Open Call in JPI Urban Europe - Pre-Proposal Deadline 16 March 2020

The JPI Urban Europe launched a call for transnational research proposals. Deadline for pre-proposals is 16 March 2020.



Pre-Proposal: 16 March 2020, 12:00 CET

Full-Proposal: 04 September 2020, 12:00 CEST

Publication Date:

17 December 2019


Short Call Abstract:

With this call, JPI Urban Europe invites transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral communities of researchers and practitioners to create projects that align, synthesise or consolidate already existing knowledge on urban migration across disciplines on national and local levels. The results from projects granted in this call should help to facilitate knowledge transfer and learning from different European contexts, cities and countries to create greater engagement and understanding in migrant as well as host communities.

The focus of this call is the ways that migration affects and is affected by the life and functioning of cities. As JPI Urban Europe aims for a broad scrutiny of urban migration, proposals submitted to this call should focus on one, many or a mix of migration types, categorized based on the following three principles (World Economic Forum, 2017):

> By political boundaries (internal vs. international migration)

> By movement patterns (step, circular or chain migration) or

> By taking a decision-making approach (voluntary vs. involuntary migration)

The project proposal should at least address one of the following topics:

Topic 1: Socio-spatial integration and citizen involvement

Topic 2: Urban governance of housing issues

Topic 3: Enhancing cities’ administrative capacities and supporting evidence-based integration policies (managing migration)

SSH aspects:

economics, geography, political science, sociology

Specific participation requirements:

Applicants can come from organisations such as:

  • Companies (from industry/large companies to SMEs)
  • Cities, municipalities, regions
  • Consumers (e.g. business enterprises, test households, etc.)
  • Citizens’ representatives, NGOs
  • Research organisations (universities, university colleges, research institutes or other authorities with research undertakings)

Consortia may consist of partners active across several positions within the research and development system (i.e. innovation, applied research, fundamental research) and across disciplines (natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and engineering). At least one relevant non-academic stakeholder, problem owner or practitioner as a partner or as self-funded partner (for instance cities, municipalities or public authorities must be part of the consortia. Project proposals must consist of at least three eligible applicants from at least three participative countries. Partners from third countries are welcome in consortium but need funding from other sources.

Country                   Partner

Austria                     FFG

Germany                 DLR (on behalf of BMBF)

Latvia                       IZM

Sweden                   Formas

United Kingdom      ESRC + AHRC