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JPI Urban Europe: Urban Migration Call for Proposals

With this call, JPI Urban Europe invites transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral communities of researchers and practitioners to create projects that align, synthesise or consolidate already existing knowledge on urban migration across disciplines on national and local levels. The results from projects granted in this call should help to facilitate knowledge transfer and learning from different European contexts, cities and countries to create greater engagement and understanding in migrant as well as host communities.

The focus of this call is the ways that migration affects and is affected by the life and functioning of cities. As JPI Urban Europe aims for a broad scrutiny of urban migration, proposals submitted to this call should focus on one, many or a mix of migration types, categorized based on the following three principles (World Economic Forum, 2017):

  • By political boundaries (internal vs. international migration)
  • By movement patterns (step, circular or chain migration) or
  • By taking a decision-making approach (voluntary vs. involuntary migration)

> All details on the call and how to apply
> Read the call text

Participating countries: Austria, Germany, Latvia, Sweden and United Kingdom

> List of Funding agencies and national contact points

Call topics

Project proposals should address at least one of the following topics:

1. Socio-spatial integration and citizen involvement
2. Urban governance of housing issues
3. Enhancing cities’ administrative capacities and supporting evidence-based integration policies (managing migration)


Call opening: 17 December 2019
Pre-proposal deadline: 26 March 2020
Invitations to submit full proposal: May 2020
Full proposal deadline: 4 September 2020
Funding decisions announced: November 2020
Start of projects: January 2021-March 2021
Projects end (the latest): January 2023


Interested actors are welcome to the LinkedIn group “Networking in Urban Migration” for self-organised networking and matchmaking. This is a group where you can continue to explore the possibilities for developing and submitting a joint call proposal together with more stakeholders or find possible future partners before the matchmaking event. Join the group here.

Further information

If you are interested in applying, we recommend that you are in touch with your national contact point for the call. If you have questions on the general call process and proposal submission, please contact the call secretariat:

Hanna Scheck, FFG 
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel.: +43 (0)5 7755-5068

Johannes Bockstefl, FFG 
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel.: +43 (0)5 7755-5042

Ann Rodenstedt, Formas
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel.: +46 (0)72-554 94 77

Björn Wallsten, Formas
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel.: +46 (0)8-775 41 22

The call was published on JPI Urban Europe website here.