In a shared effort to accelerate the transition towards sustainable urban mobility, the  metaCCAZE project is working closely with other ambitious European initiatives such as the CCAM and 2Zero Partnerships, CIVITAS, and the EU Cities Mission. This collaborative approach underscores metaCCAZE’s commitment to integrating cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions that align with the European Green Deal and other strategic frameworks.

Project blueprint

Coordinated by Dr Tamara Djukic, Senior Manager and Urban Mobility Lead at ERTICO, metaCCAZE plans to implement MetaDesign activities, bringing together interested parties from diverse sectors and community groups to co-develop zero-emission mobility use cases and collaborative governance models. The project’s 44 partners are developing pioneering mobility solutions, first tested and deployed in four leading mission cities – Amsterdam, Munich, Limassol, and Tampere (ERTICO partner) – and then replicated in six follower mission cities: Athens, Krakow, Poissy (Paris area), Gozo, Miskolc, and Milan.

metaCCAZE stands out as an EU-funded project responding to the call of the CCAM and 2ZERO partnerships and Cities Missions. The collaboration with these initiatives is robust, reflected in the knowledge exchange among stakeholders through resource-sharing efforts, capacity-building opportunities, and alignment with common objectives. This support enables the cities to implement their climate action plans and reach climate neutrality by 2030, while also making significant strides towards zero pollution.

Strategic benefit

metaCCAZE is an integral part of Cluster 1 “Large-Scale Demonstration” of the European CCAM Association, alongside projects such as MODI, ULTIMO, and its sister project MOBILITIES FOR EU. This cluster aims to implement results from other clusters into demonstrations, pilots, FOTs, and living labs. As a central collaborator within the CCAM partnership, metaCCAZE benefits from and contributes to the collective insights gained from the experiences of the cities involved in the project.

The 2ZERO partnership, with its focus on zero-emission mobility, is also highly valued by metaCCAZE. Emphasising pre-competitive research and innovation in road transport mobility, this initiative allows metaCCAZE to exchange lessons learned and expertise with related projects. This collaboration extends beyond mobility-related activities to include energy, battery, electronic manufacturing, and logistics sectors.

Additionally, metaCCAZE is part of the CIVITAS community, a flagship initiative of the European Commission that brings together over 380 local authorities to achieve ambitious mobility goals. Within the “New Mobility Services” cluster, alongside projects like GEMINI, SUM (ERTICO-coordinated), and MOBILITIES FOR EU, metaCCAZE partners can engage in dynamic relationships with other innovative projects, discussing common challenges in the implementation phase and disseminating results to a broad community.

Moreover, the 10 living labs where metaCCAZE will test and deploy technologies are all Mission cities, each with a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) in place or under development. Support from the EU Cities Mission initiative underscores the central role of these cities, not only in meeting climate goals and targets but also in ensuring equitable decarbonisation efforts across the entire European community. Each city will be closely monitored to ensure strong collaboration with local stakeholders, facilitating the development of tailored urban development plans and the drafting of the Climate City Contracts (CCC).

By fostering these partnerships, metaCCAZE aims to influence and impact the policy framework related to Europe’s digital and green transformation goals. This will be achieved through a series of strategic actions designed to engage, share, and exchange knowledge, taking into account the expectations of all involved parties.

ERTICO’s network and of its partners will be crucial in enhancing the visibility and transferability of the mobility solutions tested and deployed in the project’s cities. By integrating public engagement, academic outreach, and industry expertise, the project seeks to contribute to climate-neutral mobility and urban development.