Widening participation of countries and stakeholders in JPI Urban Europe through capacity building in urban policy, funding and research
Grant Agreement nº 857160
Type: Coordination and Support Action
Duration: 30 months (01/06/2019 - 30/11/2021)
Status: Ongoing
Coordinator: The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research - Netherlands

Oesterreichische Forschungsfoerderungsgesellschaft Mbh – Austria

Turkiye Bilimsel Ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu – Turkey

Idryma Proothisis Erevnas – Cyprus

Forschungszentrum Julich Gmbh – Germany

Ministero Dell’istruzione, Dell’universita’ E Della Ricerca – Italy

Agenzia Nazionale Per Le Nuove Tecnologie, L’energia E Lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile – Italy

Institut Francais Des Sciences Et Technologies Des Transports, De

L’amenagement Et Des Reseaux – France

Ait Austrian Institute Of Technology Gmbh – Austria

Unitatea Executiva Pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, A Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii Si Inovarii – Romania

Future Cities Catapult Limited – United Kingdom

Ministry Of Education And Science Of Ukraine – Ucrania

Iq Samhallsbyggnad Ab – Sweden

Fundo Regional Para A Ciencia E Tecnologia – Portugal

Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet Ntnu – Norway

Latvijas Zinatnes Padome – Latvia

Bulgarian National Science Fund – Bulgaria

Aim of the Project:

EXPAND II intends to support the implementation of the JPI Urban Europe Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda 2.0 (SRIA 2.0) and advance the R&I programme by

(1) supporting JPI Urban Europe’s widening activities towards new countries, regions, stakeholders and partners,

(2) facilitating the transition from SRIA 2015 to SRIA 2.0 in terms of enhancing formats, instruments, strategic partnerships, and programme management, and by

(3) improving availability and accessibility of research results for cities, funders, policy and decision makers.

Since transformations to sustainable and liveable urban futures depend on a broad commitment and co-creation among a diverse set of actors, the identified challenge to be tackled by EXPAND II is widening the community and building capacities in research, policy and society at large. In this sense, the project targets Widening Countries in particular with the aim to establish national and regional dialogues and processes, mobilise R&I communities dealing with sustainable urban development, intensify strategic relationships of urban stakeholders on transnational level and assess national and regional programmes and instruments for transnational R&I cooperation.

FRCT Involvement:
As part of the EXPAND II project, participates in the following tasks:

Task 2.1: JPI Urban Europe missions to Widening Countries
Task 2.2: Case studies on the use of ESIF to participate in JPI Urban Europe
Task 2.3: Cooperation with UAEU, UIA and other networks and initiatives with high impact in Widening Countries
Task 2.4: International outreach
Task 3.1: Models for national coordination
Task 3.2: AGORA
Task 3.3: Further develop the existing Europe-wide urban research community
Task 4.1: Standardised process for call implementation in JPI Urban Europe
Task 4.2: Widen the participation of national funding agencies and R&I programmes towards challenge-driven instruments
Task 4.4: Advance Urban Living Lab approaches towards scaling-up and mainstreaming of results
Task 5.3: Testing and implementing processes and tools for programme and project monitoring
Task 6.2: Synthesise framework for fostering exploitation of R&I results
Financial Overview
Consortium Budget
Partners Contribuition EU Contribuition Total
-€ 1.499.437,50€ 1.499.437,50
FRCT Budget
-€ 40.875,00€ 40.875,00