This report provides an overview of the main EU Research and Innovation (R&I) actions for and with cities, promoted both at the European and international level to foster sustainable urban development. In addition, it presents a detailed overview of budget of Horizon 2020 and the past three research Framework Programmes (FP7, FP6 and FP5) committed to city-related projects.
The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award is presented to the local authority judged to have done the most to raise awareness of sustainable mobility during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK (16-22 September). To apply, local authorities must have implemented the three criteria and signed the Charter.
For the first time, the Award will be presented in two categories: one for municipalities with a population of over 50,000 and one for municipalities with a population under 50,000.
Cities and regions are invited to apply for the sixth SUMP Award - Shared mobility in sustainable urban mobility planning.
The Award recognises local authorities that have developed a Mobility Plan that satisfies the diverse transport needs of people and businesses, whilst improving the quality of life for all.
Each year, the award highlights a different aspect of mobility planning. The theme of this year's SUMP Award is "Shared mobility in sustainable urban mobility planning".
The European Commission recently published a study on Urban Vehicle Access Regulations (UVAR) that aims to assist policy makers in their implementation.
UVARs are measures that regulate vehicular access to urban infrastructure. Examples include congestion charging, low-emission zones (LEZ), and restrictions on certain types of vehicles.
The application deadline for the European Green Leaf Award is now fast approaching, with 18 October the last day for submissions.
To celebrate the tenth year of the European Green Capital competition, the European Commission will for the first time award a financial prize to the winner of the European Green Leaf 2019 title.
The European Green Leaf Award, established in 2015, recognised and commends the work of smaller cities in driving environmental change. Previous winners include Mollet del Vallès (Spain), Torres Vedras (Portugal), and Galway (Ireland).
From 27-29 September, close to 500 participants convened in Torres Vedras, Portugal, for the 15th CIVITAS Forum. A diverse community of policy makers, practitioners, academics, and city representatives debated the most pressing issues surrounding sustainable urban mobility, and set out clear pathways for bringing cleaner, better transport to Europe.
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) has released a new study on fiscal incentives and electric vehicle sales, finding a high correlation of financial inducement and the purchase of an electric vehicle.
Eight countries were included in the study: France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, and the UK.
The researchers performed a pairwise comparison of the total cost of ownership and electric car sales in the countries, allowing for cross-segment and cross-country comparison in the European countries.
The Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days present the new funding opportunities offered by the Energy Work Programme 2018-2020. Taking place in Brussels from 23 - 25 October, each day has a different focus, which are as follows:
Maja Bakran Marcich, the Deputy Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate General of Mobility and Transport, and Carlos Manuel Antunes Bernardes, joined forces to reveal the new online database.
With over 100 tools and methods related to urban mobility, the Tool Inventory will help local authorities make better informed decisions about which planning tools to apply in their given local context.