The overall objective of ETNA 2020 (European Transport Network Alliance 2020) is to foster innovation in trans-national cooperation in Transport with a focus on promoting the active participation of new actors and regions in EU research calls and projects. Transport NCPs are key players in this mechanism, but their role will be complemented and enhanced by the contribution of other relevant stakeholders, giving real added value both in terms of knowledge and expertise.

ETNA 2020 targets transnational cooperation by organising specific initiatives to raise awareness on the EU transport R&I landscape and by improving the level of expertise on EU funding tools at NCP and researcher level.
The objectives

  • Raise awareness and give support to national/regional research stakeholders to identify funding sources and suitable partners in FP and complementary funds.
  • Facilitate the operational coherence of research activities and help overcome barriers to further integration of Transport R&I.
  • Introduce tools to promote partnering, transfer of good practices, brokerage events, training and coaching.