European Partnership for Clean Aviation

The “Partnership on Clean Aviation”, conceived under Horizon Europe, is mainly aimed to accelerate the development and demonstration of integrated aircraft technologies towards deep de-carbonisation, and at the same time, ensuring safety and security. It shall help to increase the focus on sustainability goals, environmentally friendly technologies and engaging new stakeholders in the field of electrification and digitalisation.

In this context, the European Commission recently launched a public consultation in order to collect feedback about the Partnership on Clean Aviation, in support of the upcoming Impact Assessment on the proposal related to this proposed Partnership.

Stakeholders are invited to provide feedback by 27 August 2019.

For more detailed information and to submit your feedback:

WEBINAR How to maximize your matchmaking opportunities, 6th of September, 11:00-12:00 CET.

The projects of the NCP Networks, ETNA2020 (Transport) and NCPs Care (Environment) have the pleasure to organize a webinar “ How to Maximise your Matchmaking opportunities”.

AUDIENCE ADDRESSED: Interested applicants of European Projects and National Contact Points.

DESCRIPTION: This webinar provides basic tips for applicants who wish to use partnering events to find partners for EU projects as well as enhance the visibility of their organisation.  Participants will learn how to build a more appealing profile for promoting their work or the research opportunities they are after through a specific methodology:

a)  systematic approach of EU partnering events

b) basic principles for drafting a profile

c) showcase of best practices

d) quality check.


To register click here

For more information, please contact Eleana Gabriel ( and Vassiliki Kalodimou ( )


Registrants will receive the link to the webinar shortly after their registration.

Horizon 2020 Transport Info Day

Horizon 2020 Transport Info day will be held on 7th October 2019, in Brussels (Belgium).

As usual, the event is aimed to present the new H2020 funding opportunities in the field of transport sector. Indeed, the budget for the last H2020 Transport Calls before the beginning of Horizon Europe will be of approximately €356 million under the Mobility for Growth (MG), Automated Road Transport (ART), Green Vehicles (GV), and Next Generation Batteries (BAT) calls.

A part from the presentation of the topics, the event will also give an overview on the application and evaluation process, presenting useful tips for writing a good proposal.

This edition of the Transport Info Day can also be followed through the webstreaming and both the recordings and the presentations will be available right after the event on the event official webpage.

The event will take place at the Charlemagne Building, starting at 09:30 CET.

In the afternoon of the 7th October, ETNA2020 organizes, with the support of EEN, the “Networking and Brokerage Event for 2019-2020 Transport Calls”.

The brokerage event will start at 15:30 CET.

More information & registration: and

TRA VISIONS 2020 Young and Senior Researcher competitions

If you are a student enrolled in a BSc, MSc and PhD course of an EU university, take part in the TRA VISIONS 2020 Young Researcher Competition. You may submit an idea to one of the five transport modes (rail, road, waterborne, airborne and cross-modality) and take the chance to be among the 15 winners (3 per mode) that will receive monetary prizes and will be awarded during the TRA (Transport Research Arena) 2020, Helsinki, 27-30 April 2020. The deadline for registration is the 30th of June 2019. The final deadline is the 31st of October 2019.

If you already have a PhD or you are a senior researcher, and you have received funding from the European Commission to carry out your research, you may be eligible for TRA VISIONS 2020 Senior Researcher Competition. The winners, one per mode, will be awarded at TRA 2020. The deadline for submitting the paper is the 1st of October 2019. For further information on both the competitions visit

Pre-proposal check for 2019 transport calls of H2020

Please be informed that ETNA 2020 project is planning an Academy (a Pre-proposal Check Event) for preparing and consulting project proposals for the second phase of MfG (Mobility for Growth) of  “The smart, green and integrated Transport” of the H2020 program or/and other H2020 project proposals related to transport issues being prepared for current calls (2019 calls) launched in 2018. Within the ETNA 2020 project, we finance the costs of experts evaluating applications, logistics as well as travel and accommodation costs of each coordinator selected for the event. It will be a one day event organized somewhere in Europe (to be decided) in end of August (29th or 30th ) or beginning of September (2nd or 3rd) 2019 (day to be decided).

