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ECTRI, the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes, is the leading European research association for sustainable and multimodal mobility. It was founded in April 2003 as an international non-profit organization. Its members are 27 major transport research institutes or universities from 20 European countries. Together, they account for more than 4000 European scientific and research staff in the field of transport.

ECTRI is pushing for green, safe, efficient and inclusive transport for people and goods by:

- Promoting transport research and enhancing its scientific quality and effectiveness

- Providing independent, evidencebased advice to decision makers in Europe

- Incorporating and representing the foremost European transport research institutes and Universities

ECTRI's  aims at achieving these goals by cooperation in thematic and process oriented thematic groups and task forces, by publications, and through participation in Framework Programme projects, seminars and conferences.

 

 

 

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arrow20/04/2018 ETRR Advisory and Editorial Boards meeting, April 19, in Vienna. This meeting took place jointly with TRA 2018, as the journal was one of the Media Partners of the event.  The journal's Advisory and Editorial Board members gathered to review the current status and developments of the Journal and specifically to discuss the best TRA 2018 submitted papers for publication in ETRR.

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arrow19/04/2018 Last day of TRA 2018! Don't miss the Closing Ceremony starting at 2:15 PM, with final remarks from Commissioner Moedas and ECTRI President Prof. Mark Robinson. Followed by the closing address from the TRA2018 representatives and the hand-over to the Finnish Minister for Transport, TRA2020 organiser. You can follow it live here.

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arrow18/04/2018 ECTRI Spring Assemly of Members, April 18 in Vienna, kinldy hosted by ECTRI Member AIT. ECTRI thanks thanks AIT and all its Members for another successful and productive meeting. Photo gallery of the meeting will soon be available in our Flickr album.

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arrow17/04/2018 More from the SETRIS project today at TRA2018.  Join us for the Invited Session #8: Modal Synergies for Future Mobility(Room: Schubert 5+6) from 3:15pm - 4:45pm. This session is jointly organised by the SETRIS project (http://newrail.org/setris/) and the MOBILITY4EU project (www.mobility4eu.eu/). Both projects aim at contributing to the vision of a connected Europe, by setting the stage for a truly integrated passenger transport system.

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arrow17/04/2018 Congratulations to ECTRI members awarded at TRAVISIONS 2018. From the TRA VISIONS 2018 Young Researchers competition: Tomas Ambra and Bram Kim, from Vrije Universiteit Brussel-MOBI won the 1st prize in the in the cross-modality sector (Potential of supply chain collaboration in Brussels: up-scaling performance of demonstration case) and Emmanouil-Ioizos Tsougranis from the Newcastle University won the 2nd prize In the waterborne sector (Pressurised SOFC-GT Electric Propulsion Power Plant for LNG vessels). From the TRA VISIONS 2018 Senior Researchers competition, Verena Ehrler from the DLR Institute of Transport Research was awarded and acknowledged for her continued and outstanding contribution to EU funded transport research related to cross modality.

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arrow16/04/2018 ECTRI at the launch of the Coventry University Brussels Office. Interesting to hear about Coventry’s grand challenges, commitment to research and maintaining links with the EU from Prof Carl Perrin (CEO of the Institute for Future Transport and Cities) and Professor John Latham (Coventry’s University Vice-Chancellor).

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arrow16/04/2018 Today at TRA 2018, join us at the Strategic Session 1.2 “Towards a Truly Integrated Transport System” (Room Lehar 1+2) from 3:00pm - 4:30pm. This session will address urban and long distance transport system integration as envisaged by the SETRIS project and has as keynote speaker, the SETRIS coordinator and ECTRI President, Professor Mark Robinson. Read the SETRIS final publication here.

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arrow16/04/2018 Are you at the Transport Research Arena 2018 this week? Come & visit us at the ECTRI stand (A17) to know more about us, our projects, activities and our sponsored scientific Journal. You can also check our Twitter @ECTRInews for daily updates. The event is also live-streamed at the TRA 2018 website.

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arrow12/04/2018 The more beady-eyed of you may have noticed: we have a new logo! And soon, a new look for our website too. Check also our new updated leaflets. They be distributed at the TRA2018 Conference in Vienna next week. Come and pick up your copy at our stand!

ECTRI 2018 leaflet

ECTRI 2018 Thematic Groups leaflet

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arrow10/04/2018 SETRIS final brochure is out! TOWARDS A FULLY INTEGRATED TRANSPORT SYSTEM (April 2018) presents a summary of the SETRIS project outcomes and results. It is the culmination of the collaborative efforts between the 5 transport related ETPs towards a truly integrated transport system over the last 3 years. This will be distributed at the TRA2018 Conference in Vienna next week, being available on all ETPs and ECTRI stands. Come and pick up your copy!

