DUT Call 2024

The purpose of this Call for proposals 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’: Circular Urban Economies, 15-minute City and Positive Energy Districts.

This is the third Call of the Driving Urban Transitions (DUT) Partnership, funded by the European Commission under the Horizon Europe Partnership scheme.

DUT Call 2024 opens 2 September 2024.

The call text and more information will be published in July 2024.


Call topics


Circular Urban Economies (CUE)

CUE topic 1 – Creating a new paradigm for urban water cycles​

CUE topic 2 – Circular models for regenerating, repurposing, protecting and conserving urban space for biodiversity​

CUE topic 3 – Multi-city strategies for circular urban economy monitoring and management

15-minute City (15mC) 

15mC topic 1 – Advancing urban mobility: innovations for inclusive and youth-centric mobility systems​

15mC topic 2 – Reconsidering urban mobility systems: towards system innovation and proximity policies for sustainable city regions​

15mC topic 3 – Evidence for the urban mobility transition: data and indicators for effective decision-making​

Positive Energy Districs (PED) 

PED topic 1 – Local PEDs in a multi-level perspective​

​PED topic 2 – Towards the climate-neutral city: PEDs, system integration and urban strategies​

​PED topic 3 – Managing the urban energy transition: data management and decision support systems​


Call calendar

Stage 1 opening (pre-proposal submission) 2 September 2024
Info day 1 (online) 10 September 2024
Info day 2 (online) 9 October 2024
Stage 1 closing (pre-proposal submission deadline) 14 November 2024
Eligibility check December 2024
Meeting of expert panel to assess pre-proposals January 2025
Stage 2 opening  (full proposal submission) February 2025
Stage 2 closing (full proposal deadline) 24 April 2025
Eligibility check May 2025
Meeting of expert panel to assess full proposals June 2025
Projects selected for funding at stage 2 informed July 2025
Application to national/regional funding agencies Consult specific gunding agency annex
Start of the projects (tentative) September 2025 – January 2026
Projects’ kick-off meeting 2026 (tbd)


Contact information

DUT Call Secretariat: call@dutpartnership.eu