Urban Europe

Urban Europe

The Urban Europe joint programming initiative aims to help European cities to take up the many challenges with which they are faced: climate change, congestion of transport networks, energy management, ageing properties, migratory flows, social and economic changes.

Urban Europe Joint Programming Initiative The Urban Europe joint programming initiative aims to help European cities to take up the many challenges with which they are faced: climate change, congestion of transport networks, energy management, ageing properties, migratory flows, social and economic changes.

Multi-level and multi-partner collaborations between all the research stakeholders and end users are essential in order to offer technological responses but also ideas about new models of governance for cities.

Furthermore, Urban Europe projects are interdisciplinary and will combine basic research, applied research and urban innovation.

The projects selected in the frame of Urban Europedo not receive any funding from the European Commission. They are financed exclusively by national funding agencies (Innoviris for Brussels) according to their own specific funding rules.

The next project call will be launched October 30th, 2018. More info soon! 

 

The projects must comply with all the eligibility criteria imposed by the national funding agency, as well as Urban Europe's specific eligibility criteria.

For Brussels partners, the financing conditions are as follows.

Innoviris' criteria: 
  • develop all or some of its activities within the territory covered by the Brussels-Capital Region

  • present an innovative RDI project likely to have a favourable impact on employment and/or sustainable development of the Brussels-Capital Region

  • show one's ability to finance one's share in the project

  • have fulfilled its obligations in the context of previous support initiatives allocated by the Region.

Urban Europe programme criteria
  • Relevance of the proposal in relation to the research theme

  • Quality of the proposal: can the project offer a solution for a given problem?

  • Project's impact for the end users community

The applicants will submit their projects proposal  to the Secretariat of the programme through the FFG electronic submission system.

Furthermore, your application must be submitted to Innoviris by using a regional form (available on the French or Dutch version of this page). 

The proposals that will not be submitted to Innoviris, will be ineligible for funding.

Type of financial intervention

Financial aid may be allocated as a grant or in the form of a recoverable advance.

 

Rate of financial intervention (maximum)

  Industrial research Experimental development Innovation in procedures
 

Grant

Grant                  Advance

Grant

Micro enterprise/Small enterprise

70%

45%                       60%

35%

Medium enterprise

60%

35%                      50%

25%

Large enterprise

50%

25%                      40%

15%

The basic rate may be increased by 15% in the case of actual cooperation with a Belgian or foreign company. The rate of intervention is limited to 80%.


Research organisations (universities and higher education institutions) and companies may also benefit from Urban Europe aid. 

For further information about the conditions of these aids, see the corresponding pages:  

Financial aid for the preparation of your Urban Europe project may be obtained via Connect.

 

More information 

All documents on "Making Cities Work" can be found in the toolbox. You can also visit the website of the initiative.

You are welcome to contact us during the project preparation for the pre-reading purposes or for other advices (administrative, financial or legal). 

 

Innoviris contact person

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Beata Bibrowska

International Projects Advisor

Strategic Research Team

Tel. +32 2 600 50 22
bbibrowska[at]innoviris.brussels