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10/11/2015 ECTRI participated to EC Transport Info Day on November 5, 2015 in Brussels. C. ALMERAS, ECTRI SG, took part on EC Info Day, where 2016-2017 Horizon 2020 WP calls for projects on ‘Smart, green and integrated transport’ were presented. More info and presentations
10/11/2015 ECTRI participated to EUCAR Conference on November 4, 2015 in Brussels. C. ALMERAS, ECTRI SG, took part to the EUCAR Conference & Reception under the theme “Connected to the future”.
10/11/2015 ECTRI participated to EARPA 2015 Reception & Conference on October 27-28 in Brussels. C. ALMERAS, ECTRI SG took part to EARPA public conference and networking dinner. At the conference with theme “Virtual Product Development: Moving Towards Sustainable Transport”, research priorities for future R&D calls were discussed.
22/10/2015 ECTRI participated to EARTO Event, October 14, 2015 in Brussels. ECTRI SG C. Alméras took part to EARTO event, that gathered representatives from RTOs, EU Institutions, industry as well as other key R&I stakeholders.
22/10/2015 ECTRI SG C. Alméras attended DEKRA Road Safety Report 2015 presentation on October 12 in Brussels. The report highlights areas with the greatest potential for further reductions in the number of road accident victims in the EU and describes the challenges this involves for people, technology and infrastructure.
22/10/2015 ETRR Editorial Board held its meeting on October 6, 2015 in Brussels. ETRR Editorial Board met to review Springer publisher’s report and Editor in Chief’s progress report. In the agenda was also the revision of indicators and targets for 2016 and ETRR promotion.
15/10/2015 ECTRI hosted ETRA KSIE Task Force first meeting on October 1, 2015 in Brussels. A Task Force on "Knowledge Sharing and Information Exchange" has been set up for the duration of 6 months. Its purpose is to map current activities, capabilities and information exchange mechanisms within the ETRA partners and to make recommendations on information exchange mechanisms between the partners. Furthermore it should identify areas where ETRA activity - based on the principle of subsidiarity - can have an added value for its partners. The TF had a first meeting on October 1st, 2015, where Willy Diddens, ECTRI representative, was nominated TF coordinator.
15/10/2015 ETRR Advisory Board meeting took place on September 30, 2015 in Brussels. ETRR Advisory Board met to discuss EB members’ rolling appointment, the introduction of APCs (besides ECTRI sponsorship) and ISI evaluation, which result is expected for December 2015.
15/10/2015 ECTRI participated to JPI Urban Europe launching the “Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda” on September 30, 2015 in Brussels. C. ALMERAS, ECTRI SG, took part on SRIA presentation and in the workshop on “Accessibility and Connectivity” where ECTRI Member Prof. Cristina Pronello (POLITO) and also Member of the JPI Urban Europe Scientific Advisory Board, was key note speaker.
13/10/2015 ECTRI TG FREIGHT held its meeting on October 6-7, 2015 in IFSTTAR premises, Paris. TG FREIGHT gathered to review their past actions and discuss future participation in Horizon2020 calls. They have identified topics of interest and champions, defined research priorities and discussed interests in new calls of Horizon2020
13/10/2015 ECTRI Board Meeting took place on October 6, 2015 in ECTRI premises, Brussels. ECTRI Board members discussed the management of the association, implementation plan, membership situation and the preparation of the upcoming Autumn Assembly of Members, to be held in Berlin on November 12-13, hosted by DLR.
13/10/2015 ECTRI’s ETRR open access Journal advertised by Springer at ETC 2015. Springer advertised on special ETRR topical collection curated with ETC Frankfurt 2015 in mind. More information on ETRR: www.springer.com/engineering/civil+engineering/journal/12544
13/10/2015 New Project Officer Ana Pereira joined ECTRI team in Brussels. Ana Pereira is young Portuguese professional, with an engineering background in spatial and environmental planning and 3 years' experience in EU affairs. She speaks English, Portuguese and French.
12/10/2015 SETRIS First Review Meeting took place on September 15, 2015 in Brussels. SETRIS project consortium leadership team (C. Alméras, ECTRI, F.Liesa, CO-TREE/ALICE and M. Robinson, UNEW) met EC representatives to report and review WPs’ progress and deliverables’ status. Next meeting will take place on December 17, 2015 in Newcastle.
08/10/2015 ECTRI Thematic Group on Mobility (TG Mobility) and ECTRI Thematic Group on Economy and Policies (TG ECOPOL) held their common meetings on September 24-25 in ECTRI premises. TG MOBILITY AND ECOPOL met to review their past actions and to discuss potential common projects in relation to Horizon2020 and WP 2016-2017 calls. In the two day meeting, the two TGs first held parallel sessions to define research priorities and further develop their matrix of interests. At the common meeting they agreed on some WP topics worth exploring, for future call project proposals.
07/10/2015: ECTRI TG SAFETY held its meeting on September 22-23 in ECTRI premises. TG SAFETY members met to review past activities and define research priorities in view of an increase participation in projects of Horizon2020 and WP 2016-2017 calls. In the two day meeting, members had the opportunity to share their expertise by presenting their recent scientific research work and build upon their matrix of interest. In prospect of future partnerships, TG SAFETY invited the Executive Director of the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) Antonio Avenoso as guest speaker to present his organisation, recent activities and projects.
27/07/2015: ECTRI and Springer have agreed that Article Processing Charges (APC) applies to the European Transport Research Review (ETRR) from 2015. The current rate is 1050€. There are various ways to fund this charge.
The latest issue European Transport Research Review. Volume 7 Issue 3 (September 2015) is now available online.
02/04/2015: ECTRI Member VTI organises the 17th Road Safety on 5 Continents (RS5C) Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, in May 17-19, 2016. ECTRI supports this event.
23/02/2015: TRA 2016 conference, the major European event dedicated to transport research will take place in Warsaw, Poland from 18 to 21 April 2016.
ECTRI has released its epublication on ECTRI Members in FP7 and COST projects.
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