No 296 - Weekly - 6 February 2009

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The Commission's integrated energy and climate change proposal 2008

Mid-term review of the 2001 Transport White Paper
Mid-term review of the 2001 Transport White Paper

Europe Direct

Sustainable Energy Europe




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EU sustainable energy week: Brussels,  February 9–13, 2009

Cooperation with developing countries: ‘Auction floor’ conference, Brussels, March 13, 2009

'Research Connection 2009': Prague, May 7-8, 2009


TEN-T maps

Trans-European transport networks: towards a new policy for meeting future challenges

On 4 February, the European Commission adopted a Green Paper setting out the future challenges of its policy for a trans-European transport network (TEN-T). TEN-T policy needs to be realigned to contribute more effectively to objectives aimed at combating climate change and to support Europe's increasing international role through better infrastructure connections with its neighbours and the wider world. Importantly TEN-T policy also needs to be adapted to strengthen its supporting role for economic and social development within the framework of the Lisbon strategy. The integration of all transport modes and intelligent transport systems can be strengthened if TEN-T policy provided a basis guaranteeing efficient and safe transport services reflecting the future demands of citizens and economic operators. In the light of these challenges and lessons drawn from previous TEN-T policy implementation, the Commission sets out future objectives and proposes three options for TEN-T development, while stressing the need for coherence between planning ambitions and instruments for their implementation.

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EUSEW 2009

The Covenant of Mayors – the main highlight of an intense EU Sustainable Energy Week

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2009 (EUSEW 2009) will open its doors to more than 6000 registered participants and visitors on Monday, 9 February 2009. The highlight of this year’s EUSEW (9-13 February) will be the written commitment of around 400 cities to reduce drastically their CO2 emissions by 2020. A year after the design of the Covenant of Mayors initiative, city leaders from across Europe will meet in Brussels on 10 February to confirm their pledge in writing.

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Auction floor

Cooperation with developing countries: ‘Auction floor’ conference on 13 March 2009

EuropeAid, the Commission’s Directorate-General responsible for implementing external aid programmes and projects worldwide, is announcing an environmental "Auction Floor" conference that will take place in Brussels on 13 March 2009. This “Auction Floor” aims to build effective and inclusive partnerships for environmental projects (including sustainable energy) in developing countries by bringing together development actors and a wide range of potential donors including private sector foundations. Almost 100 project proposals worldwide that are looking for funding are presented in a booklet. Match-making between donors and projects will be facilitated at the conference, with networking by sub-themes and regions. Donors will easily find good quality projects to fund! Private sector participants will also get a chance to share what they are doing in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility.

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For a complete list of current public consultations please go to Consultations on Energy issues and Consultations on Transport issues

Public Consultations

In this section you will find the newest calls for submissions to public consultations in fields of energy and transport.

Topic of Consultation   Deadline

Green Paper "TEN-T : A policy review – Towards a better integrated trans-European transport network at the service of the common transport policy"

Inter-TSO compensation mechanism and harmonisation of transmission tarification

Green Paper Towards a Secure, Sustainable and Competitive European Energy Network

The impact of the use of body scanners in the field of aviation security on human rights, privacy, personal dignity, health and data protection











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For a complete list of current calls for tenders please log on Tenders Electronic Daily

New Calls for Tenders



Time-limit for receipt of tenders

Framework contract for long-range energy modelling

Support activities for the development of practical measures to facilitate the implementation of the biofuels sustainability scheme

JO S 21-029008


 JO S 11-013808






Please note that the announcement of technical reports and documents recently produced in specific energy and transport sectors can be found on the "What's New" pages of the corresponding chapters of Energy and Transport on the EUROPA website.

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