ECTRI welcomes the opportunity to share its feedbacks both on the evaluation of the 2011 White Paper and on the announced future European Strategy for a Sustainable and Smart Mobility in preparation in the frame of the European Commission public consultation launched in July and closed on September 23, 2020.
ECTRI calls for an innovative and socially balanced European transport policy and a consistent strategy for sustainable and smart mobility.
ECTRI proposes to review the approach to the European transport policy by strongly developing the social dimension of sustainability in transport and develops some ideas on how the research community can contribute to such policy.
ECTRI suggests to establish a robust multidisciplinary agenda on sustainable transport studies, that can provide the Green Deal and the revised European transport policy with the necessary knowledge basis to undertake a disruptive revision of the failed paradigms, and put the European transport policy on track towards sustainability.
Putting in place such a knowledge generation platform will effectively mobilize European know-how potential in the attainment of a transport system more responsive to the social and environmental challenges Europeans face ahead.
Read ECTRI reply to the public consultation on the evaluation of the 2011 White Paper ‘Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area – Towards a
competitive and resource efficient transport system’ and on the announced future European Strategy for a Sustainable and Smart Mobility.