€4.5M allocated for the development of safer, greener and more efficient pan-European transport systems

Call title: FP7-AERONAUTICS and AIR TRANSPORT (AAT)-2013-RTD-RUSSIA • Call identifier: FP7-AAT-2013-RTD-RUSSIA • Date of publication: 10 July 2012 • Deadline 1 : 14 November 2012 at 17.00.00 (Brussels local time) • Indicative budget 2 : EUR 4.50 million The budget…

Call title: FP7-AERONAUTICS and AIR TRANSPORT (AAT)-2013-RTD-RUSSIA
• Call identifier: FP7-AAT-2013-RTD-RUSSIA
• Date of publication: 10 July 2012
• Deadline
1
: 14 November 2012 at 17.00.00 (Brussels local time)
• Indicative budget
2
: EUR 4.50 million
The budget for this call is indicative. The final budget of the call may vary by up to 10%
of the total value of the indicated budget for the call. In case the total budget could not be
consumed, the remaining amount shall be transferred to the main call (Call identifier:
FP7-AAT-2013-RTD-1).
• Notes:
1. The indicative budget of EUR 4.5 million will be used to fund the participants from the
EU and Associated Countries.
2. The Department of Aviation Industry (Ministry for Industry and Trade of the Russian
Federation) will dedicate to this call a similar budget of EUR 4.5 million for the funding
of the Russian participants, in accordance with the Russian Federation laws and
regulations
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.
• Topics called:
CHALLENGE / ACTIVITY / Topics Funding Schemes &
eligibility criteria
COORDINATED CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
AAT.2013.8-1. Coordinated call with Russia.
Up to 1 project per domain is expected to be funded (see
topic description).
CP-FP
The requested EU contribution
shall not exceed EUR 1 200
000
• Eligibility conditions:
– The general eligibility criteria are set out in Annex 2 to this work programme, and in the
guide for applicants. Please note that the completeness criterion also includes that part B
of the proposal shall be readable, accessible and printable.
– Table of standard minimum number of participating legal entities for the funding
scheme used in the call, in line with the Rules for Participation:

Funding scheme Minimum conditions
Collaborative Projects – small or mediumscale focused research projects (CP-FP)
At least 3 independent legal entities, each of
which is established in a MS or AC, and no
two of which are established in the same MS
or AC.
At least 2 independent legal entities
established in the Russian Federation.
– Only information provided in part A of the proposal will be used to determine whether
the proposal is eligible with respect to budget thresholds and/or minimum number of
eligible participants.
• Additional eligibility criterion:
– At least 2 independent legal entities established in the Russian Federation.
• Evaluation procedure:
– The evaluation criteria and scoring scheme are set out in Annex 2 to the work
programme.
– Proposal page limits: Applicants must ensure that proposals conform to the page limits
and layout given in the Guide for Applicants, and in the proposal part B template
available through the electronic Submission Services of the Commission.
– The Commission will instruct the experts to disregard any pages exceeding these limits.
– The minimum font size allowed is 11 points. The page size is A4, and all margins (top,
bottom, left, right) should be at least 15 mm (not including any footers or headers).
– The evaluation shall follow a single stage procedure.
– Experts will not carry out the individual evaluation of proposals remotely.
– The procedure for prioritising proposals with equal scores is described in Annex 2 to the
work programme.
– In addition, the Russian proposal part of the proposal relevant to Russian work in the
project will be evaluated by the Department of Aviation Industry (Ministry for Industry
and Trade of the Russian Federation) according to its procedures.
– Only proposals which have passed satisfactorily both the EC and Russian evaluations
may be selected for funding.
• Indicative timetable:
– Intended period for on-site (Brussels) EC evaluation / panel meetings: February 2013
– Intended start date for grant agreement negotiations: June 2013
• Consortia agreements: participants in Collaborative Projects are required to conclude a
consortium agreement.

 

Objective
Based on technological and operational advances and on the European transport policy,
develop integrated, safer, “greener” and “smarter” pan-European transport systems for the
benefit of all citizens and society and climate policy, respecting the environment and natural
resources; and securing and further developing the competitiveness attained by the European
industries in the global market.

Based on the policy context, to achieve critical mass, leverage effect and EU added-value, the
strategic research and specific objectives for WP 2013 will focus on three major socioeconomic challenges:
1. Eco-innovation – The decarbonisation of the transport system
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and an efficient use of
natural resources
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, i.e. eco-innovation in all transport modes, greater energy efficiency,
and the further development of clean vehicles and vessels.
2. Safe and seamless mobility – The optimisation of the global efficiency, safety and
security of the transport system (by application of intelligent transport systems and
logistics), making efficient use of infrastructure and network capacity, with the aim of
offering safe and seamless transport and mobility to all European citizens, as transport
is also crucial for social inclusion.
3. Competitiveness and growth through innovation – The strengthening of the
competitiveness of European transport industry and job-friendly growth through

innovation, as competition from developed and emerging economies is intensifying in a
global economy.