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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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arrow22/06/2016 ETC 2016: Don't wait to get your Early Bird Discount! Book now! Are you attending the 2016 European Transport Conference? Early booking discounts end next week. Book it now.


arrow22/06/2016 Networking for Urban Vitality, June 23, 2016 in Amsterdam. C. ALMERAS will attend the Networking for Urban Vitality, on June 23, 2016 in Amsterdam. This International seminar on integration of spatial development with investments in infrastructure across local, regional and European scales is organised under the auspices of the Netherlands EU Presidency.


arrow22/06/2016 Call for abstracts for the Young Researchers’ Seminar 2017. ECTRI, FEHRL, FERSI and United States Universities Young Researchers are invited to submit abstracts under the YRS selected research domains. Abstracts can be submitted until July 29, 2016. More information


arrow22/06/2016 ECTRI-TRB meeting, June 15 in Brussels. Mark Robinson, ECTRI President and Caroline Alméras, ECTRI SG met yesterday with Neil Pedersen, TRB Executive Director to review the current ECTRI-TRB MoU, past activities and preview next steps and actions.


arrow22/06/2016 TIMON project storytelling. Want to know more about EU funded research project TIMON? Watch the video! ECTRI Members DEUSTO (lead) and FRAUNHOFER are partners in this consortium! More information


arrow22/06/2016 On the road to 2030 – Decarbonising Europe’s road transport sector, June 21 in Brussels. C. ALMERAS was attending Friends of Europe debate event on Decarbonising Europe’s road transport sector. Pete Harrison, Programme Director for Transport at ECF, Gesine Meissner MEP/ TRAN Committee, Alexandre Paquot, Head of Road Transport Unit at DG CLIMA, Frank Overmeyer, Senior Manager for Emissions & Safety Passenger Vehicles at Daimler’s External Affairs and Joachim Lutz, CEO of CropEnergies are speakers at this event. More info on the event


arrow14/06/2016 ECTRI Board meeting, June 15, 2016. The next ECTRI Board meeting is taking place tomorrow, June 15, 2016, by teleconference. The Board members will discuss the management of the association, the follow up of the implementation plan, membership situation and the preparation of the upcoming Autumn Assembly of Members, kindly hosted by ECTRI Member TTI in Riga, Latvia.


arrow14/06/2016 TRB Annual Meeting 2017: Special call for papers on Equity in transportation. With the support of the ECTRI-TRB SubCommittee, a call on “Equity in transportation: theory, methods and practices” was launched.  Papers for publication and/or presentation must be submitted before 1st August, 2016. For detailed info on submission click here: Call Equity TRB 2017


arrow09/06/2016 TRB Annual Meeting 2017: Call for Papers. TRB is accepting papers for consideration as part of the program for the 96th TRB Annual Meeting, January 8–12, 2017, in Washington, D.C., and for publication in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRR). All papers must be submitted directly to TRB’s paper submission website by August 1, 2016. More information here.


arrow09/06/2016 ETC 2016 – Early Booking Discounts available until 30 June 2016. Early booking is open for the 44th European Transport Conference that will take place in Barcelona, from 5 – 7 October 2016, with the support of ECTRI and ECTRI Member CENIT.

These early-bird discounts are only applicable to delegates booking 3-day attendance. Places for 1 and 2 days will be available once the Early Booking period has closed on 30 June 2016. At this point, places for 3-day attendance will resume their full price. To book your place at a reduced rate, simply complete the online booking form, which includes the special early booking discount.


arrow08/06/2016 ETRR latest issue available online. European Transport Research Review – Volume 8 Issue 2 of June 2016 is now available online. The journal is accepting submissions and is now indexed by Thomson Reuters. Submit your research article today! More information.


arrow08/06/2016 Interview with the ETRR’s Editor-in-Chief at SpringerOpen blog. The SpringerOpen team had the chance to talk to the European Transport Research Review Editor-in-Chief Anthony D. May about his ambitions for the journal in the future, his opinion on open access, they asked him to give submission tips and more. Read the interview here.


arrow02/06/2016 ECTRI at ERRIN Transport WG Meeting, June 1, 2016. ALMERAS, participated as invited speaker at ERRIN Transport Working Group meeting on June 1, 2016, in Brussels, to present ECTRI, its Members and activities. Among the speakers was Christian THIEL, Scientific/ Technical Project Manager at JRC-EC, presenting the report on "Optimal allocation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in cities and regions". And also Michael Cramer, President of the EP TRAN committee, speaking about the achievements of the transport policy since the beginning of his presidency and the expectations regarding the next EC decarbonization communication.


arrow01/06/2016 ECTRI contributes to ACEA initiative "Joining forces to tackle the road transport CO2 challenge“.

ECTRI was invited to contribute to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) initiative "Joining Forces to tackle the road transport CO2 challenge" launched in April 2015. The outcome is a report that groups the views of a wide range of stakeholders, including businesses, trade associations, NGOs, research bodies and think tanks, in order to contribute to an informed debate on the potential of a comprehensive approach to reducing CO2 emissions from passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.

