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CIVINET Activity Fund

CIVINET Activity Fund

The CIVITAS Activity Fund is a programme that supports the take-up of sustainable urban mobility measures in Europe by providing financial assistance for specific activities of the CIVNETS. Read more about the CIVINETS here.

Call for CIVINET Activity Fund 2020 now closed!

CIVITAS National Networks (CIVINETs) were invited to submit activity proposals for the period December 2020 – November 2021. The deadline to submit applications was 28 September 2020, 17:00 CEST.

This CIVINET Activity Fund Call 2020 supports CIVINETs with:

  • The deployment of innovative mobility solutions in cities through local capacity building and training.
  • Engagement and networking of stakeholders at the local level, so as to overcome language and contextual barriers.
  • Involvement of CIVITAS cities in the CIVITAS network.
  • Partnering of cities with industry and civil society, in navigating through transition and change.

Types of activities

Activities are expected to add value to the CIVITAS Initiative’s main assets and to adequately address aspects, such as making transport systems and cities more resilient and better prepared to address the negative consequences of disruptive/unexpected events (for instance the COVID-19 outbreak, natural hazards, terrorist attacks, etc),  and/or to improve accessibility and connectivity of vulnerable and excluded communities and social groups.

Applications contributing to realising cleaner and better transport in cities, and that aid the implementation of the European Commission’s Green Deal policy and the Mobility Package (especially those with a focus on SUMP uptake and national support) are paticularly welcomed.

Proposals corresponding to the following five types of activity were invited:

  1. Delivery of capacity building events for cities mobility practitioners and policymakers: Organisation of workshops, seminars and webinars to provide expert advice to members.
  2. Organisation of transfer and take-up activities: Hosting fellow city members for peer-to-peer exchanges on specific measures (for example, site visits, study tours, work placements, undertake feasibility studies etc.)
  3. Production and distribution of CIVINET dissemination material: Preparing local language promotional material complementary to the CIVINET visual identity.
  4. Other activities: For example, attendance of third party events as speakers or participants, collaboration with national EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK campaigns, awareness raising of the network outside the network zone, and exchanges with cities.
  5. One-off ‘kickstart funding’ for the re-activation of CIVINETs: Financial support to re-establish the CIVINET Francophone, CIVINET Polska, and the CIVINET UK & Ireland.

Eligible applicants

The following CIVINETs (secretariats and/or members) are eligible to submit applications related to Activities 1-4:

  1. CIVINET Czech and Slovak Republics
  2. CIVINET Deutscher Sprachraum
  3. CIVINET España y Portugal
  4. CIVINET Finland
  5. CIVINET Greece-Cyprus
  6. CIVINET Italia
  7. CIVINET Nederland Vlaanderen
  8. CIVINET Romania
  9. CIVINET Slovenia - Croatia – South East Europe
  10. Magyar CIVINET

For Activity 5, engaged network partners – either private, semi-public or public – that come up with a tangible plan to host the new CIVINET secretariats of (either) CIVINET Francophone, CIVINET Polska or CIVINET UK & Ireland were able to apply for a one-off maximum starting fund.

Typically, a CIVINET secretariat is in charge of administering the respective CIVINET and organising its activities on a daily basis, such as:

  • Managing the membership registrations database of contacts, in conformity with applicable data protection legislation
  • Being the contact point for the respective CIVINET
  • Maintaining and broadening the CIVINET network
  • Organising respective CIVINET meetings and events
  • Being responsible for the financial management of the respective CIVINET
  • Managing the respective CIVINET website
  • Producing information material (brochures, newsletters)
  • Being the main contact person for the respective CIVITAS Coordination and Support Action

Helpdesk

For further information or enquiries, please contact civinet@mobiel21.be