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Green and digital transitions will drastically reshape the mobility sector. EASE fully supports the comprehensive set of measures that the European Commission is putting forward a to put the European Union on the path to creating a sustainable, smart and resilient mobility system.
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Welcome to BEPA: The Batteries European Partnership Association
On 14 December 2020 the Batteries European Partnership Association (BEPA a.i.s.b.l.) has held its first Statutory General Assembly which reviewed and validated the Articles of the Association and elected the representatives of its Governing Bodies.
The Batteries European Partnership’s ambition is to establish by 2030 a world-class battery innovation ecosystem in Europe to boost a competitive, sustainable and circular European battery value chain for the power sector and e-mobility, enabling the transformation towards a carbon-neutral society.
The official contractual agreement between the European Commission and BEPA should be signed in April 2021. The agreement will be the foundation of a Public-Private Partnership, bringing together - on the public side - the European Commission and - on the private side - all the interested stakeholders of the European battery community regrouped in BEPA, the Batteries European Partnership Association.
BEPA already gathers a total of 137 members of which 54 are industrial players, 56 research organisations, and 27 associations and others.
The main missions of the BEPA will be:
- to provide strategic recommendations for battery-related R&I activities to be funded under the Horizon Europe Work Programmes related to batteries
- to support and oversee the portfolio of projects funded under the Partnership Work Programmes
- to create and reinforce networks between the battery value chain Industry, Research and Technology Organisations, universities and others, and ensure synergies with other European Partnerships and initiatives
- to support the development of EU regulations on battery standards, safety, and sustainability and actively promote and monitor innovation uptake in the market.