Open Call in JPI Urban Europe and NSFC - ERA-NET Cofund Urban Accessibility and Connectivity Sino-European

Please find here an open call in JPI Urban Europe and the NSCF for ERA NET Cofund Urban Accessibility and Connectivity Sino-European. The deadline for pre-proposals is 12 April 2022 and full proposal 13 September 2022.

Programme title:

Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe and the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

Call title:

ERA-NET Cofund Urban Accessibility and Connectivity Sino-European


12 April 2022 at 14:00 CEST: deadline for pre-proposals

13 September 2022 at 14:00 CEST (Europe),

14 September 2022 at 16:00 CST (People’s Republic of China): deadline for full proposals

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Short Call Abstract:

JPI Urban Europe aims to create, discuss and make available knowledge and robust evidence for sustainable urban solutions and pathways. For the second call in this cooperation programme, two themes have been selected.

Projects should address either one of the key themes or a combination of both themes.

In the proposals, consortia should compare approaches between Europe and China, and learn from both ways.

Theme 1: Sustainable Urban Logistics in the Age of Digitisation

This themes includes the following challenges:

  • Impact of micro-delivery platforms on the overall efficiency, sustainability, security of transportation and logistics in urban environments;
  • Effects of platforms on the well-being of crowdsourced riders;
  • Design of urban multi-modal logistics systems;
  • Freight vehicle parking planning and allocation in dense urban environments;
  • Integration of transport and logistics operations.

Theme 2: Strengthening Climate-neutral Mobility,

This themes includes the following challenges:

  • The new connection to home;
  • Old and new urban transportation modes;
  • Urban development revisited and tactical urbanism initiatives;
  • Multi-mode transport, resilient urban multi-mode traffic network.

SSH aspects (keywords/disciplines):

Disciplines may include, but are not limited to, management, economics, business administration, public administration, psychology, computer science, sociology, human geography etc.

Specific participation requirements (optional):

Each project proposal must be submitted by a Sino-European project consortium consisting of:

  1. at least two eligible European applicants applying for funds in the call from at least two different European countries whose funders participate in the call, and
  2. at least two (and maximum three) eligible Chinese institutions (coordinated by one Main Applicant who is partner in the proposal)

At least one consortium partner must be an urban public authority.

Additionally, the inclusion of at least one representative from companies and commercial organisations, consumer organisations or civil society is preferable. These may participate as either applicant (if permitted by national funding regulations) or cooperation partner.


Belgium; Denmark; France; The Netherlands; Poland: Romania; Slovenia; Sweden; China