First Call for RIS Education for the Business Plan 2023-2025

The overall purpose of the EIT Urban Mobility education activities 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 education activities focus on three main fields: The Master School, the Doctoral Training Network and the Competence Hub, our professional school targeting lifelong learning.

Call for Proposals for RIS Education Main Features
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 800,000 EUR
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 for proposals Manual
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
Capacity building Activities that support knowledge transfer from universities to industry and beyond, and help universities leverage relationships to improve knowledge generation, upskilling, and financial sustainability goals. The interventions should be sustained by investment in skills that support this. The type of activities can include train-the-trainer concepts, and online, blended, and face-to-face courses and trainings.   

Awareness raising of EIT Urban Mobility education activities Activities that can contribute to raise the awareness of the EIT Urban Mobility education activities and services. The activities must have the potential to attract many students to the Master School and Doctoral Training Network programmes, but also to the Competence Hub courses. The type of activities can include “teach the teacher” concepts, a student education programme, or a course, online or blended, based on the existing EIT Urban Mobility activities and curricula.  

Education and training activities Activities with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, primarily targeting RIS regions impact and target groups but that may be based on non-RIS concepts and activity partners. Activities should have the potential to reach a large audience and market and have a lasting effect. This can be through initiatives building on an existing course portfolio, but making it available locally by, for instance, providing translations into local languages and local seminars and workshops. All RIS Education funded activities should have the potential to be repeated and scaled with a limited budget per participant. A key component in all our funded activities, not least around recruitment, needs to be how gender mainstreaming is integrated, in balanced participation and the design, development and implementation of the learning activities. The scope of activities should be specific to the characteristics and landscape of RIS countries, very much linked to their specific needs and with clear impact potential that can be replicated elsewhere.  The concepts and activities should consider existing good practice already happening in RIS countries and beyond to build on those and scale up approaches that work
Evaluation criteria
The proposal will be evaluated based on the criteria listed below, as stated in section 5 Evaluation and selection process.    

Evaluation criteria:
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:

Type Topic Date/time (CET) Platform 
Webinar Launch of Call for Proposals BP2023-2035: EIT Urban Mobility Academy and RIS Education Info Day 04.05.2022, 14:00 Zoom 
Webinar Guidance, rules, and evaluation process and PLAZA training05.05.2022, 11:00 Zoom 

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

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