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The European Travellers Club: Account-Based Travelling across the European Union

Objective

"The European Travellers Club is a programme by and for European transport ticketing schemes or operators, travellers organizations and technology providers to create seamless account-based traveling across the European Union.

The programme is traveller-centric, meaning that the travelers will be in control of their preferences and privacy. While it includes innovative technological concepts, it is expressly designed to work with existing e-ticketing infrastructures in member states (Calypso, VDV, ITSO etc) as well as new possibilities (such as EMV-contactless, smart tokens etc). The ""eco-system"" will be open for all potential suppliers through an open architecture with clear interfaces and standardized protocols. The architecture is such that it allows for a smooth integration with travel planning and booking tools, journey information and integration with other uses of e-identity, e-payment and e-ticketing.

The programme consists of:
(1) the governance structure of the European Travellers Club and National or Regional Travellers Clubs that ensures interoperability and traveller-in-control privacy, while avoiding a suppliers lock-in.
(2) the technological development of our solutions for secure and fast identification in transport, our authentication and routing functionality between schemes, our solutions for privacy using derived-identities and personal storage options, and our integration with smart phones, NFC mobile phones, and EMV-contactless.
(3) the European Travellers Lab in which our member schemes can develop and test use cases, business rules, and interoperability across schemes and identifiers.
(4) the standards and interfaces that allow members of one (national) Travellers Club to consult, through their own portal and in their own language, the travel planning and booking tools mediated through a Travellers Club in another country.
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Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/mobile phone
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /humanities/languages and literature/languages - general

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

STICHTING ACCEPT INSTITUTE
Address
Stationsplein 61
3818 LE Amersfoort
Netherlands
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 2 567 500

Participants (5)

VDV ETICKET SERVICE GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 680 000
Address
Hohenzollernring 103
50672 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NXP SEMICONDUCTORS AUSTRIA GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Mikron-weg 1
8101 Gratkorn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMUNAUTE DES TRANSPORTS
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 165 000
Address
Rue Charles Bernhoeft 4
1240 Luxembourg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UL TS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 457 500
Address
De Heyderweg 2
2314 XZ Leiden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRANS LINK SYSTEMS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 630 000
Address
Stationsplein 151
3818 LE Amersfoort
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)