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EIT Urban Mobility – Citizen engagement and regional innovation scheme – 2020

To accelerate change towards a sustainable model of urban mobility

1.47 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Regions European Union

* EU member states: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, South-Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania

* Horizon Europe associated countries: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Republic of North Macedonia, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine

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Priorities and funded actions

* Create liveable urban spaces;
* Close the knowledge gap;
* Deploy user-centric, integrated mobility solutions; 
* Accelerate market opportunities; 
* Promote effective policies and behavioral change 

* Shift to activate modes of transport (walking and cycling);
* Avoid negative health, safety and environment impacts of urban mobility;
* Improve urban logistics with a focus on last mile distribution;
* Improve public transport service provision;
* Improve the quality of public spaces; 
* Improve traffic flow management;
* Avoid transition barriers

Among financed actions
* Lot 1: Citizen engagement
– Collection of best practices of citizen engagement experiences within the EIT Urban Mobility’s;
– Partnership  Development of a citizen engagement strategy, that will provide guidance on how to implement citizen engagement activities and which will set the basis for related activities in the years that follow; 
– Creation of a citizen engagement platform, which can serve for learning, exchange of knowledge and collection of best practices  

* Lot 2: Regional innovation scheme
– Mapping local innovation ecosystem in EIT RIS regions, identifying key players, unique assets and selling points as well as focus areas and investment needs. Identifying connection points and synergies between regional capabilities and EIT Urban Mobility strategic goals;
– Providing opportunities for key stakeholders in RIS regions to get engaged with EIT Urban Mobility activities and participate in certain EIT Urban Mobility programs;
– Organizing outreach events where EIT Urban Mobility representatives can meet with RIS stakeholders, such as start-ups, regulators, policy decision makers, cities, researchers, industrial representatives to introduce EIT Urban Mobility, present its programs and opportunities as well as to present achievements and success stories;
– Ensuring knowledge transfer towards EIT RIS regions to strengthen innovation ecosystems • Provide comprehensive support and mentoring services for RIS regions how they can develop regional innovation ecosystems by mobilizing local KTI actors, working out joint development strategies and implement join local activities;
– Engaging key national and regional policy makers within the activities of EIT Urban Mobility in order to support fund interconnectivity and the set-up of local European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) projects which can be directly linked with EIT Urban Mobility programs;
– Support the participation of local institutions in KIC activities and finance the adaptation and integration of best-in-class programs of EIT Urban Mobility into the local innovation ecosystem, if possible;
– Convincing local stakeholders is essential to utilize synergies between available ESIF and EIT Urban Mobility programs. EIT Urban Mobility has the significant potential to shape national grant management systems in a way that could lead to a better rollout of its activities across the continent

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Duration of the action: per default all activities should deliver results by latest end of 2020. In case of Innovation projects (RIS) activities may however last up to two years

* Eligibility:
– Be a registered legal entity


* Amount of the grant per thematic area:
– Citizen engagement: 155 000 euro
– Call for EIT Urban Mobility Hubs (RIS): 300 000 euro
– Call for connected projects (RIS): 226 000 euro
– Call for innovation projects (RIS): 700 000 euro
– Call for internship (RIS): 88 000 euro

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