Driving Urban Transitions to a Sustainable Future Partnership

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 EU Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities.

The JPI Urban Europe together with the European Commission are realising a longer-term programme that aims to align European and Member States’ efforts to build a critical mass for urban transitions. The programme should build capacities to support transitions towards a sustainable and liveable urban future by joint research, innovation and actions.


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ERRIN input to the public consultation to shape the DUT Partnership

May 2020

ERRIN's role

ERRIN has actively participated in shaping the DUT Partnership and plays a role in its implementation. The DUT Partnership is the first European Partnership that takes an integrated approach to 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 the green transition and EU’s climate objectives, through the involvement of the entire local and regional innovation ecosystem.

Among other commitments, ERRIN wishes to identify potential joint actions with the DUT Partnership to mobilise the respective stakeholder groups and draw conclusions from research, innovation, and demonstration for policymaking, with a specific interest in the multilevel governance, ensuring coherent support frameworks and practical synergies between research and innovation and structural funds.

Regarding funding synergies, in the context of the DUT Partnership, ERRIN set up a task force to explore the role of regions in co-funded European Partnerships, which looked into how to use structural funds in co-funded partnerships and how to use the partnerships as a means to further coordinate regional and national research and innovation agendas. In June 2023, ERRIN and DUT Partnership also organised a workshop on “Funding synergies – from theory to practice”.

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Exploring Synergies between European Partnerships and EU Missions – Mutual Learning Event

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JPI Urban Europe Policy conference – towards the Driving Urban Transition Partnership

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Scoping regional interests to join & co-fund the Driving Urban Transitions (DUT) Partnership

Complete a survey to communicate regional interests, opportunities and priorities in the Driving Urban Transitions (DUT) European Partnership.