First Call for Academy for the Business Plan 2023-2025

The overall purpose of the Academy area 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. The EIT Urban Mobility Academy consists of three main areas: The Master School, the Doctoral Training Network and the Competence Hub, our professional school targeting lifelong learning.

Call for Proposals for Academy Main Features

Dates

Call opening: 28 April 2022
Call closing:  28 June 2022 at 17:00 CET
Eligibility and admissibility check: End of June 2022
Evaluation of proposals: July 2022
Communication of results: First half of September 2022

Total Budget allocated to this call

Up to approximately 1.5 million EUR between the three Academy segments (Master School, Doctoral Training Network and Competence Hub).

Link to the submission portal

The PLAZA platform will be available as of the first week of May 2022

List of documents to be submitted

Application form available on the PLAZA platform

List of documents to take into consideration

Call manual for the BP 2023-2025
Call for Academy 
EIT Urban Mobility Strategic Agenda 2021-2027
List of KPIs
Guidelines for Applicants
Eligibility of expenditure
Appeal procedure
Horizon Europe Model Grant Agreement
Short summary of the topics to be addressed
Master School:  Specified activity areas to meet the EIT Urban Mobility Master School targets, including summer schools, awareness raising activities and/or courses, and innovative teaching methodologies with a Knowledge Triangle perspective.  All Master School activity topics should consider Knowledge Triangle Integration, not only in the implementation of the programmes but also in their design, planning, and strategic direction. Additionally, a key component in all Master School funded activities, not least around recruitment, needs to be how gender mainstreaming is integrated. Likewise, geographical coverage should be diversified (e.g. EU, non-EU, RIS).   

Doctoral Training Network: Specified activity areas to meet the EIT Urban Mobility Doctoral Training Network targets, including innovation and entrepreneurship curricula and teaching methodology for PhD candidates with a Knowledge Triangle perspective and PhD candidates start-up activities.  A key component in all our Doctoral Training Network funded activities, not least around recruitment, needs to be how gender mainstreaming is integrated. Likewise, geographical coverage should be diversified (e.g. EU, non-EU, RIS).  

Competence Hub:  Specified activity areas to meet the EIT Urban Mobility Competence Hub targets, including synchronous blended and face-to-face courses with significant revenue potential, latest learning methodologies and technologies, course formats based on existing trade fairs and conferences, community engagement and inter-sectorial collaboration courses and networking. All Competence Hub related activities should consider strengthening practical skills in a way that it can be easily transferable to professional practice. Training programmes in urban mobility need to be specific and tailored to the professional realities of the learners. As much as possible, the development of new courses and learning experiences should also leverage on the courses and content already developed and delivered by the Competence Hub (www.urbanmobilitycourses.eu). The gender perspective needs to be further emphasised and integrated in the Competence Hub courses and have gender balance in terms of participation. Likewise, geographical coverage should be diversified (e.g. EU, non-EU, RIS).
Evaluation criteria
The proposal will be evaluated based on the criteria listed below, as stated in section 5 Evaluation and selection process.  

Strategic fit
Excellence and novelty
Impact and social, economic, financial, and general sustainability
Quality and efficiency of the implementation

Info sessions

We are preparing some info sessions after the publication of the calls to present the calls specific requirements to the wider mobility community and to help applicants with the preparation and submission of their proposals.

The following events are planned:

TypeTopicDate/time (CET)Platform
WebinarLaunch of Call for Proposals BP2023-2035: EIT Urban Mobility Academy and RIS Education InfoDay04.05.2022, 14:00Zoom 
WebinarGuidance, rules, and evaluation process and PLAZA training05.05.2022, 11:00Zoom 

You can check here the presentation used in the “Launch of Call for Proposals BP2023-2035: EIT Urban Mobility Academy and RIS Education InfoDay”.

Contact details

Type of contactEmail
Legal, Financial, Administrative and technical procedurespmo@eiturbanmobility.eu  
Academy areaacademycall@eiturbanmobility.eu