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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 28 major transport research institutes or universities from 21 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.

 

8th Young Researchers’ Seminar (YRS 2017)
16 – 18 May 2017, Berlin, Germany

General information, programme and participants (updated on 21/04/2017)

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YRS 2017 photo gallery

 

 

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arrow28/06/2017 New ERTRAC Automated Driving Roadmap. The European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) has presented its new roadmap on automated driving. The roadmap describes automated driving as one of the key technologies and major technological advancements influencing and shaping our future mobility and quality of life. ERTRAC defines safety, efficiency, comfort, social inclusion and accessibility as the main drivers of this development. They argue that automated driving must therefore take a key role in the European Transport policy, since it can support several of its objectives and societal challenges, such as road safety, congestion, decarbonisation, social inclusiveness, etc. As a European Technology Platform, ERTRAC gathers experts from the industry, research providers and public authorities. The first “Automated Driving Roadmap” of ERTRAC was issued in July 2015 and requested a complete update to cope with the many developments that happened since then. The new version presents updated definitions and development paths, an updated list of EU and international activities, and an extended list of R&D challenges. Read it here.

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arrow27/06/2017 ETRR Journal increases Impact Factor! ECTRI and Springer are pleased to report that ETRRjournal 2016 Impact Factor is 0.962! Thanks to all authors, editors, reviewers and readers for their contribution.

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arrow27/06/2017 ETRA predicts a revolution in mobility. Read here ETRA partners views on A Digital Era for Transport and the Transport Research Arena 2018 (TRA2018) in Vienna.

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arrow14/06/2017 ETRR journal, Topical collection on accessibility and policy making now published. Read the editorial by A. Condeço-Melhorado & K. Geurs (ETRR Editor-in-Chief) and all the original papers here.

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arrow14/06/2017 First SKILLFUL project newsletter now published. Click here to read about project activities, current status and events planned.

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arrow12/06/2017 SAVE THE DATE & REGISTER for the 1st SKILLFUL conference, October 20, 2017 in Brussels. The aim of the conference is to present the results of the first year of the project as well as the future plans which includes an overview of the planned pilot tests. The second goal is to gather the views of end-users (SMEs, research centres, universities etc), suppliers (training centres etc) on the first project outcomes.. More info and registration.

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arrow09/06/2017 European Transport Research Review: New issue is out! European Transport Research Review, Volume 9, Issue 2 has been fully published. In this issue, browse through and download for free 20 original articles. Do not miss ECTRI's Members articles and many more. Enjoy the reading!

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arrow08/06/2017 MyCorridor H2020 project Kick-Off meeting, June 8-9, 2017 @ ECTRI offices. MyCorridor is a H2020 funded initiative exploring the paradigm-shift revolution of Mobility as a Service (MaaS), the research includes investigations on the business models, technological and behavioural challenges of deploying this concept on international corridors.  ECTRI Members UNEW (coord) and HIT- CERTH are partners in the consortium. Find out more about the project here.

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arrow06/06/2017 ECTRI Board Meeting, June 6, 2017. The ECTRI Board meeting took place yesterday, June 6, by teleconference. The Board members reviewed progress on actions across the implementation plan and lined up next steps for topics, such as, the YRS 2017 evaluation and YRS 2019 hosting,  the ITF Summit outcomes, the presence at TRA 2018 and currently running SETRIS and SKILLFUL projects. Furthermore they discussed the management of the association and the membership situation.

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arrow02/06/2017 ECTRI @ International Transport Forum’s 2017 Summit. This year again, ECTRI joined business, government leaders and other transport stakeholders to discuss changes underway across the transport sector.

The 2017 Summit theme - Governance of Transport – made it clear that a fundamental shift is needed in the way that global transport systems operate. In ECTRI President’s words “The governance of this new transport system has to be different from todays practice and research is needed to find the path towards the new system”. Adding to that “future transport include more interactions between modes, actors and transport types". This coordinated and cohesive approach to research and innovation strategies for all transport modes in Europe is the aim of the running SETRIS project
This new system is moving towards a sustainable and low-carbon transport and ECTRI, as knowledge partner of the ITF Decarbonising project is committed to support ITF project team to meet the project goal of building capacity to help close the gaps between climate commitments and the CO2 reductions drawn at COP21.
Furthermore, as key governance challenge, ECTRI’s President also voiced that “(...) this new Governance will require a new work force which requires training”. This imperative need for adaptation of training and education content, curricula, tools and methodologies for the professionals in all transports areas is being currently addressed in the context of the SKILLFUL project.
Finally, transport ministers of ITF member countries named Dr. Young Tae Kim the new Secretary-General of the ITF. ECTRI congratulates Dr. Young Tae Kim and looks forward to continuing the fruitful cooperation with ITF and thanks the outgoing Secretary-General Professor José Viegas for the great work done.

Click here for the photo gallery of the event.

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arrow30/05/2017 International Transport Forum’s 2017 Summit. The ITF’s 2017 Summit on Governance of Transport is taking place from May 31st to June 2nd in Leipzig, Germany. ECTRI will be represented by the President M. Robinson and the Secretary General C. Alméras. Several ECTRI Members will also be attending the Summit. At ITF 2017, we look forward to the Decarbonising Transport session (May 31), as ECTRI is one of the knowledge partners and to the side event on “Governing the smart mobility transition” organised by WCTRS (June 1), where ECTRI President is one of the speakers. Follow us on Twitter for live updates.

