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6 March 2018
Bryssel, Belgium
Sustainable and Liveable Cities and Urban Areas

This is how the online matchmaking works 

1. Register and create a profile by click on "Register now" in the upper right corner: 
NB: make sure to write your e-mail and/or telephone number in the description

2. Find a possible partner to discuss the possibilities to form a consortium that can submit a proposal. 
NB: Registration until April 12, 2018

All details including call text on the call web site

In this call we use the B2 match platform in order for possible partners to connect and also to present themselves on the platform. 
There will not be physical matchmaking meeting in this call. 


In answer to the global urbanisation challenge, NSFC and JPI Urban Europe have agreed to a long-term cooperation under the strategic theme Sustainable Urbanisation in the Context of Economic Transformation and Climate Change. The pilot call is a joint initiative of nine European funding agencies participating in JPI Urban Europe and NSFC in China.

In the call the following three thematic themes will be addressed: a) Reduce the adverse environmental impact of cities, paying special attention to the quality of air, water and soil, and municipal and other waste management; b) Access to safe, affordable, and sustainable housing, transportation and basic services; and c) Integrated policies towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change and resilience to disasters.

The call invites researchers from Chinese and European universities, research institutes, research and technology organisations (including municipal research institutes), cities and city planning departments, as well as European companies.

The total funding available in this programme is approximately M€ 9.35 on the European side, across the participating European funding agencies. NSFC will fund the Chinese part of all projects.

Further links Information about the call on NSFC’s web page (in Chinese)

The call on WeChat (in Chinese)

Key dates

Wednesday 31 January 2018 Launch of joint call

Thursday 12 April 2018  Registration deadline NB: Registration by using Consortium Overview Sheet Details in the call text about registration and the use of eCall.

Wednesday 20 June 2018  Submission deadline full proposals

Info webinars

The call Sustainable and Liveable Cities and Urban Areas opened on January 31st and following up on that JPI Urban Europe and NSFC will arrange two info webinars where possible applicants can take part and get information.

The call will be presented by representatives from the call secretariat and the participating found agencies informing about the call, how to apply and the application system eCall. At the end there will be an Q&A.


March 6, 09:00-10:30 CET

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Call secretariat

If you have questions on the general call process and proposal submission, please contact the Call Secretariat:

LI Wencong, NSFC
E-mail: liwc@nsfc.gov.cn
Tel. +86 10 6232 7014 

Berry Bonenkamp, NWO

Tel. +31 70 34 94 416

Carolien Maas-van der Geest, NWO
E-mail: c.maas@nwo.nl
Telephone: +31 70 34 40 511

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