As the Academy will be conducted close to deadlines, proposals should be quite advanced. Only 10 proposals from all over Europe will be qualified for the event.

The aim of the Proposal Check Event is to transfer useful knowledge to the proposers  and increase the chances for funding of their proposals.

Each applicant (coordinator) should send the application form by June 17th 2019 to the e-mail address The coordinators will by informed on the decision by July 15th 2019.

Please be informed that experts chosen for the Academy will sign

  • Declaration of no conflict of interest
  • Declaration of confidentiality

before they conduct the proposal check

Below you will find candidate topics for the Academy within Mobility for Growth call

Opening: 05 Sep 2018

16 Jan 2019 (First Stage)                              12 Sep 2019 (Second Stage)

Topic Type of action Topic budget
LC-MG-1-10-2019 (RIA) 10.00
LC-MG-1-5-2019 (RIA) 15.00
LC-MG-1-8-2019 (IA) 15.00
LC-MG-1-8-2019 (RIA) 8.00
LC-MG-1-9-2019 (RIA) 7.00
MG-2-6-2019 (RIA) 30.00
MG-2-7-2019 (RIA) 8.00
MG-2-8-2019 (RIA) 15.00
MG-2-9-2019 (RIA) 14.00


E2Tech4Cities & Brussels Exporters Days

E² Tech4Cities 2019 – Energy & Efficiency Technologies for cities – is back with a 5th edition of a highly visible brokerage event organized by Enterprise Europe Brussels, at the occasion of the EU Sustainable Energy Week – EUSEW.

The brokerage event is free of charge and it is dedicated to private companies (including SMEs and large companies), public authorities and municipalities, industry, associations willing to develop innovative technologies or research projects in different fields relating sustainable energy efficiency (such as smart cities, urban mobility, bio-based solutions and energy saving).

Event details: Brussels, Hotel Bloom, 20 June 2019. Website to register:

Main Topics covered by the matchmaking event:

  • Renewable energies Energy management
  • Energy recovery
  • Energy-efficient Buildings and districts
  • ICT for cities, Smart cities and communities
  • Energy efficient mobility and transport
  • Smart grids and energy systems integration
  • Bio-based solution for urban districts
  • European Research and Innovation opportunities under Horizon 2020

SMEs and start-ups will have the possibility to apply for a selection of innovative projects deadline for submission 31 May 2019. The selected applicants will be able to pitch their project idea and business plan in front of a panel of potential investors

Working language: English

SESAR JU – Young Scientist Award 2019

Are you a young scientist undertaking research in the field of air traffic management (ATM) and aviation? Participate in the Young Scientist Award 2019!

The initiative, organized by SESAR JU, mainly aims to recognize young scientists with high potential contributing to the scientific research in the field of air traffic management and aviation. In addition, the award also provides a mechanism for further personal development.

The winner will be publicly announced at the “SESAR Innovation Days” that will take place in Athens, Greece from 2 to 6 December 2019. The winner will receive a prize of EUR 5 000.

The deadline to apply is 6 September 2019.


BioHorizon SC2 and KET-B Brokerage Event for 2020 calls

  • Present, discuss and develop your project ideas at an international level.
  • Establish international contacts and cooperation.
  • Initiate the setup of Horizon 2020 project consortia.
  • Receive first-hand advice and support from the European Commission and National Contact Points.

On 3 July 2019, BioHorizon will organize its 5th H2020-SC2 and KET-Biotech international brokerage event in Brussels.

The brokerage event is organized back to back to the EC Infoday on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2  (SC2) ‘Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy’ in Brussels on 4 July 2019

Brokerage events are excellent opportunities to network, we encourage you to register and come to Brussels to meet fellow researchers and industry representatives to potentially build a consortium for the upcoming Societal Challenge 2 and the Key Enabling Technology ‘Biotechnology’ (KET-B) calls in Horizon 2020.

Registration will be open till 9 June 2019.

More information and registration:

Call for New Mobility Stakeholders

The Horizon2020 GECKO Project recently launched a call for the following profile: stakeholders from across Europe (and beyond) with experience in new mobility solutions including automation or other new technologies, mobility as a service, on-demand sharing services and/or data applications and digitalization.