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arrow29/05/2017 TRA VISIONS 2018 Young Researchers Competition. Are you a visionary researcher? TRA VISIONS 2018 Competition is waiting for you! The registration will remain open till the end of June 2017. Don't miss your chance to join the competition and register today

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arrow23/05/2017 ETRR Topical collection on Smart cities and transport infrastructures - Only One Week Left to Submit! Call is open until June 1st. More information.

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arrow23/05/2017 TUCTE17 SKILLFUL - Session C, May 23, 2017. After presentation of SKILLFUL first project results, TUCTE17 Session C “FUTURE TRANSPORT EDUCATION” participants exchanged views on challenges for employment in transport. For more information on project, upcoming events and deliverables, please follow the link: http://www.skillfulproject.eu/

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arrow23/05/2017 “Towards user-centric transport in Europe. Challenges, solutions and collaborations” (TUCTE17), May 22-23, 2017 in Brussels. Invited by the Mobility4EU and MIND-SETS project, SETRIS and SKILLFUL projects will take part in the discussions on future transport and mobility needs and solutions in Europe. Together with the other conference participants, they hope to create a new prism through which to understand European transport.

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arrow19/05/2017 Young Researchers' Seminar 2017. Good presentations, great discussions, brill networking! Many thanks to all the young researchers, tutors, Steering and Organising Committee and supporting organisations that contributed to the success of another Young Researchers' Seminar. We invite to have a look at the YRS 2017 photo gallery, for the highlights of the event.

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arrow18/05/2017 Young Researchers' Seminar 2017: Day 3. At the 3rd and final day of the Seminar, the final technical sessions took place on Infrastructure, Driving simulation, Traffic monitoring and User choices. After lunch, the tutors and young researchers received feedbacks for their participation, to which followed the Plenary and awards ceremony. The three ex aequo winners were announced. Congrats to G. Siegert (DLR), H. Loeches de la Fuente (IFSTTAR) and F. de Ponte Muller (DLR).

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arrow17/05/2017 Young Researchers' Seminar 2017: Day 2. Second day of the Seminar started with the technical sessions on Paid services, shared economy and Traffic modelling. A pub quiz followed to test tutors and young researchers on their knowledge on several transport facts and figures. The technical sessions continued in the afternoon with Maritime traffic monitoring, Bicyclists’ safety, Individual perception and Road infrastructure. The day was closed with a guided tour to the Ancient Berlin.

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arrow16/05/2017 Young Researchers' Seminar 2017 - Day 1. First day of the Seminar started with the official welcome by the Organizing Committee Chair Christian Piehler and the supporting organizations ECTRI, FEHRL, and FERSI by respective Secretary Generals Caroline Alméras and Thierry Goger, and President Horst Schulze. During the day technical sessions took place on Emission reduction, Data interpretation, Road accident prevention and Transport policy and economics. To wrap up the day, the young researchers and tutors were invited to “build bridges” in a team work exercise.

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arrow12/05/2017 ETRR Editorial Board & Advisory Board meeting , May 12, 2016 @ ECTRI offices. The European Transport Research Review (ETRR) journal Editorial Board and Advisory Board are meeting today at ECTRI offices, to review the current status and developments of the Journal and plan future actions. Check here for more information on the journal and opportunities for article submission. 

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arrow02/05/2017 RS5C Call for Abstracts and Special Sessions is still open! Call for abstracts and special sessions to the 18th international conference Road Safety on Five Continents (RS5C) is still open. Extended deadline until May 21, 2017. The RS5C conference will take place in Jeju Island, South Korea in May 16-18, 2018. The conference is organised by ECTRI Member VTI in close cooperation with Korea Transportation Safety Authority (KOTSA, TS) and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT).

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arrow28/04/2017 Towards user-centric transport in Europe. Challenges, solutions and collaborations”, is a jointly organized event by Mobility4EU and MIND-SETS. The event will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of May at the Conference Centre Bouche à Oreille in Brussels. The event will bring together experts on innovations in mobility across all modes to discuss the new challenges and new demands on transport in Europe. Keynote speakers will provide the impetus for a discussion with a selection of ongoing European projects, including SETRIS, that are looking into future transport and mobility needs and solutions in Europe. Together with the conference participants, they will create a new prism through which to understand European transport. Book your place now! Admittance is free, but places are limited. Early registration is highly recommended. Here the draft Agenda!

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arrow26/04/2017 ECTRI Spring Assembly of Members, April 24-25, 2017. After 14 years, ECTRI was back to Budapest for the ECTRI Assembly of Members, kindly hosted by BME and KTI. The first day of meeting was dedicated to the revision of ECTRI's Implementation and Action Plan and the management of the association. That same day AIT was invited to present the latest developments within the organisation, including presentation on TRA 2018, to take place in Vienna in April 16-19, 2018. The second day was dedicated to the workshop organised by the hosts on "Development & Research in Hungary", with presentations on transport in Budapest, latest research on connected and automated vehicles, machine vision, air pollutant emissions of urban buses, and SUMPs.

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arrow21/04/2017 ETC 2017 Early bookings. Early bookings are now being taken for delegate places at the European Transport Conference 2017. The Conference will be held over three days from Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 October 2017 in Barcelona. To book, simply complete the online booking form which includes the special early booking discount. Don't forget, a 50% discount also applies to delegates from new EU Member States (joined EU since 2004) and to young professionals under the age of 26 or for those with less than 5 years' professional experience. Please contact Sabrina@tftp-training.co.uk for further information.

