The EPN Consulting Newsletter No. 099 | November 2018
The Editorial
Dear Colleague, 
In the last months we have often read offline and online that advanced technologies (e.g. AI) could reduce many job places in the next decade because some activities will be performed by machines whilst some others will become old and useless, thus dismissed. As this is foreseen to happen in any advanced country... Read more
Public Consultation on Connected and Automated Mobility Recommendation
Building on three key areas, where clarification appears to be necessary (data, cyber-security and use of 5G commercial bands) this public consultation aims to identify from the general public and relevant stakeholders the main challenges linked to the deployment of connected and automated cars today. It will build on existing knowledge provided by...
Road Accidents: Regions with highest Fatality Rates
There were 21 regions across the EU where the number of road fatalities was at least 100 deaths per million inhabitants in 2016. The EU average was 50 deaths per million inhabitants.
The highest incidence rate for road fatalities in the EU -across NUTS level 2 regions- was recorded in the Bulgarian region of Severozapaden, where there were 153 fatalities per million inhabitants in 2016. It was followed by Alentejo (142) and Prov. Luxembourg (138)... Read more
BlaBlaCar to acquire Ouibus and offer bus service
The French startup BlaBlaCar is announcing plans to acquire Ouibus, the bus division of France’s national railway company SNCF. For the first time, BlaBlaCar is moving beyond carpooling and plans to offer both long-distance carpooling rides and bus rides. BlaBlaCar already ran a test with Ouibus for the past six months on popular corridors. It looks like both companies are happy with this test... Read more
EC welcomes the EP adoption of key files of Clean Energy for all Europeans package
The European Parliament completed the parliamentary approval of half of the eight legislative proposals in the 2016 Clean Energy for All Europeans package, following the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive, which came into force on 9 July 2018. The package is a key element of the Juncker Commission's political priority of “ a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy", aimed at
giving Europeans access to... Read more
Space: US citizens and business to access EU Galileo Satellite Navigation Signals
The US Federal Communications Commission decided to grant a licence waiver for Galileo signal reception in the United States. This means that citizens and businesses in the US will be able to benefit from Galileo's state of the art satellite navigation signals – be it for Connected Cars, Smart Watches, farming or plane navigation.... Read more
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The Website of the Month: The UN Sustainable Development Goals
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and ... Read more
Upcoming Professional Events - find many more in our Events Section
30 Nov 2018 – Deadline to submit proposals to the [EASME/EMFF/2018/] call ( Maritime Spatial Planning)

04 Dec 2018 – Deadline to submit proposals to the [H2020-MSCA-RR-2018] call (CSA – MSCA for Researchers at Risk)

06 Dec 2018 – Deadline to submit proposals to the [ CEF Telecom eHealth] call

11 Dec 2018 – Deadline to submit proposals to the [H2020-JTI-IMI2-2018-14-TWO-STAGE] call – ( Innovative Medicine Initiative – Stage 2)

11 Dec 2018 – Deadline to submit proposals to the COSME [COS-PPI-2018-2-01] call ( Public Procurement of Innovation)

11 Dec 2018 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020 [LC-SC3-RES-8-2019] call (IA – Combining Renewable Technologies for a Renewable District Heating and/or Cooling System)
25-27 Nov 2018 – Sitges (ES) – URBAN TRANSITIONS 2018 – Integrating urban and transport planning, environment and health for healthier urban living

26-27 Nov 2018 – Turin (IT) – EMIVF 2018 – European Mobility & Industry Venture Forum

26-29 Nov 2018 – Vienna (AT) – CARE INNOVATION 2018 – Towards a Circular Economy

27 Nov 2018 – Brussels (BE) – Delivering on the Circular Economy: Fostering Sustainable Development in the EU

27-28 Nov 2018 – Luxembourg – NEWSPACE EUROPE 2018: “Breaking Barriers”

27-28 Nov 2018 – Bilbao (ES) – S3 Thematic Platforms Conference and Meetings

27-29 Nov 2018 – Oslo (NO) – ACI (Airport Council International) AIRPORT EXCHANGE 2018
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