Launch of the Driving Urban Transitions Partnership

Launch of the Driving Urban Transitions Partnership

Driving Urban Transitions to a Sustainable Future (DUT) Partnership is the new programme of JPI Urban Europe, which will be officially launched in October 2022. In view of the upcoming official launch of the initiative on 4-5 October in Brussels, the DUT Partnership website has been published and the opening of the first DUT Call has been announced on 21 September.

The first DUT Call will offer opportunities for transnational and transdisciplinary cooperation along and across the three DUT Transition Pathways: Positive Energy Districts (PED), 15-minute City (15mC), and Circular Urban Economies (CUE). Furthermore, a range of measures will be offered to strengthen the community and build capacities in all stakeholder groups, networking and learning across countries, sectors and disciplines. Activities will include the provision of scientific evidence and recommendations to policy-making on all levels as well as valorisation of research results to allow urban dwellers to experience how a future neighbourhood may look and feel.

More information about the call, including its topics, can be found here.

There are also two DUT Call info days currently planned on 20 September and in October.

The DUT Partnership steps up the game to tackle urban challenges. It aims to create a strong community around urban transitions and to establish a well-known research and innovation platform that will help cities become more sustainable, inclusive and liveable. DUT is realised as a European partnership of more than 60 partners from 27 countries, involving national and regional policymakers, funders and urban-related policy agencies to invest in urban R&I and strengthen a European innovation eco-system for urban transitions. 

ERRIN has actively participated in shaping this new partnership and has also been invited to play a role in it. The DUT Partnership is the first European Partnership that takes an integrated approach on local challenges and therefore is truly place-based. In light of this, ERRIN sees this partnership as an important tool for European regions to contribute to the green transition and EU’s climate objectives, through the involvement of the entire local and regional innovation ecosystem. Read ERRIN's input to the public consultation to shape the DUT Partnership here and find more news related to ERRIN's work around the DUT Partnership here.