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EuropeanTransport NCP Alliance

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete with results
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€2 073 049
EU Contribution
€1 934 525
Project website
Project Acronym
ETNA
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport mode
Multimodal icon
Transport policies
Digitalisation,
Societal/Economic issues
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
FP7-TPT-2007-RTD-1
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

National Contact Points (NCPs) play a crucial role in the Framework Programme (FP) as providers of information and assistance to potential participants (applicants) of new projects and contractors in on-going projects. They reach out to the European research community in order to inform and raise awareness about the funding opportunities of the Framework Programme, to advise and assist potential applicants in the preparation, submission and follow-up of grant applications, and to offer support during the execution of projects – especially with respect to the management and administrative aspects of projects. Moreover, due to its closeness to the European research community, the European Commission understands the NCP Network as an important instrument for gathering feedback on possible problems and difficulties in the implementation of the Framework Programme.

However NCPs organised and financed nationally have led to the development of a collection of heterogeneous structures reflecting different national traditions and working methodologies which in consequence does not necessarily provide European-wide standards of services offered by them but required to the good implementation of EU Framework Programmes. Therefore maintaining a uniformly high-level of service across Europe is a challenge for NCP system as a whole regardless of the level of experience of each particular NCP expert as well as complexity of EU FPs.

Objectives

In an effort to address the above, the project European Transport NCP Alliance (ETNA) aims at the development and implementation of a coordination mechanism for stimulating closer cooperation among National Contact Points for the theme 'Transport' in the Seventh Framework Programme. ETNA will facilitate the improvement of the overall quality of NCP services across Europe in the area of transport and increase the transparency of EU research to ensure equal access for all. This will be accomplished by fulfilling the following basic objectives of the project:

  1. Reinforcing the network of NCPs by promoting trans-national cooperation
  2. Identification and promotion of best practice
  3. Provision of training and twinning measures tailored to the specific needs of transport NCPs
  4. Improvement of networking with other networks, organisations and initiatives with the ultimate goal of acquiring and disseminating information beneficial to the research community and instrumental in facilitating a higher average quality of submitted proposals
  5. Development of tools and practical initiatives which benefit cross-border audiences; in particular for supporting potential participants in the search for project partners
Methodology

Project and Partner Search activities are currently being performed by Transport NCPs in different ways, with a large variation in level of detail, related work-load and efficiency. Most searches involve some kind of electronic exchange of information (online questionnaires, e-mails and others).

ETNA partners will collect specific information on Partner Search Tools. This will be accomplished through questionnaires sent to all Transport NCPs and also by gathering specific information on PS tools from other NCP networks. Those activities will support ETNA partners in definition of user's needs and requirements for such Partner Search Tool.

Once those activities are completed, project partners will decide decide among one of the following options:

  1. To implement an existing PS tool directly by project partners with their own resources.
  2. To implement an existing PS tool with the support of external providers.
  3. If implementation of PS will not be possible in frames of ETNA, a proper report will be created, making recommendations for further developments outside the project.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
The European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
FP7-TRANSPORT

Results

The ETNA project has developed and implemented a coordination mechanism for stimulating closer cooperation among National Contact Points (NPCs) for the theme 'Transport' in FP7. In this way, ETNA has facilitated the improvement of the overall quality of NCP services across Europe in the area of transport. Furthermore, the project has increased the transparency of EU research to ensure equal access for all.

Strategy targets

Innovating for the future (technology and behaviour): A European Transport Research and Innovation Policy

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Tuv Rheinland Consulting Gmbh
Address
Am Grauen Stein, 51105 Koeln, Germany
EU Contribution
€478 515
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Nemzeti Kutatasi Fejlesztesi Es Innovacios Hivatal
Address
Budapest, Andrassy Ut 12, 1062, Hungary
EU Contribution
€49 943
Organisation
Centro Para El Desarrollo Tecnologico Industrial.
Address
Calle Cid 4, 28001 Madrid, Spain
EU Contribution
€100 605
Organisation
Idryma Proothisis Erevnas
Address
Strovolos Avenue 123, 2042 Nicosia, Cyprus
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€26 967
Organisation
Agenzia Per La Promozione Della Ricerca Europea
Address
p.zza G. Marconi 25/a, 184 ROME, Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€102 017
Organisation
Türkiye Bilimsel Ve Teknik Arastirma Kurumu
Address
Ataturk Bulvari 221, kavaklidere, 6100 ANKARA, Turkey
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€75 236
Organisation
Foundation For Research And Technology
Address
N Plastira Str 100, 1527 HERAKLION, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€100 871
Organisation
Ani - Agencia Nacional De Inovacao, Sa
Address
Rua De Sagres 11, 41150 649 Porto, Portugal
EU Contribution
€28 350
Organisation
Ministerie Van Economische Zaken En Klimaat
Address
BEZUIDENHOUTSEWEG 73, 2595 AC The Hague, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€159 105
Organisation
Cliff Funnell Associates
Address
Downview Road 70, Barham, PO22 0EE, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€3 199 630
Organisation
Cliff Funnell Associates
Address
Downview Road 70, Barham, PO22 0EE, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€361 029
Organisation
Aerospace Valley
Address
Avenue Edouard Belin 23, 31400 Toulouse, France
EU Contribution
€123 594
Organisation
Instytut Podstawowych Problemow Techniki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Address
Adolfa Pawinskiego 5B, 02-106 WARSAW, Poland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€2 102 035
Organisation
Instytut Podstawowych Problemow Techniki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Address
Adolfa Pawinskiego 5B, 02-106 WARSAW, Poland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€126 637
Organisation
Matimop - The Israeli Center For R&d
Address
Hamered Street 29, Tel Aviv 61500, Israel
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€3 577 210
Organisation
Matimop - The Israeli Center For R&d
Address
Hamered Street 29, Tel Aviv 61500, Israel
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€74 865
Organisation
Europe Recherche Transport
Address
AVENUE FRANCOIS MITTERRAND 25, 69675 BRON, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€1 999 228
Organisation
Europe Recherche Transport
Address
AVENUE FRANCOIS MITTERRAND 25, 69675 BRON, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€103 310
Organisation
Fundacao Para A Ciencia E A Tecnologia
Address
Avenida D Carlos I 126, 1249N/A074 Lisboa, Portugal
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€2 100 000
Organisation
Fundacao Para A Ciencia E A Tecnologia
Address
Avenida D Carlos I 126, 1249N/A074 Lisboa, Portugal
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€23 481

Technologies

Technology Theme
Unclassified
Technology
Non-technology

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