26-27 October 2009, Brussels, Belgium
The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking was established in 2008 as a public-private partnership between the European Commission, European industry and the research community to promote the commercialisation of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies. With a budget of approximately one billion Euros spread over six years, it is the most important European initiative to date promoting research, technological development and demonstrations in this field.
First organised in 2008 to mark the launch of the FCH JU, the Stakeholders General Assembly is an annual event aimed at informing all interested parties about the activities of the FCH JU and acquiring feedback for future planning of the programme. It is also a key platform for European and global stakeholders across sectors to come together to examine and assess the current position of this emerging industry, exchange ideas on next steps and make contacts.
The Stakeholders General Assembly 2009 was structured to fulfil these two objectives: On the first day, the agenda focused on the progress of the FCH JU after its first year of operation and on forward planning of the research agenda. On the second day, the sessions examined the broader perspectives and a number of distinguished contributors analysed the market, as well as the political developments affecting the commercialisation of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies.
The Stakeholders General Assembly took place at the European Commission's Charlemagne conference centre in the European quarter of Brussels.