The purpose of this Call is to support transnational research and/or innovation projects addressing urban challenges to help cities in their transition towards a more sustainable economy and functioning.

The challenges are grouped into three themes called Transition Pathways each of them consisting of several topics:

Positive Energy Districts Pathway (PED)

  • Energy communities – energy transition driven by civil society
  • Energy flexibility strategies – technological, legal, societal challenges
  • Energy efficiency in existing urban structures

15-minutes City Pathway (15mC)

  • Strengthen the mix of urban functions and services
  • Foster sustainable options for personal mobility and logistics in urban outskirts (and beyond)
  • (Re)imagine urban public spaces and streets for vibrant, sustainable neighbourhoods

Circular Urban Economies Pathway (CUE)

  • Urban Resource Sharing and Circularity
  • Nature-based solutions (NBS)
  • Urban food systems

The DUT Partnership is supported by the European Commission and funded under the Horizon Europe co-funded Partnership scheme..

More detailed information on the call can be found here.


The call for pre-proposals for DUT 2022 is now closed. Applicants selected on the basis of the pre-proposals are invited to submit a full-proposal for 3 May 2023, 13h CEST.

Please note that the DUT 2023 project call will be launched in late summer 2023.

The submission process

All  Brussels project partners  must submit a regional application for funding application to Innoviris in parallel to the European submission. The non-submission of your proposal  to Innoviris will render your participation ineligible.

  • Please submit your full proposal at the European level here.
  • As a Brussels based actor, you also must apply to Innoviris for funding. The submission form (only in french and dutch) is available at the bottom of this page. Please send it to, for 3 May, 13 h CEST.


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