About the call
The ERA-NET Cofund Urban Accessibility and Connectivity (EN-UAC) started a first co-funded call at the end of 2019 and will run until 2024. Within the context of this ERA-NET, sustainable urban accessibility and connectivity is defined as the ease with which activities and opportunities may be reached in an urban transport system, with lower negative environmental impacts. Network connectivity reflects the directness of routes, using different modes to travel between points. It applies both for passenger and freight transport.
The dramatic consequences of the climate crisis are already starting to become visible, making it apparent that swift and effective actions to reduce GHG emissions are unavoidable. Urban transport is a major contributor to GHG emissions and thus calls for a significant reduction, especially in a highly urbanised continent like Europe. Innovative solutions are required for cities of all types and sizes, with new options for managing access as means for accelerating their transitions towards attractive and climate-neutral places for living. Doing so will be key for necessary traffic avoidance and create the freedom to redistribute the precious (while always limited) space of urban streets to sustainable transport modes and high-quality public space.
The innovation-oriented research and development projects are expected to address relevant technologies, novel practices, business and operating models and policies to enable and facilitate cities in conceptualising, piloting, replicating and scaling urban accessibility and access management measures or regulation schemes.
Proposals are expected to select one main topic they wish to focus their work on but may still include challenges and themes from the other topics:
- Utilising untapped potentials and mainstreaming of measures for managing urban accessibility
- Making measures for managing urban accessibility accepted and participatory
- Making measures for managing urban accessibility more agile
- Making measures for managing urban accessibility effective, robust and impactful
The 7 national funding agencies, from 5 countries, in the call “Innovations for Managing Sustainable Urban Accessibility” (EN-UAC Innovation Action), have agreed on a list of four projects recommended for funding. These projects are to be started in 2023.
ACCTRA – Evidence and acceptance – from experiments to transformation
StreetForum – Transforming streets into accessible urban oases through consensus building with digital and analogue tools
TAAM – Toolbox for Agile urban Accessibility Management
TollsThatWork – City tolls that work
> Call text
> Proposal form
> Financial sheet for proposals
> Tutorial for online submission system (English version: see button in upper right corner)
> List of national contact points
> Call presentation
Call opening 7 april 2022
Full proposal deadline 15 september 2022
Eligibility check September 2022
Meeting of Expert Panel to assess proposals November 2022
Funding recommendation November 2022
Earliest start of projects January 2023
Events in this call
In addition to events and webinars, we wish to welcome interested actors to the LinkedIn group “Networking in Innovations for Managing Sustainable Urban Accessibility (ENUAC)” for self-organised networking and matchmaking. This is a group where you can continue to explore the possibilities for developing and submitting a joint call proposal together with more stakeholders or find possible future partners before the matchmaking event. Find the group here.
JPI Urban Europe invites you to an information webinar on April 27th 2021 at 13.00 CEST.
The information webinar is an oppurtunity to ask questions about the new call to the call secretariat and to learn more about the call, the application process and the coming years.
If you have questions please contact the Call Secretariat:
+43 5 77 55 5042
Björn Svensby Kurling
+46 8 4733148
Funding Agencies and national contact points
|Belgium/Brussels Capital Region/Flanders||Innoviris, VLAIO|