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Newsletter #28 | September 2022

TRA2022 full programme is out now!

Less than one month left for the Transport Research Arena 2022! Taking place in Lisbon this year, TRA is the foremost European transport event that covers all transport modes and all aspects of mobility. 

The detailed information about the technical & scientific sessions is now available! Discover the date and time of different podium presentations, poster pitches and posters representing selected papers for the TRA2022 Conference here.

The information on the invited sessions is also now available! Discover the TRA2022 invited sessions' details including description, organisers and speaker here. These sessions consist of discussion panels, standard sessions or special types of workshops proposed and organised by the transport community, tackling topics of interest that the Programme does not cover. 


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Rethinking textile industry with Braz Costa

In this episode, we speak to Braz Costa, the managing director of CITEVE, Portuguese Technology Center for Textile and Clothing Industry and since this month, the coordinator of the new ambitious bioeconomy project - BE@T.
Braz tell us about the Portuguese textile and clothing strategy and how will the new project funded by the Portuguese Resilience Plan (PRR) transform the sector and set an example for other industries. 

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5G-LOGINNOV-ALICE - Collaborative Innovation Day


On the 4th October, 5G-LOGINNOV partnered with ALICE to organise the Collaborative Innovation Day. Building upon Horizon 2020 projects at the forefront of 5G developments, logistics experts gathered to discuss the future of 5G networks and how to drive technological innovation in transport and logistics.

Freight transport, mobility and logistics are among the verticals at the core of the transition to a greener and digital model where the development of an integrated, harmonised and sustainable freight transportation system is the key to achieving European objectives towards decarbonisation, emissions and congestion reduction. 🌱🇪🇺

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CFIS2022 takes place @EMSA in Lisbon

On 11 October, together with other project partners, Magellan attended the second public conference on fire safety at sea CFIS2022 organised by LASH FIRE that took place at European Maritime Safety Agency premises in Lisbon. We were happy to see 70+ participants in person and many more online during this hybrid event.

The third and final CFIS2023 will take place in June next year. Magellan will be one of the organisers and we can't wait to share more information with you!

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Future Exploration of Waterborne
Transport Workshop

The STEERER Final Event took place on 12 October at The Beacon | Innovation Community in Antwerp.

The one-day event was divided in two parts, with the morning reserved for a future exploration and 'What if?'-scenarios session followed by break-out groups while the hands-on afternoon will include technical visits to the zero-emission waterborne demonstrators’ sites. The more than 90 participants were challenged to imagine the future of Waterborne Transport!

Read more below!  ⬇️ 

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Waste2BioComp Kick-off Event

On the 13th of October Waste2Biocomp's kick off event: Waste2Biocomp "From Bio-Waste to Bio-Products" took place at the project coordinator headquarters, CITEVE.

Composed of 13 entities from the European Union and Switzerland, the project aims to make a significant impact on the reduction of the use of fossil based materials. 🇪🇺🤝🏼🇨🇭

During the event attendees had the opportunity to engage in a fierce and productive debate on the current and future situation of the textile, packaging and shoes value chains!

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Coming up: BiLOG – Logistics
and Maritime Forum 


BiLOG is the place to discuss the main trends of the European logistics and maritime sector in terms of sustainabilityenergy transitiondigitalisation and resilience.

During the event, we will analyse both the regional and the European dimension, improving the knowledge about EU Transport Policies and related investments, highlighting the need for a stronger cooperation to decarbonize transport. Here you can see the agenda.


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SEAenergy Kick-off meeting

In October, we were delighted to launch the SEANERGY Project with a virtual kick-off meeting organized by the coordinator Magellan Circle.

The Sustainability EducationAl programme for greeNER fuels and enerGY on ports (SEANERGY) is an initiative financed by the European Union, within the framework of the research and innovation programme Horizon Europe.

For the next 30 months, the 12 European Partners will come together to develop a Master Plan to reduce the environmental impact of the port industry.

