Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe work programmes published by the European Commission

On 16 June 2021, the EC adopted the work programmes of Horizon Europe for the period 2021-2022. These investments are meant to accelerate the green and digital transitions and support the swift recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. EUCAR’s ambition is to contribute to achieving a climate-neutral continent and leveraging digitalisation in transport. We support and welcome the finalisation of the work programme 2021-2022, specifically for European Partnerships relevant to the transport sector. We reach a significant milestone and start preparing research and innovation projects with industrial relevant results. The first calls for proposals will open on the Commission's Funding and...
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2Zero is becoming reality

With our joint ambition to reach a climate-neutral continent by 2050, we drive the transition towards using more and more renewable energy for mobility. EUCAR members reinvent mobility solutions for the decades to come, increasing the number of zero- and low-emission vehicles on European roads with a systemic approach. We support this transition by establishing European Partnerships in Horizon Europe: the main goal of the “Towards zero-emission road transport – (2Zero)” Partnership is to advance technologies and solutions for zero-emission road transport. On 19 May 2021, the 2Zero partnership was presented in an event organised by the European Green Vehicle Initiative Association...
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EUCAD 2021: A CCAM partnership for Europe

The highly anticipated “3rd European Conference on Connected and Automated Driving – EUCAD 2021” took place from 20 to 22 April 2021. The event brought together political leaders from the European Commission and the Member States with high-level representatives of industry, knowledge institutes and road authorities to exchange knowledge and experience on the most recent technological developments and policies in the area of CCAM. The conference was opened by Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, and Adina Vălean, Commissioner for Transport. The highlight in the first plenary was the “CCAM Partnership for Europe”, introduced by...
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A European Partnership for Connected, Cooperative and Automated Mobility

Already today, road vehicles provide advanced assistance functionalities and support the driving task in dangerous situations. In the future, we expect systems with significantly reduced reaction times and vehicle control for extended periods. Combining Connectivity, Cooperative systems and Automation for Mobility (CCAM) will bring us closer to Vision Zero. Through digitalisation, CCAM will bring mobility to a new level, improving traffic management, reducing congestion, and contributing to protecting the environment. For this vision, Europe takes a leading role to guide the transformation, creating more sustainable solutions while strengthening European competitiveness. With this...
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European Partnerships for zero-emission vehicle technologies and solutions

The European Green Deal is our joint ambition to reach a climate-neutral continent by 2050. We need to drive industries' and society's transformation, addressing carbon emissions and all aspects of our daily lives to achieve this challenging goal. It involves a transition towards using renewable energy as much as possible. For example, in road transport, we reinvent mobility solutions for the decades to come, consequently changing the whole ecosystem (i.e. citizens, business, technologies, and end-users) with a systemic approach. Increasing the number of zero- and low-emission vehicles on European roads requires developing and improving batteries together with public and private...
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EUCAR position on proposed accounting changes for Horizon Europe

Brussels, 9 February 2021 – The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR), representing the major European automobile manufacturers in their common research activities, welcomes the efforts made by the European Commission (EC) to address the administrative burdens in financial cost reporting within Horizon Europe projects. This paper sets out EUCAR’s assessment of the proposed accounting changes for Horizon Europe. As EUCAR, we believe that Horizon Europe should boost Europe’s growth, employment and competitiveness while addressing the twin challenge of the green and digital transition. The use of common financial accounting procedures from industry, and the reduction of...
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