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14 November 2014 - EPN Consulting attended the SMART MOBILITY WORLD 2014  in Turin (Italy).
Yesterday and today EPN Consulting attended the Smart Mobility World 2014, an initiative organised in Turin, European guide for the development of ITS services and Infomobility for “Smart Cities”, and for the development of technologies for Green Cars and Sustainable Transport. It was a great opportunity to learn about cutting-edge technical solutions and policy trends in sustainable transport and an excellent way of meeting new and current Clients, Members and Collaborators. 

08 November 2014 - EPN Consulting attended the SOCIAL BUS Seminar in Brescia (Italy).
Yesterday EPN Consulting attended the "SOCIAL BUS - How PublicTransport changes with social media e new communication" Seminar.
It was amazing to know how Twitter, Facebook and even Whatsapp can help public transport companies acquire lots of data and become closer to passengers.

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November 2014 - The NOV 2014 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

17 October 2014 - The EPN Consulting CEO is a Guinness World Record Holder!
Today Dr Ing Stefano Mainero attended the "London Brand Accelerator" event in London. In the morning it was held a large Business speed networking (487 people performing 22 rounds in 90 minutes) attempting to win the Guinness World Record. Luckily they made it and won!
A brief video (3'26") of the event and the GWR recognition can be watched here. (Stefano appears at 39"-44" and 1'07'-1'14").

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October 2014 - The OCT 2014 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.


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12 March 2014 - EPN Consulting attended the SME Instrument for Transport InfoDay.
Yesterday EPN Consulting attended in Brussels the infoday on the SME Instrument for Transport. The SME Instrument is a new funding tool launched by the European Commission in Horizon 2020 to boost the creativity of European SMEs regarding products and services in several fields. Presentations of the event can be found here.

07 March
2014 - The MAR 2014 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

12 February 2014 - The 2nd TIPS TRAINING ACADEMY presentations are available online.
Last week in Lyon (France) from 4th to 6th Feb 2014 a 2nd Training Academy was organised by the EC TIPS Project. It this event the EPN Consulting CEO took part and gave a speech on Market Studies. His presentation as well as all the others are now available online.

10 February
2014 - The FEB 2014 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

07 February - Welcome to NETWORK LINK, a new EPN Consulting member from Italy.
We are delighted to warmly welcome NETWORK LINK, our new member from Italy.
Network Link is a Management Consultancy company that assists and supports start-ups, SMEs and/or multinationals develop their business strategies and meet company objectives in the Italy and Europe.
Their activities span from taking a simple idea and turning it into a viable business, identifying the best solutions to market, whether it be establishing partnerships, setting up distribution channels,  to preparing proposals and/or assisting with EU co-funded projects.
Through their network of collaborators Network Link offers clients a range of tailored made services in several fields such as: Innovation and R&D for the Environment, Energy, Social Inclusion, Education & Training, Culture, Media, Tourism and Mobility.

25 January 2014 - EPN Consulting CEO to speak at the TIPS project TRAINING ACADEMY.
Next 5th Feb the EPN Consulting CEO Dr Ing Stefano Mainero is going to speak on "Market Studies: Why and How to do them" at the TIPS Training Academy dedicated to: "Turning Research Results into Exploitable Products and Services".
TIPS “Transportation R&D for Innovation” focuses on exploitation plans, market survey development, IPR issues, future market insights and financing possibilities of sure interest for your Transport project.
If you would like to attend this useful event - free of charge - please write ASAP to Mr Antonio D'Amico stating your interest in the event.

06 January 2014 - The JAN 2014 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

01 January 2014 - EPN Consulting welcomes Latvia in the Eurozone.
EPN Consulting
is happy to welcome Latvia as the 18th EU Member State to adopt the Euro. More information on the adoption process is here.

01 January 2014 - EPN Consulting welcomes Greece as it assumes the EU Council Presidency during the 1st Semester 2014.
EPN Consulting
welcomes Greece as being in charge of the EU Council Presidency for this semester. More information is available on the Greece presidency website here.


18 December 2013 - EPN Consulting attended the Horizon 2020 Trasport Info Day

Today the EPN Consulting CEO Dr Ing Stefano Mainero attended in Brussels the Transport Info day organised by the European Commission to introduce the Transport 2014-2015 work programme within Horizon 2020.
Being Horizon 2020 launched one week ago it was a timely event to better understand topics and submission rules of this new funding framework. It was also a great opportunity to meet up with peers and discuss collaboration opportunities. Presentations of the day are available here.

11 December 2013 - TEN-T 2013 calls have been published!
Today the TEN-T 2013 calls have been published with submission deadline on 11 March 2014.
The two TEN-T Calls for Proposals (Multi-Annual and Annual) make €350 million available to finance European Transport Infrastructure projects in all transport modes – air, rail, road, and maritime/inland waterways – plus logistics and intelligent transport systems, and all EU Member States.
More Information and documents are available here.    Friday 13 Dec 2013 in Brussels an infoday will be organised to present the calls 2013 priorities.

11 December 2013 - HORIZON 2020 calls have been published!
The European Commission has today for the first time presented calls for projects under Horizon 2020, the European Union's €80 billion Research & Innovation programme.
Worth more than €15 billion over the first two years, the funding is intended to help boost Europe's knowledge-driven economy, and tackle issues that will make a difference in people's lives. This includes 12 areas that will be a focus for action in 2014/2015, including topics such as personalised healthcare, digital security and smart cities.   A brief description of Horizon 2020 can be found here, whereas the list of calls is here.

10 December
2013 - The DEC 2013 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

04 December 2013 - EPN Consulting attended the ITS Conference 2013 in Brussels.
Monday 02 Dec EPN Consulting attended the annual ITS Conference organised by the European Commission in Brussels. It was not only a great opportunity of netwoking but also to understand the EC plans and vision in the Transport sector for the next years.
The conference was rightly held a week before the launch of the new Horizon 2020 funding programme expected on 11 Dec 2013.

08 November
2013 - The NOV 2013 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

11 October - Invitation to the Transport Innovation Workshop of the EU project TIPS
The EPN Consulting CEO Dr Ing Stefano Mainero is one of the 11 Advisory Group Members of the EU TIPS project, therefore EPN Consulting is happy to disseminate the following invitation.

The EU-funded project TIPS is pleased to invite you to the workshop “From research to the market – key factors on innovation” that will be held in Brussels, Belgium on 24 October 2013.
The workshop is interesting for all coordinators and partners involved in EU transport R&D projects because it aims at casting light on ways to organise the market uptake of innovative transport products and services.
More specifically, the workshop focuses on:
-    Key factors for market-oriented exploitation
-    The role of Intellectual Property Rights management
-    Exploitation opportunities under HORIZON 2020
During this event a number of case studies will be presented highlighting the exploitation approaches undertaken by previous EU-funded research projects for different transport modes in terms of efficient exploitation pathways, financing opportunities, entering the market or expanding to new markets, etc.

Workshop Agenda
For further information regarding the content of the Training, please see our Agenda

Registration
TIPS is pleased to announce that participation at this event is free of charge. Please complete your Registration here.

For further information about the TIPS initiative, please visit our
Website: www.transport-tips.eu
or join us on
Facebook: www.facebook.com/transport.tips

We look forward to welcoming you to the TIPS workshop.

