VCÖ Mobility Award 2021

Sujet VCÖ-Mobilitätspreis 2020

The VCÖ Mobility Award is Austria’s biggest competition for sustainable mobility. It is supported by the Ministry of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology and the ÖBB.

We are looking for innovative projects for sustainable transport and mobility

The transport sector is at the beginning of several transformation processes: away from the combustion engine to emission-free drives, away from car-centred to multimodal mobility, away from private ownership of means of transport to increased sharing. The changes are speed up by digitisation.

The 30th VCÖ Mobility Award 2021is dedicated to the major changes in the transport sector and has the motto ‘Aufbruch in der Mobilität‘. In the worsening climate crisis in particular, the turnaround in traffic plays a central role. Today traffic is the biggest cause of climate-damaging emissions, tomorrow traffic should be the drive for improvements on the way to the climate target. It is important to prepare the ground today for sustainable and socially just mobility of tomorrow and what comes afterwards.

To submit a project, please download the English submission form (PDF) and complete it by using Adobe Reader. Please sent the completed file via e-mail to and attach additional materials such as photos, images or videos. You can submit your project as well by using our German online submission form.

Submission deadline: June 1st 2021

Who can participate in the VCÖ Mobility Award?

Austria’s largest competition for sustainable transport and mobility is open to submission from the following: Companies, including transportation companies, municipalities, districts, research institutes, schools and universities as well as students, special interest groups and societies, campaign groups as well as private citizens. We accept: already implemented projects and projects with guaranteed funding, inspiring ideas or concepts for projects, as well as studies and work of research, which promote the socio-ecological transformation of the transport system and sustainable forms of mobility.

Transforming mobility needs courage and practice

Transport is Austria's biggest problem in terms of climate protection. How can traffic be brought on a climate course? How can mobility be socially just, economically efficient and be designed to be ecologically sustainable? How can companies handle mobility or goods transport ecologically? What can municipalities, cities and schools and universities do?

We are looking for submissions on the following topics:

  • Active mobility
  • Goods traffic, transport and logistics
  • Mobility management (companies, schools, leisure, tourism)
  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and Sharing
  • Public and publicly accessible transport, multimodality
  • Spatial planning, settlement development and housing
  • Digitisation in mobility
  • ‘Design for All’ – Mobility adressed to intergenerational and social needs
  • Mobility adressed to needs of children and young people
  • Energy transition and electrification in mobility
  • Infrastructural solutions and measures for land re-naturalisation

At the VCÖ Mobility Award Austria, Siemens supports the awarding of projects and concepts that contribute to a sustainable transport system with the help of 'digitisation in mobility'. The best project on the subject of 'spatial planning and settlement development' is awarded with the support of the Austrian Hagelschutzversicherung. The best submission on the subject of '‘Design for All’ – Mobility adressed to intergenerational and social needs' will also receive an award in its own category, funded by the Federal Ministry for Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection.

Exemplary projects are presented in the VCÖ online database

If desired, complete submissions will be presented in the VCÖ online database for exemplary mobility projects at and made accessible to a broad audience.

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Selected Projects

Choose a year to get information about the latest projects priced by the VCÖ Mobility Award (PDF documents).

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