The EGVI contractual public-private partnerships is established based on Article 19 of the Horizon 2020 regulation, through a contractual arrangement between the Commission and the European Green Vehicles Initiative Association. The governance structure of the PPP is outlined in this contractual arrangement, which takes the form of a Memorandum of Understanding. The document was signed by the RTD EU Commissioner, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, and the EGVIA and Industry Delegation Chairman, Wolfgang Steiger.
The Partnership Board is the governing body of the public-private partnership. In that respect, it is the main mechanism for dialogue between the public and the private sides. The members of the EGVIA Industry Delegation constitute the Private Side of the Partnership Board, while the Public Side is represented by the various European Commission’s services involved in the EGVI PPP.
Figure: Governance scheme of the EGVI PPP.
Together, the partners are committed to support the development and implementation of research and innovation activities and identify the activities to be proposed for financial support under Horizon 2020. The input delivered by the Private Side of the Partnership Board is prepared through a continuous process of stakeholder consultations within EGVIA. It consists of workshops and multiannual implementation plans which rest upon the long-term roadmaps and strategic research agendas of the three European Technology Platforms – ERTRAC, EPoSS and SmartGrids.
The body meets on a regular basis in order to jointly prepare the Work Programmes of the European Green Vehicles Initiative, as well as any updates of the PPP Multiannual Roadmap.