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arrow 09/04/2018 ECTRI latest positions papers:

arrow ECTRI position paper on Research Needs in the field of Traffic Management, April 2018

arrow ECTRI position paper on missions in Framework Programme 9 (FP9), March 2018

arrow ECTRI position paper on the Research and Innovation Framework Programme 9 (FP9), February 2018

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arrow06/04/2018 ETRR as TRA 2018 Media Partner. Did you know? A selection of the best articles submitted to TRA 2018 will be published open access in the European Transport Research Review. 

Check also the new ETRR leaflet (special edition for TRA) and the updated ETRR Infographics Facts and figures at a glance.


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arrow05/04/2018 ITF18 Pre-Summit Research Day "Transport Safety and Security". Final programme has been released! Don’t miss this great opportunity to exchange ideas with top academics, researchers, representatives from governments, cities and other decision makers.

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arrow27/03/2018 TRA 2018 Registration deadline extended at reduced price! It’s not too late to REGISTER for the TRA 2018! Do it today and join us for the largest Transport Research and Innovation Conference in Europe!‼️ Online Registration is possible until April 8th, 2018, at a reduced price.

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arrow21/03/2018 ECTRI at ERTRAC Plenary Meeting 2018, March 21, 2018. ERTRAC Plenary Meeting is taking place today with highlight on the ap proval of new ERTRAC Strategic Research Agenda, that will be presented at the TRA 2018 in Vienna. This new version is meant to support the development of the 9th EU Framework Programme (FP9).

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arrow19/03/2018 TRA2018 will start in ONE MONTH - on April 16, 2018 in Vienna. Get your ticket now, online-registration ends soon!

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arrow14/03/2018 Presentations, selected photos and audio recording from Driving Future Platform event on “Research Funding - The Key to Autonomous Driving?” are published:

Presentations from the panellists: http://www.ertug.eu/index.php?id=70. Audio recording: https://youtu.be/rmpaGXhx7f0. Selected photos and more information: fb.com/DrivingFuturePlatform The next event of the Driving Future Platform will take place on Tuesday, 26 June at 10h with the topic "Fuelling tomorrow's mobility".

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arrow13/03/2018 Save the date and register! Horizon 2020 Brokerage Event Space for Climate and Smart Mobility - Paris April 27, 2018. Get the latest information from the European Commission on the 2019-2020 topics. Supported by ECTRI member IFSTTAR. Registration by April 13. https://scsm2018.converve.com/ 

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arrow08/03/2018 ECTRI joined the discussion on “Research Funding - The Key to Autonomous Driving?” held on March 7 at the European Parliament, under the Driving Future Platform event, organised by MEP İsmail Ertuğ in cooperation with EUCAR and Bosch.

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arrow02/03/2018 SKILLFUL WP3/WP4 and 3rd Plenary meetings, March 1-2, 2018 in Lisbon. SKILLFUL partners met at IST campus in Lisbon, to review ongoing activities and deliverables and plan next activities. The project is halfway through and is now moving at cruising speed. Partners are ready and motivated to continue the work. http://www.skillfulproject.eu/ 

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arrow23/02/2018 Latest news from TRA 2018:

ETRR is joining forces with in 2018 as media partner. A selection of the best articles submitted to TRA2018 will be published in ETRR. Don't miss an article, register today to get the table of contents of every new issue published in European Transport Research Review.

Interview with Arno Klamminger, Head of Center for Mobility Systems, AIT. He talked about what a digital era for transport means to him and what are the biggest challenges for future mobility and transport in Europe respectively in Austria. "The biggest challenges with respect to new mobilty systems are driven by mega trends like demographic shift, like urbanisation, digitalisation, green house gas reduction as well as changes in the working environment. All these trends lead to a demand for new mobility systems."

TRA Newsletter. Issue 10 (February 2018) is out. Read it here.