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arrow18/04/2017 CAPITAL Priorities and training needs QuestionPro Survey. Are you involved in ITS? Answer today to the CAPITAL H2020 project survey on the crucial deployment priorities of ITS. The questionnaire will be open until 3rd of May 2017. Follow th link: http://capital-project.questionpro.com/ ECTRI Members HIT, UNEW, VTT are partners in this consortium.

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arrow18/04/2017 ETRR Topical collection - Smart cities and transport infrastructures. ECTRI's European Transport Research Review is still accepting submissions for a topical collection on Smart cities and transport infrastructures. Call is open until June 1st. More information.

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arrow13/04/2017 ECTRI welcomes Ninette Fichtner as the new assistant to the team in Brussels. Ms Ninette Fichtner has been selected for her excellent curriculum and motivation. She has extensive experience in administration, office and event management, gained through previous working positions in the public and private sector in Brussels and abroad. As German national, she speaks German but also English, French and Spanish. For more information on her experience and skills, and if you wish to connect, feel free to consult her LinkedIn page: https://be.linkedin.com/in/ninette-f-8bb48835
At the ECTRI Secretariat, her main duties are to follow up the accounts and budget including the EU projects financial reporting, to support the logistical organisation of events and the ECTRI internal and external communication, to arrange staff travels and to take care of other administrative duties.
Ninette has joined the ECTRI team on April 10th and will be working 4 days per week (Mon, Wed-Fri). You can contact her by email at office@ectri.org or by phone at +32 (0)2 500 56 88.

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arrow11/04/2017 SKILLFUL 1st Plenary meeting, April 11-12, 2017. SKILLFUL project 1st Plenary meeting is taking place today and tomorrow, in Berlin, hosted by EURNEX. The consortium will review deliverables, activities and plan actions ahead. More information: http://www.skillfulproject.eu/

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arrow06/04/2017 SKILLFUL workshop @ FIRM17. Join SKILLFUL consortim today at FIRM17 for the workshop on Future trends in transport systems and their job impact assessment. The session will be moderated by ECTRI Board member and SKILLFUL technical coordinator Evangelos Bekiaris (CERTH/HIT). We look forward to a fruitful discussion!

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arrow05/04/2017 SETRIS @ FIRM17. M. Robinson, ECTRI President and UNEW SETRIS coordinator will be presenting “SETRIS - To deliver a cohesive and coordinated approach to research and innovation strategies for all transport modes in Europe” today at FIRM 2017 in Brussels.

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arrow04/04/2017 CARTRE Stakeholder Survey: Data and Evidence to Share from Automated Driving Tests. CARTRE project has recently launched a questionnaire to assess stakeholders’ opinions concerning: high-priority research needs for large-scale tests, sharing data and evidence from publicly funded testing and how CARTRE can support test efforts. Based on the results, CARTRE will contact automated driving projects for discussing joint efforts. Participate today here. ECTRI Members HIT, IFSTTAR, DLR, VTT and RWS are partners in this consortium.

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arrow03/04/2017 ECTRI @ Connected and Automated Driving Conference, April 3 - 4, 2017. C. Alméras, ECTRI Secretary General & many ECTRI Members are joining today and tomorrow the debate on connected & automated driving at the 1st EU CAD Conference, in Brussels. The conference is organised by the European Commission, with the support of the EC-funded projects CARTRE and SCOUT.

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arrow30/03/2017 ERTRAC Roadmap on Integrated Urban Mobility. ECTRI welcomes the release of ERTRAC Roadmap on Integrated Urban Mobility, delivered by the joint Urban Mobility Working Group of ERTRAC, ERRAC and ALICE, where ECTRI and several ECTRI members are also involved. This roadmap identifies research priorities related to urban mobility and freight delivery with the aim to achieve a more convenient, competitive, sustainable and resource-efficient mobility system, which is essential to secure a high level of accessibility for passengers and goods as well as economic growth. Read it here.

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arrow30/03/2017 REMINDER: TRA Visions 2018 Competitions. Are you a visionary researcher? Two TRA Visions 2018 Competitions are waiting for you! Young and senior researchers throughout Europe are invited to submit innovative concepts on future transport matters to enhance efficient and sustainable transport and mobility of people and goods.  More information

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arrow29/03/2017 ECTRI @ Workshop "How Brussels works for EU Research and Innovation", March 29. C. Alméras, ECTRI SG is presenting today ECTRI as one of the leading Transport R&I Stakeholders at KoWi & UKRO workshop "How Brussels works for EU Research and Innovation", in Brussels.

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arrow29/03/2017 ECTRI @ EIT KIC in Urban Mobility, March 29, 2017. C. Alméras ECTRI Secretary General and some ECTRI Members are attending today in Brussels the event 'Towards an EIT KIC in Urban Mobility'. The event brings together businesses, research organisations and universities, enabling world-class education, innovation and entrepreneurship to thrive in Europe.

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arrow28/03/2017 ALLIANCE Summer School “Sustainable Transport Interchanges Program (STIP)". The 1st ALLIANCE Summer School “Sustainable Transport Interchanges Program (STIP) - Part I: Freight Transportation” will be held on 16-22 July, 2017, in Riga, Latvia. STIP is organized by ECTRI Members TTI and Fraunhofer-IFF, partners in this consortium, plus U. Thessaly. Vision for this year’s Summer School is the preparation of a new generation of transportation researchers and professionals in the area of Transport Interchanges, focusing on Freight Transportation. For further information, please visit project's webpage.

