Horizon Europe

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Within this group, you will find people and organizations from ALICE membership interested in preparing proposals for this topic. You can also find partner profiles as well as partner searchers and you are able to post your profile too. 

Expected Outcome:

Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following outcomes:

  • Take up and upscaling of innovative, best practice and replicable data driven logistics solutions and planning in the living labs[1] involved in the proposals, while facilitating the common lesson drawing and learning at European level, in order to contribute to the priorities of the European Green Deal, which stresses that ‘’transport should become drastically less polluting, especially in cities.[2] This action supports city sustainability targets such as climate neutrality, road safety, improved air quality, reduced congestion and better use of public space.
  • Optimal mix distribution of land uses both in city centres and peripheries looking at the preferred rationales for achieving the best combination of residential, commercial, leisure and industrial space to reach the most sustainable mobility patterns according to the available and future transport supply and demand.[3]
  • Improved local authority capacity in the managing and collection of data, estimation and measurements of the impacts achieved by new measures and if a regulation is needed to ensure this happening.
  • Valorisation of data and information gathered from urban freight to better understand the impact of long-haul deliveries and e-commerce on the city as “just in time” deliveries are producing longer and more trips with more and emptier vehicles, leading to more congestion, air and noise pollution, Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and road risk in urban areas.
  • Optimise the potential mix of strategically positioned land, owned by public authorities (unused railway tracks and marshalling yards, real estate, parking) or by logistics service providers in urban areas, for developing a comprehensive policy strategy integrating transport, logistics and land use. The scope of this exercise includes the roll-out of new modes and increasing use of sustainable modes (waterways and rail). Better understand the impact of increasing transport and logistics patterns on the climate and environment, resilience and robustness of the transport network and the urban infrastructure. This exercise addresses as well the increasing impact of new modes, (electric assisted) cargo bicycles, light electric freight vehicles (LEFV) and vehicles on alternative fuels.
  • Optimize shared transport facilities for goods through smart solutions.
  • Improved space management and urban planning focusing on the “new normal” after the Covid-19 pandemic considering how cities are optimising their planning and allocation of space.
  • Demonstrate and deploy economically viable and sustainable solutions driven by relevant technologies (e.g. real-time traffic information, space management, floating car data) and demonstrate the convenience of consolidation, consistent with the full planning of loading and unloading spaces, to deliver the services and the goods.
  • New or upgraded sustainable urban logistics plan that includes the main stakeholders (cities, logistics operators, couriers, postal services, real estate and/or retail industries) and addresses to a minimum: development of safe and sustainable logistics and delivery models in cities, low emission zones, data collection and usage, consolidation and space management, clean and alternative vehicles, stakeholders dialogue, e-commerce.


How urban space is being used and allocated can influence congestion, noise, road risk, air quality, GHG emissions as well as liveability. At the same time there is a gap for purpose-oriented freight data collection in cities to support their decision making towards sustainability targets such as climate neutrality, air quality, road safety reducing congestion and better use of public space.

Proposals should consider dynamic space re-allocation for the integration of urban freight at local level and the impacts of how urban space is being used as well as the optimal mix of space distribution and of land uses. Proposals should analyse the potential of strategically positioned urban (or peri-urban) spaces to develop and implement a pilot demonstration, (but without interfering with parks, trees or other recreational green areas). The aim is to reduce the impact of freight transport and logistics on the urban fabric.

Projects could consider involving real estate companies, logistics service providers, together with cities, to develop sustainable business models for open and clean hubs/consolidation spaces in cities (for example using/sharing existing private locations such as underground private parking, office buildings and other potential available spaces in cities – while respecting security constraints).

A more efficient policymaking on urban freight logistics requires cities to enhance their data collection capabilities, while private logistics or e-commerce (like food delivery) companies and services should be encouraged to share data. Potential applications are Urban Vehicle Access Regulations (UVARs), including Low Emission Zones (LEZ), smart parking and dynamic space management and better traffic planning. A vast amount of transport data from different parts of the transport system currently remains unexploited. Understanding barriers and opportunities as well as developing local capacity related to data collection within the urban and peri-urban transport system is a first step to encourage private and public organisations to share transport data. Potential benefits of the data applications need to be checked on how they could support the optimization of sustainable mobility plans (SUMPs) and sustainable logistics plans (SULPs).

A thorough evaluation should provide qualitative and quantitative information on the results of the local solutions implemented. The effectiveness of the proposed measures in achieving local policy objectives should be evaluated and the possible barriers to their broad take up and deployment identified, together with recommendations on how to overcome them. This should be accompanied by mechanisms for common lesson drawing and learning, within the project, between the projects funded under this topic and through the CIVITAS Initiative.

