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Upcoming (2020) Transport Calls in Horizon 2020

7th August 2019 at 2:09 pm

The European Commission’s (EC) overreaching goal in Transport is to create a system that is “resilient, resource-efficient, climate- and environmentally-friendly, safe and seamless for the benefit of all citizens, the economy and society”. The Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 for Smart, green and integrated transport has taken into account and implemented aspects from earlier Work Programmes which were considered positive such as an emphasis on innovation and demonstration activities as well as a better overall coherence.

For 2020, there is still a total of €403 million funding available for Transport across 27 call topics. Six of these are 2-stage topics with deadlines in early January for the short proposal and September for the full proposal and 21 are 1-stage call topics with a single deadline in April. The budget is broken down into three Calls for proposals, alongside other actions which complement the content of the Calls:

Meet accelopment at the Horizon 2020 Transport Info Day

On 7 October, 2019 from 09:30 to 15:00 CET the Horizon 2020 Transport Info Day will be taking place in Brussels. In attendance will be Dr Jeanette Müller, CEO of accelopment. Jeanette has over 20 years of experience in the acquisition and management of publicly funded projects and has specialised in R&D and innovation projects and is happy to meet you during the Info Day to discuss you prospective project ideas.

The Transport Info Day offers an excellent opportunity for networking as well the chance to gain vital knowledge on the Work Programme before the upcoming deadlines. The event will also be livestreamed but we highly recommend anyone looking to complete their consortium to attend in person and join the brokerage event following the info day. Sign up for the Transport Info Day using this link.

Have you already registered for the info day and wish to speak to Dr Müller in person? Contact us via our website or give us a call and let us know!

Upcoming deadlines in the ‘Smart, green and integrated transport’ Work Programme 2018-2020

Deadlines on January 9, 2020 (first stage) and September 8, 2020 (second stage)

The results of the first stage will be known at most thee months after the deadline, giving proposal writers about five months to write the full proposal. The second stage could take up to five months to evaluate. The grant agreements are to be signed before May 8, 2021.

1 Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: low-carbon and sustainable transport

2 Safe, integrated and resilient transport systems

Deadlines on April 21, 2020

1 Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: low-carbon and sustainable transport

2 Safe, integrated and resilient transport systems

3 Global leadership and competitiveness

4 Accounting for the people

5 Blue growth

6 Digitising and transforming European industry and services: automated road transport

7 Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: Green Vehicles

Exceptions to the general conditions

To avoid any confusion, these exceptions are directly cited from the Smart, green and integrated transport Work Programme 2018-2020. Other general conditions apply.

LC-MG-1-12-2020, LC-MG-1-14-2020, MG-2-10-2020 and MG-4-10-2020: Grants will be awarded to proposals according to the ranking list. However, in order to ensure a balanced portfolio of supported actions, at least the highest-ranked proposal per sub-topic will be funded provided that it attains all thresholds.

MG-2-10-2020 (only for the CSA subtopic): In order to ensure appropriate coverage, proposals must include National Authorities from at least 10 EU Member/Associated Countries. Proposals without this requirement will be considered ineligible.

MG-4-9-2020: Please note that this topic will take the form of lump sums as defined in Commission Decision C(2017)7151 of 27 October 2017. Details of the lump sum funding pilot scheme are published on the Funding & Tenders Portal together with the specific Model Grant Agreement for Lump Sums applicable.


Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020, 11. Smart, green and integrated transport