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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-CA | Phase: NMP.2011.4.0-7 | Award Amount: 2.16M | Year: 2012

Industrial safety is an enabling and important success-factor in the pursuit of beneficial business activities. For this reason, industrial safety is a vital and important prerequisite for sustainable growth and competitiveness of the EU. Therefore, there is an urgent need to refocus the resources of national research programmes in EU Member States on industrial safety since the problems related to industrial safety are common to all and cannot be tackled adequately at the national level. SAFRA will bring dynamism into European research on industrial safety by fostering collaboration of national research programmes, by encouraging lateral thinking and by promoting innovations related to implementation of industrial safety. The Consortium consists of 19 leading public agencies, ministries and research organizations funding or managing safety research working in close collaboration with stakeholders from industry, enterprises, authorities, science, social partners and society at large. The strategic objective of the SAFRA project is to create a research and innovation market through systematic exchange of information and a stepwise integration of national research programmes in the EU by creating effective instruments which will emphasize collaboration between national research programmes on industrial safety. The goal is thus to promote the incorporation of a more effective safety culture into EU industrial activities to improve the competitive edge of European industries on a global scale. The scope of the SAFRA will be to support traditional industries to solve existing safety challenges and to promote innovative novel industries, such as bio- and nanotechnology-based industries, to consider safety issues in all their activities from the outset. The SAFRA therefore aims at improving the safety of European industries to promote sustainable growth as well as sharpening their competitive edge.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-ERA-Plus | Phase: GC.SST.2011.7-8. | Award Amount: 19.58M | Year: 2010

The growing awareness of necessary changes and effective measures that can prevent, or at least, limit climate change has in many countries led to substantially intensified efforts in research and development. The dominant objective is to reduce fossil fuel consumption - therefore low carbon mobility, with electric mobility in the first place, is considered as a promising way to meet the challenge of future petrol scarcity. With the transnational call Electromobility\, public research programmes from 11 European countries and regions come together to give to research the objective of preparing a long-term horizon, one which will follow this current hype phase. Thus, Electromobility\ will contribute to the creation of long-lasting conditions for the development of electric mobility in Europe on the horizon of 2025. The joint initiative is geared to analyse, to consolidate and to prolong developments within the context of electromobility which are going to appear from 2010 on and so strongly contribute to shape the European electromobility of tomorrow. Within Electromobility\, research programmes from 11 European countries and regions are bringing together more than 15 M of public funding within the framework of the proposed ERA-Net Plus initiative. The European Commission may additionally contribute up to 33 % of the total national funding to the funding of trans-national projects (i.e. about 7 M). Electromobility\ is a contribution of European countries and regions to the European Green Cars Initiative. The main goal is to provide a basis for a long-term platform on electric mobility in Europe. The objectives of Electromobility\ can be summarised as follows 1. The establishment of sustainable and effective structures for cooperation and coordination of research in the field of electric mobility as a basis for a long-term cooperation. 2. The development of technical and scientific knowledge which will create long-lasting conditions for the development of electric mobility in Europe on the horizon of 2025

Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: ERA-NET-Cofund | Phase: SC5-09-2014 | Award Amount: 38.00M | Year: 2015

The loss of biodiversity and degradation of ecosystems jeopardize the sustainable provision of ecosystem services and are major scientific and societal challenges. Addressing this challenge and providing scientific support to stakeholders and policy makers requires a coherent interdisciplinary research framework, with coordinated strategies and programmes at the national, regional and international levels, which are the relevant scales for many biodiversity issues. By networking 32 funding agencies from 18 countries, BiodivERsA3 aims to strengthen the ERA on biodiversity. Building on the previous experiences of the projects BiodivERsA1&2 and NetBiome, BiodivERsA3 will promote and support coordinated pan-European research on biodiversity and ecosystem services. It will strengthen research and research programmes coordination with the ultimate aim to provide policy makers and other stakeholders with adequate knowledge, tools and practical solutions to address biodiversity and ecosystem degradation. The objectives are to: - Enhance the capacity of the network to coordinate research programmes on biodiversity and ecosystem services more completely in Europe (including overseas territories) and to increase the international dimension of BiodivERsA activities - Develop a strategic, multi-annual vision of the networks priorities, based on ambitious mapping and foresight activities developed in collaboration with key initiatives in the field - Design and implement a co-funded call and other joint calls to better integrate research on biodiversity and ecosystem services across Europe - Develop a range of other joint activities, in particular alignment of national research programmes for biodiversity and ecosystem services, and activities for promoting mobility and equal opportunities for researchers and reinforcing data sharing - Promote effective science-policy and science-society (including science-business) dialogue during the whole research process

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: JTI-CS | Phase: JTI-CS-2012-2-GRC-05-007 | Award Amount: 547.20K | Year: 2013

The CARE project Curved Applications for Rotorcraft Environmental enhancement will support the definition of new rotorcraft IFR curved operations benefiting from SBAS guidance. In this project, on top of the innovative character of those procedures, the consortium will really CARE about minimizing noise impact. Concrete milestones will be implemented to address various types of operational and regulatory issues that rotorcraft operators will have to tackle. The CARE project will bring state-of-the-art expertise in Air Traffic Management to meet the CleanSky JU objectives. A major Air Navigation Service Provider supported by the National Regulator, two specialized engineering companies and, procedure designers, have teamed up to ensure: The definition of tailored criteria for designing low noise optimised curved procedures for rotorcraft, The safety assessment of the new procedures, The identification of the benefits brought by those specific curved applications, The promotion of these new types of operations through the implementation of a concrete procedure, The appropriate dissemination of CARE results encompassing the organization of a dedicated user forum with the different Stakeholders. Involved in GNSS projects and Air Traffic Management for many years, the Egis Avia Company will lead the consortium to help making the required breakthrough a reality.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: Energy | Award Amount: 3.00M | Year: 2015

The Concerted Action EPBD IV, supporting transposition and implementation of Directive 2010/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010 on the energy performance of buildings, is an activity which aims to foster exchange of information and experience among Member States and participating countries with regards to the implementation of the specific Community legislation and policy on the energy performance of buildings. It involves the national authorities implementing the Directive, or those bodies appointed and entrusted by them to do so. It is carried out under the coordination of Danish Energy Agency, DEA. The CA consortium is composed of organisations designated by all 28 Member States plus Norway. The CA is financed by the EUs Horizon 2020 Programme. The CA is the continuation of the first Concerted Action, CA EPBD, which ran from January 2005 to June 2007, then continued as the CA EPBD II from December 2007 until November 2010 and then CA EPBD III from March 2011 to October 2015. The CA IV will organise 4 CA Plenary meetings and some supporting activities over a period 30 months or approximately one meeting every 7-8 months, similar to the CA III. The work will be organised in Central Teams, which includes: a) 3 Core Teams on New Buildings, Existing Buildings and Certification & Quality of Inspection; b) 3 Cross-Cutting teams on Technical Elements, Policy & Implementation and Compliance, Capacity & Impact; c) 2 central functions on Collaboration with other actors and Internal & External Communication; and some additional functions and supporting measures. For each Central Team, issues are addressed on which the Directive does not require harmonised national implementation but where coordinated implementation would increase the impact of the Directive and reduce the implementing costs.

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