Specifically, the project is searching for:

  1. policy makers (at all levels)
  2. representatives of companies that make use of new mobility technologies
  3. researchers, NGO representatives or others with a (non-business) interest in new mobility technologies.

If you are interested in participating in the CECKO stakeholder forum, please visit the following website:

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:

ENRICH in China and USA – Webinar

The European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hub (ENRICH) organizes on 23 April 2019 at 15:00 CET, the Webinar “Connected and Automated Driving – ENRICH Centres (USA and China)”.

The webinar will address the following issues:

  • Transportation & Connected and Automated Driving – US perspective
  • Cooperative and automated road transport

For registration:

Safer Transport Platform: European Investment Bank and European Commission join forces to support investments in transport safety with special focus on roads

Safer Transport Forum, launched on 28 March 2019 in Bucharest (Romania), during the TEN-T and CEF Conference, is a new initiative jointly promoted by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank with the objective to address investment needs in transport safety in Europe.

Thus, the platform provides for a “one-stop-shop” for technical and financial advice targeting road safety.

In this field, Violeta Bulc, EU Commissioner for Transport said: “To save lives on European roads, we need targeted investment in the right measures. The ´Safer Transport Platform` will help ensure that projects receive the necessary technical and financial advice. I encourage interested parties from the public and private sector organizations to make use of the platform as of today! I am very pleased that our good cooperation with the EIB has had another concrete result to the benefit of European citizens.”

More info about the platform:

GSA, SESAR Deployment Manager sign MoU on EGNSS support for Air Traffic Management

On 13 March 2019, during the World ATM Congress held in Madrid (Spain), The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on future cooperation to modernize EU Air Traffic Management.

Indeed, both EGNOS and Galileo can support the modernisation of EU Air Traffic Management, especially in the areas of air navigation and surveillance. SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) has been tasked by the European Commission to synchronize and coordinate the deployment of the Pilot Common Project as specified in the SESAR Deployment Programme.

This is an important milestone in cooperation between the GSA and SDM and one that will ensure that all aviation stakeholders reap the benefits of Europe’s investment in space,” said GSA Executive Director Carlo des Dorides.

More information here:

Open call for applications for the selection of members of the single platform for open road testing and pre-deployment of cooperative, connected, automated and autonomous mobility

The European Commission has recently opened a Call for Applications for the selection of members of the Single Platform for open road testing and pre-deployment of cooperative, connected, automated and autonomous mobility.

The group is mainly aimed to provide advice and support to the Commission in the field of testing and pre-deployment activities for Cooperative, Connected, Automated and Autonomous Mobility (CCAM).

This call is an open call and applications can be received at any given time throughout the existence of the group. Nevertheless, the European Commission set the first deadline at the 10th of April 2019.

Stay tuned to be updated about next deadlines:

RINGO Workshop: What research infrastructure does Europe need for aviation research?

On 11-13 March 2019, Madrid (Spain) will host the workshop about needs of aviation research infrastructures, organized by the H2020 Project RINGO.

The workshop will address the following topics:

  • icing systems
  • air transport research, ATM & airport
  • aircraft avionics & systems
  • automation & Human Factors
  • drones & personal air vehicles

The event is free of charge but places are limited.

More information here:

ENGAGE WORKSHOP, Brussels, 27 March 2019

Engage (the SESAR Knowledge Transfer Network), is organizing a workshop on “Vulnerabilities and Global Security of the CNS/ATM systems”. The workshop is mainly aimed to bring together researchers, technical experts and end-users to participate on a debate to put in common vulnerabilities of the current systems and how to mitigate its associated risks and, new technologies that can be applied in the next generation of systems in order to develop secure-by-design architectures and applications.

The Engage Workshop will take place on 27th March 2019 in Brussels (Belgium).

More info here:

SESAR Walking Tours @ World ATM Congress 2019

In the context of the World ATM Congress 2019 that will take place on 12-14 March 2019 in Madrid (Spain), SESAR JU is organizing a series of events and walking tours. The latter will give to participants the chance to meet experts from the SESAR community and to see first‐hand the wide variety of solutions that are being delivered and deployed across Europe.

