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New project profiles
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7 256 European and national projects in total.
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being added continually.
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are published regularly.
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TRIP at Transport Research Infodays
Great attendance was received at the TRIP information stand at the Transport Research Infodays, which was held 18-19 July in Brussels. Informative materials were disseminated, including the recently published Policy Brochures and a series of fun TRIP gadgets.
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Smart Cities and Communities European
Innovation Partnership (SCC) Launched
On 10 July, the European Commission
announced the launch of an innovation
partnership for smart cities and
communities. By partnering with cities
and combining resources for research
from the energy, transport, and ICT
sectors, the Commission aims to
facilitate the development of smart
Vice-President Siim Kallas, responsible for transport, noted:
'Transport is the lifeblood of every
city for people and business. But
Europe's cities suffer most from road
accidents, congestion, poor air quality
and noise. We need to drive forwards the
research and innovation that can bring
us to our goals of CO2-free cities,
phasing out conventionally fuelled cars
from city centres, to smart charging of
electric vehicles and smokeless silent
information, please refer to the
Vice-President Kallas on Multimodal Journey
Planners and ITS applications
On 16 - 17 July, Vice-President Kallas
met with transport and
telecommunications ministers in Nicosia
to discuss how to make intelligent
transport systems a reality.
Vice-President Siim Kallas commented:
'We need to develop European
multimodal journey planners and
other ITS applications in Europe. To
make the best use of all existing
transport modes and infrastructure,
we need to ensure the availability,
accessibility and exchange of all
relevant information, such as
schedules, capacity, and paths. The
Commission will put forward ideas to
support the private sector in
developing multimodal transport
planning and information services
across Europe. This will allow new
services like route planners or
smart reservation and payment to
spread for both passengers and
freight, going beyond national
borders and offering alternative
By focusing on 'open data', across
transport systems, the EC hopes to
help alleviate congestion, which is
expected to increase along with the
inevitable rise in freight and
passenger transport by 2020.
More information on the meeting
can be found online.
FP7 – Last calls published on the EC
The last calls under FP7 have been published on the
European Commission Participant Portal. They cover various transport research topics including infrastructures, smart cities, air transport, sustainable surface transport, and more.
You can access all
open calls online.
Conference on Urban Mobility - 17 September in Brussels
Urban mobility stakeholders, including
industry and research representatives
are invited to attend the conference
‘Towards competitive and resource
efficient urban mobility’ that will take
place in Brussels on 17 September 2012,
hosted by the European Commission and
This aim of the conference is to
launch the public consultation on the
EU’s urban mobility activities as
discussed in the White Paper ‘Roadmap to
a Single European Transport Area -
Towards a competitive and resource
efficient transport system’. The event
will also review the accomplishments of
the CIVITAS initiative.
More information is available on the
Intelligent Energy Europe – Public Consultation
A new opportunity for public involvement
is available from Intelligent Energy
Take part in shaping European Energy
policy by answering the Interactive
Policy Making (IPM) online questionnaire.
This public consultation will help shape
the research directions and support in the
energy field in Horizon 2020.
to the questionnaire are
requested no later than 5
Click here to see
more information and related documents.
New App for Checking Up to Date Travel Information
The European Commission has launched a
new smartphone app to give travellers
further rights and updated information,
as part of the Commission’s ‘Your
passenger rights at hand’ campaign. The
app covers air and rail transport and
will be extended to bus and marine
travel in 2013.
download the app or
more information here. Smart phone users
can also access the app through this QR
New Urban Electric Light Commercial Vehicle (ELCV) Design Concept Released
The DELIVER project, part of the
European Green Cars Initiative, serves
to explore and identify conceptual
design options for fully electric light
commercial vehicles in urban areas. The
active project, funded by the European
Commission, has recently released key
design concepts, to facilitate the
roadmap for 2020 and beyond. The new
reports are available for download on
DELIVER project website.
CORPUS Mobility Research Agenda
CORPUS – Enhancing the Connectivity
between Research and Policy-making in
Sustainable Consumption – a European
project funded under FP7, has published
its research agenda after extensive
consideration. The overall goal of the
research agenda is to develop and
suggest a path of present and future
research needs in order to help achieve
sustainable mobility in Europe.
effect, about 100 people across Europe
contributed to the formulation of the
agenda, which presents hot topics in
research for each of the following five
New types of mobility and
aspects of sustainable mobility
Internalisation of externalities
more information, please refer to the
CORPUS Research Agenda.
OPENAIRE Initiative – Open Access to FP7 Project Output
OpenAIRE - Open Access Infrastructure
Research for Europe- supports the
European Commission's recent draft
Communication and Recommendation to
Member States, ‘Towards Better Access to
Scientific Information’. The
recommendation calls for more effective
support of increased visibility and
access to research results within
Horizon 2020, the EU’s Framework
Programme for Research and Innovation
A wealth of information about open
access policies, guidelines, and
opportunities is available on the
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