amounts of data and user demands, provide new possibilities for monitoring and analysis to support such new forms of governance.
2. Urban Vulnerability, Adaptability, and Resilience
Urban areas are vulnerable to a number of natural, environmental, social, economic and technological threats and challenges. However, strategic, long-range planning, development and management of the resources using an integrated approach and adapted to the actual place and situation, have the potential to deal with these challenges in new and efficient ways.
Governance issues; urban / community development; social / political / economical aspects; resilience; regulatory & legal aspects / frameworks; gender aspects; social innovation; ecology; lifestyles; conflicts; role of actors; inclusion; inequality; citizens’ rights, demography, migration, consumption patterns, technology assessment
Specific participation requirements:
PLEASE SEE THE CALL TEXT FOR MORE DETAILS!
Each project proposal must be submitted by a project consortium consisting of at least three eligible applicants from at least three participating countries (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, UK - see weblink for details). Each of the applicants must have the interest and competence to undertake research, development or innovation within the specified themes. Each proposal should address at least one of the two topics.