Kind regards,
The TIPS project team



10 October 2013 - The OCT 2013 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

08 October
2013 - EPN Consulting took part in the "Move App Expo" event in Milan (IT).
Yesterday the EPN Consulting CEO Dr Ing Stefano Mainero gave a speech on "Open Data in the UK, focus on Transport" during the EC POSSE Project Italian National Workshop, organised within the "Move App Expo" event in Milan on Technological Innovation and Policies for Mobility and Transport.

16 September 2013 - The European Mobility Week begins today.
As usual in this period of the year today it is the starting date of the the European Mobility Week that will last until 22 September 2013. The Mobility Week is the opportunity for European cities and towns to participate to the most widespread event on sustainable mobility. More than 1,700 Cities have registered to the event.
The European Mobility Week is an awareness raising campaign aiming at sensibilising citizens to the use of Public Transport, Cycling, Walking and at encouraging European cities to promote these modes of transport and to invest in the new necessary infrastructures.
This year's focus is on Transport & Clean Air

09 September
2013 - The SEPT 2013 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

01 August 2013 -
The AUGUST 2013 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

01 July 2013 -
The July 2013 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

01 July 2013 - Croatia joins the EU - Congratulations!
As of today Croatia becomes the 28th country of the European Union. After Slovenia, it is the 2nd country of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to enter the EU family.
Eurostat figures on Croatia are available here.

01 July 2013 - Lithuania takes over the EU presidency.
Today Lithuania takes over the EU presidency until 31 Dec 2013. On 05 July 2013 at 16:00, the official opening ceremony of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will begin in Vilnius. The start of the Presidency of the EU Council will be celebrated in the historical venue of Vilnius University’s, inner courtyard.

17 June 2013 -
The June 2013 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

31 May 2013 -
Welcome to LOCALEYES, a new EPN Consulting member from Ireland.
We are delighted to announce that LOCALEYES from Ireland joined the EPN Consulting Network.
LocalEyes is an international company, established in 1997 in Cork (Ireland),  offering multi-language localization, translation, globalization services and outsourcing solutions to support global business.
LocalEyes operates eight production centers located in Europe and USA (Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Finland, Albania, California), and boasts business partners in Europe, the USA and China. Over the past 15 years, Localeyes has become a leading company in the European localization industry.
Localization is the process of translating a product into different languages or adapting a product for a specific country or region and this is Localeyes' core business helping every day companies communicate effectively to their audiences.

27 May 2013 - News from SBOING, one of the EPN Consulting Members from Greece.
In a very active period in terms of developments in the field of crowdsourced navigation applications [see the ‘battle’ between Facebook and Google over WAZE (www.waze.com) for over $1 billion] the interest for future developments of the companies involved in this industry grows increasingly.
SBOING, a member of EPN Consulting, having gone one step further towards proving and securing the global innovation of its core crowdsourcing concept, is pleased to announce the granting of their patent by USPTO (US Patent and Trademark Office) to SBOING’s founder and CEO, Dr. Fotios K. Liotopoulos, (United States Patent, No.: US 8,392,109 B2, Mar. 5, 2013: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=8392109).
The SBOING patent has already received approval by the European Patent Office (EPO), being a step before the granting of the corresponding patents in a number of European countries. The patent is still pending for China, Australia, India, and Israel.
In this way, SBOING becomes the leading and only company in the industry, among the ‘giants’, such as Google, TomTom, Waze and others, which has officially established the methodology for improved navigation and routing as well as for generating updated cartographic data, drawn from statistically processed traffic data and user contributions over a geo-social, crowdsourced environment.
The SBOING concept has already received global recognition, by ranking in the top 4 at the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC-2012), and several other international competitions for innovation and entrepreneurship.
For more and constant updates, you may follow the ‘SBOING members’ group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/109904062418669/.

21 May 2013 - Book now your place at the EPN Consulting Seminar in London.
On Wed 26 June 2013 in London the EPN Consulting Seminar on "European Funding Schemes for the professional world" will take place. If you make your booking by the 10 June you can enjoy Early Bird rates of £245/€335 for private companies and £165/€225 for Local Authorities, NGOs and Universities. The seminar will be limited to 20 participating delegates. Hurry up!

14 May 2013 - The New ECO INNOVATION call has been published.
The long expected CIP-EIP-ECO-INNOVATION-2013 call has been finally published. With 31.5 Million Euros it supports Eco-innovative projects in different sectors which aim at the prevention or reduction of environmental impacts or which contribute to the optimal use of resources. However, more specific priorities are being set up considering their important environmental impact and policy priorities of the European Union: i) Materials Recycling, ii) Sustainable Building Products, iii) Food and Drink Sector, iv) Water, v) Greening businesses.
An European InfoDay is scheduled in Brussels on 27 May 2013, whereas the deadline to submit proposals is 05 Sept 2013. Proposals will be funded up to 50% of eligible costs. All information available here.

06 May 2013 -
The May 2013 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

09 April 2013 - The EPN Consulting CEO held a seminar at Politecnico di Torino university.
Yesterday Dr Ing Stefano Mainero, EPN Consulting CEO, held an 8-hour seminar in Turin (Italy) on "European funding schemes for Enterprises" to young professionals attending a Master on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) organised by the faculty of Management Engineering of the Politecnico di Torino university.

08 April 2013 -
The April 2013 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

27 March 2013 - EPN Consulting is now involved in the FP7
"TIPS" Project.
We are happy to announce the EPN Consulting CEO, Stefano Mainero, has been selected to join the Advisory Board of the EC-funded TIPS project.  The objective of the TIPS project is to produce better innovation in the Transport sector by enhancing the capacity of EU-funded FP projects in the field of transport to be at the source of innovation and to help them transform research results into products and services. EPN Consulting was also identified as one of the relevant European networks able to disseminate the TIPS project results
 
26 March 2013 - The New MARCO POLO call for proposals has been published.
Today the New MARCO POLO Call for proposals has been published. The available budget for the 2013 Call is EUR 66.7 Million. Special environmentally-friendly maritime projects, inland waterway projects and rail projects with single-wagon loads are priorities in 2013. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 23 August 2013. All documents are available here.

07 March 2013 - EPN Consulting attended an iMobility Forum
Workshop.
Today the EPN Consulting CEO, Stefano Mainero, attended in Brussels a workshop on "Automation in Road Transport" organised by the iMobility Forum (which succeds the eSafety Forum). Automation will play an important role in realising the societal challenges and policy objectives for mobility and Transport. Applications like platooning, temporary auto-pilot, hazards detection and intelligent lane assignment all highly depend on new emerging technologies and know-how in areas such as sensors, HMI, communication and user acceptance but also on new policies and regulations. This event was a fantastic opportunity to share information and best practice within this challenging field.

06 March 2013 - EPN Consulting enhances its interest in Road Safety.
Today the EPN Consulting CEO, Stefano Mainero, attended the 6th Annual ASECAP Road Safety Conference held at the European Parliament in Brussels dedicated to the "Deploying Road Safety Priorities in the EU: The Role of Road Infrastructures Operators". It was good to see that many efforts undertaken by European Road Infrastructures Operators have been successful in reducing the number of accidents and casualties toward the Vision Zero wished by the EU. This has been possible thanks to the installation and management of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) solutions. 

