PARSIFAL Virtual Final Event: pre-opening of the Virtual Exhibition

The PARSIFAL (Horizon 2020 Project) Virtual Exhibition is now accessible on SecondLife VR platform.

This pre-opening will help to familiarize with the Virtual Reality environment, in order to smooth the participation to the official opening that will take place on the Final Event day, on July 23rd, after the PARSIFAL Live Webinar. 

Be sure to follow the instructions available here and in the attached invitation. After you will set up the SecondLife viewer, click on this link to reach the exhibition.

If you have not yet registered to the PARSIFAL Live Webinar, you can do it at the following page:

Public consultation of the Green Deal Call of H2020

The Commission has published information on the Green Deal Call and has opened the corresponding consultation on its content by 3rd June 2020.

You can help shape the call by taking part in the surveys for each area below:

  • Call area 1: Increasing climate ambition: cross-sectoral challenges
  • Call area 2: Clean, affordable and secure energy
  • Call area 3: Industry for a clean and circular economy
  • Call area 4: Energy and resource-efficient buildings
  • Call area 5: Sustainable and smart mobility
  • Call area 6: Farm to Fork
  • Call area 7: Restoring biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Call area 8: Zero-pollution, toxic-free environment
  • Call area 9: Strengthening our knowledge in support of the European Green Deal
  • Call area 10: Empowering citizens for transition towards a climate neutral, sustainable Europe
  • Call area 11: Accelerating the clean energy transition and access in partnership with Africa


More information at .

“Towards Horizon Europe” – ETNA2020 webinars on HE Partnerships

In the light of the future merging of energy, climate and mobility within the HE Cluster ‘Climate, Energy and Mobility’, the network of Transport National Contact Points ETNA2020 (, in cooperation with C-Energy 2020 ( and NCPs CaRE (, is organizing a series of webinars devoted to the transition between Horizon2020 and Horizon Europe. The events will offer insights on the structure of the future Framework Programme, focusing on partnerships. Register now!

[For technical reasons each webinar has its own registration link – you have to re-input your contacts for each of them – sorry for the inconvenience!]

Webinar – 04/06/20

Partnership in HE Cluster 5: focus on Mobility

(General Intro + Clean Aviation + Integrated Air Traffic Management)

10:00 – 10:05 Welcome

10:05 – 10:20 Partnership in HE: Intro- Andrea Gentili, EC

10:20 – 10:50 Clean Aviation – Bruno Mastantuono, CS2 JU

10:50 – 11:20 Integrated Air Traffic Management –  Peter Hotham, SESAR JU 

11:20 – 11:30 Q&A

Registration is available here:


Webinar – 09/06/20

Partnership in HE Cluster 5: focus on Mobility

(Transforming Europe’s rail system + Zero-emission waterborne transport)

10:00 – 10:05 Welcome

10:05 – 10:35 Transforming Europe’s rail system – Carlo Borghini, Shift2Rail JU

10:35 – 11:05 Zero-emission waterborne transport – Waterborne platform (tbc) 

11:05 – 11:15 Q&A

Registration is available here:


Webinar – 16/06/2020

Partnership in HE Cluster 5: focus on Mobility

(Towards zero-emission road transport (2ZERO) + Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility (CCAM))

10:00 – 10:05 Welcome

10:05 – 10:35 Towards zero-emission road transport (2ZERO) – Guido Sacchetto, EC; Lucie Beaumel, EGVIA 

10:35 – 11:05 Connected and Collaborative Automated Mobility (CCAM) – Stephane Dreher, ERTICO

11:05 – 11:15 Q&A

Registration is available here:


Public consultation of the SRIA for Clean Aviation

The public consultation of the draft Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of the proposed Institutionalised Partnership for Clean Aviation has been launched.

The two-stage public consultation process mainly consists of a survey-based consultation period lasting for four weeks, followed by a two-weeks period of reviewing and incorporating feedback received and finalising the SRIA document. Then, by the end of June the final SRIA document will be then delivered to the European Commission.

The consultation is open for aviation and aeronautics stakeholder communities in their widest sense.

Direct link to the survey:

More information is available on the dedicated site


The SESAR Academy is mainly aimed to skill and inspire the next generation aviation workforce in anticipation of the digital economy.

In general, the vision of the SESAR Digital Academy is to become a recognised learning initiative supporting Europe’s future aviation and ATM workforce.

