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EUCAR Conference takes place in Autoworld, Brussels, in the presence of Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice President for the Digital Agenda

8th/9th November 2010 - EUCAR Conference takes place in Autoworld, Brussels, in the presence of Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice President for the Digital Agenda On 8th and 9th November over two hundred stakeholders from the European Commission, governmental institutions, automotive suppliers, research providers and universities convened at the Autoworld in Brussels at the annual EUCAR Reception and Conference. As the VIP speaker at the Reception on 8th November, European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes presented her vision for the Digital Agenda, whose goal is using ICT to improve daily life, focusing on its application to the automotive sector. “There can be...
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EUCAR participated today in the European Parliament Hearing on “Simplifying the implementation of the Research Framework Programmes”

1st September 2010 - EUCAR participated today in the European Parliament Hearing on "Simplifying the implementation of the Research Framework Programmes". EUCAR participated today in the European Parliament Hearing on "Simplifying the implementation of the Research Framework Programmes", represented by Professor Jürgen Leohold, EUCAR Chairman in 2009 and Executive Director of Group Research Volkswagen. The hearing was hosted by MEP Maria da Graça Carvalho, former Minister of Science & Higher Education in Portugal, who is the draftsperson of the Parliament's own report on simplification. Professor Leohold presented six main topics on behalf of EUCAR: reducing bureaucracy;...
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The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR), representing the major European automobile manufacturers in their common research activities, has confirmed Jaguar Land Rover as a new member

5th July 2010 - The European Council for Automotive R&D (EUCAR), representing the major European automobile manufacturers in their common research activities, has confirmed Jaguar Land Rover as a new member Jaguar Land Rover's membership officially began on 1st July 2010. Press Release: Jaguar Land Rover is new EUCAR Member from July...
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EUCAR has issued a position paper in response to the European Commission’s Communication on Simplification of the Implementation of the Research Framework Programmes

20th May 2010 - today EUCAR has issued a position paper in response to the European Commission's Communication on Simplification of the Implementation of the Research Framework Programmes. EUCAR appreciates the efforts made by the European Commission (EC) to address the administrative burdens experienced by projects' participation in the research Framework Programmes.  In particular the Communication on Simplification of 29th April 2010 sets out a serious and creative plan for a reform addressing many of the difficulties currently experienced.  This paper sets out EUCAR's assessment of the EC communication and provides a detailed analysis of current administrative burdens and...
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EUCAR issued a position paper outlining its priority recommendations for the content and structure of the Eighth Research Framework (FP8), to run from 2014

22nd April 2010 - today EUCAR issued a position paper outlining its priority recommendations for the content and structure of the Eighth Research Framework (FP8), to run from 2014. This is the automotive industry's initial contribution to debate on FP8 and is intended to initiate further discussion amongst all EU research stakeholders, aiming at an effective programme for collaborative research and a strengthened European Research Area.  In particular EUCAR recommends that Mobility and Transport be included as a coherent theme within FP8, and further that a focus is retained on Road Transport and Automotive Research.  The main recommendations of the paper are as...
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