Pre-announcement: ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures

Joint Call of the JPI Urban Europe, supported by the European Commission

JPI Urban Europe fourth call – the ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures (ENSUF) – supported by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme, will open mid December 2015.

Three call topics are defined:

  • Concepts and strategies for smart urban transformation, growth and shrinkage
  • New dynamics of public services
  • Inclusive, vibrant and accessible urban communities

Two-stage procedure

For this call a two-stage procedure will be adopted. 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. The successful consortia will then be invited to elaborate their ideas to full proposals.

Time schedule

  • Call open: mid December 2015
  • Pre-proposal deadline: mid-March 2016
  • Invitations for applicants to submit full proposal: May/June 2016
  • Full proposal deadline: September 2016
  • Funding decisions announced: December 2016
  • Start of projects: December 2016–March 2017


A total amount of public funding of maximum 24.5 M€ will be provided by national and regional funding agencies from 18 European countries, including support from Horizon 2020:

Austria (FFG), Belgium (DGO6, Innoviris, FNRS), Cyprus (RPF), Denmark (IFD), France (ANR), Finland (TEKES, AKA), Italy (MIUR), Latvia (VIAA), Lithuania (LMT), The Netherlands (NWO), Norway (RCN), Poland (NCN), Portugal (FCT), Romania (UEFISCDI), Slovenia (ARRS), Sweden  (Formas, Swedish Energy Agency, VINNOVA), Turkey (TÜBITAK), United Kingdom (AHRC, EPSRC, ESCR, Innovate UK).

Contact points of participating funding agencies (pdf)

Call flyer (pdf)

Additional information

If you have questions please contact the JPI Urban Europe Call Secretariat:

Johannes Bockstefl FFG – Austrian Research Promotion Agency Telephone: +43 5 77 55 5042 Email: johannes.bockstefl(at)

Joanna Komperda NCN – National Science Centre Poland Telephone: +48 12 34 19 138 Email: joanna.komperda(at)

Eero Lukin