Read the report here.


arrow01/06/2016 ECTRI joins the ITF's Decarbonising Transport project. The ITF Decarbonising Project was officially launched at ITF’s 2016 Summit in the presence of ECTRI and other 46 partners and supporting organisations, on 19 May 2016 in Leipzig, Germany. This is a major global initiative to trace a commonly-acceptable pathway to achieve zero transport emissions by around 2050. See media release. More info on the project: ITF Decarbonising Project


arrow30/05/2016 Transport DTU Kick-off, June 1, 2016. Wednesday the 1st of June, DTU will be launching their brand new center Transport DTU. More than 200 of the most interesting and ambitious professionals in the field of transportation technology will meet at the event.


arrow24/05/2016 Young Researchers’ Seminar 2017 Open call for abstracts. ECTRI, FEHRL, FERSI and United States Universities Young Researchers are invited to submit abstracts under the YRS selected research domains :

o Transport economics, policy and transport behaviour

o Transport sustainability and environment

o Transport safety

o Intelligent transport systems (ITS) & Traffic management

o Transport civil and road engineering

Abstracts must be submitted online via the YRS 2017 submission system following the completion of the registration process and using the Abstract submission Template, until July 29, 2016.

Authors will be notified of the acceptance/non-acceptation of abstracts by October 31, 2016.


arrow24/05/2016 SETRIS 3rd Progress & Planning Meeting and Project Review meeting, 24-25 May 2016 at ECTRI offices. SETRIS 3rd Progress & Planning Meeting will take place today at ECTRI offices followed by the SETRIS Review meeting. Today, SETRIS partners are meeting to discuss activities undertaken, status of deliverables and next steps. At the Project Review meeting, in presence of ETPs representatives and the EC Project officers, progress and status of deliverables will be reviewed.


arrow19/05/2016 ECTRI at Excellence in Road Safety Awards 2016 ceremony, May 20, 2016 in Brussels. ECTRI has been invited to attend the Excellence in Road Safety Awards 2016 ceremony. The European Road Safety Charter organises this event to acknowledge the best activities, or good practices, on road safety. This year the chosen topics are Youth and Innovation. Ana Pereira, ECTRI Project Officer will participate.


arrow17/05/2016 International Transport Forum’s 2016 Summit. 18-20 May 2016. Leipzig, Germany 2016. C. Alméras will attend ITF’s 2016 Summit in Leipzig, Germany. This year’s event under the theme “Green and Inclusive Transport” includes policy discussions with ministers in different formats, keynote addresses, networking opportunities, demonstrations, technical tours and an exhibition. At the Summit, will also take place the official launch of ITF’s “Decarbonising Transport” project.


arrow12/05/2016 ECTRI RESPONSE to EC STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION for R&I in the 2018-2020 WORK PROGRAMME of HORIZON 2020 SOCIETAL CHALLENGE 4 'SMART, GREEN AND INTEGRATED TRANSPORT'. ECTRI welcomes the opportunity of replying to the stakeholder consultation on potential priorities for research and innovation in the 2018-2020 Work Programme of Horizon 2020 societal challenge 4 ‘smart, green and integrated transport’ launched by the European Commission. Read it here.


arrow10/05/2016 Only one week left to submit abstracts for RelStat-16 Int. Conference. The 16th International Multidisciplinary Conference on “Reliability and Statistics in Transportation and Communication” (RelStat-16) organised by ECTRI Member TTI, will take place between 19 – 22 October 2016 in Riga (Latvia). Call for papers is open until 16 May. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers for a special issues of the journal “Transport and Telecommunication” the scientific & research Journal of TTI (ISSN 1407- 6160).


arrow10/05/2016 NEW ECTRI leaflets now available online!

Take a look at ECTRI’s new leaflets and get to know a bit more about ECTRI, its Members and activities.

ECTRI 2016 leaflet

ECTRI 2016 Thematic Groups leaflet


arrow04/05/2016 UNEW, DTU and POLITO awarded at TRA VISIONS 2016 Student Competition. TRA Visions Student Award Ceremony was held on the first day of TRA2016, Monday 18th April 2016. Zi Qian from the UNEW won 1st place on RAIL with study on “Subway Climatology”. UNEW got also a 2nd place on WATERBORNE, DTU a 2nd place on RAIL and POLITO a 3rd place on ROAD. Congratulations to all the winners!

Click here to see the full list of winners.


arrow27/04/2016 RelStat-16 International Multidisciplinary Conference, 19-22 October 2016 – Call for papers is open. The 16th International Multidisciplinary Conference on “Reliability and Statistics in Transportation and Communication” (RelStat-16) organised by ECTRI Member TTI, will take place between 19 – 22 October 2016 in Riga, Latvia. Call for papers is open till 16 May. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers for a special issues of the “Transport and Telecommunication” the scientific & research Journal of TTI (ISSN 1407- 6160).


arrow11/02/2016 1st YTGE - 3rd ICTG 2016, September 4 – 7, 2016, Guimarães, Portugal. The 1st meeting of the Young Transportations Geotechnics Engineers (YTGE), associated with the 3rd International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics 2016 (3rd ICTG 2016) will be composed of workshops and several types of sessions (including one dedicated to Young Transportations Geotechnics Engineers), as well as a technical exhibition, for a better dissemination of findings and best practices. The event aims to provide international forum for doctoral and post-doctoral students as well as research engineers and engineers involved in innovation in transportation geotechnics, to present and discuss their main research results and to identify future research and engineering practice needs. For more details about this event, please visit: http://civil.uminho.pt/3rd-ICTG2016/YoungTransportationsGeotechnicsEngineers.php


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