The EPN Consulting Newsletter No. 104 | April 2019
The Editorial
Dear Colleague, 
We at EPN Consulting are firmly convinced that sustainability of every human action, circular economy and respect for the environment are key aspects of a civilised and evolved world. In particular, when I started working on Intelligent Transport Systems 25 years ago I used to describe this "discipline" - in those days still hybrid between well-established... Read more
EU Budget for 2021-2027: The Commission welcomes provisional agreement on "Horizon Europe"
The EU institutions have reached a partial political agreement, subject to formal approval by the European Parliament and Council, on Horizon Europe.
Investing in Research & Innovation is investing in Europe's future, in knowledge and new solutions to maintain and improve the European way of life. Read more
Road Safety: Commission welcomes agreement on new EU rules to help save lives
As of 2022 new safety technologies will become mandatory in European vehicles to protect passengers, pedestrians and cyclists. New technologies on the market can help reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on our roads, 90% of which are due to human error... Read more
Why are Economists so bad at forecasting Recessions?
In 1966, four years before securing the Nobel Prize for economics, Paul Samuelson quipped that declines in U.S. stock prices had correctly predicted nine of the last five American recessions. His profession would kill for such accuracy. With recession talk returning to haunt financial markets and the corridors of central banks, a review of the past suggests that those who are paid to call turning points in economic growth have a dismal record. Unlike the stock market, they’re more likely to miss recessions than to predict ones that never occur... Read more
Safer Transport Platform (STP): EIB and EC join forces to support investments in Transport Safety with special focus on Roads
New investment support is part of the Safer Transport Platform, a joint EC and EIB initiative that addresses investment needs in transport safety in Europe.
The “Safer Transport Platform – Road Safety Advisory” provides a “one-stop-shop” for technical and financial advice targeting road safety... Read more
Driving Autonomous Vehicles forward with Intelligent Infrastructures
Cities that want to benefit from autonomous vehicles tomorrow need to think about infrastructure today, says Mike Beevor, Pivot3. While autonomous vehicles may not be in your city, they might be in the city next door.
Autonomous vehicles are primed for exponential growth, and all indicators point to that growth beginning to happen sooner rather than later. By 2040, we can expect... Read more
The Website of the Month: TIME MACHINE
The Time Machine Project is by far the most ambitious and far-reaching project ever undertaken using Big Data of the Past. Revolutionising the way we experience European history and culture, the project is an international collaboration to build a map of European history that spans thousands of years.

This open-access, living resource will aid everyone from academics to industry, sparking interest in the future generation of humanities scholars, pushing the limits of science and technology, and allowing the general public to explore their own past.

Upcoming Professional Events - find many more in our Events Section
30 Apr 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to ERASMUS+ calls (KA1-Youth_2, KA2-Youth_2, KA3-Youth_2)

07 May 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020 [EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020] call (IA, SME Instrument Phase1, 2nd cut-off date)

07 May 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020 [ECSEL-2019-1-IA] call (IA – Electronics Components and Systems for European Leadership – Stage 1)

07 May 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020 [ ECSEL-RIA-2019-2-Special-Topic-1] call (RIA – ECSEL – Stage 1)

07 May 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the H2020 [ ECSEL-RIA-2019-2-Special-Topic-2] call (RIA – ECSEL – Stage 1)

10 May 2019 – Deadline to submit applications to the “ European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020” competition

14 May 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the No.6 2019 CEF Telecom [TC-2019-1] calls

14 May 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to the 2019 CEF Telecom [TC-2019-3] call ( eArchiving)

15 May 2019 – Deadline to submit proposals to No.8 topics of the [H2020-JTI-IMI2-2018-15-TWO-STAGE] call ( Innovative Medicine Initiative – Stage 2)
26 Apr 2019 – London (UK) – Preparing for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles 2019

30 Apr 2019 – Brussels (BE) – EU LIFE Info Day 2019

03-05 May 2019 – Heraklion, Crete (GR) – VEHITS 2019 – 5th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems

03-05 May 2019 – Heraklion (GR) – SMARTGREENS 2019 – 8th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems

08 May 2019 – London (UK) – Modernising and Decarbonising UK Heat and Energy: Reducing Carbon Intensity to Hit Deadline Targets

08-09 May 2019 – Berlin (DE) – CO2 REUSE Summit

08-09 May 2019 – London (UK) – Operations & Maintenance for Offshore Wind

09-10 May 2019 – Amsterdam (NL) – TNW Conference 2019 – The Next Web

13-17 May 2019 – Europe – EU GREEN WEEK 2019

14-16 May 2019 – Birmingham (UK) – RAILTEX 2019

14-16 May 2019 – Manchester (UK) – EUREKA GLOBAL INNOVATION Summit
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