ETNA2020 and NCP-Academy Training “Proposal Writing and interactive training methods”

4th of February, 2020 | 08:30 – 16:30 (EET), Athens (venue tbd).

DESCRIPTION: The training will be on “Proposal Writing and interactive training methods” and will be offered in cooperation with the NCP Academy.

NCPs have to regularly advise their clients on how to write a good proposal, and sometimes perform detailed proposal checks. In this 1-day training, we will work on the process of proposal writing and proposal checking, with a focus on the three main chapters of a proposal (Excellence, Impact and Implementation). In addition, we will discuss the most common mistakes of your clients. In parallel, you will learn different interactive training methods.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? All Transport NCPs interested in the topic of proposal writing and proposal checking, and with an open mind to participate in interactive training methods.

AGENDA: Draft_Agenda.docx


REGISTRATION: The maximum number of participants is 25 NCPs. If you are interested in participating, please fill in the online form by Friday, 17th of January 2020.

REIMBURSEMENT: Travel expenses can be covered by the project for all ETNA 2020 Beneficiaries and Associated Partners. ETNA 2020 Associated Partners need to follow APRE’s reimbursement rules. Transport NCPs from Third Countries can participate at their own cost. For more information, interested NCPs can contact Flavia La Colla  ( from the Coordinating team.

MORE INFORMATION: For more information please visit the ETNA 2020 website ( or send an email to the organisers at,

GDPR & Ethics in Research of Transport

ETNA2020, the network of the Horizon 2020 National Contact Points for ‘Smart, Green and Integrated Transport” is holding a webinar titled

“GDPR & Ethics in Research of Transport”

on Thursday, May 16th , between 11:00-12:00 CET.

Concept: Technological advances such as Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics are becoming increasingly important in Transport.

Ethics and protection of privacy have become key considerations when conducting transport research and play an important role in forming public perceptions on current and future technological developments such as automated and connected driving.

Anticipated Outcomes: Participants to this webinar will acquire a basic understanding of Ethics and GDPR approaches in Research as well as how these are relevant for Transport.  It would be expected that participants will be able to appropriate the knowledge gained into the proposal preparation.

Intended audience: National Contact Points as well as stakeholders interested in learning how ethics and protection of personal data affects research in transport.

Speaker: Dr. Vassilis Stamatopoulos, CIPP/E, PMP. Vassilis is a former NCP for Transport who is currently in-house expert at FORTH/PRAXI Network on Ethics and GDPR as well as member of the Ethics Committee of National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” and cofounder of SME “Fraud Line” offering compliance and enterprise risk management services.




RADIAN-ETNA2020 Workshop “Stimulating R&I cooperation with new actors of the European Aerospace sector” @ Tandem Aerodays 2019

On 29 May 2019, H2020 Projects RADIAN and ETNA2020, jointly organize the Workshop “Stimulating R&I cooperation with new actors of the European Aerospace sector”. The workshop will take place in Bucharest (Romania) in the field of Tandem Aerodays 2019, the leading event in aviation research and innovation.

The Workshop will foresee two sessions: a technical session mainly focused on the future Framework Programme Horizon Europe and the Clean Sky 2 Call for Proposals 10 (to be published in early may), and a pitching session, where organisations will have the possibility to present themselves and their expertise in relation to the current available funding opportunities.

Register here: 

For further information, see the agenda:

Training for Transport NCPs on standardization in Horizon 2020 projects -Selected IPR issues in Horizon 2020


Standardization in Horizon 2020 projects -Selected IPR issues in Horizon 2020”, 23 January 2019 , Lisbon, 9 am – 13 pm

ETNA 2020 is organizing jointly with NCP Academy a custom-made training to the transport sector dedicated to standardization and IPR issues in H2020 projects, on January 23, 09:00 – 13:00, Lisbon.