Proposals may include preparatory, take up and replication actions, research activities, as well as tools to support local planning and policy making. A demonstrated contribution to the implementation of the cities’ Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans is expected. If not already in place, the city can develop a Sustainable Urban Logistics Plan or other appropriate planning instrument to manage urban freight and logistics. Funding for major infrastructure works is not eligible. Proposals should plan for an active collaboration within the CIVITAS initiative.

This topic requires the effective contribution of SSH disciplines and the involvement of SSH experts, institutions as well as the inclusion of relevant SSH expertise, in order to produce meaningful and significant effects enhancing the societal impact of the related research activities.

Cross-cutting Priorities: Socio-economic science and humanities

[1]At least three living lab cities should be included as demonstrators of the innovative solutions and at least three follower cities. At least one of the living labs and follower cities should be located in areas experiencing rapid economic and social change.


[3]These patterns are data supported, by collecting and analysing freight data.

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Category: Funding Calls

The Commission's proposal for Horizon Europe is an ambitious €100 billion research and innovation programme to succeed Horizon 2020.

In this group you will find the main pillars and clusters where to find funding opportunities for logistics as well as other peers you may partner for projects.

Learn more on Horizon Europe in the European Commission Page

CCAM- Connected, Cooperative and Autonomous Mobility is one of the pre-selected areas for a partnership within Horizon Europe Programme.

ALICE is part of the European Commission Expert group on cooperative, connected, automated and autonomous mobility (E03657) that has been working to develop the Research & Innovation Agenda for Europe.

Currently, ALICE, together with other actors in the field, is developing a proposal for this partnership. 

In this group, we will share and discuss the progress on this partnership development with ALICE members.

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Road transport twin green and digital transitions

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This section includes information and documentation restricted to ALICE full members.

It includes Minutes of the Plenaries, Statutes, Code of Conduct, membership lists and other relevant information.

If your company is a member and you would like to join this group, please contact ALICE secretariat at info@etp-alice.eu so we grant you access.

Have a look to ALICE membership and how to join if you are not sure or if you would like to know more on membership.

The Towards zero emission road transport (2Zero) is a co-programmed Partnership funded under the Horizon Europe programme and aiming at accelerating the transition towards zero tailpipe emission road mobility across Europe.

Formally launched on 23rd June 2021, the 2Zero partnership builds upon the successes of the European Green Cars Initiative (EGCI: 2009-2013) and the European Green Vehicles Initiative (EGVI: 2014-2020). EGCI was created in an ad-hoc manner in the 7th Framework Programme in response to the global economic crisis of 2008 and led to the joint funding of 113 collaborative research projects. Bringing together stakeholders from three different European Technology Platforms (ERTRAC, EPoSS and Smart Grids), the European Green Vehicles Initiative contributed to improving the energy efficiency of alternative powertrains in road transport.
The 2Zero partnership will implement an integrated system approach covering Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV). With the support of five Technology Platforms (ERTRAC, EPoSS, ETIP-SNET, ALICE and Batteries Europe), it will continue investigating new vehicles technologies and will extend its scope to cover the integration of the zero tailpipe emission vehicles in their eco-system contributing to boost the EU competitiveness and technological leadership.

Within this group, ALICE members are engaged in the development of R&I recommendations towards Horizon Europe programme. Moreover, within the group we will share and discuss the best way to increase our reach towards Member States and the European Commission but also how to improve our recomendations.

This group is restricted to ALICE members that can follow and enrol by using the regular enrolment key (it is NOT your password). If you do not remember it you will find at ALICE Plenary section

If you are interested in this group, you may also be interested in:

- Logistics in Horizon Europe Programme Group  (open access)

The Commission published its proposal for Horizon Europe, an ambitious €100 billion research and innovation programme that will succeed Horizon 2020 as of 2021 and lasting until 2027. In the event, we will get the latest update on the state of play of this programme (budgeting approval, timing, etc.) and next steps and milestones. We will dig in the potential opportunities for stakeholders interested in freight transport and logistics research and innovation.

Several areas have been identified within the Orientations towards the first Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe (Link to the document) as relevant for ALICE Roadmaps implementation and will be part of the scope of the event.

Different instruments are proposed to address these areas including collaborative research in open calls, Partnerships and Missions. In the event we will share and discuss the different approaches used.

Moreover, we have collected research & innovation topics from members to be addresses in future calls and we have extracted some other topics from our roadmaps and previous recommendations. These topics have been already shared with the European Commission as preliminary inputs. By the end of February, the European Commission may have a list of topics titles to kick of preparation of the first Horizon Europe work programmes.