Yuri Kazepov at the Department of Sociology is leading the case study of Vienna at the „Munex“ project.

Description: MUNEX is a JPI Urban Europe project that explores the transformative capacity of collaborative experiments between citizens, civil society and politics at the neighborhood level in three cities: Amsterdam, Barcelona and Vienna. The Vienna case study addresses participatory practices in climate mitigation measures (Klimateam). MUNEX’ overarching goal is to work with municipalities, citizens and transnational municipalist networks to build capacity by delivering strategic insights on the success factors of municipalist initiatives, testing out new approaches to governance and urban justice, and strengthening networks for transnational policy learning. MUNEX will further co-create with its partners a prototype municipalist innovation to be shared between neighborhoods in Amsterdam, Barcelona and Vienna in an ambitious transnational exchange. Building on existing research and relations with urban stakeholders, the research will provide profound and actionable insights into the creation of neighborhoods which are liveable, just, inclusive and attractive to all.

Collaborators: City of Vienna (Municipal Department 20 – Energy Planning), Caritas Vienna, La Hidra NGO (Spain), Municipality of Barcelona (Spain), University of Amsterdam, Municipality of Amsterdam, Transnational Institute (Netherlands)

Duration: 4 years (01.01.2022 – 31.12.2025)