Background and Speakers

Economic implementation and market acceptance of project results are now essential aspects of many Horizon 2020 projects. Standards and standardization can make a significant contribution to project success, especially as regards to quality requirements, safety, compatibility and interoperability of innovative products and systems.

Therefore, it is important to consider standardization from the conception of a Horizon 2020 project to project completion and, particularly, the exploitation of project results.

Given that standardisation is one option for exploitation of projects result the second part of the training will be dedicated to IPR issues.

IPR plays a key role from the project idea to the project proposal phase and project implementation. The IPR session of this training summarises the basics of IPR in order to have a common understanding of the definitions and relevance of IPR issues in Horizon 2020. Then, the speaker will go into selected topics such as exploitation and protection of project results, IP relate clauses in the Grant Agreement and Consortium Agreement and other IP regulations.

Important:  As the training is limited to 4 hours it will deliver basics and can only go into detail or a limited number of selected issues.  The training will include some interactive parts.


o   Better understanding  of the relevance of standardization in Horizon 2020 and how it should be used in projects and proposals

o   Acquire more systematic knowledge on  IPR basics throughout a project’s life cycle, including exploitation issues in Horizon 2020

o   Overview and clear understanding of IP related clauses in the Consortium agreement and Grant Agreement

o   Answers to all standardisation and IPR questions they always wanted to ask.


NCPs working to the transport sector



NCPs outside the ETNA2020 consortium can be eligible for reimbursement. For more information, interested NCPs can contact Flavia La Colla  ( from the Coordinating team.


Please contact Vassiliki Kalodimou (

Webinar on “How to write a good proposal”

ETNA2020 is glad to announce a webinar on:

How to write a good proposal

The webinar equally targets stakeholders as well as NCPs in Societal Challenge 4 – Smart Green and Integrated Transport.

The webinar is organised by ETNA2020, the NCP Network for Societal Challenge 4 in collaboration with the NCP Academy, the network of NCP coordinators and NCPs for legal and financial aspects of H2020.

The Event  will be organized Wednesday, 5 December 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 (CET)

Webinar objective

In one hour, participants to this webinar will have an overview of H2020 proposal process. First time applicants and NCP with limited experience will discover tips and tricks on how to get prepared and improve the quality of their proposal


Mrs. Tania Van Loon, Brussels Enterprise Agency, NCP Academy partner


Please find below

  1. The link to the recording

as well as to

  1. The presentation



EIT awareness day for Transport

ETNA2020 is holding a training “EIT awareness day for Transport” with the kind support of the EIT House in Brussels, on November 22nd 2018, 09:00 – 15:30, Brussels.

This is a unique opportunity for NCPs, advisors of the Enterprise Europe Network and other related stakeholders of the transport innovation landscape to familiarize themselves with the EIT and understand the relation of selected Innovation communities with transport.  Participants will be showcased how multi-actor approaches, such as CIVITAS and JPI Urban Europe address transport challenges in a participatory and interdisciplinary context.


The event mainly focuses on European Institute of Technology as well as selected innovation communities whose actions relate to transport, specifically to urban mobility.  Mathea Fammels, Head of EIT liaison Office will explain the innovation model behind EIT, how it relates to H2020 as well as focus on the impact of EIT by presenting results and achievements.  In addition, the Regional Innovation Scheme will be presented aiming to boost innovation of European countries and regions belonging to the “modest and moderate” innovators group.

Selected Innovation communities, Climate KIC and EIT Inno Energy will present their actions in respect of urban transition, coal and gas, as well as transition towards electric vehicles, batteries, charging point infrastructure and clean air innovative solutions.

Multi actor initiatives such as CIVITAS and Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe – JPI Urban Europe will be joining the event. It is worth noting the new Urban Mobility will pursue synergies with CIVITAS and JPI Urban Europe. Peter Staelens will present CIVITAS and highlight complementarities with the Urban Mobility KIC and Jonas Bylund will present JPI Urban Mobility as well as the new ERANET on urban mobility.