Tours will start from the SESAR stand (STAND 849).

More information here:

Webinar “Hybrid-Electric Air-Vehicle Propulsion: Challenges, Opportunities, and Impact” by Phillip Ansell

On 22 April 2019, IEEE Transportation Electrification Community organizes the Webinar “Hybrid-Electric Air-Vehicle Propulsion: Challenges, Opportunities, and Impact” presented by Phillip Ansell.

The webinar will explore under different aspects the role of hybrid aircraft in the field of commercial aviation, considering that the aeronautics industry has been challenged on many fronts to increase efficiency, reduce emissions, and decrease dependency on carbon-based fuels.

Info and registration here:

Docks the Future Mid Term Conference – 4th April 2019

On 4 April 2019, Trieste (Italy) will host the “Docks the Future Mid Term Conference”, titled “Envisioning the Port of the Future: the 2030 horizon”.

The Conference mainly has two important goals: n the one hand to communicate the first project results and, on the other hand, to validate the concepts, topics and targets defined in the clustering of project and activities of interest for the definition of the Port of the Future.

In this field, a Call for Paper is now open.

More info:

Workshop about UAV and UAS developments, challenges and cooperation possibilities, 5 March ’19, Budapest

On 5 March 2019, Budapest (Hungary) will host the Workshop “UAV and UAS developments, challenges and cooperation possibilities”.

The event is jointly organized by two H2020 funded Projects: RADIAN & ROBORDER and it will take place at the University of Public Service, Budapest (at Nagyvárad tér metro station)

The workshop will mainly address the importance of UAV developments in the field of border surveillance with also an overview on the Hungarian Aerospace industry.

More information here:

ETNA2020 Pitch-matchmaking session @ Shift2Rail 2019 Info Day, Brussels, 6 February 2019

The ETNA2020 Pitch-matchmaking Session is the event organized by the ETNA2020 Project in the field of the Shift2Rail 2019 Info Day.

It will take place on the 6th of February at the Square, Brussels (Coudenberg 3 entrance).

How does it work?

The Pitch-matchmaking event will mainly consist of a pitching presentations session divided into 2 rounds with 5 presentations each (for a total of 10 presentations).

Each presentation should last about 5 minutes and the schedule will be composed on the “first come, first served” basis. Consequently, only the first 10 presentations received will be added in the agenda.

Anyway, the rest of participants will have the possibility to improve its network during the networking lunch and the discussion tables.

Once received the registration to the event, the JU will consequently send to the registrants all the necessary info about the pitching.

The registrations will close on 30 January 2019.

More information here:

Horizon 2020 Euro-Med Regional Seminar, Morocco, 22 January 2019

The European Union in cooperation with the Union for the Mediterranean are jointly organising a Horizon 2020 Regional Seminar aimed at enhancing Euro-Mediterranean cooperation under 2019 Horizon 2020 calls. The event will take place on 22 January 2019 at the Euromed University of Fes, Morocco.

The seminar, among the others, will focus on an SC4 calls  and specifically on the Urban mobility and sustainable electrification in large urban areas.

For more information about the event:

Aerodays 2019: Call for Papers is now open!

Aerodays 2019, the leading event in aviation research and innovation, will take place on 27-30 May 2019 in Bucharest (Romania).

In this field, it is now open the related Call for Papers for a very huge variety of topics, such as Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies, Aeroelasticity & Structural Dynamics, Automation etc.

The deadline for the submission of the papers is the 15th February 2019.

Authors of accepted abstracts and willing to publish, will be invited to prepare a full paper and submit it before the deadline of 28 June 2019.

For more information, see at

High-level Conference “Multimodal transport – towards the future”, 26 February 2019

On 26 February 2019, Brussels (Belgium) will host the high-level Conference “Multimodal transport- towards the future” organized by the Directorate-General for Transport and Mobility (DG MOVE).

The event represents the official closing of the 2018 Year of Multimodality, thus the conference will summarize the achievement of the initiative discussing with stakeholders possible gaps towards the transport system of the future.

