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Today the European Commission is announcing its call for proposals for the 2013 Work Programme of FP7

9th July 2012 - Today the European Commission is announcing its call for proposals for the 2013 Work Programme of the Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7), with co-funding totalling €8.1bn. EUCAR welcomes the opportunities that this call provides to its members, the 14 major European automotive manufacturers, and their research partners.  Automotive research opportunities include the European Green Cars Initiative, ICT for Mobility and Factories of the Future. EUCAR’s members are currently involved in about 60 EU projects, collaborating with automotive suppliers, universities, research centres and SMEs to leverage broad international expertise and create valuable results...
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The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) calls for a number of priority automotive R&I initiatives in Horizon 2020

20th June 2012 - The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) calls for a number of priority automotive R&I initiatives in Horizon 2020 to support competitive and sustainable road transport and for these initiatives to be supported by a substantial budget that reflects the sector’s social and economic contribution to Europe. Rémi Bastien, Chairman of EUCAR, today set out the association’s recommendations on Horizon 2020 to an audience of MEPs and stakeholders at a seminar in the European Parliament. Horizon 2020 is the EU’s Framework Programme for Research & Innovation from 2014-2020. Presenting the recommendations, Mr Bastien highlighted the importance of...
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EUCAR issues position paper on Horizon 2020 proposed rules for participation and dissemination

12th March 2012 - EUCAR issues position paper on Horizon 2020 proposed rules for participation and dissemination EUCAR welcomes the package of legislative proposals by the European Commission for Horizon 2020, the Frmwaork Programme for Research & Innovation.  Today EUCAR publishes its formal position on the proposal for a regulation on the rules for participation and dissemination in Horizon 2020.  This position additionally addresses some issues of simplification not formally part of the Horizon 2020 legislative structure, but of particular interest to EUCAR’s members. The proposed rules, including the new cost model, have the potential for simplifying the administration...
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Annual Reception & Conference

Brussels, 8th & 9th November 2011 - The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR) assembled today in Autoworld, Brussels for its Annual Reception & Conference, emphasising the industry’s role in innovation and the need for enhanced automotive R&D in the future EU Framework Programme, Horizon 2020.  European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas, Commissioner for Transport addressed the opening Reception, and highlighted how R&D must support transport policy goals and European industrial competitiveness. Paul Mascarenas, Ford Chief Technical Officer representing EUCAR’s 2011 Chairmanship highlighted the contribution of the automotive sector to Europe and...
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