A panel discussion will follow with all representatives of innovation communities and multi actor initiatives in order to highlight how they deliver benefits to society and promote regional growth.


Participants will be more accustomed to the notion that transport – related challenges can be better dealt though multi-actor and transdisciplinary approaches.

Participants will have a better understanding the modus operandi of EIT and especially how the knowledge triangle of business – higher education – research helps address the innovation gap and delivers sustainable growth for regions.



Please follow the link :

For information relating to the event you may contact Vassiliki Kalodimou ( from FORTH/PRAXI Network.


Webinar on European Transport Organisations: Who they are and why you should engage. September 11, 2018. 15:00 – 16:00 CET.

Are you aware of the stakeholder organisations who have a say in research and innovation agenda in transport? Anyone in transport grappling with the “alphabet soup” that is EARPA, ECTRI, ACEA, EGVI, ACARE, CLEPA, ERTRAC, SESAR just to name a few, would be interested to attend the upcoming webinar to find out:


Who are they?

How to look for them?

What role do they play in the transport R&I ecosystem?

How can you consult the ETNA2020 webpage?

ETNA 2020 has an on-line toolbox dedicated to transport actors and related literature to provide interested stakeholders a deeper understanding of the transport landscape.

More information and registration

Webinar Host: Innovate UK. Speakers: Selina So, Eve Eyres

Click here to register. Participants will receive a webinar link upon completing their registration.

The link for those who would like to join the webinar the last minute

Webinar on the funding database of ETNA2020: How to use ETNA2020 on-line tools

July 24th 2018: 10:00-10:40 CET


ETNA2020 project has launched a series of webinars with the aim to acquaint Transport NCPs, EEN advisors and interested stakeholders on how to use the on-line information tools developed by the project. This is to the benefit of clients in case of intermediaries as well as to stakeholders and beneficiaries.

About the funding map database webinar: Get acquainted with transnational funding opportunities, especially private sources, per EU country.  With minimum input, you’ll be able to seek country-specific information on transnational research (incl. but not limited to framework programmes) filtered by funding activity and related transport mode.

More information & Registration

Webinar speaker: Bogdan Cernat-Gruici | Bucharest Academy of Economic Sciences: NCP for Smart, Green and Integrated Transport, partner of the ETNA2020 Project.

Moderator: Vassiliki Kalodimou | FORTH/PRAXI Network.

Click here to register. Participants will receive the webinar link after registering.


Next webinar  European Transport Organisations. Who are they and why you should engage. September 11, 2018: Time: 13:00-14:00 CET. Host: Innovate UK

Webinar on Clean Sky 2 and the Call for Proposals 08

The ETNA2020 team has the pleasure to announce an upcoming webinar on Clean Sky 2  on May 30, 2018 between 11:00 – 12:30 CET.

Targeted Audience: National Contact Points of “Smart, Green and Integrated Transport” and Stakeholders interested in forthcoming calls, including Enterprise Europe Network advisors of the Sector Group “Aeronautics, Space and Dual-Use Technologies”.

Aim: The overall purpose of the webinar is to help participants acquire more in-depth understanding of the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking and the relevant call for proposals. To this end, representatives of Clean Sky 2 JU will present the Clean Sky 2 current call for proposals and its principles. In addition, they will explain legal and financial modalities, rules for participation as well as offer insights into potential synergies with other funding initiatives.  Attendees will have the chance to ask questions after each presentation.

Registration: You may use the link available at ETNA website to register:

A webinar link will be sent to participants after completing their registration. Registration is closed at 2 p.m May 29 2018

More information: Ms Vassiliki Kalodimou, FORTH/PRAXI Network  (, Mr. Zbigniew Turek, IPPT PAN ( )

Link of the recorded webinar:

Presentations from the wbinar

  1. Overview of CS2
  2. Principles of CS2 call for proposal 08
  3. Legal, administrative and financial aspects
  4. Synergies with ESIF

27 April 2018: The first Horizon 2020 international Brokerage Event dedicated to the Space, Environment and Transport communities

On 27 April 2018, Paris will host the first Horizon2020 international Brokerage Event dedicated to the Space, Environment and Transport communities.

