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The EPN Consulting Newsletter No. 11 - July 2011 

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FP7 & other Calls shortly expiring
FP7 Energy InfoDay
FP7 Research on PPP InfoDays
FP7 Transport InfoDays
Next Professional Events in Europe
Special Announcement for LAs
Training Courses
1-day Short Course on ITS and EU projects
EPN Consulting Crowd Funding Campaign
The Website of the Month

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Dear Subscriber,   

Welcome to the July 2011 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter.
Whilst some of you are planning their summer holidays, the European Commission is preparing the launch of a number of FP7 calls for proposals on several subjects: Transport, Energy, Environment, ICT, Security, etc.
A series of Information Days are organised in Europe to inform potential applicants on topics, rules and funds available. Below you find more details about some of them.
Visit often our News Section to read updated information.
In the meantime, a new FP7 call was published last 27th June within the Joint Technology Initiative (Annex IV-SP1) calls . It is the ENIAC-2011-2 and it will close next 15th Sept 2011.
Last 21st June it was chosen the name of the future EU Funding Programme for Research and Innovation: HORIZON 2020. It will be an integrated funding system that will cover all research and innovation funding currently provided through the Framework Programme for Research and Technical Development, the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). These different types of funding will be brought together in a coherent and flexible manner.
We would like to remind you that Friday 8th July 2011  EPN Consulting and the University of the West of England, Bristol (UK), will hold a 1-day Short Course on: "Intelligent Transport Systems and their applications in EU Projects" at UWE premises. You still have time until 6th July to register your attendance!
In accordance with what  announced, EPN Consulting is available to provide assistance to public and private organisations that would like to see their ideas converted into a sound proposal to be submitted. We are also an ideal partner for your project consortium as we have got a lot of experience in dealing with EC projects. Contact us to know more about how we can help you.
EPN Consulting is a front runner within this fast evolution process and its network of professionals generates a lot of excellent know-how. If you are not a member yet, don't wait any longer and join us: a number of exclusive services are waiting for you.
Finally, if you are already an EPN Consulting Member, please remember that if you introduce new members both of you will receive a discount on your membership fees! As this newsletter is also published on LinkedIn, Ecademy and Twitter, we ensure our members to gain an immense visibility within and beyond Europe!
NEW - The 2011 membership fees are now 40% discounted. Join EPN Consulting!
We wish you a hot July!


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FP7 & other Calls shortly expiring 
European Projects
This month there are close deadlines of following calls for proposals:
If you would like to be advised on how to prepare and submit project proposals within the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) and/or other Programmes, EPN Consulting is the right consultancy to choose. Visit the EU Projects Consultancy  for more information.
Would you like to know more about what an EU project is like? Attend one the tailored training courses that EPN Consulting organises for its clients. Visit the Training courses and Seminars section.


Notice: EPN Consulting Members enjoy discounts on EU projects assistance as well as up to a fantastic 20%-discount on Training Courses packages. Join us!

FP7 Energy Research Information Day
European Projects

The FP7 Energy Research Information Day will be held in Brussels next 07 July 2011. Although registrations are now closed, it will be possible to watch the event in real-time web streaming.


Notice: if you become an EPN Consulting Member you will receive earlier and bespoke information about launches of new calls! Join us. 

FP7 Information Day on Research PPPs
European Projects

The FP7 Information Day on Research PPPs (Public-Private Partnerships) on Energy-Efficient Building (EEB), Factories of the Futures (FoF), Green Cars (GCs) will be held in Brussels next 11-12 July 2011. Registrations are open until 5th July 2011.


Notice: if you become an EPN Consulting Member you will receive earlier and bespoke information about launches of new calls! Join us.

FP7 Transport Information Days
European Projects

The FP7 Transport Information Days will be held in Brussels next 18-19 July 2011. You have time until 4th July to register your attendance to this important event . 


Notice: if you become an EPN Consulting Member you will receive earlier and bespoke information about launches of new calls! Join us.