04 March 2013 -
The March 2013 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

06 February 2013 -
The February 2013 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

24 January 2013 - EPN Consulting attended the IEE Information Day in Brussels.
Yesterday EPN Consulting attended the Information Day concerning the Intelligent Energy Europe 2013 call for proposals that will be open until 08 May 2013. Excellent opportunity to meet up with peers, EACI project officers, and to discuss projects ideas. Presentations showed during the day are available online here

02 January 2013 -
The January 2013 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.


21 December 2012 - The ICT-PSP-2013-7 call for proposal is now open

The Information and Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme (ICT-PSP) call aims at stimulating a wider uptake of innovative ICT based services and the exploitation of digital content across Europe by citizens, governments and businesses, in particular SMEs.
The focus is placed on driving this uptake in areas of public interest while addressing EU challenges such as moving towards a low carbon economy or coping with an ageing society.
The programme contributes to a better environment for developing ICT based services and helps overcome hurdles such as the lack of interoperability and market fragmentation.
An Information Day is scheduled in Brussels next 15 Jan 2013. Participation is free, however registration is mandatory.
If you have got a good idea to submit, contact us and we will be happy to help you through the entire preparation and submission process. 

17 December 2012 - Increase your visibility in Europe with EPN Consulting!
Today EPN Consulting has launched its NEW Sponsorship scheme aiming to help your organisation increase visibility and recognisition in Europe. By choosing one of the four available Sponsorship Packages, you can decide to add your corporate logo to the EPN Consulting monthly Newsletter, to publish an editorial, to advertise an event on the Events Section of the EPN Consulting website and so on until reaching the wide international audience on Twitter and Linkedin.
Have a look at the Sponsorship brochure and get in touch: we will be delighted to advise you on the best solution for your business.

14 December 2012 - The IEE 2013 call for proposals is now open.
Yesterday the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) 2013 call for proposals was published. Topics called are: SAVE (Energy efficiency and the rational use of energy), ALTENER (New and renewable resources), STEER (Energy in Transport) plus some others. Deadline is on 08 May 2013.
An Information Day describing the objectives of this call has been scheduled in Brussels on 23 Jan 2013. Attendance is free but registration is mandatory. Registration here.
If you have got a good idea to submit, contact us and we will be happy to help you through the entire preparation and submission process. 

12 December 2012 - EPN Consulting celebrated the MSc in Management Engineering of its intern.
Last 07 Dec 2012 EPN Consulting celebrated the MSc in Management Engineering of its intern, Ms Margherita Maria, awarded by the Politecnico di Torino (Italy). Margherita prepared her thesis entitled "To Make Mobility Sustainable through Intelligent Transport Systems and Services: Goal and Challenge for the European Union" during her internship at EPN Consulting where she was tutored by Dr Ing Stefano Mainero, EPN Consulting CEO.
We wish Margherita a very bright future! 

03 December 2012 -
The December 2012 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

30 November 2012 - EPN Consulting attended a Seminar in Italy on Sustainable Energy and Techological Innovation.
Last 28 Nov 2012 EPN Consulting was represented by its Consulting Member Mr Wilhelm Determann during a seminar in Turin (Italy) on "Sustainable Energy and Technological Innovation: Challenges and strategies" at an international post-graduate program organised by the Turin's Law & Business in Europe - Autumn School (University Institute of European Studies).  The  lecture given by Mr Determann had the following goals:
1) Providing an understanding of general principles of select renewable energy technologies, their current status of implementation and future potential, and challenges to their implementation and development
2) Providing information about ancillary technology development (super grids, DC transmission, energy storage, ...)
3) Presenting international project examples
4) Identifying practical work scopes
5) Discussing potential for application of renewable energy technologies in the countries of the attendees

29 November 2012 - Two EPN Consulting Members are part of METPEX, an FP7 Transport Project.
Last year EPN Consulting provided a professional service on designing and writing an FP7 Transport project proposal named METPEX (MEasurement Tool to determine the quality of Passenger EXperience). In Spring 2012 the project was included in the group of proposals eligible for funding and in Nov 2012 the project was officially kicked off. The project website is www.metpex.eu (currently under construction).
EPN Consulting is proud to announce that SBOING, one of its members from Greece, and SMART CONTINENT LT, one of its members from Lithuania, are partners in this successful project.

SBOING Press Release - METPEX ("MEasurement Tool to determine the quality of Passenger EXperience"), a 3-year, FP7 RTD project, coordinated by the University of Coventry, was launched on November 1st, 2012, aiming to develop and evaluate a standardised tool to measure passenger experience across whole journeys. The METPEX tool will provide reliable data which can be used by transport providers, policy makers, vehicle designers and municipalities to measure and benchmark their services and to assess where changes need to be made to increase efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery. This 3 Million Euros R&TD effort brings together 16 European partners from 12 countries.
SBOING's role in the project is to contribute to the development of the METPEX tool for mobile devices, and to the collection, processing and evaluation of passenger feedback, to be acquired through the SBOING user community.

SMART CONSULTING LT Press Release - Smart Continent LT kicked-off with the METPEX (A Measurement Tool to determine the quality of the Passenger EXperience) project this month. The project is funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. The Consortium of 16 partners from 12 countries will work to develop an inclusive passenger experience measurement tool for European transport providers, passenger groups and municipalities validated through its use across eight cities of varying transport complexity.  The data collected during the project will enable the creation and dissemination of service quality and accessibility benchmark indicators.

Smart Continent LT will contribute to the project by researching existing practices of quality of passenger experience and will carry out trials of the developed tools in Vilnius as demonstration site. 


01 November 2012 - The November 2012 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

29 October 2012 - EPN Consulting attended the 19th ITS World Congress in Vienna.

Last week EPN Consulting attended the ITS Conference 2012 and the 19th ITS World Congress in Vienna (Austria).
It was an excellent opportunity to meet a number of colleagues and friends in in person as well as to learn about several cutting-edge solutions already available within the ITS industry that are going to improve our day-to-day life. If you missed this event you can read about it here.

12 October 2012 - EPN Consulting attended the Travel 2020 event in London.
Yesterday EPN Consulting attended the Travel2020-The Future of Passenger Transport event held in London (UK).

Travel 2020 was a joint exhibition and conference event on a number of topics concerning the passenger transport such as: Payments Technology, Passenger Information, Customer Relationship Management and the Loyalty in Travel, Pricing, Yield Management and Capacity Optimization, The Journey Experience, Service & Systems Design and management, Multi-Modal Offer & Combined Mobility and Passenger Management at Major Events.
If you missed this event you can read about it here. 

03 October 2012 - The October 2012 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

23 September 2012 - The "EPN Consulting Paper" is now online!
Today the brand-new EPN Consulting Paper - Professional News for Professional People - went live. It is an online paper publishing news on Business, Politics, Education, World, Environment and Society. The EPN Consulting Paper has got two daily editions (morning and evening) to keep you updated with relevant information.
You can subscribe it for FREE and be informed when the latest edition is available. In addition, you can also choose to embed the EPN Consulting Paper in your blog or website. Finally, you can increase your visibility also through the EPN Consulting Paper: contact us.
And now go and read the latest EPN Consulting Paper edition!

18 September 2012 - The FP7-ICT-2013-11 call has been published.
Today the 11th FP7 ICT Call has been launched and will be open until 16 Apr 2013. The call budget is 236.5 Million Euros for a number of objectives. All documents regarding the call are available here.

16 September 2012 - The European Mobility Week begins today.
As usual in this period of the year today it is the starting date of the the European Mobility Week that will last until 22 September 2012. The Mobility Week is the opportunity for European cities and towns to participate to the most widespread event on sustainable mobility.
The European Mobility Week is an awareness raising campaign aiming at sensibilising citizens to the use of Public Transport, Cycling, Walking and at encouraging European cities to promote these modes of transport and to invest in the new necessary infrastructures. One of the many supporters of this initiative is the UITP (the International Association of Public Transport). More information about the initiative here.

