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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.


    Key Information

    Swiss eligibility:                Switzerland is fully associated to Horizon 2020 
    H2020 Funding portal:     Participant Portal 
    Topic search:                   Find your topic
    Call descriptions, rules:    Work Programme

    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

    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

    Open Calls

    Open calls

    The Work Programme 2018-2020 is expected to be published at the end of the year. For preliminary information on the upcoming calls please contact us.

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