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arrow27/03/2017 ETRR Volume 9, Issue 1, March 2017 is out now. The new issue features 11 new articles, including 3 from ECTRI Members (VTT, VTI and CDV).  It also includes new articles from our Topical Collections:
ETRR Topical Collection on The Future of rail freight transport and logistics (1 new Article)
ETRR Topical Collection on the Development of National Transport Policy 
(2 new articles)
ETRR Topical Collection on the Young Researcher Seminar 2015
(2 new articles)

Check all the articles here.

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arrow23/03/2017 TRA 2018. Deadline for the call for papers for the upcoming Transport Research Arena – TRA 2018 in Vienna has now been extended. Please submit your abstract by 24th April 2017! http://www.traconference.eu/call-for-abstracts/

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arrow23/03/2017 RelStat-2017. The 17th International Multi-Conference "Reliability and Statistics in Transportation and Communication", will take place in Riga on October 18 -21, 2017, organised by ECTRI Member TTI (TSI).  The goal of the RelStat-2017 conference is to provide an international forum for scientists and professionals to address recent research results and to present and discuss their ideas, theories, technologies, systems, tools, applications, work in progress and experiences on all theoretical and practical issues arising in transport, information and communication technologies. Call for abstracts and special session proposals is open with deadline on May 5. For more information: http://relstat2017.tsi.lv/

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arrow22/03/2017 MOBILITY4EU Mid-term event. SAVE THE DATE for the public event “Towards user-centric transport in Europe. Challenges, solutions and collaborations”, jointly organized by Mobility4EU (ECTRI Members VUB, IFSTTAR, HIT and VTT are partners in this consortium) and MIND-SETS project. The event will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of May in Brussels. Don’t miss the chance to brainstorm imaginative questions and to see the new mobility, along with its complex and multifaceted challenges, with different eyes.

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arrow16/03/2017 SKILLFUL Workshop. Register today to the SKILLFUL workshop and take part on the discussion on "Future trends in transport systems and their job impact assessment". The workshop is taking place at FIRM17 in Brussels on April 6, 2017 and is moderated by ECTRI Member and SKILLFUL scientific coordinator E. Bekiaris. Registration is free of charge.

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arrow15/03/2017 ECTRI Board meeting, March 15, 2017.The first meeting of the new elected Board was held today at the ECTRI offices. The Board that took office on January 27, 2017 met to discuss the present-day management issues, to draw the new Implementation Plan and establish new priorities for its two year mandate. The auditor and accountant also attended the meeting.

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arrow13/03/2017 SETRIS Deliverable “A Truly Integrated Transport System for Sustainable and Efficient Logistics”.This document provides a holistic overview of a truly integrated transport system as the vision to reach significant advances in terms of efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of freight transport and logistics, creating value and adding competitiveness to all manufacturing and retail sectors in Europe and supporting the achievement of societal challenges associated to freight transport. Read it here.

The document has been prepared in the frame of SETRIS project and the contents have been reviewed and approved by the five transport ETPs (ERTRAC, ERRAC, ACARE, ALICE and WATERBORNE).

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arrow09/03/2017 ECTRI @ Final Conference of TEA Cost Action, March 9 in Barcelona. C. Alméras is presenting today "The Origin of TEA Cost Action: An ECTRI story" at the Final Conference of TEA Cost Action in Barcelona. The conference is organised by ECTRI Member CENIT and COST and hosted by AMB. It was preceded by the 2nd edition of the Training School on: Bridging Transport Equity: A real-life lab. Click here for the full programme.

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arrow08/03/2017 ECTRI @ 2017 ERTRAC Annual Conference, March 8, 2017. C. Alméras, ECTRI SG and some ECTRI Members are attending today the 2017 ERTRAC Annual Conference, this year under the theme “Digitalisation and Decarbonisation Towards the future European Transport System” in Brussels.

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arrow07/03/2017 ECTRI @ ERTRAC Plenary, March 7, 2017. C. Alméras, ECTRI Secretary General is attending the ERTRAC Plenary today in Brussels. 

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arrow03/03/2017 Join ADAS&ME stakeholders workshop on the 6th of April in Brussels! The workshop targets to present the results of ADAS&ME online stakeholders’ survey focusing on the 7 ADAS&ME Use Cases and perform interactive focus group discussions in order to reach a first prioritization for each UC scenarios. Click here for agenda and registration.

ECTRI supports ADAS&ME project, in which ECTRI Members VTI (coordinator), HIT, DLR, IFSTTAR, TRL and FRAUNHOFER are consortium partners.

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arrow02/03/2017 ETRR topical collection call on Smart cities and transport infrastructures. This topical collection is to provide an updated perspective dealing with the stakes, the consequences, and the shapes of smart cities related with all types of transport infrastructure”. More info
Deadline for submissions: EXTENDED until June 1, 2017

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arrow02/03/2017 eCAIMAN project Mid-term Review meeting at ECTRI offices. eCAIMAN, H2020 Green Vehicle project is holding its Mid-term Review meeting today at the ECTRI offices. ECTRI Members AIT (coord), HIT- CERTH and POLITO are partners in the consortium. Find out more about the project here: http://www.ecaiman.eu/.

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arrow01/03/2017 Transport for all, interview article with Dr Floridea di Ciommo. At the ‘Intelligent Transport Systems: a Tool or a Toy?’ event in Žilina, Slovakia – a conference co-hosted by the COST Association and the ECTRI Member University of Žilina, the Horizon 2020 Projects: Portal interviewed Dr Floridea di Ciommo (COST Action Chair TU1209/ECTRI Member CENIT) to discuss some of the equity considerations in the field of intelligent transport systems. This article first appeared in issue 13 of Horizon 2020 Projects: Portal, which is now available here.

