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The EU Commissionís Economic Recovery Plan gets the support of eSafety Forum
Creation date: 02 March 2009
The euro area and some Member States more then others are hardly hit by the current economic situation. The latest economic forecasts indicate an economic growth close to zero and risks of contraction for the EU economy in 2009, with increasing unemployment rate in
All Member States should concentrate their efforts to promote structural reforms needed to help the European Union (EU) emerge from the current economic crisis without undermining longer term fiscal sustainability. Therefore the EU Commission took the initiative to propose the European Economic Recovery Plan which includes a series of coordinated actions manly focusing on innovation and greening of EU investment and attempts to inject 200 Billion Euros in support of the EU economy.
The Automotive sector, as any other industry sector, needs to see beyond the current crisis and think of mobility and transport solutions 10 to 20 years from now.
Another challenge the eSafety Forum and others stakeholders of the sector need to tackle is the setting up of a policy framework that would:
To support the EU Commission initiative, the eSafety Forum members decided to put in place a Task Force on Economic Recovery which would ensure the implementation and deployment of eSafety and cooperative vehicle-infrastructure systems, the eCall European Deployment Platform, and will contribute, through its RTD WG, with input to further define the priorities of the Strategic Research Agenda.
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