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arrow15/02/2018 ITF 2018 Pre-Summit Transport Research Day call deadline extended. The Research Day brings together top academics and researchers to present and discuss topics relevant to the Summit’s theme, providing highly valued input to the Summit’s core programme. The 2018 Pre-Summit Research Day will be organised by the International Transport Forum (ITF) together with ECTRI, ERTRAC, FERSI, TRB and WCTRS.
Abstracts should be submitted by Thursday 22 February 2018 11pm (GMT) on: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=itf2018researchday

More info: https://2018.itf-oecd.org/transport-research-day

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arrow12/02/2018 VUB-MOBI Sustainability Bootcamp, April 9 - 12, 2018 in Brussels. Curious to learn more about sustainability from an interdisciplinary perspective? The Sustainability Bootcamp combines lectures from both academic and operational experts from different disciplines, and will bring you in 4 days at the state of the art in sustainability. Getting inspired for innovation and meeting peers in an open atmosphere at our green campus in Brussels is the ultimate goal of this bootcamp. The combination of academic lectures pointing out the latest knowledge in the field together with professionals sharing their experiences is an unique and enriching concept.
For more information: http://www.vub.ac.be/events/2018/sustainability-bootcamp

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arrow09/02/2018 ANNOUNCEMENT Young Researchers Seminar 2019. ECTRI, FEHRL and FERSI are pleased to announce that the Young Researchers Seminar 2019 will be held on June 5-7, 2019 in Thessaloniki, Greece hosted by HIT/CERTH. 

More information coming soon...
http://www.ectri.org/YRS19/index.html

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arrow07/02/2018 Call for papers is open for the 18th International Conference on Innovations for Community Services. „Present, discuss and relax“ is the motto of the 18th I4CS, to be held June 18 till 20, 2018 in Žilina, Belá/Slovakia, dedicated to challenging aspects around modern community services. Due to the partnership and support of the ECTRI Member University of Žilina, and with regards to the core research orientation of the university, special attention is put this year to the problematic of ITS. Paper submission is open until February 28, 2018.

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arrow05/02/2018 Abstract submission is open is open for the 18th International Multi-Conference “Reliability and Statistics in Transportation and Communication” (RelStat-2018). The conference will take place in Riga (Latvia), October 17-20 organised by ECTRI Member TTI. http://relstat2018.tsi.lv/

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arrow29/01/2018 ECTRI is hiring! – Office Assistant. ECTRI is looking for a highly motivated and qualified candidate to provide administrative and secretarial support, working within the Secretariat under the Secretary General and President’s responsibility. This is a full-time position with non-fixed term under Belgium laws (part-time might be considered), starting as soon as possible. 

Full information regarding the position is available here.

How to apply: Interested applicants are requested to send a letter of motivation together with a complete CV before February 12th, 2018 EOB (NEW DEADLINE) to caroline.almeras@ectri.org. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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arrow29/01/2018 Registration is open for the RS5C conference. The conference will take place on Jeju Island, South Korea in May 16-18, 2018, organised by ECTRI Member VTI in close cooperation with Korea Transportation Safety Authority (KOTSA, TS) and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) in South Korea. With focus on traffic safety and health, experts will present and discuss about hot topics and the latest research in the road transport area. By providing a mutual ground for sharing knowledge and a forum to discuss mutual problems and their solutions, researchers, officials and other stakeholders can learn from results, experiences and success stories.

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arrow23/01/2018 BE QUICK AND GET YOUR TRA 2018 EARLY BIRD TICKET ‼️ TRA 2018 is Europe’s biggest conference on the future of transport and mobility.  Join us and be part of it and use this opportunity to exchange your ideas!  Early Bird Tickets are available until January 29, 2018.

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arrow15/01/2018 ITF Pre-Summit Research Day - ECTRI is pleased to announce that the call for abstracts is now open

ECTRI is supporting this year, in partnership with the International Transport Forum and others organisations (TRB, FERSI, WCTRS, ERTRAC), the ITF Pre-Summit Research Day which will take place on May 22, 2018 in Leipzig, Germany on the topic of Safety and Security. This is an exceptional opportunity for researchers to gain visibility to highest decision makers. Best papers will also be invited to publish full articles in the European Transport Research Review in view to gather a topical collection from the event.

Abstracts should be submitted by Thursday 15 February 2018 11pm (GMT) on: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=itf2018researchday

More details can be found here.

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arrow12/01/2018 Don't forget to register for TRA 2018! Key focus areas are digitalisation, decarbonisation & full growth and a new mobility landscape. Early bird tickets are available until January 29, 2018!

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arrow08/01/2018 Evaluation report on 8th Young Researchers Seminar gives key inputs to SKILLFUL project WP 3 and 5. Following up on the 8th Young Researchers Seminar that took place on May 16-18, 2017 in Berlin, an Evaluation report has been prepared by SKILLFUL project member ECTRI, with support of the YRS 2017 Steering Committee and the Supporting Organisations (FEHRL and FERSI).  Read more on the project's page.

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arrow08/01/2018 TRB 2018 Annual Meeting 2nd day of conference. Check out ECTRI supported events taking place on Monday, January 8th, 2018.

