Workshop EMTA onEuropean programmes Rotterdam, 15 May 2014 Johan Diepens Ronald Jorna
European workshop programme • 1. Introduction to Horizon2020, TEN-T and Interreg: • Focus of the programmes • Relevant topics • How does it work • Example: CIPTEC proposal • 2. Workshop: • Working in small groups • Identification of key challenges EMTA members are facing • Topics for European project(s)
Part 1: EU funding programmes Ronald Jorna
European funding programmes • Why participate in European projects? • Address common needs • Pooling resources • Integrating research • Learn from each other • Funding
European funding programmes • Three relevant programmes (2014-2020): • Horizon 2020 • focus on research • Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) • focus on TEN-T corridors and nodes • Interreg • focus on regional cooperation • and development
Horizon2020 • What is Horizon 2020: • EC programme for € 80 billion Research & Innovation • Priority 3: Focus on societal challenges, including health, clean energy and transport • € 7,7 billion for ‘smart, green and integrated transport’ • € 6,5 billion for ‘secure, clean and efficient energy’ • Funding: 70-100% of (labour costs + 25% overhead) + 70-100% of other costs (travel, subcontracting, etc.) • A project should consist of at least 3 partners from 3 different countries, but in general 10-20 partners are common, but also larger consortia consist (>50 partners).
Horizon 2020 • Relevant topics in Horizon 2020: • In ‘smart, green and integrated transport’, call 2015: • Strengthening knowledge and capacities of local authorities (SUMP) • Demonstrating/testing innovative solutions for clean and better urban transport and mobility (CIVITAS) • Transport societal drivers • Facilitating market take-up of innovative transport infra solutions • Smart governance, network resilience and streamlined delivery of infrastructure innovation • December 2014 call open, submission in March 2015 • In previous call (2014): • Smart rail services • Advanced bus concepts • Tackling urban road congestion CIPTEC proposal • Transforming use of conventionally fuelled vehicles in urban areas • ITS connectivity and seamless mobility
CIPTEC proposal • Characteristics: • Full title: Collective Innovation for Public Transport in European Cities • Exploring how a favourable environment can be created for a significant growth in public transport at limited extra costs. • Total budget: around € 3 million • Limited involvement of EMTA: participation in meetings/workshops, advise, stakeholder involvement • Funding EMTA: approx. € 32.500 (100%) • Evaluation result first round expected in June 2014.
CIPTEC proposal Possibility for additional partner (transport authority, transport operator)
CIPTEC proposal Project activities Market trends and users’ needs per customer group Mapping/evaluation of innovative services and practices Promoting innovation in PT by crowdsourcing, co-creation, engaging people and bridging PT with other sectors Performing advanced marketing research and consumer experimentation and synthesizing the findings Developing a Toolbox for PT operators/authorities towards integration of services and customers’ satisfaction. Developing of a “model” strategy plan for public transport operators/authorities
CIPTEC proposal • Possible role of EMTA and EMTA members: • Provide input on market trends and users’ needs, review outcomes • Indicate your research questions on innovative services and practices • Assist researchers in getting access to PT users for crowd-sourcing and co-creation • Facilitate researchers in doing advanced marketing research and consumer experimentation • Help define format and type of tools needed for the toolbox • ....
Connecting Europe Facility • Supports efficient, integrated, sustainable, multimodal transport network in Europe. • Budget: €26,3 billion for 2014-2020, of which €11,3 billion for cohesion countries • Special focus on border crossing projects and bottlenecks on core network corridors.
Connecting Europe Facility Relevant for EMTA members: Optimizing integration and links between transport modes, incl. horizontal projects (ERTMS, ITS): • Actions on implementation of transport infrastructure at nodes of the core network, including urban nodes Innovative projects (cities as living lab) Both works and studies Funding ranges from 20% for investments, 50% for studies and 85% for cohesion countries Link to corridor coordinator required Expected: 1 September 2014 (closing: February 2015)
Interreg V • What is Interreg A, B, C: • Interreg A: cross-border cooperation through joint local and regional initiatives • Interreg B: transnational cooperation aiming at achieving an integrated territorial development • Interreg C: interregional cooperation and the exchange of experience Interreg Europe • The EU provides approximately €9 billion for the European Territorial Cooperation from 2014
Interreg • 11 Funding priorities • Strengthening research, technological development and innovation • Enhancing access to and use and quality of ICT • Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs • Supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors • Promoting climate change adaptation, risk prevention and management • Protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency • Promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures • Promoting employment and supporting labour mobility • Promoting social inclusion and combating poverty • Investing in education, skills and lifelong learning by developing education and training infrastructure • Enhancing institutional capacity and an efficient public administration
Interreg VA • Interreg A • €6.6 bln for the cross-border cooperation (INTERREG VA), • Chart: all cross-border regions of Germany • Example: new bus connection between German/Dutch border region Euregio (funding: €50.000)
Interreg VB • Interreg B: • €1.8 bln for the transnational cooperation (INTERREG VB) • Chart: NWE region • Example: BAPT project: Boosting advanced public transport systems (7,6 mln funding)
Interreg Europe • Interreg VC: • €500 mio for the inter-regional cooperation (INTERREG Europe) • Chart: eligible countries • Example: EPTA project: Enabling Public Transport Authorities in Europe (funding: €1,0 mln)
How do European programmes work? • Influencing the programme content • EC publishes Calls for proposals • Identify relevant topics • Set up or join a consortium • Write and submit proposal (1 or 2 stage process) • EC carries out evaluation (with external experts) • Contract negotiation • Start of project • Total duration from call to start of project: 12-15 months
How to get involved in EU programmes? • Think about networking and building links with potential partners: • Who are the key players? • Who has been involved in previous projects / stakeholder groups? • How can you meet them? Attend events (info days, workshops), join EU evaluators database, join stakeholder groups, LinkedIn groups • Position yourself as a key partner • Get yourself known by European Commission staff, national representatives
Part 2: Workshop Johan Diepens
Workshop approach • All participants will be divided in small groups • Each group to answer the following questions: • What are the top-3 challenges/problems you are facing in your work (e.g. issues from strategic plan, workprogramme, etc.) in the next 10 years? • Related to the above: what topic(s) would you like to address in a potential European cooperation with other EMTA members, PT companies, vehicle manufacturers, research institutes, consultancies, etc.? • Plenary presentation of results • Ranking of results
Workshop questions What are the top-3 challenges/problems you are facing in your work in the next 10 years? What topic(s) would you like to address in a potential European cooperation with other EMTA members, PT companies, vehicle manufacturers, research institutes, consultancies, etc.?