FASI: Funding Aid Strategies Investments

Horizon 2020 - transport, draft work programme 2016-2017


The European Commission published the draft work programme 2016-2017 of societal challenge 4 in Horizon 2020

The Transport Challenge ‘Smart, green and integrated transport’ is aimed at achieving a European transport system that is resilient, resource-efficient, climate- and environmentally-friendly, safe and seamless for the benefit of all citizens, the economy and society.

The Work Programme is structured in four broad lines of activities aiming at:

  • resource efficient transport that respects the environment.
  • better mobility, less congestion, more safety and security.
  • global leadership for the European transport industry.
  • socio-economic and behavioural research and forward looking activities for policy making.

These activities will be realized through 3 calls for proposals:

1. Mobility for Growth (434,6 million of euros)

1.1 Aviation

  • MG-1.1-2016: Reducing energy consumption and environmental impact of aviation
  • MG-1.2-2017: Reducing aviation noise
  • MG-1.3-2017: Maintaining industrial leadership in aeronautics
  • MG-1.4-2016-2017: Breakthrough innovation
  • MG-1.5-2016-2017: Identification of gaps, barriers and needs in the aviation research

1.2 Waterbone

  • MG-2.1-2017: Innovations for energy efficiency and emission control in waterborne transport
  • MG-2.2-2016: Development, production and use of high performance and lightweight materials for vessels and equipment
  • MG-2.3-2016: New and improved transport concepts in waterborne transport
  • MG-2.4-2017: Complex and value-added specialised vessels

1.3 Safety

  • MG-3.1-2016: Addressing aviation safety challenges
  • MG-3.2-2017: Protection of all road users in crashes
  • MG-3.3-2016: Safer waterborne transport and maritime operations
  • MG-3.4-2016: Transport infrastructure innovation to increase the transport system safety at modal and intermodal level (including nodes and interchanges)
  • MG-3.5-2016: Behavioural aspects for safer transport
  • MG-3.6-2016: Euro-African initiative on road safety and traffic management

1.4 Urban mobility

  • MG-4.1-2017: Increasing the take up and scale-up of innovative solutions to achieve sustainable mobility in urban areas
  • MG-4.2-2017: Supporting 'smart electric mobility' in cities
  • MG-4.3-2017: Innovative approaches for integrating urban nodes in the TEN-T core network corridors
  • MG-4.4-2016: Facilitating public procurement of innovative sustainable transport and mobility solutions in urban areas
  • MG-4.5-2016: New ways of supporting development and implementation of neighbourhood-level and urban-district-level transport innovations

1.5 Logistics

  • MG-5.1-2016: Networked and efficient logistics clusters
  • MG-5.2-2017: Innovative ICT solutions for future logistics operations
  • MG-5.3-2016: Promoting the deployment of green transport, towards Eco-labels for logistics
  • MG-5.4-2017: Potential of the Physical Internet

1.6 Intelligent transport systems

  • MG-6.1-2016: Innovative concepts, systems and services towards 'mobility as a service'
  • MG-6.2-2016: Large-scale demonstration(s) of cooperative ITS
  • MG-6.3-2016: Roadmap, new business models, awareness raising, support and incentives for the roll-out of ITS

1.7 Infrastructure

  • MG-7.1-2017: Resilience to extreme (natural and man-made) events
  • MG-7.2-2017: Optimisation of transport infrastructure including terminals
  • MG-7.3-2017: The Port of the future

1.8 Socio-economic and behavioural research and forward looking activities for policy making

  • MG-8.1-2016: Research, technology development and market trends for the European transport manufacturing industries
  • MG-8.2-2017: Big data in Transport: Research opportunities, challenges and limitations
  • MG-8.3-2016: Assessing future requirements for skills and jobs across transport modes and systems
  • MG-8.4-2017: Improving accessibility, inclusive mobility and equity: new tools and business models for public transport in prioritised areas
  • MG-8.5-2017: Shifting paradigms: Exploring the dynamics of individual preferences, behaviours and lifestyles influencing travel and mobility choices
  • MG-8.6-2016: Innovation awards for students and researchers in the context of the Transport Research Arena conference - TRA 2018

2. Automated Road Transport (114 million of euros)

  • ART-01-2017: ICT infrastructure to enable the transition towards road transport automation
  • ART-02-2016: Automation pilots for passenger cars
  • ART-03-2017: Multi-Brand platooning in real traffic conditions
  • ART-04-2016: Safety and end-user acceptance aspects of road automation in the transition period
  • ART-05-2016: Road infrastructure to support the transition to automation and the coexistence of conventional and automated vehicles on the same network
  • ART-06-2016: Coordination of activities in support of road automation
  • ART-07-2017: Full-scale demonstration of urban road transport automation

3. European Green Vehicles Initiative (206,5 million of euros)

  • GV-01-2017: Optimisation of heavy duty vehicles for alternative fuels use
  • GV-02-2016: Technologies for low emission light duty powertrains
  • GV-03-2016: System and cost optimised hybridisation of road vehicles
  • GV-04-2017: Next generation electric drivetrains for fully electric vehicles, focusing on high efficiency and low cost
  • GV-05-2017: Electric vehicle user-centric design for optimised energy efficiency
  • GV-06-2017: Physical integration of hybrid and electric vehicle batteries at pack level aiming at increased energy density and efficiency
  • GV-07-2017: Multi-level modelling and testing of electric vehicles and their components
  • GV-08-2017: Electrified urban commercial vehicles integration with fast charging infrastructure
  • GV-09-2017: Aerodynamic and flexible trucks
  • GV-10-2017: Demonstration (pilots) for integration of electrified L-category vehicles in the urban transport system
  • GV-11-2016: Stimulating European research and development for the implementation of future road transport technologies
  • GV-12-2016: ERA-NET Co-fund on electromobility

The work programme foresees also other actions, such as:

  • Fast Track to Innovation Pilot,
  • SME Instrument (SMEInst-10-2016-2017. Small business innovation research for transport and smart cities mobility),
  • two Horizon prizes (Horizon prize for the cleanest engine retrofit, Horizon prize for the cleanest engine of the future),
  • external expertise for monitoring
  • the ELTIS urban mobility observatory.

The provisional budget of the work programme is 936 million of euros (450 million of euros for 2016, 486 million of euros for 2017).

Draft work programme 2016-2017

Photo credit: abaransk / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND