Application process and previous events (ENUAC)

Application process and previous events (ENUAC)

The ENUAC call opened in December 2019 with a proposal deadline of March 2020. The full proposal deadline was in September 2020, followed by the funding decisions announced in December 2020. By March 2021, all the projects have started. The text below concern the application process and previous call-related events.

Approaches and recommendations for the proposals

Proposals should focus on urban areas, in the context of achieving climate neutral and sustainable cities. They should be forward-looking, solution-oriented, contributing to transport and mobility policy, especially in relation with SUMPs (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans) and SULPs (Sustainable Urban Logistics Plans)

The results of the funded projects are expected to make a clear contribution to the attainment of relevant urban, regional, national and European EU Transport Policy objectives (including TEN-T). Further, projects are expected to especially address the potential impact and possibilities for deployment of (potentially new) mobility and transport modes, technologies, services and concepts by analysing behavioural responses and estimating effects on the various aspects of sustainability (i.e. the environment, economic development and people’s well-being) for both passenger and freight transport.

Who can apply?

Applicants can come from organisations such as:

> Companies (from industry/large companies to SMEs)
> Cities, municipalities, regions
> Consumers (e.g. business enterprises, test households, etc.)
> Citizens’ representatives, NGOs
> Research organisations (universities, university colleges, research institutes or other authorities with research undertakings)

(Please note that a specific funding agency may not fund each type of organisation. For further information see Annex A in the call text.)

Consortia may consist of partners active across several positions within the research and development system (i.e. innovation, applied research, fundamental research) and across disciplines (natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and engineering). Project proposals must consist of at least three eligible applicants from at least three participative countries. Partners from third countries are welcome in consortium but need funding from other sources.

Types of research, development and innovation activities to be supported

This call is open for proposals referring to a broad range of project types, from basic research to innovation. Research/innovation is seen as a continuum and most projects will be a mix of both. However, to help ensure a balanced portfolio, we are asking applicants to identify which pathway is the best fit.
Each proposal must choose one of the two pathways, depending on its main purpose.

Online submission system



Matchmaking Event
13 January 2020, 16.00-18.30, Washington (in connection to the annual Transportation Research Board Conference)

During this event, possibilites for American partners to participate in the call were discussed. Although NSF was not an initial partner in the call there are alternatives to form consortia with actors from USA. Please check the presentation and/or video below for a presentation on the Smart and Connected Communities program with alternatives on how to join.

If you are an American actor interested in joining the call, please contact:
David Corman, Program Director NSF:
Mangala Sharma, Program Manager NSF:

> Recording of Introduction to JPI Urban Europe, the call and NSF
> Recording of Q&A on opportunities for international cooperation

Information Webinar
22 January, 13.00-14.30, online
> Powerpoint presentation about the call
> Call presentation recording
> Urban Lunch Talk #9 with a pre-launch of the ENUAC call
> Webinar recording of the Q&A session

Matchmaking Webinar
27 January, 13.00-14.30, online
> Webinar recording

Please keep an eye on your national Funding Agencies webpages for national call related activites.




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