Stay updated about the event’s venue and the registration at the following link:

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 Shift2Rail New Call for proposals, January 14, 2019, 11:00 CET

ETNA2020 Plus  with the kind support of Shift2rail Joint Undertaking is organizing a webinar on the new calls of 2019, on Monday, January 14, 2019, 11:00- 12:30 CET.

The purpose of the webinar is to introduce interested stakeholders and national contact points for transport the new upcoming call for proposals in addition to the administrative and financial practicalities in submitting a proposal. As an introduction to the topic, the Joint Undertaking’s structure, objective and modus operandi will be presented.

Speaker: Lucas Garvia Martin, Programme Manager

Duration: 1,5 hours

For attending the webinar, registration (open until January 11th at 2p.m. CET) is necessary. Registrants will receive a webinar link after the registration is closed.

Public Consultation: ex-post evaluation of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) programme 2007-2013

The European Commission recently opened the public consultation on the ex-post evaluation of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) programme 2007-2013. The consultation period is between the 15/11/2018 to the 14/02/2019.

The ex-post evaluation of the TEN-T Programme 2007-2013 is aimed to present the progress in the achievement of the measures’ objectives, the efficiency of the use of resources, and an evaluation of the relevance, coherence and European added value of the TEN-T programme.

For further information, see at

Single European Sky Awards – 2019

The Single European Sky (SES) is a flagship initiative of the European Commission. It is mainly aimed to modernise and harmonise Europe’s airspace management.

Indeed, completing the SES means contributing to European Commission’s main priorities: jobs and growth, internal market, energy union, global competitiveness.

In this context, the SES Awards are set in order to encourage and give visibility to the stakeholders that through their initiatives and their commitment are contributing to the achievement of the Single Sky.

This edition of the contest will assign five awards:

  • Network performance improvement award
  • Innovation award
  • Sustainability award
  • Cooperation award
  • Single European Sky excellence award

The award ceremony will take place on 12 March 2019 during the 2019 World ATM Conference in Madrid.

More info:

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



Conference “How to attract women to the Transport sector”, Brussels, 27 November 2018

On 27 November 2018, Brussels (Belgium) will host the Conference “How to attract Women to the Transport sector”.

The event will pool together 250 representatives from companies and employers’ organizations, transport workers and workers’ organizations, researchers and academics, public authorities and non-governmental organizations for brainstorming activities.

Commissioner Violeta Bulc will attend the afternoon session of the event for an exchange of views with the audience.

More info about the event:

Shift2Rail EU Brokerage Event 29 November 2018 Strasbourg, France

With the support of ETNA2020, Enterprise Europe Network partners, Grand E-nov, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology, French and German Transport NCPs coorganise an EU Brokerage Event on Shift2Rail Calls for proposals 2019 (

Shift2Rail JU (Executive Director and representatives from the Innovation Programmes and Cross Cutting Activities) will present the new Funding Programme and information for the new open Calls.

With the upcoming new S2R activities, it is planned to build on previous projects in order to produce:

  • either demonstration with prototypes of new technologies into operation or test facilities,
  • or supporting activities with lower Technology Readiness Level, based on new emerging concepts and coming from the digital world, basic science or elsewhere, to pave the way for future research and innovation.

Meet companies and research partners during B2B sessions.

The matchmaking event targets a wide spectrum of companies and research entities active in the railway sector and willing to find research partners as well as new business and technologies. An opportunity to also explore new ways of cooperation.

If you specialise in :

  • Rail products and services
  • Rail tracks
  • Rail logistics
  • Rail vehicles

join us for the event and B2B sessions!

more info Elena Angiolini tel +3228000842

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.


Monitoring vehicle emissions: the JRC’s new laboratories

The JRC (the science and information service for the European Commission) is launching two world-class laboratories with the aim to monitor vehicle emissions in order to both assist consumers and meet the European Commission’s new regulations in this field.

These laboratories are called VELA 10 and VELA 11 and are scheduled to start the monitoring activities of vehicle emissions by testing cars in 2020. Thus, the main purpose of the laboratories is to monitor and check that vehicles comply with the type approval regulation and the new emissions limits both on the road and in the laboratory.

