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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.

 

 

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arrow19/09/2017 The European Court of Auditors published today a Landscape Review: EU action on energy and climate change identifying seven main challenges, where EU should act to tackle climate change. These being: Energy and climate change governance; Evidence-based policy; The energy transition; Using research and innovation effectively; Planning for and tackling adaptation; Financing; and Involving EU citizens.
C. Alméras, ECTRI Secretary-General was invited to the ECA stakeholders’ meetingto discuss the Review outcomes. ECTRI welcomes the initiative by the ECA and considered that the messages derived from the Review are well chosen. The Review well states that the trend is serious and that transport has a large share of the problem; the summary of what the EU is doing in transport shows a number of failures in legislation. Against this background, the limited number of audits in the transport sector is somehow surprising and could therefore be called upon; Otherwise, on the main challenges part, ECTRI supports that a strong focus is given to evidence based policy, R&I and adaptation, but also believe that transport, considering the alarming situation, could have been given a bigger focus

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arrow18/09/2017 SKILLFUL WP 3 meeting in Rome. SKILLFUL WP 3 "Novel curricula and training courses" partners met today, September 18 in Rome to review activities and discuss next steps. ECTRI is leading task A 3.3 Young Researchers Seminars and working towards the needs recognized in the previous WP 1 & WP 2.

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arrow14/09/2017 Register today for the 1st SKILLFUL project Conference, taking place in Brussels on October 20. 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 conference aims to gather the views of end-users (SMEs, research centres, universities etc), suppliers (training centres etc) as well as policy makers so that they are able to influence the project outcomes.

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arrow13/09/2017 1st Pan-European SAFE STRIP Workshop. The SAFE STRIP project Consortium, where ECTRI Member HIT is partner, will organize its 1st Pan-European Workshop to be held on September 27 in Thessaloniki, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm. Entry for the workshop is free. See the workshop programme here. Register here for the SAFE STRIP Workshop!

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arrow12/09/2017 ECTRI Member HIT/CERTH and HITE co-organise the 8th International Congress on Transportation Research (ICTR ‘17)

The Congress which will take place at the CERTH Congress Centre in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 27-29 September 2017, under the spotlight theme: ‘The Future of Transportation: A Vision for 2030’
The main aim of ICTR is to host innovative research and development work in the field of transportation systems, operations and infrastructures, in Greece and abroad. Key objectives encompass to showcase recent top-notch research activities in transportation, merge research findings and policy making tasks, facilitate the exchange of knowledge in the local and international level and draw conclusions and shape recommendations on the future of transportation.
The Draft Congress Programme, as well as detailed information on ICTR 2017, is available through the Congress website: www.ictr.gr.!

HIT/CERTH and HITE look forward to welcoming you in Thessaloniki!

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arrow11/09/2017 New issue of the European Transport Research Review is now available! In this issue, browse through and download for free 15 original articles. Do not miss ECTRI's Members articles and many more. Enjoy the reading! 

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arrow08/09/2017 Back to the Future! Program for ECTRI Member VUB-MOBI’s 2017 seminar announced! The Seminar is taking place on October 26th in Brussels under the theme Future of Urban Mobility. Programme and registration are available at the event page.

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arrow07/09/2017 Become a Reviewer of the TRA2018! Due to the high number of abstract submissions TRA 2018 is still looking for reviewers with high expertise in various fields of transport research for the full paper review phase. Your support is highly appreciated! More info

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arrow01/09/2017 The 2nd Call for Interest for Interactive Zone at TRA 2018 is open till 15 September 2017. The Interactive Zone offers a great chance to interactively present state of the art research and technologies to the participants and the media. Go and submit your ideas for showcases here.

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arrow29/08/2017 ETC 2017 Value of Time Seminar. ECTRI Members CENIT, DLR and VUB will be presenting & discussing recent developments in the value of time at ETC 2017 Value of Time Seminar, taking place in Barcelona from 4 to 6 of October 2017. More information

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arrow28/08/2017 TG Traffic Management have attentively followed the implementation of the ITS Directive and Action Plan and have provide inputs to the questions raised on the Public Consultation on the provision of EU-wide multimodal travel information services under the ITS Directive 2010/40/EU2 in September 2016. Following up on previous contributions, the TG Traffic Management provided some inputs to the questions raised by DG MOVE on the evaluation of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Directive (Directive 2010/40/EU) with deadline on 28/07/2017.

Read it here: “Public Consultation on the evaluation of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Directive” July 2017

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arrow21/08/2017 The SKILLFUL project (skillfulproject.eu) organizes a Workshop titled “Future Requirements & Training Challenges in Road Transport Employment“ on September 26 in Thessaloniki, Greece (10.00-13.00), hosted by HIT. Click on the link for the programme and registration. ECTRI and ECTRI Members HIT, UNEW, VTT, IFSTTAR, POLITO, UNIZA and VGTU are involved as partners.

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arrow16/08/2017 Don’t forget to register for the SKILLFUL project conference, taking place on October 20th 2017 in Brussels.For more information or to register, contact Project Officer Claudia Ciuca at claudia.ciuca@fehrl.org or see the SKILLFUL website.

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arrow04/08/2017 SETRIS and SKILLFUL featured on the 10th FIRM magazine. Look for the articles on SETRIS project (pages 6-9) and SKILLFUL project (page 15) and read about their impact on the EU transport research and their upcoming activities.

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arrow31/07/2017 ALLIANCE project 1st Summer School took place with great success! From the 16th to 22nd July, 2017 in Riga (Latvia) 25 young researchers from Latvia, Lithuania, Greece and Germany participated in the Summer School entitled: “Sustainable Transport Interchanges Program (STIP) – Part I: Freight Transportation”. This event was organized by ECTRI Members TTI and Fraunhofer-IFF, with partner TTLog. Read more about here.

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arrow10/07/2017 TRA VISIONS 2018 - Extended deadline for the Young Researcher Competition. Deadline for TRA VISIONS 2018 Young Researchers competition now extended to the end of October 2017! See here for more details on how to submit your abstract!

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arrow06/07/2017 ETRR EiC interview on SpringerOpen blog. Karst Geurs, the Editor-in-Chief of the European Transport Research Review journal was interviewed by the SpringerOpen team. Among other things, he talked about his new role and his ambitions for the journal. Read the article here.

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arrow05/07/2017 ECTRI is now member of ERRAC! The European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC) Steering Committee has announced ECTRI as new member. ERRAC was set up in 2001 with the ambitious goal of creating a single European body with both the competence and capability to help revitalise the European rail sector and make it more competitive, by fostering increased innovation and guiding research efforts at European level. ECTRI will be joining ERRAC’s activities with the commitment of providing scientifically based competence, knowledge and advice to move towards a green, safe, efficient, and inclusive transport for people and goods.

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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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Latest publications

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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