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EU funding opportunities are rather diverse. We would like here to provide an overview and an explanation of all the key sources of EU funding for urban mobilityinfo-icon:

Under the EU Cohesion Policyinfo-icon:

  1. European Structural and Investment Funds
  2. JASPERS
  3. INTERREG
  4. URBACT III
  5. Innovative actions in sustainable urban development

Under the European Investment Bank:

  1. Loans and guarantees
  2. ELENA
  3. JESSICA
  4. European Energy Efficiency Fund

Others:

  1. LIFE
  2. Connecting Europe Facility funds
  3. Horizon 2020
  4. European Fund for Strategic Investments
  5. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking for H2 mobility related projects

The Covenant of Mayors has also produced a quick reference guide (opens pdf; 660KB)  on financing opportunities for local climate and energy actions. The document presents an overview of the different financing programs which can support the implementation of cities' Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans.

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    The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) is the tool set up for the ‘Juncker Investment Plan’.

    It consists of a €21 bn guarantee from the Commission...

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    The JESSICA programme supports sustainable urban development through financial engineering mechanisms.

    Concretely, EU member states can choose to invest some of their EU...

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    Urban mobility can be supported by the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIFs) in accordance to the following objectives and articles:

    • Thematic Objective  7 ‘Sustainable transport’ aims at promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks by investing in TEN-T,...
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    The TEN-T forms the backbone of the European transport system with nine corridors across the EU. Since 2014 there is specific financing for the ‘urban nodes’ (i.e. the cities on the core network).

    • The 2014 call has been evaluated and seven urban nodes proposals were retained for...
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    The ELENA programme covers up to 90 per cent of the technical cost to prepare large energy efficiency and renewables projects. This can helps get financing especially from private investors. The Commission is...

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    The JASPERS programme gives technical assistance to prepare high quality major projects to be financed by the...

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    The European Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF) focuses on energy efficiency, small-scale renewable energy, and clean urban transport projects. It targets municipal, local and regional authorities and public and private entities acting on...

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    The European Investment Bank (EIB) offers either direct loans and guarantees for large-scale projects (over €25 million) or intermediated loans and guarantees for small and medium-scale projects, in that case via national and regional intermediary...

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    INTERREG Europe 2014-2020 supports interregional cooperation. It co-finances projects where public authorities from different regions work together for 3 to 5 years on a shared policy issue. Calls are launched regularly.

    It also...

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    URBACT III supports interregional co-operation. It co-finances the creation of networks of cities to develop integrated solutions to common urban challenges, by learning from one another. The first call for the creation of up to 20 Action...

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    This new programme will test new approaches, through pilot projects, to the challenges faced by cities. Projects will be selected through calls for proposals; the first call is to be published at the beginning of 2016.

    Interested cities should follow up the calls.

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    The LIFE programme is the EU financing instrument for the environment and climate action. The 2014-2017 work programme includes a thematic priority on ‘Air quality and emissions, including the urban environment’. Calls are...

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    Under Horizon 2020 the EU Research Framework Programme, all projects require co-operation between a minimum of three countries.

    The part called '...