For further information see at

ERTRAC- EGVIA – EC: European Conference on Results from Road Transport research in H2020 projects – 28 & 29.11.2018 – Brussels

On 28-29 November 2018, Brussels will host the 2nd edition of the “H2020 Road Transport Research Conference”, the European-wide conference dedicated to the presentation of results from road transport research in H2020 funded projects.

During the event – organized by ERTRAC, EGVIA and the EC – more than 75 projects will share over 2 days their preliminary results and achievements in various areas such as Green Vehicles, Urban Mobility, Logistics, Intelligent Transport Systems, Safety, Automated Road Transport and more.

For further information about the event, see at

Call for applications for the selection of members of the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF)

Considering all the new opportunities coming from digitalization and big data, with tangible positive effects on the way cargo and traffic flows are organized and managed, the European Commission has recently launched a new call for application. It specifically regards the selection of members of the Digital Transport and Logistic Forum (DTLF).

The Forum is expected to pursue its activities towards concrete implementation of the results achieved, as well as to identify and prepare for other relevant actions in transport and logistics, with the aim to create EU added value and contribute to the development of the Digital Single Market.

Deadline for the applications: 26 October 2018

More info on:

FABULOS pre-commercial procurement – call for tender open

On 1st September 2018, FABULOS Consortium launched an international Request for Tenders in order to acquire specific systems capable of operating fleets of automated minibuses within urban areas. All companies or consortia can apply, with the provision that at least 50% of the R&D needs to take place in the EU or Associated Countries.

The deadline for the submission of this pre-commercial procurement is 31st October 2018. Furthermore, to achieve more information, it may be useful to join the webinar organized by the project on 15 October 2018 (that will clarify the procurement process and offer time for Q&A).

More info on: and

ETNA2020 Workshop on International Cooperation @ Korea-EU R&I Day (12th Sept. 2018): Outcomes

The Korea-EU R&I Day, organized by the National Research Foundation of Korea, took place on the 12th September 2018 in Seoul. In the framework of the conference, where the EU- Korea R&I cooperation actions were presented by both the European Commission and representative of the Korean institutions, thematic sessions were held by related NCPs.

ETNA2020 held the session on ‘Smart green and integrated transport’ focusing on the support to international cooperation. 20 registered participants, coming from different backgrounds (industry, universities, research institutes, SMEs), took part in the workshop dedicated to the H2020 ‘Smart green and integrated transport’ Societal Challenge 4. An overview of Horizon 2020 (H2020), of its structure and of its rules for participation was provided in order to help the audience familiarize with the programme fundamentals. To follow, the ‘Smart green and integrated transport’ Work Programme 2018-20 was presented along with the 2019 calls for proposals: Mobility for Growth; Automated Road Transport; Green Vehicles.

The 2019 topics within the above mentioned calls were discussed. However, a better attention was devoted to those topics where the participation of Korean organisations is encouraged. In order to more tangibly support the involvement of Korean organisations in H2020 proposals, Partner Searches by EU coordinators were collected before the event and presented during the latter. The contacts of the coordinators were provided so to allow participants to get in touch with them right away. Additionally, several quests for partnership by EU universities were presented, including their expertise and possible fields of cooperation. The presentation is available at:

Korean participants are not automatically eligible for funding through Horizon 2020. Korean participants have themselves to determine the sources of funding and find the resources for their part of the project. These may be own funds, as well as funds received from Korean ministries, foundations and other organisations that fund research and innovation activities in Korea. Contributions can also be made in kind.

To support Korean participants, the Korean government, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP:, and Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE: regularly launches public calls for proposals to co-fund Koreans in H2020 projects selected for European Union funding, covering all thematic areas.

H2020 brochures in Korean are available on the following website:

More information is available here:

Smart City Brokerage Event, Barcelona, 13-14 November ’18

Within the Framework of the “Smart City Expo World Congress” the project ETNA 2020 is organizing a networking and brokerage event – jointly supported by ETNA 2020 and Enterprise Europe Network – focusing on the topics covered by the Transport Work Programme 2019. The networking and brokerage event will take place the 13th and 14th of November 2018 in Barcelona.

