The second call for applications to the CIVITAS CAPITAL Activity Fund is now open. A total of €80,000 is available in the competitive call, for co-funding of measures designed to support the take-up of sustainable urban mobility measures in Europe.
Cities applying to the fund can partner with one of 12 pioneering CIVITAS cities, including Bremen (Germany) the winner of the 2014 CIVITAS award for Public Participation.
The deadline for applications is 31 October 2014. Following an evaluation by the CIVITAS CAPITAL Management Committee and final approval by the European Commission, the co-funded take-up activities are expected to start by the start of January 2015. CIVITAS CAPITAL is seeking proposals for the following take-up levels:
‘Being inspired’: study tours, workshops or similar activities at the initial take-up phase;
‘Structural dialogue’: concrete staff exchange between take-up and donor cities;
‘Studies’: evaluation (long-term; impact and process), feasibility studies, etc.;
‘Systematic transfer’: feasibility studies leading towards pilot demonstration and implementation ;
Between 3 and 5 projects per take-up level are expected to receive co-funding of up to 50 percent, with sums between €1,000 and €10,000. Applications must focus on one of four CIVITAS Thematic areas – collective passenger transport, Mobility Management, less car-intensive lifestyles and public participation.
Applications may be submitted by individual or teams of organisations. Activities that have previously been funded by the CIVITAS Initiative are not eligible. Organisations applying for funding need to be established in an EU Member State, or Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Israel, Kosovo, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland or Turkey.
Applications can be made online at activity-fund-application.civitas.eu. For more information and all documents related to the call, visit www.civitas.eu/content/activity-fund or contact activityfund [at] civitas [dot] eu