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arrow27/02/2017 ECTRI @ European Industry Day, February 28. Almeras, ECTRI SG, is attending today the European Industry Day in Brussels. At this year's event under the theme "Industry 4 people", the EC wants to take stock of existing actions and stimulate debate on a joint vision for the long-term future of European industry. 

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arrow21/02/2017 ‘Intelligent Transport Systems: a Tool or a Toy?’ presentations now available online. Several Members took part of the event, where Jorge Alfonso Kurano ITS expert from UPM represented ECTRI with presentation on “ITS and Research: Challenges & opportunities”. All the presentations are now available for download here.

This conference was co-organised between the COST Association and the ECTRI Member University of Žilina, the latter as European Research Area (ERA) Chair (ERAdiate project) on International Transport Systems (ITS), and ERTICO as Supporting Partner. This event was held under the auspices of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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arrow14/02/2017 ETRR - Facts and figures at a glance. Check out ECTRI's European Transport Research Review Infographics here.

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arrow13/02/2017 2017 ETC 2017 Call for the Young Researchers and Practitioners Forum. AET invites contributions from young professionals (PhD candidates, postdocs ≤ 3 years after PhD, practitioners ≤ 6 years of work experience). Please submit your abstract by February 27th, 2017 to the ETC website.

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arrow10/02/2017 2017 ERTRAC Annual Conference. ERTRAC organises its 2017 Annual Conference in Brussels on Wednesday 8 March2017. This year ERTRAC Annual Conference is about Digitalisation and Decarbonisation - Towards the future European Transport System. More information.

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arrow09/02/2017 TIMON project Mid-term Review meeting at ECTRI offices. ECTRI supported project TIMON is holding its Mid-term Review meeting today at ECTRI offices. ECTRI Members DEUSTO (lead) and FRAUNHOFER are partners in the consortium. Find out more about the project here: www.timon-project.eu/

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arrow08/02/2017 ECTRI @ DLR New Year's Reception. C. Alméras, ECTRI SG is attending today in Brussels the ECTRI Member German Aerospace Center (DLR) New Year's Reception. This years’ reception will be held under the theme “DLR’s contribution to European Research and Innovation Strategies in Aviation”.

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arrow07/02/2017 ECTRI @ 10th European Railway Award and CER & UNIFE Annual Reception. C. Alméras, ECTRI SG is attending today in Brussels the 10th Anniversary celebration of the European Railway Award followed by the joint CER & UNIFE Annual Reception.

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arrow06/02/2017 TRA VISIONS 2018 Transport Research Awards. The European project TRA VISIONS 2018 invites Young and Senior researchers from all over Europe to submit innovative transport concepts. See www.travisions.eu for more info. ECTRI Members POLITO, UNEW and AIT are partners in the consortium.

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arrow30/01/2017 ECTRI welcomes a new Board! The new ECTRI Board took office on January 27th for a two year mandate and it is composed by: Mark Robinson (President, UNEW, UK), Jean-Paul Mizzi (Vice-President, IFSTTAR, France), Christian Piehler (Treasurer, DLR, Germany), Evangelos Bekiaris (Common member, HIT, Greece), Rudolf Cholava (Common member, CDV, Czech Republic), Irina Jackiva (Common member, TTI, Latvia) and Tomas Svensson (Common member, VTI, Sweden). The ECTRI community wishes them great success and all the best for their new roles. ECTRI thanks the Board members whose mandates ended, Pedro Perez Losa (UVEG, Spain) and Uwe Clausen (FRAUNHOFER, Germany) for their commitment during their mandate.

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arrow20/01/2017 SETRIS 4th Review meeting, January 20 at ECTRI offices. SETRIS coordinators will meet with ETPs representatives and the EC representatives, to review progress and status of deliverables.

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19/01/2017 C. Alméras, ECTRI SG is attending UITP New Year Reception in Brussels.

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arrow19/01/2017 2018 RS5C Conference Call for abstracts and special sessions to the 18th international conference Road Safety on Five Continents (RS5C) is now open, with deadline on April 30, 2017. The RS5C conference will take place in May 16-18, 2018 on Jeju Island, South Korea. The conference is organised by ECTRI Member VTI in close cooperation with Korea Transportation Safety Authority (KOTSA).

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arrow18/01/2017 EURO - Zel 2017 Call for Abstracts is open for the 24th International Symposium EURO - Zel 2017 “Recent Challenges for European Railways”.  The submission deadline is March 19, 2017. The conference is taking place in Žilina (Slovak Republic) in May 30 – 31, 2017, organised by ECTRI Member UNIZA. Go to www.zu-zel.sk for more information.

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arrow17/01/2017 TRA 2018 Call for abstracts is open. Submit your contribution to one or more of the twelve topics and get the chance to discuss about key political key topics in Europe such as shaping the new mobility landscape, digitalisation or decarbonisation. In scientific and technical sessions a broad spectrum of research and innovation activities will range from basic research to application-oriented engineering, social, technical and economic aspects, as well as policies and standards. The call for abstracts is open till March 21, 2017. Click here for more information on the call. TRA 2018 will take place in Vienna from 16 to 19 April 2018 and is hosted/organised by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology in collaboration with Austria Tech and ECTRI Member AIT.

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arrow17/01/2017 ECTRI @Shift2Rail Info Day, January 17 in Brussels. C. Alméras is attending Shift2Rail Info Day today in Brussels. This event organised by Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking addresses the political priorities and content of the 2017 Shift2Rail calls.

