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CIVITAS CAPITAL, the European initiative in support of sustainable urban mobility, launched the first of its 4 calls, offering a total of 120 000 € to co-fund (50%) urban mobility projects. Opened until 4 April, the current call is conceived to transfer successful measures from “pioneer” to ”take-up” cities. [read more]
The EC has launched a Call for Tenders on a “Service provision towards the development of a public European environmental modelling suite for aviation”. The service aims at complementing and improving the set of publicly available aviation environmental models by collecting data and developing new modelling methodologies and associated reference data in support to policymakers. [read more]
The EC is moving forward in the way to implement its core transport infrastructure, as proven by the recent appointment of 11 European coordinators in charge of overseeing priority transport projects and reporting back to the Commission. [read more]
The European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) has released a new roadmap, presenting an overview of energy carriers and production routes that offer significant potential to contribute to decarbonisation of the transport system's energy supply, in view of the 2050 energy saving target of a 60% reduction in CO2 emissions from transport. [read more]
The European Union has contributed some EUR 3. 1 million to a pioneering project which aims to substantially improve the thermo-optical effects occurring in a Ti:Sapphire laser crystal pumped at high powers. The TISA TD ('Ultrafast High-Average Power Ti:Sapphire Thin-Disk Oscillators and Amplifiers') project was officially launched on 1 December 2013 and is led by the laser development and laser optics department at Stuttgart University (USTUTT) in Germany. Quality validation date: 2014-04-18 [read more]
The JRC released a guidance document for the monitoring of marine litter in European seas. It provides the Member States with recommendations and information in order to support establishing monitoring programmes, a milestone in the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Through the Directive, EU Member States committed themselves to the development of strategies to achieve good environmental status of European seas. [read more]
The European Parliament and the Council found an agreement to establish response centres for managing the 112 eCalls, a system that automatically dials the EU emergency number (112) in the event of serious accidents. [read more]
SHIFT²RAIL is an ambitious EC initiative to enhance the capacity, reliability and quality of the European rail system in a cost-effective manner, welcomed the favorable position adopted by the Council of the European Union, on the regulation establishing the SHIFT²RAIL Joint Undertaking. [read more]
As pre-announced in February's TRIP Newsletter, on 28 February the EC launched an “Invitation for Commitments” to collect feedback from cities and their industry partners on how to make cities smarter. The EC will accept inputs until mid-June. The Commission will then seek to analyse, group and promote the best plans and initiatives. [read more]
Together with the nomination of TEN-T Network Coordinators, more news is marking the progress of the core infrastructures' realisation: EU Member States agreed to allocate 12 billion € for key projects of the nine core network corridors, a first tranche of the 26 billion € foreseen for infrastructure projects over the period 2014 – 2020. [read more]