A few days ago, I was thinking about Urban Mobility as this topic affects the life of many of us. We read a lot
about different business models to attract more passengers using public transport by making it free (like in Luxembourg) or very cheap (some attempts were made for trains in Germany and Spain). We also read about the "miracles" that that electric vehicles are supposed to make thanks to their zero-emission feature in city centres. Read more
Largest public consultation ever held on the past, present and future of the European Research and Innovation programmes 2014-2027
The Commission launched the largest public consultation ever held on the past, present and future of the EU’s Horizon research and innovation programmes 2014-2027. In line with the Commission’s effort towards Better Regulation, stakeholders will be able to share their views on the performance of Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, as well as shaping the strategic orientations for the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan
2025-2027. The consultation is open until Feb 2023. Read
The second Horizon Europe Strategic Plan 2025-2027
The start of the second Horizon Europe strategic planning process was officially launched during the European Research and Innovation days 2022.
As the first step in the process, the Commission will create a strong, analytical foundation for the Strategic Plan. Like its predecessor, the Strategic
Plan 2025-2027 will be co-designed with input from citizens and stakeholders. Read more
EU to invest €13.5 billion in Research and Innovation for 2023-2024
On 06 Dec 2022 the Commission adopted the main Horizon Europe work programme 2023-24, with around €13.5 billion to support researchers and innovators in Europe to pursue breakthrough solutions for Environmental, Energy, Digital and Geopolitical challenges.
2023 calls for proposals are already open.
The EC appoints distinguished scientists and scholars as members of the European Research Council’s governing body
The European Commission appointed five new members to the governing body of the European Research Council (ERC), the Scientific Council. These researchers are appointed for an initial period of four years and will replace members whose second term of office expired or will expire. The new members will take
office on 01 Jan 2023. Read more
Swedish presidency of the Council of the EU from 01 Jan 2023
On 1 January 2023, Sweden will take over the presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months.
Security, Competitiveness, Green and Energy transition, Democratic values and the rule of law. These are the priorities of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first
half of 2023. The presidency's programme is available here.
EPN Consulting news: "Fight Climate Change" project survey
EPN Consulting is the proud coordinator of the Erasmus+ project named "Collective Innovation to Fight Climate Change". We prepared one survey aiming to provide an overview of current practices adopted by SMEs and entrepreneurs to involve their employees in 'green' behaviour within the enterprise
while highlighting the successes and challenges that face these enterprises within this context. Please fill in this quick survey by 09 Jan 2023. Thanks!
The Website of the Month: Generation Climate Europe (GCE)
Generation Climate Europe (GCE) is the largest coalition of youth-led networks on Climate and Environmental issues at the European level. GCE unites the largest youth-led networks in Europe bringing together 381 national organisations across 46 countries in Europe. They are guided by the voices of over 20 million young Europeans.
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19 Jan 2023 – Online – Innovation Fund: Financing Innovative Clean Tech Conference
14 Feb 2023 – Deadline to submit proposals to the [SMP-COSME-2022-SEE] call (Greening social economy SMEs and
entrepreneurs in the proximity and social economy ecosystem through transnational co-operation)
23 Feb 2023 – Deadline to submit proposals to No.8 [CEF-DIG-2022] calls (Connecting Europe Facility Digital)
N.B. As of 2023 European calls deadlines will be published on the brand-new EPN Consulting
Research & Innovation Newsletter. More info will follow, stay tuned!
16-20 Jan 2023 – Davos (CH) – World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting: “Cooperation in a Fragmented World”
15-16 Feb 2023 – London (UK) – European Biomass to Power 2023
07-08 Mar 2023 – Brussels (BE) – Road User Charging (RUC) Conference 2023
08-09 Mar 2023 – London (UK) – TECH SHOW LONDON 2023
16-17 Mar 2023 – Turin (IT) – CITIES FORUM 2023 – Together for Green and Just Cities
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