The EU-funded CIVITAS CAPITAL project is supporting the take-up of sustainable urban mobility measures through an Activity Fund, offering co-funding of up to 50 per cent for urban mobility projects.

Co-funding will be made available via four competitive calls between 2014 and 2015. A sum of € 60 000 is available in this third call, which runs from 30 March to 6 May 2015.

The third call for the Activity Fund will focus on the use of interesting and practical tools to improve sustainable urban mobility measures.

Many of the tools have been developed or used by cities within the CIVITAS Initiative, and cover a number of CIVITAS thematic areas – from urban freight logistics and road safety, to mobility management and public involvement.

A number of other knowledge-sharing opportunities, such as the CIVITAS placement programme, are also highlighted in the call. Applicants must be established in an EU member state or Albania, Iceland, Israel, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland or Turkey.

Successful applicants will be notified within seven weeks of submission and will then be invited to negotiate. Around two to three projects are expected to be co-funded per take-up level. The take up levels are: ‘Being inspired’ (€ 5 000), ‘Structural dialogue’ (€ 5 000), ‘Studies’ (€ 7 500), and ‘Systematic transfer’ (€ 10 000).

Applications should be submitted by 6 May 2015 using the online form.

Original author: Lewis Macdonald