NEA has received 95 project proposals by the deadline of 4 April for topics under the Mobility for Growth, the Automated Road Transport, and the Green Vehicles calls. Over €491.4 million were requested. The total indicative budget of the calls is €112 million. Successful projects are expected to demonstrate innovative solutions towards low-carbon and sustainable transport, as well as contribute significantly to safe and resilient transport systems, automated transport, and the development of electrified vehicles and of advanced technological capabilities in transport.
In order to strengthen its response capacity network EMSA announces the launch of a procurement procedure to contract a new stand-by oil spill recovery vessel in the East Mediterranean Sea.
To enable a larger introduction of fuel cell technologies within the railway market, a deeper analysis is needed. Following a first joint initiative (Hydrogen Train Workshop” organised between FCH 2 JU and S2R JU on 15 May 2017), the FCH 2 JU is teaming-up once more with the Shift2Rail JU, this time for launching a joint call for tender in view of conducting a study around this proposal.The purpose of this new study will be to address the needed market analysis and assess the potential of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies for the rail sector.
EU co-financed Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) cannot be regarded as an economically viable option for delivering public infrastructure, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. The PPPs audited suffered from widespread shortcomings and limited benefits, resulting in €1.5 billion of inefficient and ineffective spending. In addition, value for money and transparency were widely undermined in particular by unclear policy and strategy, inadequate analysis, off-balance-sheet recording of PPPs and unbalanced risk-sharing arrangements.
Update: The deadline has been extended.
From today, you can apply for funding under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme through three calls that are open for proposal submission. The total available funding is €267 million. These calls are part of the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Challenge. The application period starts today and candidates will be able to submit their proposals until 30 January 2018 (two-stage call) or 4 April 2018 (single-stage call).
The 2017 CEF Transport SESAR call for proposals opened on 6 October 2017. It makes €290 million of EU funding available for projects of common interest in the transport sector in all EU Member States. The call is open exclusively for proposals addressing the priority Single European Sky – SESAR. Please consult section 3.1.1 of the multi-annual work programme (Funding Objective 3) for more details.
The 2017 CEF Transport Blending MAP Call for Proposals, opened on 8 February 2017, makes €1 billion of funding available for projects of common interest in the transport sector aiming at maximising the leverage of private involvement and capital in the delivery of CEF Transport projects. This call is open to all EU Member States.