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arrow16/01/2017 ADAS&ME Project: participate in the survey. ADAS&ME partners are interested in your opinion about automated functions that can support the driver/ rider. Your participation in this survey will help set the priorities for drivers and riders with regards to implementing automated functions within different types of vehicles (e.g. passenger car, trucks, bus, motorcycles). Give your opinion here. Thank you for participating!

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arrow16/01/2017 Prof.  Karst Geurs new ETRR Editor-in-Chief Prof.  Karst Geurs, full Professor of Transport Planning at the Centre for Transport Studies of the University of Twente (Netherlands), is the new ETRR Editor-in-Chief. He started his three year mandate on January 1st 2017. Prof. Geurs has been involved in ETRR as Associate Editor and more recently as Advisory Board Member. His CV is available here.

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arrow13/01/2017 Participate in stakeholder consultation of the Mobility4eu project. Do you want to be part of the consultation process and give your vision and aims for the future transport system in Europe? Participate to the SURVEY to assess the most important objectives that you want to achieve until 2030. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to fill in. For more detailed information on the methodology of stakeholder consultation click here.
Mobility4EU , involves ECTRI Members VUB, IFSTTAR, HIT and VTT and aims to develop a vision and action plan for mobility and transport in Europe in 2030. It is their priority to involve a wide range of stakeholders involved in mobility and transport in Europe in this process.
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Imre Keseru at imre.keseru@vub.ac.be

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arrow12/01/2017 ECTRI @TRB 2017: TRB Executive Committee, Thursday January 12th (8:00 am – 12:00 pm). ECTRI President, Prof. M. Robinson, and Secretary General, C. Alméras, are invited to attend the TRB Executive Committee to participate to the discussion on TRB International collaboration and partnerships. This discussion will be ended by the official signature of the new ECTRI-TRB Memorandum of Understanding which draws an intended common line of actions between the two organizations for a period of five years.

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arrow11/01/2017 ETC 2017 Call for abstracts. The Association for European Transport invites submission of abstracts for its 45th European Transport Conference, to be held in Barcelona between 4 and 6 October 2017. The deadline for abstract submission is 8 February 2017.

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arrow10/01/2017 ECTRI @TRB 2017: International Cooperation Committee, Tuesday January 10 (08:00 am – 12:00 pm). Session will be presided by former ECTRI President G. Giannopoulos (HIT) and  O.A. Elrahman – RPI.  An update of ECTRI-TRB MoU and action plan will be presented by A. Aparicio (UPM and ECTRI-TRB MoU Task Force leader) and a presentation of the newly EU funded SKILLFUL project in which ECTRI is partner will also be done by C. Alméras.

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arrow09/01/2017 ECTRI @TRB 2017: ECTRI/TRB Action Plan Review Subcommittee is taking place today, Monday, January 9th (10:15 am – 12:00 pm). Session will be presided by A. Aparicio (ECTRI Member Universidad Politecnica de Madrid) and will focus on reviewing ECTRI-TRB MoU planned activities and agreeing on actions, timeline and responsibilities. The new MoU will be signed on January 12th 2017 at the TRB Executive Committee.

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arrow06/01/2017 ECTRI @TRB 2017: Workshop in Equity in Transportation: guidelines for stakeholders and practitioners, will take place on Sunday, January 8th (01:30 pm – 04:30 pm). The purpose of this workshop is to stimulate thinking and discussion about the benefits of a more equitable transportation system. The workshop is presided by D. Spanhake (U. Minnesota, Twin Cities),  A. Dupont Kieffer (U. Paris) and F. Di Ciommo, (ECTRI Member CENIT-UPC BarcelonaTech).

A topical collection in the ECTRI Open Access sponsored Journal ETRR on the topic of “Equity tools and Transport: bridging EU-US perspectives” gathering the best papers coming from the different committees call for papers is planned to be launched in April 2017.

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arrow06/01/2017 ECTRI @TRB 2017: Interested in how governance of transportation-related decisions may deviate from or collide with existing international and national rules? Join us on the Workshop 101 - The Nexus of Transportation and Environmental Health Governance: Intersections and Collisions Across and Within Borders on Sunday, January 8th (09:00 am – 12:00 pm at Convention Center, 147A). A. Bekiaris (ECTRI Member HIT) will be presenting on “Aging Populations and Mobility Policies: Implications on Safety, Health and the Environment”.

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arrow05/01/2017 European Transport Research Review Impact Factor and new Issue online. ECTRI’s European Transport Research Review now has an Impact Factor of 0.672, released by Thomson Reuters in their Journal Citation Reports®. And for some interesting readings check here the new released Volume 8, Issue 4 (December 2016): https://goo.gl/0QnbyR

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arrow03/01/2017 ECTRI has now a Twitter account. Follow us on twitter.com/ECTRInews to keep in touch and get the latest news about the ECTRI community.

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arrow22/12/2016 The ECTRI team wishes a Happy Holiday Season and a Successful 2017. And thanks all those that supported and took part in ECTRI's activities over the last year.

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arrow21/12/2016 ECTRI TG Traffic Management suggestions for the third transport workprogramme (2018-2020). Following up on the overall vision “Towards low carbon mobility” defined in ECTRI's contribution from July, and the previously released Thematic Groups contribution (Mobility, Economics&Policy, Freight&Logistics and Transport Safety) ECTRI Thematic Group on Traffic Management puts forward eight research challenges that are essential for the future deployment of advanced transport systems. Read it here.