The digital academy is an open initiative with a wide range of participants and beneficiaries:

  • Students and Academia
  • Research institutes
  • Industry
  • Standardisation, regulatory and safety authorities

For further information:

SESAR Young Scientist Award

SESAR JU launched the 8th edition of the SESAR Young Scientist Award aimed to recognise young scientists with high potential contributing to the scientific research in the field of air traffic management and aviation. The award also provides a mechanism for further personal development through a financial contribution of 5000 EUR, as well as opportunities to further profile and disseminate their research.

The deadline for application is 6 September 2020.


U-space webinars, 28 & 30 April: Registration is open

SESAR JU organizes three webinar sessions within the framework of the SESAR Digital Academy.

The webinars will present the work of some projects that work on how to integrate safely and securely drones across Europe. Moreover, the webinars will address the concept of operations for U-space, critical communications, surveillance and tracking, information management and exchange, detect and avoid, and CNS technologies.

28 April 10.00-11.00 From concept to reality

28 April 14.00-15.00 Taking up the U-space challenge

30 April 10.00-11.00 Demonstrating U-space

The number of participants is limited to 250.

More information:

ETNA2020 Workshop @ TRA2020

On the 28th April 2020 ETNA2020 is organising the workshop “Towards the Future of Transport R&I: Funding Opportunities, Policies and Actors” jointly with the NCPs networks C-Energy 2020 and Access2EIC (agenda). The event will take place in the framework of the TRA2020 (

This “Information and Networking” initiative is aimed at presenting the remaining funding opportunities in Horizon 2020 available in the transport field and the new relevant R&I trends of Horizon Europe.

The event is addressed to all types of organisations, businesses, research institutes, universities, public authorities and European institutions. SMEs are particularly welcome.

Attending participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the open transport-relevant funding opportunities in Horizon 2020 under the “Secure Clean and efficient energy” and the European Innovation Council Work Programmes and about the plans for transport R&I in Horizon Europe;
  • Network with potential applicants;

Registration to the workshop is available here:

Additionally, registration to TRA2020 is mandatory to participate in the ETNA2020.

Aerodays2020: save the date!

On 12-17 May 2020, after the 2019 edition held in Bucharest (Romania), the “second part” of the European Aeronautics Days – Aerodays – will take place in Berlin (Germany).

For the 2020 edition, two events – the Berlin Aviation Summit and the ILA Future Lab FORUM – form the #AeroDays2020. Both take place during the Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace (ILA Berlin 2020), the leading international aerospace exhibition of innovations in Europe with more than 150,000 expected trade and public visitors.

Stay update here:

Clean Sky 2 11th Call for Proposals: Info Days in January and February 2020!

Clean Sky 2 JU, together with the support of the CS2 Leaders, is organising the following Info Days dedicated to the 11th Call for Proposals, the final and latest Call of the CS2 Programme.

Please note the following key dates in your calendar:

  • Clean Sky 2Info Day in Brussels, Belgium (28th January 2020) – Register here
  • Clean Sky 2Info Day in Toulouse, France (3rd February 2020) – Register here
  • Clean Sky 2Info Day in Rzeszow, Poland (13th February 2020) – Register here

The info day events are timely opportunities for any parties (large industry, SMEs, Research Organizations and Academia) interested in participating in Clean Sky 2 to obtain the latest information about the Clean Sky 2 Programme and to exchange with the Clean Sky JU and its Leaders.

Further info:

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,

GO MOBILITY, San Sebastian, 11-12 March 2020

The GO MOBILITY exhibition is the professional meeting point in Southern Europe of the new mobility value chain. It will take place the 11th and 12th of March 2020, in San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain.

GO MOBILITY represents a unique framework for automotive, electrical equipment, battery manufacturers, energy suppliers, infrastructure and network companies, Oil & Gas, service integrators, connectivity and Big Data, public institutions and fleet operators, providing answers and generating business with respect to vehicles, charging infrastructure, energy storage for traction or recharging applications, electric mobility services, global ecosystem and sustainable mobility markets.

The visitors are the operators, buyers, decision-makers from cities and companies and service providers looking for new business opportunities.

Finally, explore the possibility to participate as VIP Hosted Buyer, collecting all the useful information here: Go Mobility 2020-Hosted Buyers-CC-EN.pdf

More information about the event:

WEBINAR: What we need to know about the Eurostars Programme

18th of December, 2019 | 11:00-12:00 CET.

The Network of the National Contact Point (NCP) for Transport, ETNA 2020, with the support of two other NCP Networks, NCPs CaRE (Environment) and C-ENERGY2020 have the pleasure to organize a webinar on the Eurostars Programme.

