The EPN Consulting Newsletter No. 101 | January 2019
The Editorial
Dear Colleague, 
A few days ago I was in a pub in London with a friend that asked me how I started being passionate about Intelligent Mobility and European projects. This question made my mind travel back to the remote past, 25 years ago, when all started. It was good to remember when in those days I was curious about how electronics could be applied to transport after reading about RTTT (Road Transport and Traffic Telematics). The term “telematics” came from French... Read more
HERE Mobility launches all-in-one mobility app
HERE Mobility, a unit of German-owned HERE Technologies, launched SoMo, an app that combines aggregated transit and mobility information with a social aspect that allows users to choose who they travel with. The app’s name derives from the phrase "Social Mobility," and gives users... Read more
These are the worst passwords of 2018. Is yours in the list?
Let's be honest, passwords are a pain. We all know that good ones protect us from hackers, but it's a real challenge to create and remember strong passwords for all our online accounts. To deal with "password fatigue," we create a few simple passwords, use them on multiple accounts and hope nothing bad happens, but... Read more
Promotion of EU agri-food products at home and abroad
The European Commission launched the calls for proposals for programmes to promote European agricultural products throughout the world and within the EU.
A total of €191.6m was allocated to promotion programmes in 2019, including €181.6m for the co-financing of the programmes and another €10m in case of market disturbance, up from €179m in 2018. Programmes can cover a wide range of issues from general campaigns on healthy eating to specific market sectors... Read more
The European Commission welcomes European Parliament's position on InvestEU
The Commission's proposal for InvestEU builds on the success of the Investment Plan for Europe – the Juncker Plan - which has already mobilised over €371bn of investments since its launch. By providing an €38bn EU budget guarantee to support investment, the InvestEU Fund will crowd in public and private resources to boost investment across the EU in the 2021-2027 budget period,.. Read more
Cycle lanes are the solution to congestion, not the problem
London has finite road space, so it’s vital we use it well”, Baroness Brady argued here the other day. We can also agree Embankment is congested. It was before the cycle lane opened, it is now, and it still would be if it were again just a motorway. [...] Far from causing congestion, cycle lanes are a solution, moving many more people in the same amount of space... Read more
The Website of the Month: USE GALILEO - Find a Galileo-enabled Device to use today
Galileo has been operational since December 2016. Today European satellites are providing more and more users with global positioning, navigation and timing information.
Forward-looking companies understand the benefits that Galileo brings and are introducing products with Galileo-enabled receivers, chipsets, devices and modules – many of which are on the market now!
This tool helps you keep track of Galileo-enabled devices as they become available. For more information on Galileo System status, contact the European GNSS Service Centre (GSC) helpdesk... Read more
Upcoming Professional Events - find many more in our Events Section
31 Jan 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to No.3 H2020 [EMFF-0x-2018] calls for proposals ( European Maritime and Fisheries Fund)

05 Feb 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020 [LC-SC3-ES-1-2019] call (IA – Flexibility and retail market options for the distribution grid)

05 Feb 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020 [LC-SC3-ES-2-2019] call (IA – Solutions for increased regional cross-border cooperation in the transmission grid)

05 Feb 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020 [LC-SC3-ES-6-2019] call (RIA – Research on advanced tools and technological development)

05 Feb 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020 [LC-SC3-ES-8-2019] call (CSA – European Islands Facility – Unlock financing for energy transitions and supporting islands to develop investment concepts)

05 Feb 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020 [LC-SC3-SCC-1-2018-2019-2020] call (IA – Smart Cities and Communities)

05 Feb 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020 [LC-SC3-EE-17-2019] call (CSA – European City Facility – European cities as key innovation hubs to unlock finance for energy efficiency)

05 Feb 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to ERASMUS+ calls (KA1-VET, KA1-Youth_1, KA2-Youth_1, KA3-Youth_1)
30 Jan – 01 Feb 2019 – Brussels (BE) – CPDP 2019-12th International Conference on Data Protection and Democracy

30-31 Jan 2019 – Amsterdam (NL) – 7th SHIP RECYCLING Congress 2019

01 Feb 2019 – Aalborg (DK) – EUA (European University Association) FOCUS GROUP – The Role of Universities in Innovation Ecosystems

04 Feb 2019 – Amsterdam (NL) – SMART BUILDING Conference

05-06 Feb 2019 – Brussels (BE) – 2019 EU INDUSTRY DAYS

06 Feb 2019 – London (UK) – 5th Annual UK BUS SUMMIT

06 Feb 2019 – Brussels (BE) – Modernising Cultural and Creative Industries within the EU

06-07 Feb 2019 – Madrid (ES) – Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit

07 Feb 2019 – Brussels (BE) – CHAFEA (Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency) InfoDay on Calls for Proposals 2019

07 Feb 2019 – London (UK) – SMART CITIES UK 2019

12-13 Feb 2019 – London (UK) – MOVE 2019

13-14 Feb 2019 – Oslo (NO) – LIGNOFUELS 2019
Based in London. Engaged with Europe