A new call for proposals under the new Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Blending Facility has recently been launched by the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA). Under the Blending Facility, €198 million in grants has been made available to promote the participation of private sector investors and financial institutions in projects contributing to the environmental sustainability and efficiency of transport in Europe.
2020 was the year where cities across the globe began piloting major projects, regulating mobility and selecting long-term MaaS technology and operating partners.
COVID-19 has completely changed the global outlook with projects halted or on hold, with several private companies facing survival challenges and cities seeing opportunities to redesign their streets. The Mobility agenda has never held such importance.
A new analysis of air quality in Europe by the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows that exposure to air pollution caused around 400,000 premature deaths in the European Union (EU) in 2016.
According to the report, air quality across Europe is improving, but pollution is still causing significant damage to people’s health and the economy. The study shows that almost all Europeans living in cities are still exposed to air pollution levels that exceed the health-based air quality guidelines set by the World Health Organisation.
CIVITAS PROSPERITY aims to enable and create a culture shift in government agencies and local authorities to support Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). The project has been delivering PROSPERITY national training events that have been tailor-made based upon the special needs and demands of the country. At each training event, tools - from SUMP and other projects, alongside updated materials and many newly developed and emerging materials were used.
The European Commission has launched a call worth €1.4 billion to support key transport projects through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the EU's central funding instrument for infrastructure networks.