The European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI) is an international non-profit association that was founded in April 2003 by 15 national transport research institutes and universities of 13 European countries, as a non-profit association registered in France and governed by French law. It is the first attempt to unite the forces of the foremost multimodal transport research centres across Europe and to thereby promote the excellence of European transport research.
Today, it includes 27 major transport research institutes or universities from 19 European countries. Together, they account for more than 4,000 European scientific and research staff in the field of transport.
ECTRI as the leading European research association for sustainable and multimodal mobility is committed to provide the scientifically based competence, knowledge and advice to move towards a green, safe, efficient, and inclusive transport for people and goods.
Linked to its establishment in Brussels, ECTRI is operating since January 2011 as an international non-profit association (AISBL) registered in Belgium and governed by Belgian law. The constitutive and authentic Act was approved by Notary deed on September 6th, 2010 and the legal personality given to the Association by Royal Decree approved on November 2nd, 2010.
ECTRI operates under the company number 831 370 370, with VAT BE0831.370.370. Its headquaters is located rue du Trône 98, 1050 Brussels. Its Statutes (English version, French version) were published in the annexes of the “Moniteur Belge” on November 25th, 2010.
In accordance with the code of conduct of the EU institutions, ECTRI maintains all relevant details on the EU Transparency Register under identification number 54191854341-51.