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Call for proposals 2013: € 65 million available for new Intelligent Energy Europe projectsThe new IEE call for project proposals is open! In 2013, there will be € 65 million available for funding.
Do not miss the opportunity to submit your ideas for projects in areas such as energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, clean transport and local energy investments!
The call closes on 8th May 2013 for all types of actions except the BUILD UP Skills initiative which has different deadlines.
Find out more on the IEE website: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/getting-funds/call-for-proposals/how-to-apply/index_en.htm.
STEER: Energy in transport (indicative budget: EUR 9.6 million)
Transport is the fastest growing sector in terms of energy use. It is therefore essential to tap the potential for energy-efficiency gains in this sector. Transport plays a central role in the European economy and accounts for almost 20% of total gross energy consumption in Europe. 98% of the energy consumed in this sector is fossil fuel. Investments in the economically recovering new Member States in particular offer significant opportunities to promote a shift towards low-carbon transport and a new, more sustainable mobility culture.
STEER supports projects which promote, build on and/or implement the existing EU policy and legislative frameworks for energy efficiency and renewable or alternative fuels in transport. The European Commission's recent White Paper 'Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area – Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system' sets out its vision of a future transport system, which reaches the 60% GHG emission reduction target and facilitates clean urban transport and commuting.
In 2013 STEER will cover the two following Key Actions:
A. Energy-efficient transport
- Actions that significantly increase the number of cities and regions preparing Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans by establishing subject-related networks, facilitating mutual learning, sharing of experiences and best practice, providing technical advice and/or offering training. The actions should build on the European Commission's draft 'Guidelines on Developing and Implementing Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans'.
- Actions that apply proven behavioural change approaches to support the transition from a primarily car based personal mobility in cities to a mobility based on walking, cycling, public transport and/or new forms of car use and ownership. Applicants should include in their proposal evidence of the effectiveness of their chosen approach, with quantification of the expected impacts.
- Actions that help move towards near zero emissions logistics in urban centres. These may cover activities such as: supporting mutual learning, shifting freight journeys to more energy efficient modes, adopting strategies to enhance the efficiency of urban logistics and/or of the distribution infrastructure, introducing innovative vehicles and transport modes including the application of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), re-organising freight traffic.
- Strategic initiatives informing the debate on how to achieve the climate and energy-related goals of the 2011 White Paper on Transport, namely to halve the use of ‘conventionally-fuelled’ cars in urban transport and achieve essentially CO2-free city logistics in major urban centres by 2030.
- Actions may include: analysis of the roles and responsibilities of the involved actors; monitoring the uptake of urban mobility related technologies, policies and/or plans; identification of the necessary priorities for action; assessment of the effectiveness of local measures; etc.
B Clean and energy-efficient vehicles
- Actions that support policies and initiatives to increase the number of non-conventionally fuelled (including electric) passengers and/or goods vehicles in urban areas. The actions should engage in particular market players that operate large fleets of vehicles in urban areas and may foresee capacity building activities
Negotiations under way for 54 proposals from the 2012 IEE call
Following the evaluations of proposals received under the 8 May deadline of the 2012 IEE call, negotiations are now on going for 54 proposals which were recommended for funding.
The new projects are expected to start in early 2013 upon successful completion of contract negotiations. For the call, 423 eligible applications were received, almost a quarter more than in the previous year.
Date Posted: 14.12.2012
News Group: EU Calls and Tenders