Autumn Members’ Assembly highlights and outcomes

On November 22 and 23, ECTRI held its 2021 Autumn Assembly. A number of important topics were discussed on this occasion, and two invited speakers punctuated the two-day online meeting.

The President, Evangelos Bekiaris together with the Treasurer, Magnus Lamp, draw ahead the matters related to the implementation plan execution and the financial situation of the association. Furthermore, the Assembly approved and welcomed the University College Dublin as new ECTRI Member as from January 2021, representing Ireland. 

The Assembly continued with Elisabete Arsenio (LNEC) presenting the latest developments and opportunities of the TRA 2022 Conference and TRA VISIONS competitions scheduled in November 2022 in Lisbon.

The first day meeting was concluded with guest Prof Giovanni Circella (Director of the 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program at the UCDavis) who presented the “Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mobility: Key Findings, Policy Implications and Topics for Further Research”.

The second day of the meeting was dedicated to the reports of the ECTRI Thematic Groups and Task Forces leaders, with an update on their activities and on their plans for the upcoming year.

The meeting was closed with a presentation from Jana Palinkas (Associate Publisher at Springer Nature) with insights on “Open access, new publication trends and fundings to support authors”.

ECTRI thanks all Members and invited guests for their contributions to another successful and productive meeting.