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The European Commission’s Sustainable Urban Mobility (SUM) campaign has launched a second call for SUM funding applications. The funding available under this second call will co-finance campaign initiatives taking place during the period running from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014. Applications for the second round of funding must be submitted before 12:00 (CET) on 31 May 2013. A committee of experts will select one winning promotional action per country based on a pre-defined set of evaluation and eligibility criteria. All applicants will be notified as to their funding status in early July 2013.

If you are a non-commercial enterprise – such as an NGO, a local authority, a public body or a school/university/research institute – you are eligible to register your promotional action and apply for up to EUR 7 000 of financial support to boost your campaign initiative. Please note that campaigners in Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Romania and the UK are not permitted to apply as these countries have already received targeted support with setting up national campaigns.

Applying for funding is an easy online process. Just go to, create an account, register your promotional action and tick the ‘Apply HERE to get up to EUR 7000 of financial support!’ box at the bottom of the form. You will then be asked to provide additional information regarding the budget, planning and promotion of your initiative and to describe the link with relevant EU initiatives and programmes in the field of transport and energy-efficiency. You will also be required to upload digital scans of documents that allow verification of the legal status of your organisation

For more information on the call for applications please visit or send an e-mail to

BACKGROUND: The European Commission’s Sustainable Urban Mobility campaign is linked to the European Mobility Week, which runs from 16 to 22 September every year and culminates in the ‘In Town Without My Car!’ day. The campaign is managed by the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport and funded through the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme – the EU’s support programme for non-technological actions in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.

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