JPI Urban Europe

Joint Programming Initiative - Urban Europe

Basic Information


Urban Europe aims to rethink and manage the increasing urban orientation and concentration in Europe in order to create and exploit synergy in an urbanised Europe, from an economic, social, environmental and transport-related perspective, leading to a strengthened global position of Europe.

The future of our globe will be decided in its cities. A majority of the world’s population lives in urban areas which generate a large portion of the welfare. They are engaged in a world-wide competition for quality of life, productivity and communication; they compete for investments and the “best brains”. At the same time, the cities confront us with the major challenges: urban sprawl, environmental damage, problems of urban traffic and transport, aging population and social cohesion issues including segregation of migratory groups, security problems and the need to adapt to the climate change. The JPI Urban Europe endeavours to embrace a “human-centred” approach, which relies on interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral, and trans-disciplinary RDI, facing global urban challenges, and creating joint European solutions.

Research fields covered by the network

  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Government and social relations
  • Health
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Services
  • Socio-economics sciences and humanities
  • Transport

Target Groups

  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Corporations
  • Other

Is connected with

Joint Calls

Joint Call Title Type Launch Date Deadline
End Date
Europe-China First Joint Call for Sustainable and Liveable Cities and Urban Areas one-stage 31/01/2018   20/06/2018

Submitted: 128


Funded: 11

Making Cities Work one-stage 24/10/2017   28/02/2018

Submitted: 18


Funded: 6

A Multilateral Joint Call for Proposals on Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) two-stages 19/01/2017 05/04/2017 12/09/2017  
SUGI/FOOD-WATER-ENERGY NEXUS two-stages 09/12/2016 15/03/2017

Submitted: 88


Submitted: 39


Funded: 15

ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures two-stages 16/12/2015 15/03/2016 20/09/2016 15/12/2016

Funded: 15

ERA-NET Cofund Smart Cities and Communities (ENSCC) - Joint Call for Proposals two-stages 11/12/2014 17/03/2015

Submitted: 80


Submitted: 32


Funded: 17

JPI Urban Europe 2nd Call two-stages 18/06/2013 18/09/2013

Submitted: 145


Submitted: 37


Funded: 10

JPI Urban Europe first Pilot Call one-stage 11/06/2012   18/09/2012

Submitted: 56


Funded: 10