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National Contact Points meet in Brussels
Annual NCP meeting in Brussels, 15 September 2011

The National Contact Points met with the Transport Directorate in Brussels on 15 September 2011. They exchanged practices and information to stay up to date. Their presentations and those of the European Commission are now available for you directly.

The network of National Contact Points is the main structure to provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in FP7 for researchers and organisations wishing to take part in FP7 projects. At their annual meeting with the Transport Directorate in Brussels on 15 September 2011 they exchanged practices and information to stay up to date. The EC presentations were the starting point for an open discussion on the potential role of the Transport NCPs in the next Framework Programme.

The ETNA network opened the morning session with two presentations on their achievements and the difficulties encountered so far in FP7.

The morning session was closed by an European Commission presentation on the NCP topic in the Work Programme 2012, promoting active participation of stakeholders in European research calls and projects.

  • The NCP topic in the Work Programme 2012 pdf - 339 KB [339 KB] - TPT.2012.3-1. Fostering innovation for trans-national cooperation in European transport research and promoting active participation of stakeholders in European research calls and projects
    Salvador Cervera March, DG Research and Innovation, Unit H1 Horizontal Aspects

Policy context overview

The afternoon session was opened by three key presentations by the European Commission, giving a general overview on the future transport research policy context, mainly a gist of Horizon 2020, as well as important information on the latest FP7 and Horizon 2020 updates on simplification. Colleagues from DG Transport and Mobility completed the afternoon session with a presentation of the Strategic Transport Technology Plan in the context of the White Paper on Transport.

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