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The EPN Consulting Newsletter No. 17 - Jan 2012  

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FP7 & other Calls shortly expiring
TEN-T InfoDays 2012
New Funding Schemes for SME
Next Professional Events in Europe
EPN Consulting's 2012 Membership Campaign
Training Courses
The Website of the Month

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Dear Subscriber,   

Welcome to the January 2012 issue of the EPN Consulting Newsletter that is received by hundreds of selected professionals in Europe.


Although some of you may still be on holidays, it is time to plan ahead activities organisation; we would like to remind you of a couple European events (already mentioned in our Dec 2011 newsletter) and both organised in Brussels:

- 24 Jan 2012 - IEE (Intelligent Energy Europe) Info Day

- 31 Jan 2012 - TEN-T (Trans-European Network for Transport) Info Day 


Despite the FP7 Transport calls closed last Dec 2011, the Transport-Move call will be open until 01 Mar 2012. By the way, an updated FAQ was published on 19 Dec 2011 and it is available under "additional documents" section. 


An important news for our European readers:

The Memorandum of Understanding associating Moldova to FP7 was signed on 11 October 2011.  The provisions of this association instrument will be applicable from 01 Jan 2012 and allow Moldovan researchers to submit proposals to all of the calls open under the 2012 work programmes.  



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. EPN Consulting is 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:  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.
The New EU Comers and the EU Accession Countries enjoy a fantastic 50%-discount on membership fees until 31 Dec 2012!


If you would like to advertise your products and/or services on this effective tool of information as the EPN Consulting Newsletter is, please contact us.


Have you missed some of the previous issues? Don't worry, you can find them online on this webpage.


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!
We wish you a sparkling January.


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FP7 & other Calls shortly expiring 
European Projects
This month there are close deadlines of the following calls for proposals:

- 03 Jan 2012 - Deadline to submit proposals within the FP7-REGPOT-2012-2013-1 Call 


- 05 Jan 2012 - Deadline to submit proposals within the FP7-COH-2012-Procurers Call 

- 12 Jan 2012
- Deadline to submit proposals within the FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN Call

- 16 Jan 2012 -
Deadline to submit proposals within the MARCO POLO programme 


- 17 Jan 2012 - Deadline to submit proposals within the FP-ICT-2011-8 Call 

- 18 Jan 2012
- Deadline to submit proposals within the FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IRSES

Find out more expiring calls on the  Events Section of the EPN Consulting website.

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!

ICT-PSP 2012 Info Day and Call 
European Projects

The draft ICT PSP (Policy Support Programme) Work Programme 2012 has been approved by the CIP ICT Committee . The work programme is still subject to the formal approval by the Commission (expected in January 2012).


The 6th Call for Proposals would be opened from 1 February to 15 May 2012 (pending to the formal approval of the Work programme 2012 by the Commission).


Book in your diary the date of Friday 03 Feb 2012 for an information day on the 6th Call for Proposals, in Brussels.

Confirmation of the date, the exact venue and the draft agenda (the event is planned from 9h30 to 16h00) will be published during the week of 09 Jan 2012.

On line registration will be open from that page during the same week.


The draft ICT-PSP Work Programme 2012 can be found here .


FP7 Call 9 - FET Proactive InfoDay 
European Projects

The FET-Proactive initiatives aim at focusing resources on visionary and challenging long-term goals that are timely and have strong potential for future impact. These goals provide a common strategic perspective and a focal point around which a critical mass of research can be assembled and synergies developed.  


On 18 Jan 2012 in Brussels the InfoDay will be held with the following purposes:


- To provide up-to-date and first-hand information on the 4 FET initiatives in FP7-Call 9. Contractual, legal and administrative modalities will be also covered. A Q&A session will ensure that participants don't leave the event with unanswered questions


- To facilitate the formation of consortia for proposals to the Call, and to promote synergies and collaborations across proposers through an open exchange 'Proposers Forum'. To this end, participants are encouraged to lay out their ideas for possible proposals, identify the expertise they are seeking for, or simply express their intention of getting involved in a consortium.


The FP7 CALL 9 call will be launched in January 2012 (tbc)
Deadline for submission of proposals: April 2012

More information here.


Next Professional Events happening in Europe

Find out more events on the EPN Consulting Events Section.

There is a new fantastic business opportunity for you.

It is 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!

It's now time to join EPN Consulting

EPN Consulting - ITS & TransportDue to the current poor economic climate, EPN Consulting is happy to announce that the 2012 Membership fees will not be increased.

The current fees in Euros will be guaranteed until 31 Jan 2012. 


It is possible to join EPN Consulting by choosing the most suitable package among a  4x3-matrix offer as 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 of 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 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 or contact us: 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! 


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.

We look forward to receiving your numerous subscriptions!


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

The Website of the Month: Road Safety Evaluation


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This month EPN Consulting has chosen the British "Road Safety Evaluation" website and its E-valu-it toolkit.


The website contains information on a range of topics, with links and case studies where it is possible to find out more. The heart of the website is the 'E-valu-it' toolkit, which asks to complete a set of questions about intervention and provides recommendations and a partly completed report template to complete the evaluation.


The project has been led by a team from the UK Department for Transport (DfT) and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in collaboration with Local Authority practitioners. After many interviews of people working in front-line road safety delivery, what was said was put into a practical website full of useful information and explanations.



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

Founder, CEO

EPN Consulting Limited
London, UK