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EIG CONCERT-Japan - Joint Call 2023: Solutions for Carbon-Neutral Cities
EIG CONCERT-Japan 10th joint call
24 May 2023
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EIG CONCERT-Japan is delighted to announce the opening of its 10th joint call for proposals titled Solutions for Carbon-Neutral Cities. Proposals from interested researchers are now accepted, starting from Tuesday, May 23rd until Tuesday, August 1st (10.00 CEST) this year.

What is EIG CONCERT-Japan?

The European Interest Group (EIG) CONCERT-Japan is an international joint initiative to support and enhance science, technology and innovation (STI) cooperation between European countries and Japan. EIG CONCERT-Japan is flexible and inclusive in nature, and can accommodate a range of forms of collaboration, from unanimous concerted efforts to optional participation among its core members and other interested STI institutions.

The primary function of the EIG CONCERT-Japan is to implement multilateral joint funding collaboratively, with the objective of enhancing cooperation and promoting transnational mobility between European countries and Japan in various fields of STI.

What is the aim of the Solutions for Carbon-Neutral Cities call?

This call for proposals invites Japan and Europe-based researchers to develop new solutions to improve the sustainability of urban environments. As articulated in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by 2030, achieving a climate-neutral society entails reducing the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by making improvements to air and water quality and waste management practices.

In this transition, climate resilient cities are the laboratories for transformative and sustainable solutions and transformational carbon-neutral solutions. For the transition to be inclusive and effective, it requires active involvement and cooperation among the various stakeholders living and working in cities. The transition to a climate-neutral society also presents opportunities for the development and deployment of new technologies and innovative solutions.

We welcome not only single-discipline research, but also research taking inter- and transdisciplinary approaches, which incorporate not only natural and social sciences, but also the involvement of key stakeholders, such as practitioners, industry and other individuals and groups of the general public relevant to the research.

Which countries and institutions are participating?

The following national and regional funding organisations have agreed to participate in this joint call, leveraging their national and regional R&D programmes and applying their respective funding regulations:

  • Bulgaria: Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF)
  • Czech Republic: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS)
  • Czech Republic: Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS)
  • France: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
  • Hungary: National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH)
  • Japan: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • Poland: National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR)
  • Slovakia: Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS)
  • Türkiye: The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TÜBITAK)

Deadline: 1 August 2023 (10:00 CEST)

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Updated: 24 May 2023
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