Smart, green and integrated transport
The specific objective of the Transport Challenge ‘Smart, green and integrated transport’ 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”.
The Specific Programme is structured in four broad lines of activities aiming at:
a) Resource efficient transport that respects the environment. The aim is to minimise transport's systems' impact on climate and the environment (including noise and air pollution) by improving its efficiency in the use of natural resources, and by reducing its dependence on fossil fuels.
b) Better mobility, less congestion, more safety and security. The aim is to reconcile the growing mobility needs with improved transport fluidity, through innovative solutions for seamless, inclusive, affordable, safe, secure and robust transport systems.
c) Global leadership for the European transport industry. The aim is to reinforce the competitiveness and performance of European transport manufacturing industries and related services including logistic processes and retain areas of European leadership (e.g. such as aeronautics).
d) Socio-economic and behavioural research and forward looking activities for policy making. The aim is to support improved policy making which is necessary to promote innovation and meet the challenges raised by transport and the societal needs related to it.
These activities are addressed in this Work Programme by three Calls for proposals:
1. Mobility for Growth
2. Green Vehicles
3. Small Business and Fast Track Innovation for Transport
Each Call for proposals contains a scene setter and the description of topics. Each Call ends with a section where the conditions for the Call are indicated (deadlines, budgets, eligibility criteria, etc.).
In addition to the three Calls for proposal, other actions will be implemented by calls for tenders or by other instruments (see section ‘Other actions’). These actions are part of the Transport Challenge envelope and complement the content of the three Calls.