OPEN CALL: Innovations for Managing Sustainable Urban Accessibility

In this third additional Era-Net Cofund Urban Accessibility and Connectivity (ENUAC) call, innovative solutions are the focal point. The call is now open!

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.

Topic 1: Utilising untapped potentials and mainstreaming of measures for managing urban accessibility

Key questions in this field may include but are not limited to:
Develop innovative solutions for realising sustainable urban mobility, logistics or the redistribution of street space (e.g. managing car traffic, zero emission last mile delivery, micro-mobility with e-scooters and bikes, vehicle occupancy rate and empty trips, geofencing, combination with sharing/pooling, inter-/multimodality, requirements for connected/automated driving).

Topic 2: Making measures for managing urban accessibility accepted and participatory

Approaches in this field may include but are not limited to:
Develop new tools for communication, motivation and engagement (e.g. empower and engage local stakeholder groups and bottom-up incentives, pop-up solutions, citizen-science based initiatives, awareness raising and tactical interventions in public space, support a changing perception from restriction to added-values).

Topic 3: Making measures for managing urban accessibility more agile

Focus areas of projects in this field may include but are not limited to:
Develop dynamic tools and measures capable to adapt to changing requirements in time and space (e.g.pandemic situations, traffic volumes and interruptions, construction zones, loading zones, school zones, emission/emission limits, geofencing, managing hybrid solutions, recreational/leisure/market zones etc.)

Topic 4: Making measures for managing urban accessibility effective, robust and impactful

Key questions in this field may include but are not limited to:
Develop innovative ways to enforce, evaluate, and integrate new and established forms of measures for urban accessibility (create evidence, validate data, create transparency for the public and decision makers, illustrate impacts on social inclusion/business, analyse and manage rebound and unintended effects etc.)

Who can apply?

• Private sector
• Research centres
• Universities and universities of applied science
• Municipalities
• Regional/national administative bodies
• NGOs
• Other non profit legal entities

Participating countries

Austria (FFG), Belgium / Brussels Capital Region (Innoviris), Belgium / Flanders (VLAIO), Latvia (LCS), Sweden (SWEA, Vinnova), Turkey (TÜBITAK)

Tentative Call Calendar

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

Upcoming events

Information webinar

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.

Watch the recording from the webinar below!

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LinkedIn group

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. 

More information can be found on the call page.

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