03 September 2012 - The September 2012 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

20 August 2012 - Welcome to GLOBAL TARGET IN MOTION, a new EPN Consulting member from Italy.
EPN Consulting is delighted to welcome GLOBAL TARGET IN MOTION, based in Turin (Italy), as a new corporate member.
Since 1999 Global Target in Motion has been working to simplify communication, offering state-of-the-art linguistic services:
TRANSLATIONS and INTERPRETING SERVICES in most of the language pairs, with ONLY mother-tongue translators, from technical to marketing fields; LANGUAGE TRAINING and E-LEARNING.
Main languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian and Eastern European languages, Nordic languages, Greek, Hebrew, Farsi, Swahili, etc.
Main Fields: IT, Life Science, Technical documentation, Marketing, Food&Beverage, Law/Finance,Tourism/Travel & Leisure, etc.
Today Global Target in Motion is able to rely on over 800 meticulously selected experts and young, motivated, professional staff.
Global Target in Motion is a certified body by the Piedmont Region (NW Italy).

01 August 2012 -
The August 2012 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

23 July 2012 - The FP7 Transport Information Days proceedings are available online.
All presentations and documents shown during the FP7 Transport Information Days on Sustainable Surface Transport (SST, 18 July) and Air Transport and Aeronautics (AAT, 19 July) are now available online here.

16 July 2012 -
EPN Consulting will be in Brussels at the FP7 Transport Information Day.
EPN Consulting will take part in the FP7 Transport Information Day dedicated to Sustainable Surface Transport (SST) in Brussels next 18 July. If you are around please let us know so that we can meet up.

10 July 2012 -
The EC has launched 50+ Calls for Proposals within FP7.
Today the European Commission launched 50+ new Call for Proposals within the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) concerning a number of fields such as Transport, ICT, Smart Cities, Security, Environment, Energy, etc. All details can be found on the EC Participant Portal.
The EPN Consulting Members will receive customised information on the topics of interest and exclusive invitations to projects consortia. If you would like to join the EPN Consulting Professionals Network, please choose the membership package that most suits you and contact us: We will be happy to enrol you and start working with you immediately!

02 July 2012 - The July 2012 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

01 July 2012 - The EU presidency is now chaired by Cyprus
From today to 31 Dec 2012 the presidency of the Council of the European Union is being chaired by Cyprus.

07 June 2012 - The June 2012 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

31 May 2012 - FP7 Information Days in June and July 2012.
This summer the last FP7 calls will be published before the new Horizon 2020 will be signed up and launched in Jan 2014. To be properly informed about the coming calls some information days will be organised in Brussels: 11 June (Environment), 04 July (Energy), 9-10 July (PPP), 18-19 July (Transport). If you are interested in taking part we invite you to register your attendance as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Updated situation can be found on our Events section.

24 May 2012 - The EPN Consulting's CEO gave a lecture to post-MSc students on Logistics and EU Project.
Last week Dr Ing Stefano Mainero, EPN Consulting's CEO, gave 8-hour lecture on "Internal and External Logistics in European Projects" to post-MSc students during the course in Production Management, 1st edition on the Master in Industrial Process Engineering organised by Corep, Turin (Italy),

14 May 2012 - The May 2012 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

02 April 2012 -
The April 2012 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

21 March 2012 - EPN Consulting attended the "Business 2012" event in London
Last 19 and 20 March 2012

EPN Consulting attended the Business 2012 event organised in London at the O2 Arena and it was the first of its kind. There were over 200 exhibitors and seminars providers to give information, hints&tips to be successful in Business in the UK and abroad. Interviews to outstanding entrepreneurs such asRichard Branson, Alan Sugar and James Caan made the event particularly interesting.
 
 

28 February 2012 - News from HODOS Consulting, EPN Consulting member from Belgium.

'Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at. Make it fun to read.'
Leo Burnett (one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people of the 20th century).
The majority of proposals submitted under international funding schemes are written in English. Often consortia are multi-national with English being the second language of all the participants. With a competitive funding environment, communicating your proposal vision clearly and concisely is vital. Luckily good Plain English writing skills can be easily learnt and applied to all your documents.
There are a few places left on our upcoming March workshop. Come and learn how to communicate well in English, improving your chances of success immediately.

"Writing Effective Proposals in English for FP7"

Improve the odds by learning the five key features of a stand-out proposal that connects, persuades, and succeeds. How you write and structure your proposal will have an impact on its success, and you'll be able to instantly apply what you learn on this 2-day course and follow-up support. 
Date: 27th-28th March 2012
Cost: 699 EUR
Location: Hodos Consulting Belgium SPRL, 3 Rue Abbé Cuypers, 1040 Brussels (BE)
To register: Writing Effective Proposals in English for FP7

27 February 2012 - EPN Consulting attended the ITS UK 5th RUC Conference in London.
Last 23 February 2012 EPN Consulting attended the 5th Road User Charging Conference organised in London by the ITS UK association whose EPN Consulting is corporate member. During the all-day event numerous cases were presented regarding experiences, technologies and policies exploited in the UK and in some other European countries with special focus on the EETS (European Electronic Toll Service). Each presentation was followed by a Q&A session that helped the audience understand more about the foreseen future in this field.

26 January 2012 - EPN Consulting attended the IEE 2012 Infomation Day.
Last 24 Jan 2012 EPN Consulting attended in Brussels the 2012 Intelligent Energy Europe Information Day. There will be 68 Million Euros available for co-funding activities regarding Energy Efficiency (SAVE), Energy use in Transport (STEER), Renewable Energy Sources (ALTENER) and Integrated Initiatives. The EPN Consulting Members will receive a FREE report of the day. Non members can contact us.

19 January 2012 - The FP7-ICT-9 Call for Proposals has been launched.
Yesterday it was launched an FP7 call for proposals concerning the ICT field and will be open until 17 Apr 2012. There are 291 Milion Euros available to fund projects in this area.

13 January 2012 - The FP7-JPROG-2012-RTD Call for Proposals has been launched.
Yesterday it was launched an FP7 call for proposals concerning the Joint Programming Coordination 2012 and it will be open until 20 Mar 2012.

11 January 2012 - The TEN-T Call for Proposals 2011 has been launched.
Yesterday the Annual Call for Proposals was launched by the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TEN-T EA) and will be open until 13 Apr 2012.
Those who are interested in submitting a proposal can register themselves to attend the Information Day that will take place in Brussels on 31 Jan 2012.

02 January 2012 - EPN Consulting Membership fees will not increase in 2012 !
EPN Consulting
is happy to announce that its 2012 Membership fees will not increase to favour existing and new members during the current poor economic climate. Current fees in Euros will be guaranteed until 31 Jan 2012.


28 December 2011 - EPN Consulting wishes all Members,
Clients, Partners, Colleagues and Internet Visitors a Happy and Prosperous 2012 !

31 October 2011 - EPN Consulting 2012 Membership Campaign is now open.
EPN Consulting
is pleased to announce the launch of its 2012 Membership Campaign.

