The EIT Community’s response focuses, on the one hand, on the most vulnerable beneficiary groups affected by the crisis, i.e. students, entrepreneurs (start-ups and SMEs) and innovators.
EIT Urban Mobility COVID-19 Crisis Response Call for Proposals 2020
Funding: up to 700 k€;
Project duration: Jul 1 - Dec 31, 2020
EIT Urban Mobility has reallocated budgets to open a new call dedicated to addressing urban mobility challenges posed by COVID-19 crisis. The exceptional COVID-19 Crisis Response Call has simplified procedures and an accelerated process. Proposed activities must be implemented and completed within the 2020 calendar year. The available fund will be up to EUR 7 million.
The timeline is as follows:
- The Call will close on 31 May 2020 at 16:00 CET.
- Proposals are to be submitted directly on PLAZA here.
- Granting decisions on first projects are expected by early July 2020
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Keep in mind the following points during proposal preparation:
- A solution in one (or more ) of EIT Urban Mobility’s 5 strategic objective ( SO ) areas is required (see attached file)
- All partner categories can receive up to 100% funding within Horizon 2020 eligible costs. Co-funding will be favourably assessed.
- Project consortium shall consist of at least two entities from two different countries.
- The solution, good or service should have a high impact on the COVID-19 crisis and solving cities mobility and space challenges
- Build on existing activities, competencies and products/services to allow for swift and high quality delivery and market uptake
- Involve demonstrators such as cities, regional governments and transport providers or concession holders.
KCA contribution, while welcome, is not required.
Financial Sustainability Mechanism contributions are not obligatory but will be favourably assessed.
- Category “Project partner” funding cap is raised to EUR 200k.
- Subcontracting must adhere to EIT Urban Mobility and H2020 standard conditions.2
- Dissemination & communication will be centrally coordinated to allow partners to focus on the response action.
- The evaluation and negotiation period will be 4 to 5 weeks.
- Projects can start in July 2020.