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arrow20/12/2016 ECTRI supported events @ TRB 2017. The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96 th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. on January 8–12, 2017. The Conference attracts more than 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world and this year the spotlight theme is “Transportation Innovation: Leading the Way in an Era of Rapid Change”. 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, Prof. Mark Robinson, ECTRI 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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arrow19/12/2016 ICTR 2017 Extended Deadline for Abstracts Submission:  JANUARY 15, 2017. ECTRI Member Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT/CERTH) is co-organizing with the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers (HITE), the ‘8th International Congress on Transportation Research’. The ICTR 2017 will be held on September 28-29, 2017, at the CERTH Congress Centre in Thessaloniki, Greece. The spotlight theme of the 2017 Congress is: ‘The Future of Transportation: A Vision for 2030’. Deadline of abstract submission has been extended to JANUARY 15, 2017. More info http://www.ictr.gr/

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arrow15/12/2016 ECTRI @ ITF Consultation Day with International Organisations, December 15 in Paris. ECTRI SG C. Alméras is participating to the ITF Consulation Day taking place at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris. ECTRI will be providing inputs to ITF’s priority issues such as, content of the 2017 Summit programme, key elements of the 2017 Ministers’ Declaration and key issues for the 2018 Summit. The consultation will also provide opportunity for the ITF SG to present updates on the Decarbonising Transport project to which ECTRI is a partner.

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arrow12/12/2016 ECTRI @ ERTRAC Plenary, December 12 in Brussels. ECTRI SG C. Alméras is participating to the last ERTRAC Plenary meeting of 2016 taking place in Brussels. The main points on the agenda are the final ERTRAC topics recommendations for the WP2018-2020 of H2020, the report on CO2 integrated approach process the launch of ERTRAC Strategic Research Agenda update and the roadmaps on Urban Mobility, Electrification, and Automated Driving.

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arrow08/12/2016 1 Week to Abstract Submission Deadline for the EWGT 2017. The 20th EURO Working Group on Transportation Meeting (EWGT 2017) will be held in Budapest from 4 - 6 September 2017, hosted by ECTRI Member BME. Call for abstracts is open, with deadline on December 15, 2016. Accepted papers under topic "New paradigm in urban transportation planning" will be published on a special issue of ETRR, ECTRI’s International Open Access journal. More info here: https://lnkd.in/evxxRcw

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arrow06/12/2016 ECTRI's ETRR is accepting submissions for topical collection "Understanding the Benefits & Implications of Vehicle & Road Automation". The European Transport Research Review is accepting submissions for a topical collection on Understanding the Benefits and Implications of Vehicle and Road Automation. The aim of this topical collection is to provide an overview of the latest research findings in vehicle and road automation, focusing on the impacts on road safety, traffic flow and transport-related emissions. Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2016. Submit today! https://goo.gl/f5TWqx

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arrow05/12/2016 ECTRI's ETRR is accepting submissions for topical collection "Smart cities and transport infrastructures". The European Transport Research Review is accepting submissions for a topical collection on Smart cities and transport infrastructures. This topical collection is to provide an updated perspective on the stakes, the consequences, and the shapes of smart cities related to all types of transport infrastructure. Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2016. Submit today! https://goo.gl/0vzAyf

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arrow02/12/2016 ICTR 2017, September 28-29, 2017 – Thessaloniki – Call for abstracts . ECTRI Member Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT/CERTH) is co-organizing the ‘8th International Congress on Transportation Research’ (ICTR 2017), which will be held on September 28-29, 2017, at the CERTH Congress Centre in Thessaloniki, Greece. The spotlight theme of the 2017 Congress is: ‘The Future of Transportation: A Vision for 2030’. Call for abstracts is open with deadline on December 15, 2016.

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arrow01/12/2016 ECTRI @ ETRA Plenary and Meeting with DG MOVE Cabinet . ECTRI President M. Robinson and ECTRI SG C. Alméras will participate today in the ETRA Plenary. The Plenary is preceded by a meeting between the DG MOVE Cabinet and the ETRA Partners, to present the main recommendations of the ETRA position paper, discuss the future EU funded transport research Programme and ETRA’s contribution and activities to the TRA Conference.

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arrow30/11/2016 ECTRI @ FERSI 25th Anniversary Meeting, November 30 in Brussels. ECTRI President M. Robinson and ECTRI SG C. Alméras are attending the FERSI 25th Anniversary meeting. A “get together” meeting of the European road safety research community, dedicated to open discussion on current road safety challenges and strategies aiming to enable Europe to set sound road safety targets and to effectively progress towards them.

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arrow24/11/2016 ECTRI Autumn 2016 Assembly of Members, November 24-25 in Riga.The 2016 Autumn Assembly of Members is held on November 24th – 25th, 2016, kindly hosted by ECTRI Member TTI in Riga, Latvia. During the two-day meeting the Members will follow-up on the implementation plan and discuss the status of activities and the management of the Association. ECTRI’s new Member, VUB will be represented by Professor Cathy Macharis, Director of VUB- MOBI, invited to present her organization to the Assembly. The second day will be dedicated to the election of new Board for 2017-2018 period and a workshop on “Sustainable Transport Interchanges”.

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arrow22/11/2016 ECTRI @ ITS: a Tool or a Toy? event, Nov. 22-23, 2016, Zilina Slovakia. Jorge Alfonso Kurano ITS expert from UPM represented ECTRI at the Conference "Intelligent Transport Systems: a Tool or a Toy?", in Žilina, Slovakia. This event was held under the auspices of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It was co-organised between the COST Association and the ECTRI Member University of Žilina.

