The EPN Consulting Newsletter No. 109 | September 2019
The Editorial
Dear Colleague, 
Some days ago a piece of news circulated and generated lots of discussions. It regarded the intention in Germany of reducing the costs of train tickets while increasing the flights ones as travelling by air is considered more polluting than rail. For some months now the topic of sustainability has become hot and the protests seen in many European cities during this September confirm it. Of course, I am very much... Read more
EPN Consulting launches the new Premium Consulting Service
As of 1st Oct 2019 EPN Consulting launches the new Premium Consulting Service (PCS). During our 10 years of business we have realised that many times clients find difficult following our advices from Monday to Friday as they are busy dealing with their day-to-day activities and this could result in unwanted time extensions that may have serious impacts on achieving scheduled objectives. This is why... Read more
Warsaw’s climate action and urban transformation inspires cities across the globe
In the last 20 years, the city of Warsaw (PL) has transformed into a vibrant city looking back not only on a rich cultural history but also on a set of climate actions aiming to improve environmental quality in the city. The city now shared its experiences, strategies and approaches towards urban regeneration and climate action with... Read more
€92 million available for Horizon 2020 Transport projects
Six Transport topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme are now open for application. The projects will be selected for funding in two-stage evaluation. Candidates should submit short project proposals by 09 Jan 2020. If they have qualified to the second stage of the selection process, they will be invited to submit full project proposals by 08 Sept 2020. The final decision about which projects will receive EU funding will be known by April 2021. Read more
The Future of Capitalism
Capitalism creates prosperity. By channeling energies into production and innovation, it has enabled billions of ordinary people to live better than the royalty of old. But capitalism puts power into the hands of owners, including hard-to-love billionaires and multinational corporations. It’s blamed for widening the gap between rich and poor... Read more
Amazon orders 100,000 electric trucks to fight climate change
Amazon has ordered 100,000 electric trucks from startup Rivian, the e-commerce giant recently announced. The order is part of Amazon's larger pledge to reach zero net carbon emissions by 2040. Amazon aims to use 80% renewable energy by 2024 and 100% by 2030. " The first electric delivery vans will go on the road in 2021", said Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at an event in Washington DC... Read more
European countries must step up support for Green Climate Fund
At the UN Secretary General Climate Action Summit last 24 Sept 2019, a number of European governments put forward a range of new pledges for the replenishment of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). However, with the exception of Sweden and Denmark, their contributions were only... Read more
The Website of the Month: Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER)
The CEER, the voice of Europe’s Energy Regulators, has developed a 3-year, “3D” regulatory policy strategy for the period 2019-2021. The 3 pillars of CEER’s “3D Strategy” are:
- Digitalisation in the consumer interest (D1);
- Decarbonisation at least cost (D2);
- Dynamic regulation (D3).

Regulators' primary concern is with the public interest. Hence, consumers are at the core of CEER’s 3D Strategy (and of the digitalisation focus therein). The dynamic regulation element of their strategy is about regulation adapting to market developments and anticipating future requirements.

Upcoming Professional Events - find many more in our Events Section
01 Oct 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to ERASMUS+ calls (KA1-Youth_3, KA2-Youth_3, KA3-Youth_3)

08 Oct 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020 [ FETOPEN-03-2018-2019-2020] call (FET Innovation Launchpad)

09 Oct 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020 [ EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020] call (IA, SME Instrument Phase2, 4th cut-off date)

16 Oct 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020 [ INNOSUP-05-2018-2020] call (CSA Lump Sum – Peer learning of innovation agencies)

22 Oct 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020 [ EIC-FTI-2018-2020] call (IA – Fast Track to Innovation, 3rd cut-off date)

14 Nov 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to No.7 2019 CEF Telecom [TC-2019-2] calls
01 Oct 2019 – Dresden (DE) – IEEE 4th 5G Summit Dresden 2019

01-02 Oct 2019 – Podgorica (MNE) – Transport Connectivity Forum (by IRF Global)

02 Oct 2019 – Eindhoven (NL) – INDUSTRY 4.0 and PHOTONICS

02-04 Oct 2019 – Graz (AT) – CIVITAS FORUM 2019

03-04 Oct 2019 – Zagreb (HR) – IRF International Symposium on Traffic Signs & Pavement Markings

07 Oct 2019 – Brussels (BE) – Horizon 2020 TRANSPORT Info Day - EPN Consulting will attend this event

07-09 Oct 2019 – Helsinki (FI) – DIGITAL TRANSPORT DAYS

07-10 Oct 2019 – Brussels (BE) – European Week of Regions and Cities 2019
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