Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

162 million euros available for Horizon 2020 transport projects

INEA ceased operations on 31 March 2021. The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over its legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programmes.

Creation date: December 4, 2018

Ten transport topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme are open for application as of today. They make available EU financing of €162 million.

The applicants will have to present project proposals in the areas of Mobility for Growth, Automated Road Transport and Green Vehicles.

The projects will be selected for funding in a single-stage evaluation and the deadline to submit proposals for all calls is 25 April 2019.

The final decision about which projects will receive EU funding will be known by the end of September 2019 at the latest.

The topics for application are:

Call identifier Topic Budget
Mobility for Growth (MG)
LC-MG-1-6-2019 Aviation operations impact on climate change (InCo flagship) €10 million
LC-MG-1-7-2019 Future propulsion and integration: towards a hybrid/electric aircraft (InCo flagship) €15 million
MG-4-5-2019 An inclusive digitally interconnected transport system meeting citizens' needs €7 million
MG-4-6-2019 Supporting Joint Actions on sustainable urban accessibility and connectivity €6 million
MG-BG-02-2019 Ship emission control scenarios, marine environmental impact and mitigation €8 million
Automated Road Transport (ART)
DT-ART-03-2019 Human centred design for the new driver role in highly automated vehicles €8 million
DT-ART-04-2019 Developing and testing shared, connected and cooperative automated vehicle fleets in urban areas for the mobility of all €30 million
Green Vehicles (GV)
LC-GV-03-2019 User centric charging infrastructure €35 million
LC-GV-04-2019 Low-emissions propulsion for long-distance trucks and coaches €25 million
LC-GV-05-2019 InCo flagship on "Urban mobility and sustainable electrification in large urban areas in developing and emerging economies" €18 million

What are the requirements for participation?

The requirements for submitting a research proposal are detailed in the relevant call documents published on each topic page. Please also consult the General Annexes (pdf) of the H2020 Work Programme for 2018-2020 for rules on funding, such as the list of countries that can apply for funding, standard eligibility criteria, submission rules, types of projects and their funding rates and other useful information.

How to apply?

Applicants have to submit their proposal electronically, following the link from the topic page on the Funding & tender opportunities portal. Please follow the guidelines on proposal submission and evaluation (pdf). For all questions related to Horizon 2020, please contact the Research Enquiry Service.

How will the grants be awarded?

The submitted proposals are evaluated by external experts drawn from the European Commission's independent expert database. Grant agreements will be signed with the successful applicants maximum eight months after the deadline.

Become an expert

External evaluators of project proposals are drawn from the European Commission's independent expert database. The Commission is looking to expand the database through a call for experts covering a very broad range of fields. If you fit the expert profile rather than that of an applicant, and would like to be considered as a proposal evaluator, sign up in the Funding & tender opportunities portal.