The event is organized by Space, Environment and Transport NCPs, the French clusters ASTech Paris Region and Mov’eo and Enterprise Europe Network.

The Brokerage Event represents an opportunity to present your project in front of an international audience (pitches), to meet future partners and start building your consortium (B2B) and finally to get the latest information from the European Commission.

In addition, a free workshop “How to write a good proposal” is organized on 26 April 2018.

For further information and for the registration:

How to participate in H2020 Transport projects? – 4th Training for Stakeholders – Ljubljana (SL) – 8 November 2017

Etna2020 in partnership with the Slovenian transport NCP is organizing the fourth training to beginners and those who have not succeeded so far applying for grants within “Smart, green and integrated transport” of H2020.

The training is organized in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 8th of November 2017 following the “Transport and Research in the Danube region

This is a unique opportunity to get help and inspiration in the competitive business of drafting H2020 proposals. The interventions will be done by experienced project managers, as well as expert evaluator. There will also be a testimony from a successful project coordinator. See the agenda

If you wish to participate, please register by the 5th of November 2017. As the number of attendees is limited, participants will be served on a first come, first served basis.

The presentations from the training are available at –

The registration is available on the event website.

The event is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.

For any issues related to the training, do not hesitate to contact

8th EuroScience Open Forum Toulouse 2018 – Calls for sessions and initiatives open

The 8th EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) will be held between 9 and 14 July 2018 in Toulouse (France). The biennial interdisciplinary European event dedicated to Science and Innovation will bring together scientific, economic, political communities and general public to debate recent advances in science and their impacts on society. Scientific sessions will focus on four cross-cutting themes: “Risk and safety”, “Inequalities”, “Gender issues”, “Ethics” and ten thematic areas:

  1. Sustainable cities, sustainable living
  2. Global change: challenges and opportunities
  3. Science policy and transformation of research practice
  4. Frontier research and exploring extremes
  5. Health in our societies
  6. Understanding divided societies
  7. New trends and technologies in transport
  8. The use/mis-use of research and scientific advice
  9. Sharing knowledge
  10. A digital world

Calls for sessions and initiatives for ESOF 2018

Calls for projects for ESOF 2018 are running!

The call for “Scientific Sessions” is prolonged until 23 June 2017. Make one or more proposals and take the opportunity to present your ideas, projects and expertise.

The call for Initiatives for the Science in the City Festival has been launched! This Festival, dedicated to the general public, will be held from 7 until 15 July 2018. This open call invites all the related actors (associations, museums, researchers, artits, …) to propose their events about science or innovation and take part of the Festival programme. The deadline for submission for this call for initiatives is 30 September 2016.

“Careers” and “Science to Business” sessions calls will be open from end of June until October.

3rd ETNA2020 Training for Transport NCPs & stakeholders, Rome (IT), 7 June 2017

ETNA 2020 organizes the third training to National Contact Points and stakeholders in Rome (IT) on 7 June 2017. The main topic of this training is Joint Undertakings (JUs) and more specifically JUs in Transport related thematic areas.

Shift2Rail, CESAR & Clean Sky are Transport JUs, which offer many opportunities for stakeholders in both Research and Industrial Communities with a focus in specific transport fields (rail, aviation, aeronautics).

The objectives of the training event are the following:

  • Have a better understanding of each JUs priorities and future strategic plans
  • Become aware of each JU’s legal framework and possible financial specificities
  • Receive information of the past and future activities of each JU

JU’s high-level representatives will present all relative information. You can find attached the draft Agenda.