    New members subscribing to one of the 2012 available packages from now to 16 Dec 2011 will receive FREE services during 2011. The Membership Packages are designed to meet a wide range of requirements: from the individual professional to the large organisation and from a BASIC range of services to the ULTIMATE one that can satisfy any demanding member.
    Membership fees can be paid in GB Pounds or in EUROS in accordance with your Country currency or preference and thanks to the Member-Get-Member promotion any member can reduce its membership fee down to zero by inviting new members to join the EPN Consulting network
    Being part of The European Professionals Network (EPN) will
- give you visibility in projects and with other members and partners in Europe
- allow you to publish a short profile on he Business Hub Section of the EPN Consulting website
- give you the chance to advertise your achievements on the EPN Consulting monthly Newsletter and on the News Section of the EPN Consulting website
- provide you with advanced information and documents on your preferred topic(s)
- invite you to projects consortia and bids
- help you boost your business growth 
and much, much more.
    Every EPN Consuling Member is treated as a unique, valuable component of the Network. They receive personal communications in order to satisfy their needs in a totally bespoke way.
    What's more, the New EU Comers and the EU Accession Countries enjoy a fantastic 50%-discount on the membership fees until 31 Dec 2012! Take your chance now of joining our exclusive network of professionals in Europe.
    Visit our Membership Section and get in touch: we are looking forward to enrolling you as soon as possible! The more members the more business opportunities for all. Be Connected. Be Contacted. Join EPN Consulting!

 

28 October 2011 - News from HODOS Consulting, EPN Consulting Member from Belgium.
Our member HODOS Consulting, based in Brussels, has launched new training courses and we are pleased to publish their announcement in this Section.
    The Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) is a beneficial tool for European companies to get much needed funding for research projects and other development needs, but it can be a time consuming, confusing and frustrating process for the average business to try to figure out on its own.
    Have an idea for funding but not sure how to secure it? You’re not alone. Millions of Euros are made available for companies like you to work on research and deployment projects, but with the ever increasing restrictions, as well as the competitive market. It can be almost impossible to understand whether you should apply. That’s where Hodos can help. Our goal is to help companies like your realise your potential in European Funded projects and make sure you get the funding you need.

    There are many opportunities out there, but when you have to take the time to sift through your options, you’re losing valuable time you could be devoting to your business. It’s a complicated process, and one that must be done in detail; even a minor mistake in the application or management process can cause funding to be delayed. Our FP7 training program will ensure that your application is filled out correctly, and that the complex process of negotiation and management of European funding research is handled accurately and professionally, ensuring you get the maximum benefit to your company, without the hassle that comes with doing it alone.
    Visit http://www.hodosconsulting.eu/ to learn more about us, and http://www.hodosconsulting.eu/training-calendar/ to book one of our courses.

21 October 2011 - MARCO POLO Programme - today the new Call for Proposals.
Today the 2011 Call for Proposals concerning the MARCO POLO Programme was published and will be open until 16 Jan 2012. All relevant documents can be found here 

19 October 2011 - News from SBOING, EPN Consulting Member from Greece.

During the last year, SBOING has been collaborating with the Hellenic Open University on a project regarding the "PILOT DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF A DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM USING AN AD HOC WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK OF STATIONARY OR MOBILE NODES" with a wide range of applications, from traffic information to Location-based Services (LBS) and the Future Internet (FI) of people, things and services. This work was submitted to the annual international h/w competition "Cooking-Hacks" (by Libelium) and ranked in the top 5 finalists: http://www.cooking-hacks.com/index.php/let-s-cook/community-hacks.
It has also been presented and received the "best student research work" award in the International Conference on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS-2011)

06 October 2011 - Apple's Steve Jobs has died at 56.
"[...] Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple [...]". From the announcement of the new Apple's CEO Tim Cook. Further info on Engadget, All Things, Wired, Financial Times and Economist.
Excellent Video summarising Steve Jobs' Greatest Success in 3 minutes - Moving Video on "Think Different" - Famous Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address.

04 October 2011 - The October 2011 issue of EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

01 October 2011 - Welcome to JAREKS, a new EPN Consulting Member from Lithuania
EPN Consulting is delighted to welcome JAREKS from Vilnius (Lithuania) as a new Member.
JAREKS is an acronym and brand of the JARZEMSKIS IR EKSPERTAI LTD company, which is an independent, transparent and qualified research and consulting service provider with a highly professional approach.
The core of the JAREKS experience and expertise is Transport, Mobility, Logistics and Infrastructure consulting. An additional domain of the activity is Strategic Management of large companies and public sector.  Main JAREKS clients are large Lithuanian companies, Lithuanian ministries as well as local authorities. JAREKS boasts an advanced research centre as they believe that consulting has to be complemented with continuous research actiities in order to provide their clients with a much better service. JAREKS professionals were engaged in research activities with universities and gained remarkable experience in projects belonging to several EC frameworks such as FP6, FP7 and Interreg. Currently JAREKS is involved in the FP7 project "The 2050+ Airport" as one of the consortium partners.

20 September 2011 - Welcome to a new EPN Consulting Member from Spain
EPN Consulting is delighted to welcome Ms Maria Teresa Vega Mesa as a new individual member from Málaga (Spain). She is Expert in Education for Sustainable Mobility and a tutor of the University of Málaga on the “Practicum II” subject taught in the MSc of Pedagogy in relation to mobility and accessibility. Maria Teresa is also a Lecturer at the Universities of Mendoza (Argentina) and Lima (Peru) on Sustainable Mobility. She has got an excellent experience in EC-funded projects where she covered a number of roles such as:
•    Co-ordinator in Spain of the "Grundtvig" project on the influence of psycho-active substances while driving vehicles
•    Partner in the "Leonardo da Vinci" project concerning Cognitive Mobility  

16 September 2011 - The European Mobility begins today
From 16 to 22 September 2011 the Mobility Week is the opportunity for European cities and towns to participate to the most widespread event on sustainable mobility.
The European Mobility Week is an awareness raising campaign aiming at sensibilising citizens to the use of Public Transport, Cycling, Walking and at encouraging European cities to promote these modes of transport and to invest in the new necessary infrastructures. More information here

05 September 2011 - The September 2011 issue of EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

02 August 2011 - The August 2011 issue of EPN Consulting Newsletter is online.
The new issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter is available online. If you missed previous issues you can find the complete list of newsletters here.

20 July 2011 - The EC has launched a large number of FP7 Calls.
Today the European Commission launched 56 new Calls within the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) concerning a number of fields such as Transport, ICT, Security, Environment, Energy, etc. Due to the large number of requests, at present the website may not be working all the time. Be persistent (we would suggest you should try during the night) and in the next days you should be able to find the items of information of your interest.

20 July 2011 - EPN Consulting attended the EC Info Day on Sustainable Surface Transport.
Yesterday in Brussels EPN Consulting attended the FP7 Information Day on Sustainable Surface Transport (SST) organised by the European Commission. The event included a morning plenary session and a brokerage event in the afternoon where companies and academic organisations presented their project ideas.

13 July 2011 - EPN Consulting attended the EC Information Days on PPPs.
Last 11 and 12 July in Brussels EPN Consulting attended the FP7 Information Days on Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) organised by the European Commission. The event included plenary sessions as well as parallel sessions where specific topics regarding Factories of the Future (FoF), Energy-Efficient Buildings (EEB) and the European Green Car Initiative  (EGCI) were discussed. Analyses of the current situation of PPP projects and their future after 2013 were also carried out.

01 July 2011 - EPN Consulting 2011 membership fees 40% discounted from today.

EPN Consulting is happy to announce that new members from today will have their 2011 membership fees 40% discounted. Excellent chance for individuals and organisations that would like to be part of the fast-growing European Professionals Network and receive exclusive services. More details here.

30 June 2011 - 7 days available to book your place to attend the EPN+UWE Short Course.
If you haven't already secured your place to the Short Course on "ITS and Their Applications in EU Projects", do it now. Registrations are open until 6th July. More details in the 06-June news.

