EIT Climate-KIC Sustainable Cities Mobility Challenge 2024
Applications are open for the EIT Climate-KIC Sustainable Cities Mobility Challenge 2024. For the second year running, EIT Climate-KIC is running a Sustainable Cities Mobility Challenge for European cities to identify bold and impactful projects which seek to decarbonise transport, improve local air quality and accelerate the take-up of active, shared, collective and/or electric mobility.
The call aims to support the transition to cleaner, greener, and more people-centred transport, in line with the objectives of the European Green Deal, Urban Mobility Framework, New European Bauhaus, and the EU Cities Mission.
Each city project selected will be granted up to 90,000 EUR (depending on the total number of proposals selected in the call. A maximum of five projects will be funded).
The grants could be used (for example) to:
- Fund/support a city-led local project or pilot project, and/or
- Fund cities’ work with NGOs or SMEs which are developing impactful solutions to address specific mobility challenges.
Cities and towns (with a population of at least 25,000) in the EU Member States, Horizon Europe Associated Countries1 (including the United Kingdom) and Switzerland are eligible to apply.
- Projects will be selected based on the potential for impact, learning, and replicability in other towns and cities. They should seek to make a positive difference to people and the environment in the area where they are implemented, adding to the body of knowledge and experience to shift cities more rapidly towards more sustainable transport systems.
- Examples of the types of projects that could be considered for support include (but are not limited to), the following:
- Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) or Low Emission Neighbourhoods (LENs)Walking, cycling and wheeling projects.Projects which support shared mobility, public transport, e-mobility and sustainable logistics
- Parklets and greening schemes which encourage/support active travel.
- Proposals can be centred around new ideas or initiatives – or can relate to elements of existing or emerging city programmes/strategies that advance sustainable urban mobility.
- Cities should aim to complete their projects by July 2025
- Project proposal should not be more than 2,000 words and should outline the mobility problem or challenge they would like to tackle, and their proposed action to address this.
Deadline: 10 November 2023 23.00 CET.