The EPN Consulting Newsletter No. 100 | December 2018
The Editorial
Dear Colleague, 
You are now reading the 100th issue of the monthly EPN Consulting Newsletter that we proudly publish since Sept 2010 when we realised that our audience could benefit from receiving straight in their mailbox a selection of news that would keep them updated with the latest developments in fields such as European Affairs & Projects, Sustainable Transport, Renewable Energy Sources, Circular Economy, ICT & AI, etc.. This is the right time to... Read more
EEA report confirms Electric Cars are better for Climate and Air Quality
Battery electric cars emit less greenhouse gases and air pollutants over their entire life cycle than petrol and diesel cars, according to a European Environment Agency report. Promoting renewable energy and circular economy - the shared use of vehicles and product design that supports reuse and recycling - will help maximise the benefits of shifting to electric vehicles... Read more
11 new environment and resources projects to share €29 million of EU funding
The EC selected 11 projects that will receive around €29,7 million under Horizon 2020's Societal Challenge " Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials". These projects were selected among 79 proposals which were submitted by the deadline of 27 Feb 2018 for the H2020 SC5 one-stage call. Projects will be launched still in 2018.
First China-to-Europe TIR Truck secures trade flow in record time
The success of the first TIR journey by road from China to Europe proves the system’s cost, time and security advantages. It is set to boost trade between China and Europe, unlocking a critical Belt and Road route and offering development opportunities across Eurasia... Read more
€100 million available to support key European Transport projects
The EC launched a call to step up EU action for safe, clean and connected mobility. The investment is made available via the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) and supports the Commission’s priority of stimulating investment and creating jobs. The call opens financing possibilities for Transport projects addressing cross-border sections and connections and the development of maritime ports within the Trans-European Transport Comprehensive Network, as well as the reduction of rail freight noise.... Read more
BREXIT: the EC implements “no-deal” Contingency Action Plan in specific sectors
Given the continued uncertainty in the UK surrounding the ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement, as agreed between the EU and the UK on 25 Nov 2018 – and last week's call by the European Council (Art.50) to intensify preparedness work at all levels and for all outcomes – the EC started implementing its “no deal” Contingency Action Plan. This delivers on the Commission's commitment to adopt all necessary “no deal” proposals by the end of the year.
This package includes 14 measures in a limited... Read more
EPN Consulting attended the "Startup Olé" launching event in London
EPN Consulting took part in the Startup Olé 2019 launching event held in London last 07 Dec 2018. Startup Olé is one of the biggest tech-entrepreneurial events in Europe.
It is supported by the European Commission, the Central American Integration System (SICA), the University of Salamanca and the Salamanca City Council with the aim of democratising the International tech-entrepreneurial eco-system... Read more
The Website of the Month: European Structural and Investment Funds
This tool gives access to data on financing and achievements under the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds 2014-2020. The platform visualises, for over 530 programmes, the latest data available and it helps to explore the data using one of the 4 options and check progress in delivering investments at EU level, by theme, by Member State (linked to programmes) or by fund. Datasets can be visualised, embedded in other sites or downloaded to analyse.

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09 Jan 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020 [EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020] call ( IA, SME Instrument Phase 2, 1st cut-off date)

11 Jan 2019 – Deadline to submit applications to the 3rd [CIVITAS SUMPs-Up] call ( SLP5 – SUMP Learning Programme)

15 Jan 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020 [ICT-23-2019] call ( RIA – EU-Taiwan 5G collaboration)

16 Jan 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020 [SWFS-Prize-2019] call ( EU Prize for Women Innovators)

16 Jan 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020 [LC-MG-1-5-2019] call ( RIA, Stage 1 – Advancements in aerodynamics and innovative propulsion systems for quieter and greener aircrafts)

16 Jan 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020 [LC-MG-1-8-2019] call ( RIA, IA, Stage 1 – Retrofit Solutions and Next Generation Propulsion for Waterborne Transport)
08-09 Jan 2019 – Brussels (BE) – Promoting Sustainable Finance Conference

16-17 Jan 2019 – Antwerp (BE) – 7th edition of the Future of Polyolefins Summit

18 Jan 2019 – Rotterdam (NL) – INTELLIGENT SENSOR NETWORKS Conference

22 Jan 2019 – Brussels (BE) – Horizon 2020 ENERGY EFFICIENCY INFO DAY 2019

23-24 Jan 2019 – Amsterdam (NL) – PHOTOVOLTAICS EUROPE 2019

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23-25 Jan 2019 – Southampton (UK) – Atlantic from Space Workshop

24 Jan 2019 – Peterborough (UK) – FUTURE CIRCULAR CITIES – Developing the Business Case for Sustainable Cities
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