The EPN Consulting Newsletter No. 111 | November 2019
The Editorial
Dear Colleague, 
The 27th Nov 2019 the EU Parliament approved the new Commissioners presented to plenary by Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen. We all hope this new Commission will take – and implement – the right decisions to make Europe outstanding again after being squeezed for longtime between the powerful markets of USA and China in many regards and in particular ... Read more
EPN Consulting celebrates 10 years of professional activity!
This November we at EPN Consulting have celebrated 10 years of activity. In this decade we have met hundreds of clients, members, colleagues and collaborators across Europe and we created an effective network of professionals...To celebrate together we have designed some special offers that we believe you would appreciate... For the Newsletter readers only: deadline extended until 06 Dec 2019 (CoP)! Read more
6 myths about the Future of Sustainable Development
Reflecting on the World Economic Forum's recent Sustainable Development Impact Summit in New York, here are some myths that were squashed in discussions... Read more
How Circular Economy could change the world by 2030
We are living in a global circular economy that has become ‘intentionally transparent’. This open mindset has released a surge in trust throughout the world’s supply chains that encourages higher visibility and greater control over responsible sourcing. We now have ethical and sustainable circular supply chains in which the rewards are... Read more
COP25: MEPs push for CO2 neutrality by 2050
Ahead of the COP25 UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid in December, the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee approved a resolution calling on the EU to submit its long-term strategy to reach climate neutrality at the latest by 2050 to the UN Convention on Climate Change as soon as possible. This would guarantee the EU maintains its world leadership in the fight against... Read more
Agreement on EU budget for 2020: Tackling climate change and delivering on other EU priorities
The three EU institutions agreed on the EU's budget for 2020. This will allow the EU to focus its resources on the priorities that matter to citizens: climate change, jobs, young people, security and solidarity in the EU. Next year's budget will also prepare the transition to the next budgetary cycle... Read more
EU Parliament elects the von der Leyen Commission
In a roll call vote that took place at noon on Wednesday, MEPs approved the new College of Commissioners with 461 votes in favour, 157 against and 89 abstentions. During her opening statement, EC President-elect Ursula von der Leyen highlighted that appropriate investment and regulatory frameworks will be put into place for Europe to lead the way internationally on a range of critical issues... Read more
The Website of the Month: World Council on City Data (WCCD) Open Data Portal
Based on the first international standard on city data — ISO 37120 — the WCCD Open City Data Portal allows you to EXPLORE, TRACK, MONITOR, and COMPARE member cities on up to 100 service performance and quality of life indicators.
The CORE and SUPPORTING indicators are classified into THEMES according to the different sectors and services provided by a city. In addition, PROFILE indicators provide basic statistics and background information to help you determine which cities are of interest for comparisons.

Upcoming Professional Events - find many more in our Events Section
10 Dec 2019 – Brussels (BE) – Shift2Rail’s 2020 Information Day: Call for Proposals

16 Dec 2019 – Deadline to submit applications to the EU Urban Road Safety Award

08 Jan 2020 – Deadline to submit proposals to H2020 [EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020] call ( IA - SME-2b SME Instrument, grant only and blended finance - 1st cut-off date)

09 Jan 2020 – Deadline to submit proposals to No.6 H2020 Transport calls (RIA, IA - Stage 1)

29 Jan 2020 – Deadline to submit proposals to H2020 [LC-SC3-SA-1-2020] call ( IA - Smart Airports)

19 Feb 2020 – Deadline to submit proposals to H2020 [EIC-FTI-2018-2020] call ( IA - Fast Track to Innovation - 1st cut-off date)

26 Feb 2020 – Deadline to submit proposals to the [2019 CEF Transport MAP-Multi-Annual work Programme] call
02-03 Dec 2019 – Valencia (ES) – International Congress on Accessible Cruise Destinations

03-05 Dec 2019 – Amsterdam (NL) – WORLD RAIL FESTIVAL

04 Dec 2019 – London (UK) – Cyber Security Conference

04-06 Dec 2019 – Braga (PT) – Smart City 360° Summit 2019 Co-Located Conferences

05 Dec 2019 – Cambridge (UK) – 6th International Workshop on Sustainable Road Freight Transport

05 Dec 2019 – Brussels (BE) – ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 2019

10-11 Dec 2019 – Vienna (AT) – THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION World Conference

10-11 Dec 2019 – Berlin (DE) – DISRUPT BERLIN 2019
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