TOPIC : Sustainable urbanisation
|Publication date:||14 October 2015|
|Types of action:||ERA-NET-Cofund ERA-NET Cofund|
|DeadlineModel: Opening date:||single-stage 10 November 2015||Deadline:||08 March 2016 17:00:00|
|Time Zone : (Brussels time)|
Topic DescriptionSpecific Challenge:
In a globalised world, cities all over the world are facing broadly similar challenges. Finding solutions and defining optimal pathways towards sustainable urbanisation receives high priority in the Research and Innovation (R&I) policy of the majority of the countries worldwide. In this context, aligning R&I agendas to underpin sustainable urbanisation and implementing them through international collaboration will promote synergies, and thus an optimal use of the available expertise, capacity and resources, avoid duplication and ensure robust outcomes of global relevance. The opening of JPI Urban Europe to third country partners is increasingly finding interest among its members and among third countries. The Belmont Forum provides an excellent platform for international collaboration in the area of sustainable urbanisation.Scope:
Proposals should pool the necessary financial resources from the participating national (or regional) research programmes with a view to implementing a joint call for proposals resulting in grants to third parties with EU co-funding in this area. Proposers are encouraged to include other joint activities including additional joint calls without EU co-funding. Actions should build on the international strategy of the JPI Urban Europe and launch in collaboration with the Belmont Forum at least one international call on sustainable urbanisation.
Participation of legal entities from international partner countries and/or regions, in particular with countries participating in the Belmont Forum, is encouraged in the joint call as well as in other joint activities including additional joint calls without EU co-funding. Participants from countries which are not automatically eligible for funding may nonetheless request a Union contribution (on the basis of the ERA-NET unit cost) for the co-ordination costs of additional activities.
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU in the range of EUR 5 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.Expected Impact:
Actions are expected to lead to:
- the alignment of research and innovation agendas in the area of sustainable urbanisation and co-ordinated streamlining of the implementation of the respective calls;
- enhanced excellence and global relevance of research and innovation activities on sustainable urbanisation and increased visibility at international level;
- strong and lasting alliance with the funding agencies of key international partners for research and innovation actions on sustainable urbanisation (e.g China, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, USA etc.);
- linking of possible European and international demonstration actions on re-naturing cities to induce a wider, worldwide application of nature-based solutions.
Topic conditions and documents
Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.
- List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
Note also that a number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon 2020 projects (follow the links to China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan).
- Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme
Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
3.1 Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme
3.2 Submission and evaluation process: Guide to the submission and evaluation process
- Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:
Information on the outcome of single-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.
Information on the outcome of two-stage evaluation:
For stage 1: maximum 3 months from the deadline for submission.
For stage 2: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.
- Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:
Specific provisions and funding rates
Standard proposal template
Standard evaluation form
H2020 MGA ERANET Cofund - Multi-Beneficiary
Annotated Grant Agreement
- Additional provisions:
Horizon 2020 budget flexibility
Technology readiness levels (TRL) – where a topic description refers to TRL, these definitions apply.
Financial support to Third Parties – where a topic description foresees financial support to Third Parties, these provisions apply.
- Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.
This topic participates per default in the open access to research data pilot which aims to improve and maximise access to and re-use of research data generated by projects:
• The pilot applies to the data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications. Additionally, projects can choose to make other data available for open access and need to describe their approach in a Data Management Plan (to be provided within six months after the project start).
• Note that the evaluation phase proposals will not be evaluated more favourably because they are part of the Pilot, and will not be penalised for opting out of the Pilot.
• Projects can at any stage opt-out of the pilot.
The legal requirements for projects participating in this pilot are in the article 29.3 of the Model Grant Agreement.
Further information on the Open Research Data Pilot is made available in the H2020 Online Manual.
- Additional documents
- H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Introduction
- H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Cross-cutting activities (Focus Areas)
- H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: Dissemination, Exploitation and Evaluation
- H2020 Work Programme 2016-17: General Annexes
- Legal basis: Horizon 2020 - Regulation of Establishment
- Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation
- Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Specific Programme
No submission system is open for this topic.
H2020 Online Manual your online guide on the procedures from proposal submission to managing your grant.
Participant Portal FAQ – Submission of proposals.
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