Presentations from the training are available at

More information on the training are available at:

Workshop on EU Funding for Highly Innovative Small Businesses, Poole (UK), 18 May 2017

As part of the European Commission (EC) Directorate General for Maritime Affairs’ (DG MARE’s) European Maritime Day (EMD) event being held in Poole, UK on 18th and 19th May 2017, ETNA 2020 will be coordinating a workshop for highly innovative small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with mature products or services that need support to take these to the market-place. SMEs that are EU-based or established in a country associated to Horizon 2020, can get EU funding and support for projects that will help them grow and expand their activities into other countries – in Europe and beyond. The dedicated SME instrument’s supports close-to-market activities, with the aim to give a strong boost to breakthrough innovation. Highly innovative SMEs with a clear commercial ambition and a potential for high growth and internationalisation are the prime target.

This workshop will explain what the SME Instrument is and how businesses can apply for it. It will also feature top tips for writing a successful application from an official Evaluator. The Workshop will be held on the afternoon of 18th May at 15:15 as part of the EMD and will be open to all who have registered for the full conference (register at

2nd ETNA2020 Forum, Poole (UK), 17 May 2017

ETNA 2020 will host its second forum in Poole (UK) on the 17th of May 2017, in conjunction with the European Maritime Days 2017 (  ).

During the event different topics will be addressed, following two main strands:

–         ETNA2020 Activities and Services

–         Horizon2020 and other EU programs, focusing on maritime related initiatives

Since ETNA2020 forum will serve as a place to exchange best practices and experiences and improve the implementation of the NCPs services, we would like to remind you that the latter are open to all formally appointed H2020 Smart, green & Integrated transport NCPs, even if not members of ETNA2020 project.

More information on the Forum are available at

“Building common understanding and best practices on transport” – Training for NCPs – Brussels – 20 December 2016

How maximize collaboration between NCPs (transport and SMEs) and EEN?, in particular, how to develop new tools to improve quality of SME instrument proposals in the transport sector?

ETNA2020 in collaboration with EEN and Access4SME project will organize a training on Building common understanding and best practices on transport to understand the role of each network in the SME instrument project life cycle, from the project idea to the project implementation to maximize collaboration between the 3 networks for a high quality of proposals.

More information and registration could be found on training website.

How to participate to H2020 Transport projects? – 2nd Training for Stakeholders – Novo Mesto (SL) – 10 November 2016

The second ETNA2020 training for stakeholders will take place in Novo Mesto, Slovenia on the 10th of November, following the Transport and Research in the Danube Conference.

The subject of the training will be how to go from the innovative idea to a H2020 Transport proposal. Participants will be trained by Transport NCPs and project management experts.

The training will be divided into several sessions, giving the participant a wide overview on the topic.

If you wish to participate, please register by the 30th of October. As the number of attendees is limited, participants will be served on a first come, first served basis.

The registration is available on the event website.

For any issues related to the training, do not hesitate to contact (registration issues…) or (programme and logistics…).




In the framework of the ILA Business Days  @ the Ila Berlin Air Show ETNA 2020 and Enterprise Europe Network  jointly organise a training on Horizon 2020 opportunities in Aviation with a special session dedicated to Clean SKY.

For more information about event and registration procedures please visit Future Events section or use direct link.

3rd ETNAplus Forum – London (UK), 19.10.2015

ETNAplus will host its third forum in London, on the 19th of October 2015. The aim of this event is to provide other NCPs with the latest information relevant to their activities, and allow them to meet important stakeholders.
The forum will be organised the day before and at the same premise (Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Central London) as the Aerodays 2015.


Training on funding tools for SMEs – London (UK), 20.10.2015

The next ETNAplus training for Transport NCPs will take place in London on the 20th of October, immediately after the Third Forum.

The subject of the training will be the funding tools for SMEs. There is a clear opportunity for innovative companies with high growth potential in Horizon 2020 and NCPs can help them.
NCPs will be trained by SME NCPs, EEN members, EC representatives and evaluators with a view to offering assistance to SMEs that wish to apply for the promising funding tool, especially designed for innovative and extrovert European SMEs. (more…)