EU update for the GAME Network

EU update for the GAME Network

Innovative UnionInnovation Union Scoreboard
Sweden’s innovation system is once more in first position in the EU with the overall ranking remaining relatively stable. The most innovative countries have balanced innovation systems with strengths in all dimensions, but in the eighth dimension Economic effects Finland and Sweden score just below the EU average.
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green Vehicle

Green Vehicle call
Two calls for proposals in the areas of Green Vehicles and Mobility for Growth opened last week, with a deadline on 15 October, in total €48,5 million Euro. The Green Vehicles call addresses road transport challenges such as improvements in energy efficiency and the use of new types of non-conventional energies. The Mobility for Growth call addresses mode-specific and transport integration challenges.
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Work Smarter, Not Harder to Improve TransportationVOR-M8A3905-535x321
This is a reminder to continually search for better solutions to the problems we face. There is a great need for better solutions to our transportation problems. Last week Todd Litman, Executive Director at Victoria Transport Policy Institute, Canada gave a very good presentation at the seminar Mobility in Smart Cities in connection with the Volvo Ocean Race. In his presentation Todd Litman, presented that too often, solutions consist of simply more of the same: building more roads, expanding parking facilities, maintaining low fuel prices, buying more automobiles, increasing transit subsidies, and generally devoting ever more private and public resources to transportation.
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