Public consultation to shape the European Partnership on Driving Urban Transitions

The Driving Urban Transitions to a Sustainable Future (DUT) Partnership aims to address the complex set of urban challenges, which cities and urban communities are facing today, with an integrated approach to offer decision makers in municipalities, companies and society the means to act and enable the necessary urban transformations. The partnership aims to create a portfolio of measures to build capacities in all stakeholder groups and contribute to the European Mission on Climate Neutral Cities. Read more about what is at stake in this article.

The partnership’s objectives will be addressed and implemented through a comprehensive programme management approach. The JPI Urban Europe is together with the European Commission preparing a longer-term programme that aligns European and Member States’ efforts to build a critical mass for urban transitions. The programme will build capacities to support transitions towards a sustainable and liveable urban future by joint research, innovation and actions.

ERRIN has actively participated in shaping this new partnership and has also been invited to play a role in the partnership. The DUT Partnership is the first European Partnership that takes an integrated approach on local challenges and therefore is really place-based. In light of this, ERRIN sees this partnership as an important tool for European regions to contribute to EU’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, through the involvement of the entire local and regional innovation ecosystem.

JPI Urban Europe is now inviting ERRIN members to participate in a public consultation which covers all key elements of this research, innovation and action programme. Take part of this strategic process and share your experiences and ideas on how the programme can support science-policy-society cooperation and build capacities to enhance actions for sustainable and liveable futures.

Please find the public consultation here.

The deadline for responding to the consultation is 15th April. The responses are currently planned to be processed and discussed in the AGORA Dialogue in Innsbruck in May.