HyER (formerly HyRaMP)’s Annual General Assembly on October 7-8, 2009 in Brussels focussed attention on the role of hydrogen in EU’s and local energy and transport policy. The secretariat of HyER (formerly HyRaMP), the European Regions and Municipalities Partnership for hydrogen nad fuel cells is hosted by the EHA.  The first day featured presentations of representatives of the Member States that that will be hosting the EU presidency till the end of 2010,  Spain and Belgium as well as national updates of the UK and Frtance. In addition key European offcials of the EU Commission and the European Investment Bank presented links of their programmes to local hydrogen and fuel cell development. Three new members were welcomed into the HyER (formerly HyRaMP) Partnership, the REgion of Flanders, the city of Torre Vedras in Portugal and DutchHy a Dutch platoform representing three Dutch cities, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Arnhem and industry. Also the City of London has applied for membership. The HyRAMP AGM decided on an ambitious Action Plan for 2010 that will see HyRAMP’s active involvement in the dissemination of JTI projects and  contribution to the JTI workprogrammes for the coming years.