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arrow08/11/2016 ECTRI @ 2016 EUCAR Reception and Conference, in Brussels. C. Alméras attended the EUCAR Annual Reception & Conference 2016, taking place on November 8 and 9 in Brussels. This event, under the theme ”Driving mobility innovation for Europe”, gathers all relevant stakeholders to debate the future of transport research.

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arrow02/11/2016 ECTRI’s ETRR accepting submissions for three topical collections. ECTRI’s European Transport Research Review is accepting submissions for three topical collections:

More info here.

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arrow26/10/2016 ETRA Report on Transport Education and Training workshop organised during TRA2016. During TRA 2016, ETRA and the EC organised a workshop on “Academia and job market: how to match? Building European transport academic excellence: which offer to students? Which contribution to innovation?”. The idea was to bring together the main parties and stakeholders involved in educational and research activities in the transport field and to investigate and evaluate the opportunities offered today by the relevant higher-level educational establishments in transport disciplines in Europe in relation to the job market. Read a summary of results and recommendations here: EC and ETRA TRA 2016 workshop on Transport Education and Tranining - Synthesis report.

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arrow26/10/2016 ECTRI TG Safety meeting, October 26 - 27 at ECTRI offices. ECTRI Thematic Group on Safety is meeting today, at ECTRI offices, to review last year’s activities and plan future actions. TG members will explore participation in H2020 WP 2017 calls, building upon their matrix of interest.

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arrow25/10/2016 ECTRI @ 2016 CEF Transport Info Day, October 25 in Brussels. A. PEREIRA is attending the 2016 CEF Transport Info Day, taking place in Brussels. This event organised by INEA and the EC addresses the political priorities and content of the 2016 CEF Transport calls.

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arrow24/10/2016 SKILLFUL project Kick-Off Meeting, October 24 in Brussels Kick-Off meeting will take place today at the Researcher Knowledge Centre Road Safety in Brussels. The SKILLFUL “Skills and competences development of future transportation professionals at all levels” project aims to review the existing, emerging and future knowledge and skills requirements of workers at all levels in the transportation sector, to structure the key specifications and components of the curricula and training courses that will be needed to meet these competence requirements optimally and to identify and propose new business roles in the education and training chain.

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arrow26/10/2016 ECTRI Thematic Groups’ suggestions for the third transport workprogramme (2018-2020)

Based on the overall vision “Towards low carbon mobility” defined in ECTRI's contribution from July, ECTRI Thematic Groups suggest in those new inputs, topics considered relevant for policy support and for strengthening of the knowledge base on their field of research. These topics are reflected in the form of research priorities, aiming to highlight their significance for inclusion in the upcoming calls of Horizon 2020, and in particular to the Challenge aiming to achieve “Smart, Green and Integrated Transport”.

Find below ECTRI Thematic Groups suggestions:

ECTRI Thematic Groups on Security and Risk Analysis and on Traffic Management will be releasing their suggestions in the upcoming days.

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arrow26/10/2016 ETRA strategic paper 2016 The 2016 ETRA strategic paper, submitted to the EC, reflects on the current European transport policy, on the Implementation of the current H2020 RTD programme, and on the future of transport research in next programme (FP9). Read the strategic paper here.

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arrow18/10/2016 ECTRI TG Economics & Policy and TG Mobility joint meeting, October 18-19 at ECTRI offices. ECTRI Thematic Groups on Economics & Policy and on Mobility are meeting today, at ECTRI offices, to review last year’s activities and plan future actions. They will explore participation in H2020 WP 2017 calls, building upon their matrix of interest.

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arrow13/10/2016 EURO Working Group on Transportation: Call for abstracts is open. The 20th EURO Working Group on Transportation Meeting (EWGT) will be held in Budapest from 4 – 6 September 2017, hosted by ECTRI Member BME. Call for abstracts is open, with deadline on November 30, 2016. Accepted papers on Planning and Operation topic will be published on ETRR, ECTRI’s International Open Access journal. More info here

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arrow12/10/2016 ECTRI Board meeting, October 11, 2016 The Board members met yesterday at ECTRI offices, to discuss the management of the association, the state of play of the implementation plan, the membership situation and the preparation of the Autumn Assembly of Members.

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arrow05/10/2016 ECTRI @ ETC 2016 from 5 – 7 October in Barcelona ECTRI will be present with a stand at the 44th European Transport Conference in Barcelona, promoting the association, its Members and activities, the SETRIS and SKILLFUL projects and the ETRR journal. Visit us! We look forward to seeing you there!

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arrow29/09/2016 SETRIS 4th Progress & Planning Meeting SETRIS project partners are meeting Friday 30th, at ECTRI premises for the 4th Progress & Planning Meeting (Steering Committee). They will review activities undertaken, status of deliverables and plan next steps. Find out more about SETRIS<

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arrow28/09/2016 ECTRI @ EC Horizon 2020 ‘Smart, green and integrated transport’ Info Day. C. ALMERAS and A. PEREIRA are attending the H2020 challenge ‘Smart, green and integrated transport’ Info Day. Presentations will cover the various topics open for submission, on Mobility for Growth, Automated Road Transport and Green Vehicles calls, under the 2016-2017 Work programme.

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arrow23/09/2016 ECTRI @ EC Horizon 2020 ‘Smart cities and communities’ Info Day. C. ALMERAS is attending the ‘Smart cities and communities’ Info Day taking place in Brussels. At the event the ‘Smart cities & communities’ topics of the 2016-2017 Horizon 2020 Work Programme ‘Cross-cutting activities’, Smart and Sustainable Cities call are being presented, and in particular the 2017 call.

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