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12/04/2019

Pre-Announcement: a transnational call for proposals co-funded by the European Commission in the field of urban accessibility and connectivity

The French National Research Agency (ANR) with 22 partners from 15 countries is set to launch a transnational call for proposals co-funded by the European Commission about sustainable urban accessibility and connectivity, in the frame of the ERA-NET Cofund « Urban Accessibility and Connectivity ». The call is likely to open on December 2019/January 2020.

The overall objective of this call is to support transnational research and innovation projects in the field of urban accessibility and connectivity. It gives the opportunity to establish transnational research and innovation projects between public and private research entities, cities/municipalities/regions, citizens’ representatives, NGOs…

This call includes the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom. The available budget for this call for proposals is about 22.5 million euros.

Topics of the call for proposals

The call for proposals is articulated on five challenges.

Challenge 1: Evolving solutions for an integrated approach on sustainable urban physical mobility and transport, land use and digital connectivity

Challenge 2: Develop and support the implementation of innovative mobility systems and services with a potential to contribute to sustainable urban mobility

Challenge 3: Transform and re-organise urban spaces to pave the ground for sustainable urban mobility and accessibility at local level, from the street scale to the district

Challenge 4: Develop effective policy options for achieving a shift towards sustainable urban accessibility and connectivity

Challenge 5: Change behaviours and perspectives towards sustainable urban accessibility and connectivity

Projects within this call are expected to have strong stakeholder participation (companies, cities/regions, NGO, citizens’ representatives, consumers…).

Consortia composition

The call for proposals is open to different kind of R&D, from the fundamental research to innovation.

Project proposals must consist of at least three eligible applicants from at least three participative countries.

The call for proposals will likely be launched in December 2019/January 2020 with a submission deadline for the pre-proposals in March 2020.

Matchmaking event

A matchmaking event is planned in connection to the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting on January 13, 2020, in Washington. A webinar for applicants as well as a virtual matchmaking webinar will be organised in late January 2020.

The information provided in this pre-announcement is indicative and may be subject to changes and is not legally binding to funding organisations. Additional funding organisations might join the call before the official publication.

For more information about the call for proposals and the webinar