8:00 am – 9:45 am, Convention Center - Room 152A
Transport Research and International Cooperation Prospects in East Asia: China, Japan, and Korea
Lectern Session 193
Presided by George Giannopoulos, Academy of Athens and O. A. Elrahman, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
The focus is on the governmental systems and practices for transport research in these three countries, providing an overview of the inertia as well as the accelerants for relevant policies with respect to promoting technological change and international cooperation in the transportation research sector. The event is co-sponsored by ECTRI.

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Marriott Marquis - Room Independence C (M4)
ECTRI/TRB Action Plan Review Subcommittee, A0010(4)
Presided by A. Aparicio, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
The ECTRI-TRB MoU aims to support further exchanges between ECTRI Members and the US research community in view to foster progress in transport research activities. An Action Plan which implements this MoU has been developed jointly by ECTRI and TRB management. The first part of the meeting will focus on reviewing 2017 Action Plan activities and planned actions for 2018 (A. Aparicio, C. Alméras) e.g. Joint sponsored event (e.g. ITF Research Day), Opportunities for twinning, Promote each other events (e.g. YRS2019), Webinars. The second part will be dedicated to sharing knowledge on automated driving’ capabilities in EU and US. ECTRI Members and US colleagues are invited to attend and contribute to the discussion.

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arrow05/01/2018 TRB 2018 Annual Meeting 1st day of conference. Check out ECTRI supported events taking place on Sunday, January 7th, 2018.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Convention Center – Room 152B
We Can Get There: Improving Accessibility and Creating Inclusive Cities Worldwide
Workshop 101
The workshop will use deep-dive methods and breakout group sessions to identify, frame and brainstorm the ideas for creating urban systems that improve access to opportunities for all transportation users. Angel Aparicio, from ECTRI Member, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and ECTRI-TRB MoU Chair will present at the Breakout Session 1B: Addressing Accessibility Issues Outside of the United States.

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Convention Center - Room 149
Decarbonizing Transportation for a Sustainable Future: Mitigating Impacts of the Changing Climate
Workshop 145
Findings of the 5th annual U.S.–EU Transportation Research Symposium will be released at this workshop, and conversations and key elements will be highlighted.

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Convention Center - Room 151A
Mind the Gap: Can Inclusive Cities Bridge Social Equity Disparities
Workshop 149
Without an adequate understanding of 50% of the population, how can equity be measured accurately? An emphasis on inclusivity of cities creates a more supportive environment for discussions of equity, which often are footnotes or fine print and are not taken seriously.
The event is co-sponsored by ECTRI.

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arrow05/01/2018 TRB 2018. Join and meet ECTRI delegates at the TRB 2018 Annual Meeting International Reception on Sunday 7th, from 19h00.

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arrow04/01/2018 ECTRI supported events at TRB 2018 Annual Meeting. The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 97th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. on January 7–11, 2018.
The Conference attracts more than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world and this year the spotlight theme is “Transportation: Moving the Economy of the Future”. This year again ECTRI has contributed to the Conference by supporting a number of sessions and giving a European flavour to the Annual Meeting.
With the event approaching, Jean-Paul Mizzi, ECTRI Vice-President, Prof. Ángel Aparicio, ECTRI-TRB MoU leader, and Caroline Alméras, ECTRI Secretary-General, would like to highlight these events where a number of ECTRI members will be participating.

Check here the detailed list of events. We look forward seeing you there!

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arrow03/01/2018 Call for Papers for the European Transport Conference 2018, Dublin Castle is open. The organiser, Association of European Transport, welcomes papers on research, operational deployment, policy discussion, thought leadership. Abstract submission is open until 6 February 2018. More information here.

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arrow22/12/2017 Warmest Season greetings from the ECTRI Team!

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arrow22/12/2017 ECTRI @ TRB 2018. The 97th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. on January 7–11, 2018. The Conference attracts more than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world and this year the spotlight theme is “Transportation: Moving the Economy of the Future”.
This year again ECTRI will contribute to the Conference by supporting a number of sessions and giving a European flavour to the Annual Meeting. A detailed list of supported events will be release in the first week of January.

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arrow20/12/2017 The 18th International Multi-Conference “Reliability and Statistics in Transportation and Communication” (RelStat-2018) will take place in Riga (Latvia), October 17-20 organised by ECTRI Member TTI. Abstract submission is now open. http://relstat2018.tsi.lv/

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arrow11/12/2017 SAVE THE DATE: 18th International Conference on Transport Science (ICTS 2018) will be held in Portrož, Slovenia on June 14-15 2018, co-organized by ECTRI Member University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport. Registration will open January-February 2018. http://icts.sdzp.org/

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arrow04/12/2017 European Transport Research Review Journal Volume 9 Number 4 is now available online. In this issue, 9 original articles in open access. Special mention to ECTRI's Members articles :

Taylor, N.B., Olstam, J., Bernhardsson, V. et al.  Modelling delay saving through pro-active incident management techniques

Fossheim, K. & Andersen, J. Plan for sustainable urban logistics – comparing between Scandinavian and UK practices

Read the full issue here. 

