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    Smart, Green and Integrated Transport

    Resource-efficient transport that respects the environment

    The aim of this societal challenge is to achieve a European transport system that is resource-efficient, climate- and environmentally friendly, safe and seamless for the benefit of all citizens, the economy and society. Research and innovation will substantially contribute to the development and take up of the necessary solutions for all transport modes.

    The research and innovation opportunities in transport are organised around 3 calls:

    • Mobility for Growth
    • Automated Road Transport
    • European Green Vehicles Initiative

    In addition to the three Calls for proposal, other actions will be implemented by calls for tenders or by other instruments (‘Other actions’). These actions are part of the Transport Challenge envelope and complement the content of the Calls.


    Research and innovation will substantially contribute to the development and take up of the necessary solutions for all transport modes, which will drastically reduce transport's emissions that are harmful to the environment (such as CO2, NOx, and SOx), lower its dependence on fossil fuels, and hence reduce transport impact on biodiversity and preserve natural resources. To this end Europe has set a policy target of achieving a 60% reduction of CO2 by 2050, halving the use of ‘conventionally-fuelled’ cars in cities and achieving virtually CO2-free city logistics in major urban centres by 2030. Low-carbon fuels in aviation should reach 40% by 2050, and CO2 emissions from maritime bunker fuels should be reduced by 40% by 2050.




    Swiss Participation in Horizon 2020

    Please find information on the latest development on the page 'Swiss Participation in Horizon 2020'.

    Scientific Disciplines

    • Economic Policy
    • Public Health
    • Engineering
    • Industrial Technologies
    • Architecture & Urbanism
    • Sustainable Development

    Industrial Sectors

    • Materials Technology
    • Transport Infrastructure
    • Transport & Shipping Technologies
    • Aerospace Technology
    • Textiles Technology
    • Sound Engineering/Technology
    • Energy Storage and Transport
    • Energy Production, Transmission, Conversion
    • Physical & Exact Sciences
    • Resources of the Sea, Fisheries
    • Societal and Economics Concerns

    Main Target Audience

    • Universities / UAS
    • Research institutes
    • Industry / SMEs
    • End-users

    Key Information

    Duration of the programme: 7 years (2014-2020) under Horizon 2020
    Swiss eligibility: Swiss participation as Associated Country since 1 January 2017.
    Topic search: according to your field of research; find your topic in Horizon 2020
    Calls for proposals: one call per year expected; go to the open calls page
    Work Programme: for call descriptions, call deadlines and rules, go to the Work Programme
    H2020 reference documents: for all official documents, go to the Participant Portal

    Your Contact

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    Nicole Wyss

    National Contact Point (NCP):
    • Transport
    • European Research Infrastructures

    Effingerstrasse 19
    3008 Bern
    Tel.:+41 31 380 60 04

    Currently Open Calls

    Mobility for Growth

    Automated Road Transport

    European Green Vehicles  Initiative

    Upcoming Events

    Date City Vacancies
    27 JUN
    Organiser: Euresearch Fribourg
    29 JUN
    Organiser: Enterprise Europe Network / Inartis
    29 JUN
    Organiser: Euresearch Head Office / S. Martinelli / Euresearch Lausanne (UNIL-CHUV), Anne-Emmanuelle de Crousaz