Urban Accessibility and Connectivity call opening soon
The ERA-NET Cofund on Urban Accessibility and Connectivity (ENUAC) is planning to launch its call for proposals to open in December/January. The call invites researchers, cities, municipalities, businesses, civil society and other stakeholders to build transnational consortia to create challenge-driven innovation and research projects that address the challenges of sustainable urban passenger mobility, freight, transport and connectivity as integral and essential parts of sustainable urban development. Sixteen countries have earmarked a global budget of about EUR 25 million, including co-funding from the European Commission. The Netherlands is participating in this call.
Project proposals are expected to be co-creative and have strong stakeholder participation already from the start. The research should be based on actual urban challenges and the results should lead to new approaches, tools, instruments, insights and knowledge that will bring stakeholders closer to sustainable urban accessibility and connectivity. The call is divided into 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;
More information, also on the matchmaking event, is available on the JPI Urban Europe website.