28 June 2011 - EPN Consulting attended the 2nd Workshop of the ITS-UK Carbon Working Group
EPN Consulting attended the 2nd Workshop of the ITS-UK Carbon Working Group  that was organised in Newcastle upon Tyne (UK) and broadcast in London. Changes, improvements with regard to last year's workshop as well as innovative solutions and best practice in reducing CO2 emissions were discussed. Special attention was paid to Electric Vehicles (EVs) and their future with regard habits, policies and technologies.
EPN Consulting is very much committed to working on ITS solutions that could reduce the overall CO2 emissions

17 June 2011 - EPN Consulting has launched a Crowd Funding Campaign.
EPN Consulting has got plans to expand the EVENTS Section of the website to include professional events happening Worldwide. This would represent a definitive added value for visitors that will enjoy one of the most exhaustive lists of professional events. This Crowd Funding Campaign will ensure that this Section will be kept FREE as well as enriched with hundrends of additional events that currently are not listed. This campaign will stay open for 6 months, until 17th Dec 2011, and will allow EPN Consulting to implement the EVENTS Section expansion from early 2012. Contributions start from a minimum fee of £3 up to whatever amount makes you feel comfortable with. We hope that many of you will be eager to contribute to this project to bring benefits to all.

06 June 2011 - EPN Consulting and the University of the West of England invite you to attend the Short Course on Intelligent Transport Systems and European Projects next 8th July 2011.

EPN Consulting and the University of the West of England (Bristol, UK) have teamed up to launch a 1-day course on “INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS and THEIR APPLICATIONS IN EU PROJECTS that will be held at UWE on Friday 8th July 2011.
Objective of this short course is to give a description of how European Projects and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) have improved the Transport sector in the last 20 years with an evolution from pure technology to sustainability. This includes a session on the European GALILEO satellites constellation as an opportunity of introducing added value services in Transport in the next decade. Special attention is paid to the importance of designing Advanced Travel Information Systems (ATIS) properly to stimulate behavioural changes.
The second part of the course will describe the participation into projects co-funded by the European Commission (EC) seen also as a way of funding new initiatives that help introduce and consolidate Sustainability in Transport with a consequent improvement of the Environment protection and Quality of Life. Finally, description of EC projects structures and how to prepare a good proposal are discussed and followed by examples of key EC projects that have shaped the future of ITS in Europe.  
Additional information is available here. Now you can book your place online!
Registrations are open until Wed. 6th July 2011, hurry up!


31 May 2011 - The EPN Consulting's member SBOING has been named "Google's competitor from Thessaloniki, Greece".
SBOING recently aired in the News of the Greek national TV (channels NET and ET3) with a 2.5-min interview of its CEO, Dr. Fotis K. Liotopoulos. SBOING also made front page in the Greek newspaper "MAKEDONIA", with several re-posts in various news blogs, e-magazines, e-news and social networks (Facebook group: sboing.net). The main headlines reported: "A Company from Diavata/Thessaloniki challenges Google!", "Mr Google ..from Thessaloniki"; "Dr. Liotopoulos said: 'We hope that SBOING soon becomes the Wikipedia of GPS routing!'.The SBOING business plan recently qualified in the best 300 (out of 700+ submitted) at the MassChallenge International competition for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, (Boston, USA, May 2011). More information (in Greek) here.

30 May 2011 - EPN Consulting welcomes a new Member: the Italian QUAERYON.
QUAERYON s.r.l. is an Italian consulting company specialised in Innovation. Main sectors of activities are: Security, Transportation, Automotive and Energy. Quaeryon facilitates clients by identifying areas to leverage business model, products, technologies, in order to create Value. The distinctive approach is the capacity to operate on Human Resources, working on their way of thinking/acting, to let them become the very change agents. The multi-disciplinary teams of the company are able to integrate all sides of a need, problem or opportunity. Furthermore, Quaeryon has a campus to provide talents with the capacity to carry out innovation process autonomously. That's what Quaeryon likes to define as "HUMANISTIC INNOVATION". More information here.

27 May 2011 -  FP7 Transport Information Days: O
nline Registration is open.
Next 18 and 19 July 2011 in Brussels there will be the FP7 Transport Information Days. Attendance is free upon mandatory registration that can be done here by Monday 04 July 2011 at the latest.

25 May 2011 - A number of important FP7 Calls expected in July.
In July some important and popular FP7 Calls are expected for publication. These will be Transport, ICT, Environment and Security among all. If you would like to be involved in a robust consortium able to prepare a good quality proposal EPN Consulting can help you do that. Besides, if you would like to have your staff trained for this purpose EPN Consulting can design and organise a 1-day or 2-day training course specifically tailored on your requirements. Please contact us for further information.

28 April 2011 - The ECO-INNOVATION Call has been published.
Yesterday the CIP/EIP Eco-Innovation Call was launched and will be opened until 8th Sept 2011.
Objectives of this call are:
− to Promote the adoption of new and integrated approaches to eco-innovation in fields such as  environmental management and more environmentally friendly products, processes and services
− to Encourage the uptake of environmental solutions by increasing the market and by the removing the barriers to market penetration. Solutions are understood to include high added value products, processes, technologies or services
− to Increase innovation capacities of SMEs

15 April 2011 - EPN Consulting sponsored the "Sustainable Transport Systems Conference".
Yesterday in the London Barbican Centre it was organised  the "Sustainable Transport Conference: Influencing Travel Behaviour". The event gathered professionals of several disciplines concerning Sustainable Transport and it was a very good opportunity to meet peers, academics and executives from the public and private sector.
EPN Consulting sponsored one of the Masterclasses: "How European Projects have contributed to increase awareness of Sustainable Transport" held by the EPN Consulting's CEO Dr Ing Stefano Mainero that described how European Projects and Intelligent Transport Systems have improved the Transport sector in the last 20 years with an evolution from pure technology to sustainability. Special focus was on participation into EC projects as a way of funding new initiatives that help introduce and consolidate sustainability in transport with a consequent improvement of the Environment protection and Quality of Life.  

11 April 2011 - The EU Sustainable Energy Week is starting.
It's time to get into the starting block for this year's EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), Europe's key event for a more sustainable energy future.  Between 11 and 15 April 2011 hundreds of events organised in all parts of Europe will show, promote, discuss and celebrate energy efficiency and renewable energy. EPN Consulting invites all its Members, Clients and Business Partners to do their best to contribute to this event.

04 April 2011 - 
EPN Consulting has signed an alliance with S.T.A.R in Italy
EPN Consulting
has recently signed a cooperative alliance with the Italian company "S.T.A.R. - Strategies Tools Advices and Research" based in Genoa (IT).
This agreement aims to merge and complement the wide experience that both organisations have acquired on the European scenario and International projects. Major areas of activities in European Projects and consultancy services provided to private and public undertakings are related to: Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and Sustainable Transport, Logistics, Environment, Research Development and Innovation (RDI) on Intelligent Systems, and Information Communication Technologies (ICT).
This alliance between the two networks will generate remarkable benefits for the organisations themselves, their Members and Clients.

31 March 2011 - EPN Consulting attended the Traffex and Parkex 2011 exhibitions.
Last 29th March EPN Consulting visited the 2011 editions of the Traffex and Parkex exhibitions in Birmingham (UK) to meet up business partners and colleagues as well as to appreciate the state of the art in these fields.

