The Urban Transports Community offers a peer-learning and mentorship opportunity to Mediterranean Cities and territories engaged in the development of sustainable urban mobility solutions in their territories. The call for application is open from 21st October to 15th December 2020.
The Urban Transports Community offers a peer-learning and mentorship opportunity to Mediterranean Cities and territories engaged in the development of sustainable urban mobility solutions in their territories. Active since November 2016, the Urban Transports Community gathers almost 200 partner organisations developing sustainable mobility solutions in Mediterranean Cities through the action of seven transnational projects funded in the framework of the Interreg MED Programme.
With a public call for “Sustainable Urban Transport Implementing Cities” the Community offers a unique opportunity to access the tools, resources and competences made available by our Community to replicate identified good practices by pioneer cities. Assisted by dedicated mentors, the successful candidates will engage in an exclusive dialogue with a select group of cities who pioneered sustainable urban mobility solutions in different fields, such as: data for smart traffic management; soft mobility; shared mobility; mobility in tourist destinations; and new planning approaches. (A selection of replicable tools and solutions is available here)
Successful candidates willing to replicate some of our Community’s best practices, will also benefit from study visits in our Community's most significant implementation areas, where they will get hands-on experience on problems and solutions found by peer cities and regions.
The mentors, provided by the Urban Transports Community, will facilitate the consolidation of working relationships and peer-to-peer exchanges with our Community partners aimed at creating the conditions for future project partnerships and funding opportunities. Besides, the mentors will write a final report to assess the peer-learning and mentorship process and to set the ground for further development and implementation of sustainable urban transport solutions.
To apply for this opportunity you have to submit your application here by 15th December 2020 at 12h (CET)
WHO CAN APPLY
_ The public call for “Sustainable Urban Transport Implementing Cities” is open to Municipalities, Metropolitan Areas, Regions as well as other public and private organisations with competences on urban mobility.
_ The organisations must be in a country partner of the Interreg MED Programme, IPA Countries or in a ENI CBC partner country plus Morocco.
_ If the applicant is not a Municipality, Metropolitan Area or a Region the applicant has to provide a letter of support from the Municipality of its area.
_ The peak population (residents plus travellers and tourists) of the applicant City should be more than 10 000 people.
_ It will be particularly valued if a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan exists or is being developed in the territory of the candidate's City.
_ previous experience in EU-funded projects and the active participation in an international urban mobility network are a plus.
HOW TO APPLY
The public call opens on 21st October 2020 and closes on 15th December 2020. Only candidates who will submit their full application and required documentation by 15th December 12h (CET) will be considered.
To apply, candidates must fill in the application form (here) and submit a motivation letter (template here). In case the applicant is not a Municipality, Metropolitan Area or a Region it has to provide a letter of support from the Municipality of its area duly signed by its legal representative jointly to the application form.
SELECTION CRITERIA AND AWARDING
The candidates will be selected against the following criteria:
/ Motivation and interests (based on the Motivation letter);
/ Number of inhabitants of the city/region involved in the replicating activities
/ SUMP (existing/under development/missing)
/ Former participation to previous EU funded projects
/ Supporting letters from the respective local/regional authorities
Once selected, the successful candidates will have to provide a “Commitment Document” signed by the organisation’s authorities (e.g Mayor, Vice-Mayor, Municipality Council, CEO etc.) in which they will declare their engagement with the project activities, their willingness to cooperate with the pioneer cities and their intention to collaborate with the mentoring expert by providing all relevant data.
DURATION OF THE MENTORSHIP
The mentoring activities will take place in Spring-Summer 2021 and the reports will be delivered in Autumn 2021.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:
15th December 2020, 12h (CET)
ABOUT THE URBAN TRANSPORTS COMMUNITY
The Urban Transports Community is an Interreg MED Programme initiative launched in November 2016 and renewed in October 2019 till June 2022. The Community is promoting sustainable urban mobility planning in the Euro-Mediterranean region as an effective tool to reduce carbon emissions and improve the quality of life of the population and the environment.
Since November 2016, the Community featured by a horizontal project has gathered seven territorial cooperation projects co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and almost 120 organisations (public authorities, private companies, universities, NGOs and international organisations) from 12 Euro-Mediterranean countries. In this second phase the Community has the opportunity to bring the capitalisation process to the next level by providing local authorities with a tailor-made support to implement the replicable solutions developed and tested by our Community.
The Urban Transports Community is featured by a project lead by MedCities (Barcelona, Spain), in partnership with UNIMED Mediterranean Universities Union (Rome, Italy), Area Science Park (Trieste, Italy), CODATU (Lyon, France), CIVINET CY-EL (Cyprus-Greece), POLIS, Cities and Regions for transport innovation (Brussels, Belgium), and Durres Municipality (Durres, Albania).
Urban Transports Community Catalogue of Solutions here
Youtube: Urban Transports GoSump
Community newsletter: https://urban-transports.interreg-med.eu/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/