Candidate details

The full list of candidate European Partnerships in Horizon Europe is found in Annex 7 of theOrientations towards the first Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe.

The following are the candidate partnerships in the area of climate, energy and mobility.

European Partnership for transforming Europe's rail system

The partnership aims to accelerate the development and deployment of innovative technologies (especially digital and automation) and deliver on European Green Deal objectives. It will develop solutions with broad support across the EU – up to 75% market uptake by 2030, improving the competitiveness of rail and support European technological leadership in rail.

Draft partnership proposal (July 2020)

Contact

Commission services: Mihaela  Williams

Partners: Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies - Enno Wiebe, UNIFE The European Rail Industry - Nicolas Furio, European Rail Infrastructure Manager Association - Bardo Schettini Gherardini


European Partnership for Integrated Air Traffic Management (ATM)

Digital transforming air traffic management will make the European airspace the most efficient and environmentally friendly in the world. This will support the competitiveness and recovery of the European aviation sector in a post-coronavirus crisis Europe. Key areas: improving connectivity, air-ground integration and automation, increasing flexibility and scalability of airspace management and safe integration of drones.

Draft partnership proposal (July 2020)

Contact

Commission services:Octavian Vasile

Partners: CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation) Tanja Grobotek, AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) Vincent de Vroey


European Partnership for Clean Aviation

The partnership aims to put aviation on route to climate neutrality by accelerating the development, integration, and validation of mainly disruptive research and innovation solutions, for deployment as soon as possible.

It will also help develop the next generation of ultra-efficient low-carbon aircraft, with novel power sources, engines, and systems, which will emerge from the research and demonstration phase at a high technology readiness level.

Supporting aviation research and innovation benefits the aviation sector’s competitiveness and employment which is especially important post-coronavirus.

Draft partnership proposal (June 2020)

Contact

Commission services:  RTD-CLEAN-AVIATION@ec.europa.eu,Ben Whitehouse,Francky Callewaert


European Partnership on Clean Hydrogen

The partnership aims to accelerate development and deployment of European clean hydrogen technologies, contributing to a sustainable, decarbonised and fully integrated energy system.

It will focus on production, distribution and storage of clean hydrogen to supply hard to decarbonise sectors such as heavy industries and heavy-duty transport applications.

Draft partnership proposal (June 2020)

Contact

Commission services: Patrice Millet

Partners: Hydrogen Europe Nicolas Brahy


People-centric sustainable built environment (Built4People)

The vision of the partnerships is high quality, low carbon, energy and resource efficient built environments which drive the transition towards sustainability. The partnership brings together the whole value chain and it will develop sector-relevant innovation clusters across the EU.

The objectives are scientific (generate holistic innovation for sustainability), economic (revitalise the sector via sustainable operation) and societal (induce behavioural change towards sustainable living). The objectives will be reached through a user-centric approach.

Draft partnership proposal (May 2020)

Contact

Commission services:ENER-ENERGY-EFFICIENCY@ec.europa.eu

Partners: World Green Building Council - Stephen Richardson,  ECTP - Alain Zarli, EDF - Antoine Aslanides


European Partnership – Towards zero-emission road transport (2ZERO)

The partnership aims to accelerate the development of zero tailpipe emission transport in Europe with a systems approach, develop a common vision and deliver a multi-stakeholder roadmap for a climate neutral and clean road transport system.

It will improve mobility and the safety of people and goods, ensure future European leadership in innovation, production and services. Main achievements by 2030 will focus on wide deployment of zero-emission, affordable user-centric solutions, CO2 emission reduction and air quality improvements. A major challenge will be the introduction of zero-emission and competitive long distance heavy-duty vehicles.

Draft partnership proposal (May 2020)

Contact

Commission services:  Guido SACCHETTO

Partners: EGVIA - Lucie Beaumel


European Partnership on Connected and Automated Driving (CCAM)

The partnership aims to accelerate the implementation of innovative, connected, cooperative and automated mobility (CCAM) technologies and services.

By bringing together the actors of the complex cross-sectoral value chain, it will develop and implement a shared, coherent and long-term European research and innovation agenda.

By 2030, the partnership will have demonstrated inclusive, user-oriented and well-integrated mobility concepts, enabled by CCAM, with increased safety and a reduced carbon footprint. It will make Europe a world leader in the deployment of connected and automated mobility for people and goods.

Draft partnership proposal (May 2020)

Contact

Commission services:EU-CCAM-PARTNERSHIP@ec.europa.eu

Partners: European Road Transport Research Advisory Council -info@ertrac.org


European Partnership on zero-emission waterborne transport

The partnership aims for the EU to lead and accelerate the transformation of maritime and inland waterborne transport to eliminate all harmful environmental emissions (including greenhouse gas, air and water pollutants) through innovative technologies and operation.

By 2030 the objective is to develop and demonstrate deployable zero-emission solutions which are applicable for all main ship types and services and will enable achievement of zero-emission waterborne transport by 2050.

Draft partnership proposal (May 2020)

Contact

Commission services:RTD-CLEAN-WATERBORNE@ec.europa.eu

Partners: Waterborne Technology Platform -Jaap Gebraad


European Partnership for an Industrial Battery Value Chain

This partnership aims in the short to medium-term to support the development of a world-class European research and innovation ecosystem on batteries (which is currently non-existent), with a view towards industrial leadership by Europe in the design and production of batteries for the next generation of both stationary and mobile applications. In the long-term, the goal is to develop futuristic battery technology beyond 2030.

Draft partnership proposal (May 2020)

Contact

Commission services: Julija Sakovica

Partners: EMIRI (Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative) - Philippe  Jacques


European Partnership – driving urban transitions to a sustainable future (DUT)

The partnership will engage and enable the whole spectrum of urban stakeholders (local authorities,municipalities, business and citizens) to co-create innovative, systemic and people-centric approaches, tools, methods and services in support of urban transformative transitions.

This will lead to more efficient and decarbonised use of energy, sustainable and people-friendly mobility systems, circular and environmental-friendly use of resources, for the well-being of citizens and preservation of biodiversity.

Draft partnership proposal (June 2020)

Contact

Commission services:Christos Fragakis

Partners: JPI Urban Europe - Margit Noll


European Partnership for Clean Energy Transition

A transformative research and innovation programme across Europe, this partnership will boost and accelerate energy transition in all its dimensions. It will enable joint research and innovation programmes from regional to national and global level, co-supported by industry, public organisations, research and citizens’ organisations to make Europe a frontrunner in energy innovation and eventually the first climate-neutral continent.

Draft partnership proposal (May 2020)

Contact

Commission services:Maria Getsiou

Partners: Swedish Energy Agency - Lisa Lundmark

Austrian Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology - Hans-Günther Schwarz, Michael Hübner

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