The Young Researchers Seminar (YRS) is a unique activity organised jointly by the YRS Supporting Organizations, ECTRI, FEHRL and FERSI, since 2003. In the context of the ETRA cooperation, the three founding Supporting Organizations have agreed in 2021 to open the Seminar to EURNEX and HUMANIST.
The main YRS objectives are:
- To train young researchers belonging to the Supporting Organizations ’ Members, ECTRI, FEHRL, FERSI, EURNEX, HUMANIST and from United States’ Universities , to prepare papers and present oral scientific communications, by direct interaction with assigned tutors.
- To enable the exchange and networking opportunities of young transport researchers with their peers and tutors.
Therefore, this Seminar is not only aimed at building up scientific excellence, it also seeks at improving presentation skills and the ability to communicate science.
So far, eleven Young Researchers Seminars have been organised: 2003-Lyon, France; 2005-The Hague, The Netherlands; 2007-Brno, Czech Republic; 2009-Torino, Italy; 2011-Copenhagen, Denmark; 2013-Lyon, France; 2015-Rome, Italy; 2017-Berlin, Germany; 2019-Thessaloniki, Greece; 2021-Portorož, Slovenia; and 2023-Lisbon.
More information can be found on each Young Researchers Seminars edition on the drop-down menu above.
 The Supporting Organisations financially support the Seminar, nominate their representation in the Steering Committee and disseminate the calls.
 Since 2007, thanks to the Memorandum of Understanding between ECTRI and the Transportation Research Board from the United States, participation to the Seminar has been open to young researchers and tutors from the US Universities.