Next Professional Events happening in Europe

03-05 July 2011 - Stuttgart (DE) - ITS+TRA - 5th World Congress of Cities for Mobility
03-08 July 2011 -  Paris (FR) - ICT+INN+TEC - 25th International Cartographic Conference and 15th General Assembly of the International Cartographic Association
04-05 July 2011 - Coventry (UK) - TEC+TRA - UK Space Conference 2011
04-06 July 2011 - Cartagena (ES) - ICT - IEEE HPSR 2011 - 12th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing
04-06 July 2011 - Athens (GR) - EUP+TRA - SUSTAINCITY Project - UrbanSim Workshop
04-06 July 2011 - Leeds (UK) - ICT+TEC+TRA - ICMC 2011 - 2nd International Choice Modelling Conference
06-07 July 2011 - Milan (IT) - EUP - CENTRAL EUROPE - 4th Call for Proposals - Lead Applicant Briefing
07-08 July 2011 - Bradford (UK) - ICT - UKPEW 2011 - 27th Annual UK Performance Engineering Workshop
07-08 July 2011 - Newcastle (UK) - INN+PRO - UKRO (UK Research Office) 2011 Annual Conference


Find out more events on the EPN Consulting Events Section.

There is a new fantastic business opportunity for you. It is now possible to sponsor one or more events (Event Sponsor) or even become an Event Section Sponsor (Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze packages available). Please drop us an email if interested and we will provide you with all information.


Notice: EPN Consulting Members enjoy up to 20% discount on sponsoring packages. Join us!

Special Announcement for Local Authorities

In this difficult economic climate you may want to carry out some projects but you have little funds for doing it. One solution could be submitting your ideas through an European project proposal and, if successful, receiving a co-funding budget.

This would help you accomplish your goals, acquire visibility on the European scenario and meet a range of different public and private organisations with whom sharing your current and future plans. You could also learn one from the other best practice that could suit your area.

Your fields of interest could regard Intelligent Transport Systems, Sustainable Transport, Environment issues, ICT solutions, etc.


EPN Consulting can assist you in this process from cradle to grave with a bespoke service. Please write to us and we will explore how to meet your requirements. 


EPN Consulting helps you prepare sound FP7 projects proposals. Book your place to learn how to improve your chances of success

EPN Consulting organises "INTRODUCTION TO EUROPEAN PROJECTS" Courses to help you understand strengths and weakenesses of your ideas and how they can fit in the relevant Calls of interest. Theses courses are very flexible (No. of Students, Course Duration and Course Locations)  to help you get the best out of it.

You find more information here. We look forward to receiving your numerous subscriptions!


EPN Consulting Members receive up to 20% discount on training courses!

"1-day Short Course on ITS and their applications in EU projects"

EPN Consulting and UWE Short CourseEPN Consulting and the University of the West of England have jontly organised a 1-day Short Course on:

"Intelligent Tranport Systems and their applications in EU Projects" that will be held at UWE premises in Bristol (UK) next 8th July.


The course will give a description of 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. The European GALILEO satellites constellation is described 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 properly to stimulate behavioural changes.
The participation into projects co-funded by the European Commission (EC) is also 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. 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.  Registrations are open until 6th July 2011. Hurry up!


EPN Consulting has started a Crowd Funding Campaign 

EPN Consulting has got plans to expand its EVENTS Section to include professional events happening anywhere, Worldwide!.
his will 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.

The campaign will stay open for 6 months, until 17th Dec 2011, and will allow 

EPN Consulting to implement the 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! We look forward to feeling your sensitivity about this topic! 

The Website of the Month: EC Information Society: ICT for Sustainable Growth 

EC DG INFSOThis month EPN Consulting has chosen one of the European Commissione websites and, in particular, that one dedicated to ICT for SUSTAINABLE GROWTH.


As anticipated in the Featured Message, July is an important month for the EC FP7 Calls and this website gives a definitive added value to everyone interested in knowing more about the importance of ICT in the creation of Sustainable Growth. You will find invaluable information on Smart Sustainable Cities, Energy-Efficient Buildings, Smart Grids, Climate Change Manageent and much more.


Please contact us for any question about becoming an EPN Consulting member, proposing business offers, informing us on your business specialties, et cetera.
Kind Regards,

Stefano Mainero

CEO, Founder

EPN Consulting Limited
London, UK