23 March 2011 - CIP Eco-Innovation European Information Day on 28th April
Next 28th April the CIP Eco-Innovation European Information Day will be held in Brussels. It will give attendees essential information and advice on how to develop a good project proposal and apply successfully. It will also offer the chance to find project partners from across Europe, exchange views and share expertise. More information here. 

18 March 2011 -
The EPN Consulting Member HODOS Consulting will teach at training courses on project management.
The EPN Consulting Member Hodos Consulting will take part in a number of training courses aiming to teach how to manage a project with PCM method. The events will be held in Brussels. More information here.  

17 March 2011 - New FP7-PEOPLE Calls published.
In the last days a number of FP7-PEOPLE Calls were published:
- Marie Curie Trans-National Cooperation among NCPs (deadline 22 June 2011)
- Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship for Career Development (deadline 11 Aug 2011)
- Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship (deadline 11 Aug 2011)
Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship for Career Development (deadline 11 Aug 2011)

12 March 2011 - EC sets out roadmap for building a competitive low-carbon Europe by 2050

Last 8th March the European Commission adopted a Roadmap for transforming the European Union into a competitive low carbon economy by 2050. The Roadmap describes the cost-effective pathway to reach the EU's objective of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% of 1990 levels by 2050. Based on the cost-effectiveness analysis undertaken, the Roadmap gives direction to sectoral policies, national and regional low-carbon strategies and long-term investments. The full press release is available here.

11 March 2011 - EPN Consulting has signed up an alliance with PIMEC in Spain.
Recently EPN Consulting has signed up a cooperative alliance with PIMEC, the association of SMEs in Catalunya, based in Barcelona. PIMEC with its 100,000 associates is the largest organisation of its kind in Spain. From now on EPN Consulting members an clients can benefit from PIMEC contacts and vice versa; this collaboration has a great potential of generating new opportunities of  business and easing the creation of European Projects consortia. 

04 March 2011 - EPN Consulting's CEO gave a speech in a conference on EU and Italian ITS projects.
Last 2nd March 2011 Dr Ing Stefano Mainero, EPN Consulting's CEO, gave a speech on "The Evolution of Intelligent Transport Systems and European Projects in the last 20 years" in a conference held in Rozzano (Milan, Italy) on "How to access National and European funding programmes dedicated to ITS and e-ticketing".  The event was organised by CAP Spa for the Club Italia members.

01 March 2011 - New LIFE+ and ICT-PSP Calls for Proposals published.
The new LIFE+ Call was published last 26 Feb and will be open until 18 July 2011. More information here.
The 5th ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT-PSP) Call was published today and will be open until 1st June 2011. More information here.

22 February 2011 - The EPN Consulting Member STEGET will exhibit at "Ecobuild 2011".
The EPN Consulting Member STEGET will exhibit at the Ecobuild 2011 fair in London between the 1st and 3rd March 2011. Take the chance to go and visit their stand; you will find them here.

21 February 2011 - EPN Consulting's CEO has been elected CILT (UK) Chartered Fellow.
EPN Consulting is delighted to announce that its CEO, Dr Ing Stefano Mainero, last week was elected to the grade of Chartered Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK).

19 February 2011 - Updating in the EPN Consulting website.
EPN Consulting has strategic plans to continuously innovate and improve its professional services to clients and members. However, this process takes into account also the visitors to its website. That's why recent updatings have been implemented.
It is now possible to subscribe to the monthly EPN Consulting Newsletter by typing your email address into the box published on the homepage. If you have missed some of the past newsletters, you will be able to read them on the Newsletters section.
Besides, public documents will be now available in the Downloads section whereas restricted documents, exclusive to the EPN Consulting Members, will be available in the Members section that will be launched soon. Finally you can now follow us on Twitter as well as share the News and the Events sections.

18 February 2011 - EPN Consulting attended the ITS UK 4th RUC Conference in London.
EPN Consulting attended the 4th Road User Charging Conference organised in London by the ITS UK association whose EPN Consulting is corporate member. During the all-day event numerous cases were presented regarding experiences, technologies and policies exploited in the UK and in some other countries in the world. Each presentation was followed by a Q&A session that helped the audience understand more about the foreseen future in this field. 

17 February 2011 - EPN Consulting attended the TEN-T Project Management Workshop in Brussels.
EPN Consulting attended this event held in Brussels last 15th and 16th February. It was an opportunity to understand future plans of the TEN-T EA (Trans-European Network for Transport Executive Agency) taking into account the reduction of budget that the Agency has to face. The Questions&Answers moments were also extremely useful as some attendees asked for some clarifications that many of us needed. Presentations shown during this event are available here.

12 February 2011 - EPN Consulting attended the 8th RUC Conference in Brussels
EPN Consulting
attended the 8th Annual Road User Charging Conference held in Brussels last 7th and 8th Feb. It was a fantastic opportunity to learn from different experiences carried out in this field not only in Europe but also in USA. Besides, a number of topics correlated with RUC were discussed. They ranged from techniques, practices, policies, business models, economic costs and revenues, etc.. The event was also an excellent chance to network with high-level professionals and to plan possible collaborations in the future.

04 February 2011 - ICT-PSP Information Day in Brussels next 28 Feb.
Soon after this event the 5th ICT-PSP (Information and Communication Technologies-Policy Support Programme) Call for Proposals will be launched. If you would like to attend this free event, you can register here.

25 January 2011 - New article of the EPN Consulting's CEO published.
The MENA Infrastructure magazine has recently published the latest Dr Ing Stefano Mainero's article on "Improving Intelligent Transport Systems information to end users to make transport more sustainable". The article can be read here.

19 January 2011 - Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) Call published
Yesterday EPN Consulting attended the IEE Information Day in Brussels (BE) and during the morning session EACI Commissioners announced that the IEE Call was published and would close next 12 May 2011. During the day useful items of information regarding the projects proposals preparation and IEE topics were discussed. Besides, a number of interesting IEE projects already funded were presented. This was also an excellent opportunity to network with attendees and discuss potential collaborations.
EPN Consulting Members will receive reports and data regarding the event.

03 January 2011 - UK VAT increase
Tomorrow the UK VAT Rate will increase from 17.5% to 20%.

24 December 2010 - EPN Consulting wishes all Members,
Clients, Partners, Colleagues, Internet Visitors a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2011 !

20 December 2010 - Air travelling disruptions
Find here the websites of the most important European airports to arrange your Christmas travels in this period of disruptions:
LONDON (Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, City), FRANKFURT, MUNICH, PARIS (Charles de Gaulle, Orly), BRUSSELS, AMSTERDAM, MADRID Barajas, BARCELONA, MILAN (Malpensa, Linate), ROME (Fiumicino, Ciampino

10 December 2010 - IEE Information Day - Registration now open.
The Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme has recently opened registration to attend their Information Day that will be held in Brussels next 18 Jan 2011. Click here to access the IEE InfoDay page

19 November 2010 - EPN Consulting took part in the ITN 2010 in Turin (IT) last week.
The 2-day Conference and Exhibition ITN (Infrastructure, Telematics & Navigation) Event was an excellent opportunity to receive updating on technical and policy solutions regarding the world of Intelligent Transport Systems. On the 11th Nov the EPN Consulting's Director, Dr Ing Stefano Mainero, chaired one session concerning the AVL/AVM/Fleet Management with 6 fantastic speakers whereas on the 12th Nov he attended the brokerage event organised within the ITN event and met 12 successful companies. It was definitely worthy attending this event. 

