Competence Hub Open Call

One of the main objectives of EIT Urban Mobility is to close the knowledge gap within urban mobility, enabling the development of mobility for liveable urban spaces. This includes fostering innovation and entrepreneurship skills in a lifelong learning perspective.

There is a constant need to develop new education methods, content, and business models to improve running operations. We need to have an experimental approach and test new ideas, that when shown to work, may be repeated, and scaled up. We need to build capabilities to be able to offer and produce relevant content quickly and efficiently, leveraging new learning formats and modalities that are different to what is already available.

It is imperative that EIT Urban Mobility offers high-quality education, reaches a large audience and market, and gains recognition with a lasting effect, through the quality and impact of its training portfolio. Competence Hub activities must create new, additional, long-lasting value, and leverage the value catalysed by EIT funding, for the ecosystem and all relevant stakeholders of EIT Urban Mobility and their members.

Main features of the Competence Hub Open Call

This is a long-term open call targeting five specific types of activities:

  • CHA1: E-course (SOC and MOOC) production
  • CHA2: Face-to-face synchronous course (or Applied Course) commercialisation and delivery
  • CHA3: Applied Course complying with the EIT Urban Mobility Quality System for Non-Degree Education and Training (EIT Label), design and delivery
  • CHA4: Applied Course complying with the EIT Label, commercialisation and delivery
  • CHA5: Replication, scaling-up, remodelling and B2B commercialisation of existing courses and trainings (CHA5)

Contact details

During the preparation of the proposals, applicants may reach out to the Academy team at

Info Session

To help applicants with the preparation and submission of their proposals, EIT Urban Mobility had organised an info session on 3 April 2024, 14.00-15.00 CET.

The info session covered information about the scope of the Call and the evaluation criteria, as well as technical details related to the submission of the proposals.

Competence Hub Open Call summary

Call for Applications Main Features[1]
Key dates of the Call calendarCall opening: 14 March 2024
Cut-off dates for 2024:
First cut-off date: 14 May 2024 at 17:00 CET
– Eligibility and admissibility check: May 2023 
– Evaluation of Proposals: May – June 2024
– Communication of result: July 2024
– Tentative start of the projects: Mid-July 2024

Second cut-off date: 30 September 2024 at 17:00 CET
– Eligibility and admissibility check: October 2024
– Evaluation of Proposals: October-November 2024
– Communication of result: December 2023
– Tentative start of the projects: January 2025  

Note: The subsequent cut-off dates for 2025 will be updated later.
Total estimated EIT Funding allocated to this CallThe total EIT funding allocated to this Call for 2024 is up to 2,000,000 EUR
Link to the submission portalThe PLAZA online submission platform will be available as of 14 March 2024
List of documents to be submittedThe application form (in PLAZA)
List of documents to take into considerationCall Manual
EIT Urban Mobility Strategic Agenda 2021-2027
Guidelines for applicants
Eligibility of expenditure
Appeal procedure
• Project Implementation Handbook
Financial Support Agreement Template
Horizon Europe Grant Agreement
EIT Label Handbook for Non-Degree Education and Training
3-Step Approach
Guiding Document
Supporting Documentation
Short summary of the topics to be addressedThere are some specific areas of activity to focus on when meeting the EIT Urban Mobility Competence Hub targets. These include e-courses covering a wide selection of innovative mobility topics, from new technologies to new social and environmental best practice; applied-learning courses and programmes with significant revenue potential; and the scaling-up of existing Competence Hub training initiatives to maximise impact.
Evaluation criteria• Strategic fit
• Excellence and novelty
• Impact and social, economic, financial, and general sustainability
• Quality and efficiency of the implementation

[1] Please note that this calendar is indicative. Dates may be subject to slight changes.