CIV_PLUS_II_CAPITAL_logo_full_neg_rgbCIVITAS CAPITAL, the European project aimed at promoting sustainable urban mobility, will open its first in a series of four calls for take-up activities in the field of sustainable urban mobility on 28 February 2014. The CIVITAS CAPITAL project has been set up to systematically capitalize on the results of CIVITAS and create an effective value chain for urban mobility solutions. It places specific emphasis on supporting the transfer of successfully implemented CIVITAS measures to cities across Europe.

The call will offer a total of 120.000 Euros in co-funding to support the take-up of sustainable urban mobility measures related to the CIVITAS thematic area. Between 3 and 5 take-up activities per take-up level are expected to receive co-funding between €1.000 and €10.000 Euros.

CIVITAS CAPITAL is seeking proposals for the following take-up levels:

  • ‘Being inspired’: Up to 50% co-funding for study tours, workshops or similar activities at the initial take-up phase;
  • ‘Structural dialogue’: Up to 50% co-funding for concrete staff exchange between take-up and donor cities;
  • ‘Studies’: Up to 50% co-funding for evaluation (long-term; impact and process), feasibility studies, etc.;
  • ‘Systematic transfer’: Up to 30% co-funding for feasibility studies leading towards pilot demonstration and implementation;

The call will be open for five weeks. The deadline for electronic submissions of applications will be 4 April 2014. Following an evaluation by the CIVITAS CAPITAL Management Committee and final approval by the European Commission, the co-funded take-up activities are expected to start by the end of May 2014.

Applications may be submitted by individual or teamed-up organisations that have not been/are involved in projects already funded by the CIVITAS Initiative. Organisations applying for funding need to be established in an EU Member State or Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Israel, Kosovo, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland or Turkey.

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CIVITAS CAPITAL is the latest phase of CIVITAS, an acronym of CIty, VITAlity and Sustainability, and an initiative devoted to implement sustainable, clean and efficient mobility measures. The mission of CIVITAS CAPITAL is to contribute significantly to the goals of the EU’s Transport White Paper, by capitalizing systematically on the results achieved in the last 11 years by CIVITAS and creating an effective “value chain” for urban mobility innovation. CAPITAL initiates and supports a mainstreaming process of CIVITAS principles, based on a strengthened community of stakeholders. CAPITAL helps CIVITAS to build the bridge towards a more advanced identity within Horizon 2020.

More information on CIVITAS is available on the project website.