AUDIENCE ADDRESSED: National Contact Points & potential applicants

DESCRIPTION: The webinar will provide straightforward and comprehensive information on the Eurostars programme and will span across the following topics:

–           a brief overview of the Eurostars programme

–           why should an SME take part in Eurostars?

–           the Eurostars process: application, evaluation, monitoring

–           an explanation of the eligibility criteria imposed on projects

–           a description of the evaluation criteria

Eurostars supports international innovative projects led by research and development- performing Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (R&D-performing SMEs).  Eurostars is a joint programme between EUREKA and the European Commission, co-funded from the national budgets of 36 Eurostars Participating States, Partner Countries and the European Union through Horizon 2020.

SPEAKER: Ms Eva Bourdon, Project Officer at Eureka Network.


To register click here

For more information, please contact Eleana Gabriel (


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

EUROPEAN CONFERENCE about the Results from Road Transport Research in H2020 projects

On 4-5 December 2019, ERTRAC, EGVIA and the European Commission organize in Brussels the 3rd European-wide conference dedicated to the presentation of results from road transport research in H2020 funded projects – H2020RTR Conference.

During the two days – event, the H2020 projects invited to join the 2019 conference will present what they have discovered, how they tackled the hurdles and resolved them and what are the next research steps in the fields covered by their activities.

The event represents a unique opportunity to enlarge your network. Info and registration: &

Live Q&A with Clean Sky – 12 December 2019

Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking organizes its first Live Questions & Answers event to take a closer look at the achievements so far and discuss future topics for research.

In this regard, you can contribute to the discussion submitting your question in advance or by asking the Clean Sky team during the live session.

The live Q&A will take place on 12 December 2019, from 9:30am to 10:30am CET (Brussels time).

Participation is free but registration is mandatory.

You can submit your question in advance until 29 November.


Shift2Rail’s 2020 Information Day, Brussels, 10 December 2019

On 10th December 2019, Brussels will host the Shift2Rail’s 2020 Information Day.

If you have an idea for a project, you can take the opportunity to pitch it during the Info Day.

Indeed, ETNA2020 organizes a Pitching Session in the afternoon in the field of the Shift2Rail event.

Each presenter will have 5 minutes to present his/her project idea in relation to the specific Technology Demonstrators outlined in the Multi Annual Action Pan, Part B.

For further information about the Pitching Session, feel free to contact

The event will took place at The Egg, Rue Bara 175, 1070 Brussels, Belgium.


Horizon 2020 Cities of the Future 2019

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) with the support of the EU-funded project “Technical Assistance for Turkey in Horizon 2020 Phase II” organize the Cities of the Future 2019 (CoF 2019) International Brokerage Event, in Brussels on 8 November 2019.

A dedicated workshop will be organized to target the 2020 calls of Transport and Next Generation Batteries within CoF 2019.


Funding will be available to cover travel and accommodation expenses for participants from both Turkey and Europe, who want to present their proposal ideas in one of our workshops.

European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF) – Continuously open call for applications for the selection of additional members of the sub-groups

On 27 July 2018, the Commission has renewed the mandate of the group of experts on maritime transport sustainability, the European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF).

The European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF) provides a platform for structural dialogue, exchange of technical knowledge, cooperation and coordination between the Commission, Member States’ authorities and maritime transport stakeholders on issues pertaining to the sustainability and the competitiveness of EU maritime transport.

More information:

Recording from the WEBINAR How to maximize your matchmaking opportunities

SPEAKER – Elena ANGIOLINI from Hub Brussels

DESCRIPTION: This recording 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:

  1.  systematic approach of EU partnering events
  2.  basic principles for drafting a profile
  3.  showcase of best practices
  4.  quality check.


ORGANIZERS: The webinar was organized by two projects of the NCP Networks, ETNA2020 (Transport) and NCPs Care (Environment)

H2020 RADIAN Project: Final Event @ EASN International Conference, Athens, 4 September 2019

The H2020 RADIAN Project organizes its final event on 4th September 2019 in Athens (Greece) in the field of the EASN International Conference.

The event will be aimed to show the project’s main results and best practices, also thanks to the participation of relevant stakeholders involved in the European aviation sector.

The principal focus of the event will be the role of the project in supporting EU-13 countries in the participation in Horizon2020 Aeronautics Calls.

Finally, during the event a live demonstration of the ARCPORT Platform will be presented. This tool is an online platform promoting collaboration and providing networking among its users. It mainly consists of three elements: a community, a collaboration workspace, searchable information.

For further information, see at:

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.


This webinar will be particularly relevant for participants registered for

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