capacity building for urban transformation, social innovation, co-creation and active community engagement

a ERA-Net project by TU Vienna, Universitat de Barcelona, TalTech and TU Delft

News Items

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 55
On September 29, 2023, the European Researchers' Night will once again take place in Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck under the motto "exploREsearch". With interactive stations, workshops, lectures, a research rally and an entertaining...
Monday, August 28, 2023 77
On the 9 th of September 2023, the TU Wien Library is inviting the public to a day of guided tours through our building as a part of the Open House Wien event. Participants will learn more about the role of research libraries as knowledge...
Monday, July 31, 2023 90
During Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May OPUSH TU Delft organized workshop activities at the Maker Faire Festival . With the goal of discussing and co-designing from scratch the upcoming OPUSH CS pilots with citizens from Delft and...
Thursday, July 27, 2023 42
12 youth people aged 16-18 were the first citizens involved in the “Cròniques de la Calor” (Heat Chronicle) Citizen Social Science project. Their participation was articulated through the Fundació Comtal, a civil society organization that...

Citizen Science projects that inspire

check out some of the projects that lead the way

All Projects
Air Quality
Climate Adaptation
Neu Leopoldau

Neu Leopoldau

In the applied research project Werkstatt Neu Leopoldau we deal with the settlement process as a workshop situation for social innovations in housing and urban development with the aim of creating good neighbourhoods.
CO-HAB Raval

CO-HAB Raval

A bottom-up renovation methodology based on the needs and capacities of residents in order to improve the conditions of their living and community space in collaboration with the local associative and productive fabric and specialised university research.
Lucht Club


Air quality is already being measured in many places in Rotterdam. With the Luchtclub we supplement existing information with your local measurements. The Luchtclub is a 'citizen science' project: together we contribute to data that was previously only measured by experts and professionals.
Hollandse Luchten

Hollandse Luchten

Hollandse Luchten is a platform for dialogue on the healthy living environment, (citizen) scientific research and policy innovation.
Delft Meet / Delft Measures

Delft Meet

Delft Meet (Delft Measures) is a citizen science project tracking local climate changes in the city of Delft. Data collected by a network of citizens can be tracked on the live map. part of Observation International Foundation is an open online sharing platform for observational data about the fauna and flora of the Netherlands.


the official partners in the JPI Urban Europe project

TU Wien Faculty of Architecture and Planning
experts for e-learning
Academy of Architecture and Urban Studies
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Science Centre Delft
Research and Learning Resources Center (CRAI)

What we want to achieve

research topics
the identification of relevant research topics, content and concrete solutions at universities and in research institutions on SDGs, the New Urban Agenda and the Urban Agenda for the EU
knowledge transfer
knowledge transfer from research to the public and viceversa: science communication in language or by visualising complex issues and global challenges
open interfaces
the development of low-threshold, easily accessible, inclusive and open interfaces between research, decision-making and citizens in local communities
concrete strategies
the development of concrete strategies for capacity building and the empowerment of citizens to achieve these goals (bottom-up strategies)
methods, tools and processes
the development of the necessary methods, tools and processes
joint capacities
the sustainable location and long-term establishment of joint capacities and the developed strong network between researchers, decision-makers and local communities
GLAM nexus
the development of Open Science capacities within research performing organisations (RPOs) and GLAM nexus as well as strong local empowering knowledge hubs
open & supportive environment
the use of research library and university infrastructure & human capacity to create an open & supportive environment for Citizen Science
data and information literacy
strengthening the data and information literacy through the training by research libraries