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Results evaluations horizontal activities transport call 2012

The Commission, assisted by independent experts, has completed the evaluation of research proposals submitted to the transport calls that were launched in July 2011 and closed in December 2011.

The 2012 transport call on horizontal topics (identifier FP7-TPT-2012-RTD-1 and closed 1 December 2011) has a total budget available of €10 million, out of which €4 million may be channelled to bringing innovative products and services to the market.

Out of the 29 research proposals that were submitted under this call, eleven were evaluated with a score above the treshold needed to be eligible for funding. Together, they requested a budget of €13.95 million.

The number of proposals that the Commission can eventually fund depends on the available budget, the outcome of negotiations, and the completion of the formal procedures. It is expected that the first grant agreements with successful applicants will be concluded by June 2012, with actual research work starting in due time.

What are horizontal activities?

At the core of the horizontal activities for implementation of the transport programme are:

  • research of a policy and socio-economic nature that identifies common needs and innovation-driven markets;
  • research supporting the integration of transport modes and on themes that are cross-cutting for all transport modes (for example: security aspects of transport, the use of alternative energy sources in transport and the monitoring of environmental effects of transport);
  • activities that help overcome fragmentation and build a European Research Area for transport;
  • activities that encourage the participation of all EU member states;
  • activities that reinforce dissemination and awareness of research results to ensure their widespread take up.

The synopsisexternal link of horizontal activities provides in-depth information on the aims of this programme, including descriptions of projects selected earlier.