Participants looking for partners for the calls published in the Transport Work Programme 2019 will have the opportunity to present their organizations and ideas for project proposals in 2 different ways:

  1. In the form of a brief oral presentation (3 minutes max.), using templates specially designed for this purpose.
  2. By participating in bilateral meetings (max. 20 minutes).

Registration to attend the “Smart City Expo World Congress” is a pre-requisite for participation in the networking and brokerage event.

Information about this event – including an on-line registration form – is available at:

Participants of the networking and brokerage event will not be given access to the venue without confirmed registration for participation in the Congress. Once you register to the “Smart City Expo World Congress”, you can proceed with registering for the brokerage event.

For further information about the brokerage, please refer to:

The registration is open until October 30th, 2018

Project Engage: The Engage KTN Call for PhDs and post-graduate theses is open now!

SESAR JU has recently launched a new Project, namely Engage – Knowledge Transfer Network, aimed to promote and facilitate the development of Air Traffic Management (ATM) research in Europe.

In this context, the Engage KTN Call for PhDs and post-graduate theses is open now. This is a single Call with a budget of almost one million euros and is open until 01 November 2018.

Concise proposals must contain innovative research ideas and address the (long-term) evolution of the European air traffic management system.

More information and submission instructions have been published on the Engage website:

11 October 2018: CHARIOT 1st Project Workshop ‘’Towards a Cognitive Computing Platform Supporting a Unified Approach towards Privacy, Security and Safety (PSS) of Internet of Things (IoT) System’’

On October 11th 2018, Vatican City (Rome, Italy) will host the first CHARIOT Workshop ‘’Towards a Cognitive Computing Platform Supporting a Unified Approach towards Privacy, Security and Safety (PSS) of Internet of Things (IoT) System’’.

CHARIOT is a Project funded under the Framework Programme Horizon 2020 with the intent to provide a design method and cognitive computing platform supporting a unified approach towards Privacy, Security and Safety of the IoT Systems. Among its main features, the application of a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technologies and of a block chain ledger as well as the implementation of a fog-based decentralized infrastructure for security integrity represent the Project’s key innovations.

The purpose of the first CHARIOT Workshop is to present the results achieved since the Project’s inception and facilitate the discussion of expected outcomes that might occur in the industrial areas of application of IoT, or Living Labs, such as Transports, including Rail and Airport, and Buildings.

Registrations will close on 25th September 2018.

More info on:

ETNA2020 questionnaire for the webinar on “Transport Organisations: Who are thy and why should engage”

ETNA2020 questionnaire for the webinar on “Transport Organisations: Who are thy and why should engage”
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Call for applications for the selection of members of the expert group on maritime transport sustainability – the European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF)

The European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF) is aimed to provide a platform for a structural dialogue, exchange of technical information, cooperation and coordination between the Commission, Member States’ authorities and maritime transport stakeholders on topics related to the sustainability and the competitiveness of EU maritime transport.

The EESF is searching members of the expert group on maritime transport sustainability. The deadline for the applications is 10 October 2018.

For further information, see at

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

Rail: Handbook for International Contingency Management

On 12 August 2017, because of an incident near the German city of Rastatt a highly used rail track section was closed for all traffic for nearly two months. This event obviously provoked financial losses and many problems in terms of capacity and interoperability especially because that section represents a key part of the Rhine-Alpine rail freight corridor and connects the ports of Rotterdam, Hamburg and Antwerp to Switzerland and Italy.

The European Commission, with the intent to avoid the recurrence of these issues, has recently created Handbook for International Contingency Management containing all the possible measures to mitigate such incidents more effectively in the future.

To read the entire document, see at

Issue #4 of Shift2Rail e-news

On 26th July 2018, it has been released the 4th issue of the Shift2Rail Newsletter. This number provides for many interesting news in the field of the rail sector.

Thus, this July edition opens with introductory words by Roland Edel, CTO at Siemens AG Mobility Division, a S2R Member, emphasizing the importance of intensified collaboration with competitors within the sector, passengers and European institutions made possible within Shift2Rail.

Furthermore, the new edition of the Newsletter highlights in general the progress achieved so far.

