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Strengthening international policy dialogue to address global challenges: the contribution of transport research & innovation

In line with the “Administrative arrangement between the European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for cooperation in the domain of science, technology and innovation policies”, the work, led by the International Transport Forum, an OECD body, in cooperation with the European Commission, aims at:

1) Providing fora for EU member states, OECD member countries and all key transport stakeholders to identify transport R&I priorities of common interest, addressing technological, societal and behavioural aspects to fight climate change, as well as to support a socially fair transition towards connected, integrated, sustainable and safe transport and mobility for all;

2) Supporting the transfer of innovative transport and mobility solutions into concrete policy actions at local, national and international level;

3) Create a favourable environment for the implementation of sustainable and inclusive transport policies, including tax reforms, regulation, modelling tools, land use, externality pricing, and finance, governance and business mechanisms.

Through transport R&I diplomacy, addressing global challenges and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the work will engage, on a voluntary basis and in a variable geometry, a growing number of regions, cities, companies and key transport stakeholders implementing sustainable and inclusive transport solutions for all. In addition, it will support the achievement of the targets for transport set in the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs).

The work will underpin the development of an international coalition for effective climate change policy implementation in the transport sector, building on earlier efforts and introducing new approaches to policy making, as well as the development of a sustainable and inclusive transport and mobility solutions for all.

This grant will be awarded without call for proposals in line with Article 195(e) of the Financial Regulation, Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1046/2018 and Article 11(2) of the Rules for participation and dissemination in ""Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)"", Regulation (EU) No 1290/2013