Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation.
This call aims to increase awareness of the built environment’s protective role for people and climate adaptation in case of disruptive events.
The proposal should:
- Deliver innovative methods and solutions for the regeneration of neighbourhoods, with due consideration of, inter alia, energy efficiency, sustainability, resilience, health, inclusiveness and accessibility, based on participatory planning processes and innovative decision-making procedures and digital applications.
- Ensure solutions allow to identify and integrate local sources of raw materials for building renovation in built environment planning scenarios.
- Ensure the proposed solutions include new evidence-based approaches (e.g. strategies and digital tools) to help quantify the benefits of integrated built environment transformation aimed at climate neutrality.
- Ensure the proposed solutions allow for involving all stakeholder groups, including inter alia elderly people, those with reduced mobility and persons with disabilities, and households affected by energy poverty, also seeking to address gentrification issues in neighbourhoods affected by energy poverty.
- Ensure the proposed solutions include concepts for local renewable energy generation and consumption integrated at building and district level in combination with multi-modal mobility concepts targeted to both urban and rural neighbourhoods
Read more on page 293 of the call document.
Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:
- Increased awareness of the built environment’s protective role for people and climate adaptation in case of disruptive events.
- Mainstreamed resilience as a key feature of the built environment across its life cycle.
- Improved ability of the built environment to support the preparedness and responsiveness to disruptive events at larger scales.
- Improved ability of the built environment to contribute to the overall quality of living and working.
- Strengthened supply chains for materials and solutions for a resilient and climate proof built environment, adapted to local risks.
To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
- the Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions;
- the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to the Member States;
- eligible non-EU countries including countries associated to Horizon Europe and low- and middle-income countries.
Any legal entity, regardless of its place of establishment, including legal entities from non-associated third countries or international organisations (including international European research organisations 1) is eligible to participate (whether it is eligible for funding or not), provided that the conditions laid down in the Horizon Europe Regulation have been met, along with any other conditions laid down in the specific call topic.
A ‘legal entity’ means any natural or legal person created and recognised as such under national law, EU law or international law, which has legal personality and which may, acting in its own name, exercise rights and be subject to obligations, or an entity without legal personality.
Unless otherwise provided for in the specific call conditions, legal entities forming a consortium are eligible to participate in actions provided that the consortium includes:
- at least one independent legal entity established in a Member State; and
- at least two other independent legal entities, each established in different Member States or Associated Countries.
The Commission estimates that an EU contribution of between EUR 5.00 and 7.50 million would allow these outcomes to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of a proposal requesting different amounts.