The EPN Consulting Newsletter No. 110 | October 2019
The Editorial
Dear Colleague, 
I have kept this editorial on hold as I was waiting for the latest definitive news about Brexit due to happen on 31st Oct 2019, however the newsletter must go live and here I am writing it.
Generally I don't talk about politics but this topic is much more than that: it affects the UK economy, companies, businesses and European/International alliances. Read more.
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Ranked: the Mega-Regions driving the Global Economy
Today’s visualisation relies on data compiled by CityLab researchers to identify the world’s largest mega-regions. The team defines mega-regions as... Read more
New EC rules makes household appliances more sustainable
In a continued effort to reduce Europe's carbon footprint and to make energy bills cheaper for European consumers, on 01 Oct 2019 the Commission adopted new eco-design measures for products such as refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers and televisions. Improving the ecodesign of products contributes to implementing the ‘Energy efficiency first' principle of the EU's Energy Union priorityRead more
CEF: €1.4bn to support Sustainable Transport projects
The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) has launched a call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for Transport funding instrument, which makes €1.4bn available for projects aiming to build, upgrade and improve European transport infrastructure. The call deadline is on 26 Feb 2020. A virtual Infoday on the call will take place on 7 Nov 2019. Read more
Europe’s largest floating solar plant opened in France
The most powerful floating solar PV plant in Europe was inaugurated in Rhône valley (southern France) on 18 Oct 2019, marking another milestone in the development of solar energy. The O’MEGA1 project is a 17 MegaWatt (MW) solar plant situated in Piolenc, a commune in the Vaucluse department, near Orange and Avignon. Read more
What’s driving Mobility into the 2020s?
Road transport faces a number of challenges heading into the next decade, as competition, environmental and social issues all exert influence over the sector. In this article there is an overview of the challenges on the road ahead. Read more
The Website of the Month: Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe
Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe is Europe's leading NGO coalition fighting dangerous climate change. With over 160 member organisations from 35 European countries, representing over 1.700 NGOs and more than 40 million citizens, CAN Europe promotes sustainable climate, energy and development policies throughout Europe.

The vision of CAN is a world actively striving towards and achieving the protection of the global climate in a manner that promotes equity and social justice between peoples, sustainable development of all communities, and protection of the global environment. Read more
Upcoming Professional Events - find many more in our Events Section
13 Nov 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to H2020 [FETPROACT-EIC-05-2019] call ( RIA - FET-Proactive:Emerging paradigms and communities)

13 Nov 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to H2020 [FETPROACT-EIC-06-2019] call ( RIA - EIC Transition to Innovation Activities)

14 Nov 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to No.7 2019 CEF Telecom [TC-2019-2] calls

16 Dec 2019 – Deadline to submit applications to the EU Urban Road Safety Award

08 Jan 2020 – Deadline to submit proposals to H2020 [EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020] call ( IA - SME-2b SME Instrument, grant only and blended finance)

09 Jan 2020 – Deadline to submit proposals to H2020 [LC-MG-1-12-2020] call ( IA – Cities as climate-resilient, connected multimodal nodes for smart and clean mobility: new approaches towards demonstrating and testing innovative solutions – Stage 1)
31 Oct 2019 – London (UK) – CLEAN AIR Forum

04-08 Nov 2019 – Graz (AT) – 2019 IEEE ICCVE – The 8th IEEE International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo

04-08 Nov 2019 – Amsterdam (NL) – 5th Edition of the Amsterdam International Water Week (IWW)

06 Nov 2019 – London (UK) – FREIGHT in the CITY Expo 2019

06-07 Nov 2019 – Brussels (BE) – Conference on the future of the LIFE Programme

06-07 Nov 2019 – Muenich (DE) – The European E-Fuels Conference

06-07 Nov 2019 – Santiago de Compostela (ES) – IMB 2019 – Innovation & Manufacturing Brokerage Event

07 Nov 2019 – London (UK) – DIGITAL RAIL REVOLUTION 2019
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