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15/12/2014: ECTRI released new inputs to H2020 Transport Workprogramme 2016-17
Based on the overall vision defined in its July 2014 contribution, ECTRI now suggest more detailed topics considered relevant for policy support and the strengthening of the knowledge base in the following fields of research: "Mobility", "Freight and Logistics", "Transport Economics and Policy" and "Transport Safety".
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.
29/07/2015: ECTRI Member Ifsttar hosts the International Research Council on Biomechanics of Injury (IRCOBI) international event dealing with the impact of biomechanics research in the design of a safer environment for society: safer vehicle design, protective equipment, etc. The event will take place on September 9-11, 2015 in Lyon, France.
28/07/2015: ECTRI Member POLITO hosts the SIDT (Società Italiana dei Docenti di Trasporti) scientific seminar Transport Systems - Methods and Technologies. The congress will take place on September 14-15, 2015 in Torino, Italy.
22/07/2015: ECTRI Member VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has chosen Antti Vasara as its new President & CEO from 1 November 2015. Antti Vasara (49 years) is currently Executive Vice President of Tieto Corporation.
17/07/2015: ECTRI Member TOI publishes report on pathways to electromobility. The report presents two analyses of the Norwegian Electric Vehicle (EV) story. Technology development leading to longer range and lower prices should make it easier for other countries to choose among incentives that were tested in Norway.
16/07/2015: ECTRI Member HIT publishes its annual report 2014. it gives a concise picture of HIT activities during the year 2014 characterized by 3 major developments: 1/completion of HIT external evaluation 2/ approval of HIT new Organigram 3/ Passing of a new law for research and innovation in Greece.
15/07/2015: ECTRI Member BASt published its annual report (2013-14) on its latest research results in the following fields: "Road Safety: Putting people first", "vehicle technology: New systems and pathways", "traffic engineering: concepts, measures and statistics under the magnifying glass", "Environment: protect habitat and make road transport sustainable"," Infrastructure: Safe Buildings and roads for the future "and" Road: Optimized coatings and condition assessment".
14/07/2015: ECTRI Member UNEW published an article "Assessing the impact of the 2011 EU Transport White Paper - a rail freight demand forecast up to 2050 for the EU27" in ECTRI sponsored European Transport Research Review (ETRR, available in open access).
07/07/2015: ECTRI Member UVEG supports this year’s two-week Climate-KIC PhD Summer School on low-carbon cities to take place from 20 September until 2 October 2015 in Valencia, Spain. Students will work on real city challenges aiming at developing the Valencia 2020 Strategy.
02/07/2015: C. ALMERAS, ECTRI SG, participated to the 3rd Advisory Group meeting of CIVITAS CAPITAL project on Financing Sustainable Mobility on July 2nd, 2015, in Leuven. The AG (10 experts:practitioners and researchers) objective is to help the European Commission to identify innovative financing methods for sustainable urban transport measures. After viewing Deinze and Bremen cities' best practices, the discussions focused on Alternative cost-covering options and Integrated financing of sustainable mobility. Those discussions will form a basis for a complete report to be issued early 2016.
01/07/2015: ECTRI Member TRL teamed with French road testing facility Transpolis tolaunch an International Test Facility
to offer full scale safety and security barrier impact testing services to its global customer base. Based in the heart of Europe (near Lyon), the test facility will serve as a European hub for TRL’s full scale impact testing activity.
24/06/2015: ETRA, the European Transport Research Alliance will hold a one-day Workshop on “Transport & Climate Change: European Researchers act” in Paris on Monday 6th July. This workshop has been accredited as a side event to CFCC2015 "Our Common Future under Climate Change" International Scientific Conference that takes place the same week in Paris. More than 1800 participants are expected to attend CFCC2015. ECTRI Member Ifsttar is a partner of the conference.
22/06/2015:SETRIS project successful 1st meeting in Brussels ! On June 19, all the partners of SETRIS gathered in order to report and exchange on the progression of their deliverables since the official start on May 1st. The EC was also represented. SETRIS project (Strengthening European Transport Research and Innovation Strategies) will last 24 month, it involves all the transport ETPs and is co-coordintated by ECTRI and UNEW.
15/06/2015: The Young Researchers Seminar 2015 in figures: ECTRI Members have sent 8 tutors and 33 young researchers.
In total, 13 different ECTRI Members are participating: 50% of the ECTRI Membership.
From a total of 78 institutes/universities members of ECTRI, FEHRL or FERSI, 51 organizations participated (about 65% of the 3 networks together).
This year, 41 young researchers are coming from 18 institutes or university and 13 tutors from 10 institutes or university.
11/06/2015: ECTRI is part of the new EC Forum on Digital Transport Logistics! The DTLF aims at further supporting digitalisation of freight transport and logistics. Corinne BLANQUART, Ifsttar (TG freight leader) is appointed with Gernot LIEDTKE, DLR (TG freight rapporteur) as substitute.
10/06/2015: ECTRI Board meeting to take place on June 10, 2015. Exceptionally, the meeting takes place under the form of a teleconference. It is the occasion to endorse key documents and to take strategic recommendations for the Assembly of Members (in November 12-13, 2015 in Berlin, Germany).
09/06/2015: ECTRI welcomed CARONTE project meeting in its offices, June 10, 2015. ECTRI Members FhG, IFSTTAR and AIT are members of the consortium.
08/06/2015:ECTRI Thematic Group "Security and Risk Analysis" met on June 09, 2015 at ECTRI premises in Brussels.
04/06/2015: ECTRI SG C. Alméras attended stakeholder discussion on CEDR transnational research programme on June 2, 2015. The Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR) is preparing its research calls for 2015/2016 while simultaneously developing its long term research strategy for 2017 and beyond.
02/06/2015: The European Transport Conference (ETC) early booking forms are available. The conference will be held on September 28-30, 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. ETC connects the worlds of research, consultancy, policy and practice. ECTRI is an official sponsor of ETC.
26/05/2015: ECTRI Member VTI supports ERPUG forum event to take place on October 15-16, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary.
ERPUG's (European Road Profile Users’ Group) purpose is to serve as a forum for exchanging information between end users, data collectors, vendors, construction and design engineers and researchers in functional characteristics of road surfaces.
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. A call for abstract is open with a deadline on August 18, 2015. ECTRI supports this event.
27/02/2015: The Association for European Transport will hold the 43rd European Transport Conference in Frankfurt, Germany on September 28-30, 2015. ECTRI is an official sponsor of the 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.
24/01/2015: ECTRI Member HIT is organizing "7th International Conference on Transport Research” with main theme: “From basic research to innovative applications”. The event will take place on November 5 & 6, 2015 in Athens, Greece.
ECTRI has released its epublication on ECTRI Members in FP7 and COST projects.
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