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MOBILITY for GROWTH 2014-2015

H2020-MG-2014_SingleStage_ASub call of: H2020-MG-2014-2015
Opening Date 11-12-2013
Publication date 11-12-2013 Deadline Date 27-03-2014 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Total Call Budget €23,500,000 Main Pillar Societal Challenges
Status Closed OJ reference OJ C 361/9 of 11 December 2013

Topic: User behaviour and mobility patterns in the context of major societal trends MG-9.2-2014

Specific challenge: There is a lack of understanding of the role of user behaviour in modal choice and mobility patterns. For example, it is not clear which factors influence user behaviour and with what intensity. In addition, it is not clear how major societal trends, such as ageing or urbanisation, or trends in family composition, working and living patterns, impact on user behaviour. A better understanding of these issues and their complex interactions and impacts will support the development of innovative transport products and services. It will also underpin policy geared towards sustainable mobility at different spatial levels.

Scope: Proposals should build on existing knowledge and aim at establishing and progressing the state of the art in research on transport behaviour and its implications for modal choice and mobility patterns. Existing and possible future research and innovation avenues should be mapped. The work should rely as much as possible on available data. Proposals should at least address the following aspects:

·      The factors that influence user behaviour in relation to the use of private and public transport, covering all transport modes as well as 'new modes' such as car sharing, bike sharing and tram-trains. The analysis should take into account the characteristics and specific needs of the various user groups (elderly, young, single parents, women, employed and unemployed, immigrants, etc.) in order to obtain insight on the relations between socio-economic conditions and mobility attitudes.

·      The evolving mobility patterns at different spatial levels, taking into account the main socio-economic conditions and trends in Europe. Compare mobility patterns in different parts of Europe and/or different spatial levels (e.g urban, peri-urban, rural, regional, national, European, etc). The impacts on the requirements of the current and future European transport system should be considered.

·      Taking into account the main societal trends, the possible ways to cater for future mobility needs through the provision of new or adapted transport products and services, including the assessment of the related business models, organisational models and identification of the appropriate policy context. The implications for the various user groups and on staff requirements and working conditions should be considered.

·      The role of emerging information and communication technologies, including the opportunities provided by cloud computing, in collecting data on user behaviour and mobility patterns and in offering new, user-friendly products and services that may influence user behaviour through information provision, transport system management and changes in working and living locations.

Expected impact:

·      The work is expected to collect and generate new knowledge on user behaviour and its impact on transport and mobility patterns, in the light of societal trends and the evolving user expectations; and to help facilitate acceptance of innovative more sustainable mobility options

·      This will also enable transport policy makers, authorities and public and private product and service providers at various levels to design more effective and viable solutions, with a view to a more sustainable and user friendly transport system.

Type of action: Coordination and Support Actions

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
  3. Evaluation

    3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme. For this topic (MG-9.2-2014 - User behaviour and mobility patterns in the context of major societal trends) up to one proposal is expected to be funded. 

    3.2 Guide to the submission and evaluation process
  4. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
  5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:
    Information on the outcome of one-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the final date for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 3 months from the date of informing successful applicants.
  6. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:
    Coordination and Support Action:

    Specific provisions and funding rates
    Standard proposal template (administrative forms and structure of technical annex)
    Standard evaluation form
    Annotated Model Grant Agreement
  7. Additional provisions:
    Horizon 2020 budget flexibility
    Classified information
    Technology readiness levels (TRL) – where a topic description refers to TRL, these definitions apply.
    Financial support to Third Parties – where a topic description foresees financial support to Third Parties, these provisions apply.
  8. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.


Additional documents

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  • Legal basis - Specific Programme H2020 en
  • WP H2020 - 1. Introduction en
  • WP H2020 - 11. Smart, green and integrated transport en
  • Legal basis - Framework Programme H2020 en
  • Legal basis - Rules for Participation en
  • WP H2020 - 19. General Annexes en
  • Latest Information on the call after evaluation en
  • Latest Information on the call en
  • Frequently Asked Questions en

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