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arrow01/12/2017 ITF Stakeholder Consultation Day, December 1 in Paris. Once more ECTRI invited to the ITF Stakeholder Consultation Day to provide inputs to ITF’s current priority issues, safety and security in transport, and how to address them. This input will help to shape the programme of the 2018 Summit on that theme, to be held from 23-25 May 2018. C. Alméras, ECTRI Secretary General will be taking ECTRI's views to ITF 2018 “Interdisciplinary research in safety and security is crucial to realise not only today's vision of safe and secure transport but to meet the increasing needs for mobility of the European society.”

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arrow01/12/2017 ECTRI Thematic Group on Security and Risk Analysis meeting at ECTRI offices, November 30-December 1. The group met to review their scope, identify common interests, present their current research and is now working towards the next H2020 transport calls.

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arrow30/11/2017 ECTRI Thematic Group on Safety meeting at ECTRI offices, November 29-30. The group with a new leadership team reviewed their scope, identified common interests, presented their current research and is now working towards the next H2020 transport calls.

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arrow30/11/2017 EGVIA - ERTRAC 1st European Conference Results from Road Transport Research in H2020 projects, November 29-30 in Brussels. Several ECTRI Members were present at ERTRAC & EGVIA 1st European conference showcasing the results of selected Horizon 2020 funded projects on road transport. Among those, FIVE-VB, HELIS, ALISE, TIMON (coordinated by ECTRI Member Desuto), EBSF_2, SafetyCube, XCYCLE, PROSPECT, INDEv, SENIORS (coordinated by ECTRI Member BASt), OPTEMUS, JOSPEL, XERIC, CITYBLAB (coordinated by ECTRI Member TØI), NOVELOG (HIT), EU-LIVE, RESOLVE, Silver Stream, ECOCHAMPS, GasOn, ELIPTIC and FLOW. Presentations will be made available soon on the conferecne website.

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arrow29 /11/2017 ECTRI Autumn Assemly of Members, November 27-28 in Bilbao. ECTRI Members gathered in Bilbao for the ECTRI Autumn Assemly of Members, hosted by ECTRI Member Deusto/DeustoTech. The first day of meeting started with R. Cortazar Goicoechea, Vice-Dean of the host organisation which presented the Deusto University and in more detail the Faculty of Engineering. The meeting continued with the follow up of ECTRI’s Implementation and Action Plan and the management of the association, with special presentations of E. Bekiaris, on SKILLFUL project “Future Requirements & Training Challenges in Transport Research“ and the ETRR Journal Editorial progress report by K. Geurs, ETRR Editor in Chief. To close the day, Prof. Gunnar Prause from Tallinn University of Technology was invited to present the "Transport research in Estonia: governance, key topics and projects". The second day was dedicated to the workshop organised by the host on ongoing ITS research and projects. ECTRI thanks thanks Deusto and all its Members for another successful and productive meeting. Photo gallery of the meeting is available in the Flickr album.

 
 

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arrow ECTRI position paper on the TRANSPORT CHALLENGE IN 2020–2050 - Research Needs in the field of Traffic Management , April 2018

arrow ECTRI position paper on missions in Framework Programme 9 (FP9), March 2018

arrow ECTRI position paper on the Research and Innovation Framework Programme 9 (FP9), February 2018

arrow ECTRI Input to “Public Consultation on the evaluation of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Directive”, July 2017

arrow ECTRI suggestions for the third Work Programme (2018-2020), in the field of “TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT”, November 2016

arrow ECTRI suggestions for the third transport workprogramme (2018-2020) in the field of “MOBILITY”, October 2016

arrow ECTRI suggestions for the third transport workprogramme (2018-2020) in the field of “FREIGHT & LOGISTICS”, October 2016

arrow ECTRI suggestions for the third transport workprogramme (2018-2020) in the field of “TRANSPORT SAFETY”, October 2016

arrow ECTRI suggestions for the third transport workprogramme (2018-2020) in the field of “TRANSPORT ECONOMICS & POLICY”, October 2016

arrow ECTRI position on the third H2020 Transport Workprogramme, “Towards low carbon mobility”, July 2016

arrow European Transport Research Review (ETRR) latest publications

 

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