ERA-NET Urban Transformation Capacities

Basic Information


The sense of urgency for a rapid sustainable transformation of our cities has never been greater. There is an increasing need to stake out
pathways for such a transition, to reach acceptance of the need for transformation and enabling capacity building. The current approaches to
target urban challenges and meet different international goals are often fragmented and incoherent as they are based on different ambitions and
understandings of how cities and urban areas operate.
Research and innovation contribute with evidence on how to address urban dilemmas, while supporting capacity building for urban transformation
and turning wicked issues into synergistic potential. This needs to be supported by aligning ongoing related initiatives and activities, as well as
building upon existing knowledge in order to achieve stronger synergies towards greater impact.
ENUTC aims at pooling resources from 16 participating research programme owners / managers of 14 countries to implement joint actions,
including one main call and one additional call for proposals, in the area of urban transformation capacities.
The objectives of ENUTC are to:
1) To enable capacity building in research, business, city administration and society for urban transformation;
2) To support integrated approaches and solutions for sustainable urban development for the three topics of ENUTC: Urban circular economies,
community-based developments and urban innovation ecosystems, and robust and resilient urban infrastructure and the built environment;
3) To support transnational, pan-European research networking, community building and ensure synergies;
4) To support activities which have a clear impact on transnational and evidence-based urban policies;
5) To support research and innovation, which make a clear progress to reaching targets of the international policies, goals and missions;

Research fields covered by the network

  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Transport

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Joint Calls

Joint Call Title Type Launch Date Deadline
End Date
2nd ENUTC Call 2023 one-stage 22/02/2023   25/04/2023 01/10/2023
1st ENUTC Call 2021 two-stages 29/01/2021 15/04/2021

Submitted: 152


Submitted: 37


Successful: 16

Funded: 16