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Third Call for Proposals EUI - Innovative Actions

With an indicative budget of EUR 90 million ERDF, the third Call for Proposals of EUI - Innovative Actions is targeting innovative projects focusing on the two topics: 'energy transition' and 'technology in cities'.

The Call for Proposals will open in May 2024.

The third EUI-Innovative Actions (EUI-IA) Call for Proposals will be launched in May 2024 and close in October 2024 with an allocated indicative budget of EUR 90 million ERDF. Each project can receive up to a maximum of EUR 5 million ERDF co-financing and project implementation should take place within a maximum period of 3,5 years.

Even if the Call is not officially open yet for submissions, it is recommended that cities start to develop their project proposals as early as possible using the different resources available on this Call page. The following steps can already be started before the opening of the Call:

  1. Read the third EUI-IA Call topics descriptions.
  2. Develop a project idea in line with one of the topics answering local challenges in your city.
  3. Set up your project partnership by establishing contacts with relevant entities e.g. public and private partners, NGOs, University, SMEs,…
  4. Start co-designing the framework of your project work plan with your project partners and stakeholders.

And register  to the Call 3 online info session!

Topics of the Call


The Call will fund projects to deliver tangible, real-life examples under the topics ‘energy transition’ and ‘technology in cities’.

Topic 1: Energy transition

Under the topic ‘energy transition’, the European Urban Initiative aims at supporting the testing of transferable and scalable innovative solutions in real-life settings for economically viable, smarter and more integrated local energy networks, zero carbon and demand driven while empowering citizens and stakeholders to accelerate the transition.

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Topic 2: Technology in cities

Under the topic ‘technology in cities’ the European Urban Initiative aims at supporting the testing of innovative solutions powered by new technologies in real life settings for better services to citizens and/or for boosting local authorities’ capacities to offer these services, via experimentations that could be replicated at a wider scale with the help of the Cohesion policy investments.

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Callwill open in May
Launch of the Call
May 2024
End of the Call
Oct 2024
Assessment of the applications
Announcement of selected projects
Mar 2025
Start of Initiation Phase
Apr 2025
1. Launch of the Call

EUI-IA Call 3 will be launched in May 2024.

2. End of the Call

EUI-IA Call 3 will be closed in October 2024. 

3. Assessment of the applications

Assessment of the applications (Eligibility check, Strategic Assessment and Operational Assessment) will be conducted from October 2024 until March 2025.

4. Announcement of selected projects

EUI-IA Call 3 project selection results will be announced in March 2025.

5. Start of Initiation Phase

Initiation Phase for EUI-IA Call 3 projects will start on 1st April 2025 and will last 6 months until 30th September 2025.