To read the Shift2Rail Newsletter, please see at

Calling young scientists: Applications open for SESAR Young Scientist Award

If you are a young scientist active in the field of air traffic management (ATM) or in general in aviation, the SESAR Young Scientist Award represents a great opportunity for you.

The SESAR Young Scientist Award 2018 (YSA 2018) aims to recognize young scientists with high potential contributing to the scientific research in the field of air traffic management and aviation. Moreover, the award also provides a mechanism for further personal development and visibility.

The winner will be announced during the SESAR Innovation Days that will take place in Salzburg on 3-7 December 2018.

The deadline to send your application is the 31st July 2018.

For further information, see at

Excellence in Road Safety Awards 2018: Commission rewards initiatives in Slovenia, France, the UK, Spain and Hungary

On 26 June 2018, Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc presented the Excellence in Road Safety Awards 2018 to six organizations from five Member States. The Award is aimed to contribute in improving road safety and saving lives on our roads, acknowledging inspirational and innovative initiatives under the umbrella of the European Road Safety Charter.

Awards went to the following organizations:

  • VOZIM, an association fighting reckless driving (Slovenia),
  • Association Prévention routière (France),
  • Community Speed Watch Online (United Kingdom),
  • Aigua De Rigat SA, offering water services (Spain)
  • Concello de Naron (Spain), and
  • KTI research institute (Hungary).

For more information, see at

31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences

On 9-14 September 2018, Belo Horizonte (Brazil) will host the 31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2018). This is the first edition of ICAS in South America.

During the Congress, engineers, scientists, technologists, managers and leaders in aeronautics from around the world will be there to:

  • Present their work to an informed and truly global audience
  • Hear the latest developments from internationally recognized experts
  • Exchange information and opinions with colleagues from around the world
  • Develop collaborative relationships
  • Build long lasting networks with colleagues in other countries and cultures
  • See and understand the implications of technical advances throughout aviation

For further information about the event and for the registration, see at

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

New system deployed to prevent unsafe aircraft from entering European airspace

On 14 June 2018, following the updated air safety list published by the European Commission and the general European Union’s endeavour to make European airspace as safe as possible, Eurocontrol started to deploy a new system to prevent unsafe aircraft from entering European airspace.

Thus, since November 2016, any non-European aircraft entering the Union has to have a single safety authorisation valid throughout Europe called “third country operator authorisation” or TCO.

The new safety system will have the ability to alarm the Air Traffic Controllers of all Members States that an aircraft, which does not have such an authorisation, is trying to fly to the Union.

More info on

Commission puts forward action plan to improve security of rail passengers in the EU

On 13 June 2018, the European Commission presented the new action plan aimed to improve the security of rail passengers and staff in the EU. The action plan is included within a novel framework based on new fields of cooperation and coordination.

The main objective of the plan is to prevent any possible terroristic attack targeting rail services by creating an effective cooperative environment and providing for recommendations that will help Member States in the coordination of rail security actions in an efficient way.

For further information about the action plan, please see at

Transport Council: Ministers support 3 initiatives of the Commission for clean and competitive mobility

On 7 June 2018, in Luxembourg, the European transport ministers agreed on three proposals put forward by this Commission in order to support the competitiveness and sustainability of the mobility sector. Specifically, Ministers agreed upon the following initiatives:

  • New rules aimed to safeguard competition in air transport, as part of the “Open and Connected Aviation” strategy tabled by the Commission a year ago;
  • European rules providing incentives for ships to dispose of their waste on land, rather than dumping it at sea;
  • Common specifications for a European electronic toll service.

For further information, please see at:

Transport in the European Union: Current Trends and Issues

The Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) of the European Commission has recently produced the report “Transport in the European Union – Current Trends and Issues”.

Considering that the transport sector represents a cornerstone of the European integration process and firmly linked to of the Single Market, promoting jobs and economic growth, the Report is aimed to draw an overview of the main challenges transport is facing both at the EU-level and in Member States.

For more information and to read the entire Report, see at

Questionnaire for the webinar on Clean Sky 2 and the Call for Proposals 08

ETNA2020 questionnaire for the webinar on Clean Sky 2 and the Call for Proposals 08
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