15 November 2010 - EPN Consulting has revamped the "News and Event" Section.
After a few months the number of news and events listed in the EPN Consulting website has become interestingly long so the navigation wasn't as agile as at the beginning. That's why the decision in creating two autonomous pages: one dedicated to News and one dedicated to Events.
We remind that in the News section the EPN Consulting members have the benefit of publishing information regarding their activities whereas in the Events section it is possible to find the main professional events organised in Europe for the next 12 months.

30 October 2010 - EPN Consulting has recently become corporate member of the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI).
This result confirms the high interest that EPN Consulting has got for both Innovation and Europe. The European Alliance for Innovation is a grassroots movement initiated through cooperation between public, private and government organisations to address the global challenges of Europe's future competitiveness through innovation. EAI focuses on societal issues and application areas of greatest potential for ICT-driven innovations.

20 October 2010 -
EPN Consulting's Director, Dr Ing Stefano Mainero, attended the MobilityTech event held in Milan (IT). This was the 5th edition of the International Forum on technological innovation for the development of mobility and transport. It was an excellent opportunity to meet up transport professionals coming from the public and private sectors and to be informed on present and future solutions devoted to Sustainable Transport which is one of the main EPN Consulting's areas of Consultancy

19 October 2010 - The EXPO 2015 will take place in Milan (IT).
Today the BIE (Bureau International des Expositions) authorised the registration of the Milan Expo 2015 to the General Assembly that will be held next November.

06 October 2010 - EPN Consulting attended in London the quarterly meeting of the Public Sector Liaison Group (PSLG) of the ITS UK association
. The Group's aim is to advise UK National and Local Government and Industry on ITS solutions to address transport policy and strategy objectives that deliver economic benefits to UK Plc

02 October 2010 - In the last ten days a few new FP7 Calls were published:
CIVITAS-2011-MOVE; ICT-2011-7 and Joint Technology Initiatives. If you need any help about creating a proposal, building a consortium, managing partners, etc. do not hesitate to contact EPN Consulting!

20 September 2010 - EPN Consulting has written an editorial on ITS and the Quality of our Lives
with a brief excursus on the evolution of ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) in Europe in the last 25 years and their impact on our day-to-day life. You can read it here

16 September 2010 - The European Mobility Week has begun!
From 16 to 22 September 2010 the Mobility Week is the opportunity for European cities and towns to participate to the most widespread event on sustainable mobility.
The European Mobility Week is an awareness raising campaign aiming at sensibilising citizens to the use of Public Transport, Cycling, Walking and at encouraging European cities to promote these modes of transport and to invest in the new necessary infrastructures. More information here

14 September 2010 - Back to school!
The new and innovative EPN Consulting courses:  "Introduction to European Projects" are now available. You can choose between the 1-day or 2-day option to enjoy the maximum professionalism and flexibility. This is the right time to improve your performance and productivity at work. More details here

03 September 2010 -
Updating in the EPN Consulting "News and Events" Section. To help members and visitors identify the category of professional events they are looking for, all events added to the list from today will show three letters indicating their category. They will appear after the event location

30 August 2010
- EPN Consulting's Director, Dr Ing Stefano Mainero, was interviewed by the EU Infrastructure magazine about the innovative concept of networking among professionals introduced by EPN Consulting. The full interview regarding "Connected Professionals Produce Better Results" can be read here

20 July 2010 - Today it is an important day for European projects: 51 FP7 Calls have been published: TRANSPORT, GALILEO, SPACE, ICT, SECURITY, ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT, OCEAN, ERANET, HEALTH, etc.
Detailed items of information regarding each Call are available here 

19 July 2010 - On the 30th July 2010 London (UK) will launch the Barclays Cycle Hire, a public bike sharing scheme for short journeys in and around the city centre. More information here

19 July 2010 - Today in London (UK) the first two cycle lanes of the Barclays Cycle Superhighways open with ten more being introduced by 2015. The new cycle lanes go into central London from outer London. More information here  

06 July 2010 - The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament voting today in  favour of a new legal framework for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).
ITS can significantly contribute to a cleaner, safer and more efficient transport system. The Directive approved today should accelerate the deployment of innovative transport technologies across Europe. More information here  

06 July 2010 - EPN Consulting attended the Brokerage Event organised during the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2010 in Turin (IT). EPN Consulting met 13 enterprises and organisations that showed interest in the innovative concept of European Professionals Network as well as in the key aspects of flexibility and tailored consultancy services that EPN Consulting is able to provide

02 July 2010 - EPN Consulting is proud to announce that today it went live the new Italian version of its corporate website!  This was planned to enhance the participation of Italian members and companies to the EPN Consulting's activities. We remind the internet audience that EPN Consulting is a member of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK

01 July 2010 - EPN Consulting launched the new 2010-2011 membership campaign. All details available here

01 July 2010 - EPN Consulting attended the 1st Workshop of the ITS-UK Carbon Working Group  that was organised in Newcastle upon Tyne (UK).
EPN Consulting is very much committed to working on ITS solutions that could reduce the overall CO2 emissions

22 June 2010 - EPN Consulting's Director Dr Ing Stefano Mainero attended the "ITS Conference 2010" organised by the European Commission in Brussels (BE). It was an interesting event that gave the opportunity to learn the EC's future strategies in the challenging field of Intelligent Transport Systems and to network with tens of executives and project managers from all Europe

15 June 2010 - EPN Consulting attended an Information Day organised in Milan (IT) by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. It was worthy being there to learn more about the EBRD structure and operations as well as to network with lots of companies' executives

25 May 2010 - EPN Consulting visited the "TOSM Exhibition" held in Turin (IT) and attended the afternoon seminar on "E-Mobility: Infomobility and sustainable mobility for freight, passengers, safety, environment"

19 May 2010 - EPN Consulting's Director Dr Ing Stefano Mainero attended the "4M Project Dissemination Event" that was held in Leicester (UK). 4M stands for Measurement, Modelling, Mapping and Management. It is an evidence-based methodology for understanding and shrinking the Urban Carbon Footprint. Further information here   
 
04 May 2010 - The 4th LIFE+ Call for Proposals has been published with up to €243 million available for co-financing of projects under three headings: i) nature and biodiversity; ii) environment policy and governance; iii) information and communication

01 May 2010EPN Consulting is pleased to offer a 25% discount on its Membership fees to all members of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK until 30th June 2010

28 April 2010EPN Consulting's Director Dr Ing Stefano Mainero gave a presentation in London to the ITS UK Road User Charging Interest Group (RUC IG) on results of the first two years of operations of the  Milan (IT) Ecopass, the urban charging scheme based on vehicles emissions

21 April 2010EPN Consulting invites you to attend the Final Workshop of the SISTER (Satcoms in Support of Transport on European Roads) Project that will be held in Brussels (Belgium) next 26 and 27 May 2010. The SISTER consortium will present and show the use of satellite communication in ITS applications such as:

    * Emergency call
    * Road user charging
    * Dangerous and valuable goods management
    * Digital map updates
For more information and registration please click here.

23-24 March 2010EPN Consulting attended the "Intertraffic" event in Amsterdam (NL). Visitors were interested in knowing more about the innovative concept of European Professionals Network and how this is linked to the ITS & Transport subject

21 March 2010 - EPN Consulting has launched the EPN Consulting Blog! You can exchange ideas or discuss topics regarding Consultancy, Environment, European Projects, ICT, Innovation and ITS & Transport. The EPN Consulting Blog is FREE. The aim is to give EPN Consulting members and non-members a fresh and updated added value to their professional know-how.