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PIONEERS International Conference

Hosted by Port of Antwerp-Bruges, and co-organized by Magellan Circle, PIONEERS 1st International Conference took place on Thursday, 20 October 2022, in Antwerp! ✨

More than 170 international port experts were reunited to discuss PIONEERS EU Ports‘ vision and ambitions towards the design of a Green Port Master Plan. Between keynote speeches and exciting round tables, the event was the perfect opportunity for the participants to enlarge their network and strengthen their knowledge about the PIONEERS project. 🛳️

Don’t miss the next chances to take an active role in Shaping the Green Port of the Future: register in our Stakeholder Community and stay tuned!

Have a look at PIONEERS' story

ReNEW project kick-off

The new Horizon Europe project ReNEW was kicked-off on 26 & 27 October in Brussels. Coordinated by European Inland Waterways Platform (IWT), 24 partners from 11 countries will work together towards resilience-centric smart, green and networked EU inland waterways.🚢

During the 3 years of the project duration, Magellan will have two roles, first as leader of the Living Lab 2 in the Douro Waterway and second one as leader of Work Package 5 on Communication and Exploitation.

Find out who are the partners and see photos from the kick-off below!

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EU Exports, EU Budget & State Aid

EU exports to preferential partners for the first time surpassed €1 trillion in 2021, according to the Commission's 2nd Annual Report on the Implementation and Enforcement of EU Trade Agreements. The Report also shows that EU efforts to break down trade barriers and support small businesses are helping EU exports and thus supporting European jobs.

On the 13th of October, the Commission welcomed the decision of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) to give the EU annual accounts a clean bill of health, for the 15th year in a row. The revenue part of the EU Budget also continues to be free from material error, in line with previous years' results. The Recovery and Resilience Facility – the Commission's new instrument to support the post-pandemic recovery of the European economy – is also free from material error, in its first year of implementation.

The EC has adopted a revised Communication on State aid rules for research, development, and innovation (‘2022 RDI Framework'), which sets out the rules under which Member States can grant State aid to companies for RDI activities, while ensuring a level playing field. The 2022 RDI Framework, which contributes to the EU's strategic objectives relating to the green and digital transitions, has entered into force on the 19th of October.

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European Urban Initiative (EUI) – New European Bauhaus
The European Urban Initiative (EUI) has launched a €50 million call funded by the ERDF to support urban innovation and cities' capabilities to ensure a sustainable urban development. The first call for Proposals of EUI - Innovative Actions is targeting innovative projects focusing on the New European Bauhaus (NEB) principles (aesthetics, sustainability, and inclusion) and looks for projects that trigger transformation in the cities and that have the potential to generate investments and inspire other Cohesion Policy projects.  The ERDF will finance 80% of the cost of selected projects and each project can receive up to €5 million. The deadline is on January 19, 2023. More information here and here.
Regional projects supporting sustainable blue economy

The European Commission launched two new calls for proposals under the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) with EU funding of EUR 15.1 million in total. The two calls are “Blue careers for a sustainable blue economy” and “Regional flagships projects supporting sustainable blue economy in EU sea basins”.
The blue careers call (budget of EUR 7.5 million) aims to contribute to the development of the next generation of blue skills and to provide opportunities for attractive and sustainable maritime careers. The regional flagships call (budget of EUR 7.6 million) is divided into six topics, focusing on EU sea basins cooperation, in particular in the Atlantic, the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, the Baltic Sea Region and the EU Outermost Regions. More information here and here.

How does the EU work at the United Nations?

Happy 77th anniversary, United Nations 🇺🇳

The UN 's Charter calls on us to maintain international peace and security and to promote the economic and social advancement of all peoples. The 🇺🇳 and the 🇪🇺 stand side by side for a more peaceful and prosperous future for all

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With the cold weather arriving, take a time to enjoy our monthly playlist and warm your heart, and your ears! Vance Joy, Arcade Fire and the well-known rock band Queens of the Stone Age are some of the artists featured in our selection.

Ready? Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy our October playlist below! 🎶

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