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EIT Urban Mobility – #ChallengeMyCity – 2021

EIT Urban Mobility is an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Since January 2019 it has been working to encourage positive changes in the way people move around cities in order to make them more liveable places. It aims to become the largest European initiative transforming urban mobility with co-funding of up to € 400 million (2020-2026) from the EIT, a body of the European Union.

150,000 euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Beneficiaries All beneficiaries
Regions European Union

Countries eligible for the call:

  • Third countries associated to Horizon Europe.

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To resolve mobility-related challenges faced by European cities, namely Toulouse and Milan, in their urban environment;
  • To address one single challenge (either in Toulouse or in Milan) with the provider’s developed solution;
  • To allow solution providers to test and market-scale their innovative product or service in a living, urban environment;
  • To portray the impact of mobility solutions that have already been developed and piloted but still lack a significant market deployment, and to promote them for long-term implementation.


  • Challenge A – in Toulouse: Bike parking for commuters;
  • Challenge B – in Milan: Bike parking for commuters;
  • Challenge C – in Milan: Safety equipment for bicycle paths.

Among financed actions

  • Test new mobility solutions around its mobility hubs, such as train stations, to find the best options promoting intermodality at these sites;
  • Test the use of secure bike parking at key public transportation hubs;
  • Test innovative solutions that can provide increased levels of safety through the implementation of new signalling devices and/or new construction techniques and materials;
  • Propose other solutions, if possible, that have additional features that provide benefits towards the end-user’s experience, city integrability or environmental impact.

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals.
  • Initial duration of the action: between 6 and 8 months.


  • Be a legal person;
  • Be a public or private entity.
  • Indicative budget per challenge:
    • A Toulouse: 60,000 euro
    • B Milan: 60,000 euro
    • C Milan: 30,000 euro
  • Cofinancing rate: minimum 40% of the total eligible costs 

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