New approaches for community-driven sustainable mobility innovations at neighborhood and urban district level (GA No 723194)

Funding Source
Total budget
Q-PLAN role
Contact person(s)

European Commission – Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA)
HORIZON 2020 – Smart, Green and Integrated Transport
June 2017- May 2020 (36 months)
3.999.937,50 €
Mr Dimitrios Daskalakis – +30 2310 411 191,
Ms. Anastasia Matonaki – +30 2310 411 191,


Cities-4-People is a Research and Innovation project that aims to implement a pilot program running at five urban and peri-urban areas (Oxfordshire County in UK, Mitte Altona in Hamburg, Üsküdar in Istanbul, Budapest in Hungary and Trikala in Greece) where citizens, city authorities and innovation experts will work together as ‘communities’ to define the transport and mobility challenges and priorities that interest them, co-design ideas and concepts, put these concepts to the real test and then scale up those more potent.

The project introduces a community driven People Oriented Transport and Mobility (POTM) framework, based on participatory, inclusive and transparent innovation processes with the aim to create better sustainable solutions for transport and mobility that will have a low ecological footprint, a sharing mentality and the potential to address real urban and peri-urban mobility challenges.

In particular, the project will mobilize people to form local mobility communities where, supported by cross-disciplinary teams and a comprehensive suite of collaborative technologies (both online and offline), citizens along with public and private stakeholders will co-develop concepts and endorse concrete solutions which will be put to the real test in a thorough pilot in the 5 different EU areas. That way, Cities-4-people incorporates awareness and open innovation to understand the real needs of EU citizens and co-create new mobility solutions with them, harnessing digital and social innovation.

Q-PLAN responsibilities

  • Support the co-creation, development, implementation, piloting and scale-up of the Cities-4-People mobility interventions in the city of Trikala.

  • Leader of the data collection and technical evaluation of the project’s piloting activities in the 5 European areas.