Vision & Mission

Visions & Mission


ECTRI is the leading European Research Association for Sustainable and Multimodal Mobility


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, evidence‐based advice to decision makers in Europe
  •  Incorporating and representing the foremost European transport research institutes and universities

Strategic objectives & Values


In order to implement the vision and the mission, six strategic objectives have been defined:

  • Shaping the future European Research Area (ERA)
  • Promoting participation in R&D projects
  • Servicing its Members through information, exchange and representation
  • Fostering education and training
  • Disseminating research results
  • Joining research capabilities and infrastructures


The core values of ECTRI are intellectual independence, transparency and scientific excellence


For a short overview of ECTRI strategy and activities, you can download the following documents:

ECTRI’s Strategy Paper – November 2011
ECTRI leaflet, October 2019
ECTRI Thematic Groups leaflet, April 2018
ECTRI overview presentation, June 2020
ECTRI Members’ fields of expertise, September 2019
ECTRI Members’ traffic sector activities, September 2019