Representatives of 18 countries took part in the first CCAM States Representatives Group meeting held online on 25 November. The following countries were represented: Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom and Sweden.
According to the Memorandum of Understanding signed in June 2021 by the European Commission and the CCAM Association, the States Representatives Group should advise and actively support the achievement of objectives of the Co-programmed European Partnership and ensure complementarity with national policies, priorities and programmes. They may review information and provide opinions on the progress of the Co-programmed European Partnership towards its scientific, economic and/or societal impacts.
The States Representatives Group may provide information to, and act as an interface with the Co-programmed European Partnership on the following matters:
- The status of activities performed under national or regional policies, priorities and research and innovation programmes which are relevant to the Co-programmed European Partnership and identification of potential areas of cooperation, including concrete actions taken or envisaged for the deployment of relevant technologies and innovative solutions at the national or regional level;
- Specific measures taken at national level or regional level to maximise the impacts of the results achieved, in particular dissemination events, dedicated technical workshops and communication activities;
- Specific measures taken at national or regional level to support the exploitation, deployment and/or scale-up of the results achieved within the Co-programmed European Partnership;
- Content and dissemination of training programmes for CCAM workforce, curricula and modules for undergraduate level and lifelong learning programmes.
The next meeting will be held on 16 February 2022 either in Paris or online in connection with the High Level Meeting on Connected and Automated Driving (HLM CAD).