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Today in Milan, the EU officially presented its future pavilion for Expo Milano 2015. In line with Expo's theme "Feeding the planet, energy for life", the pavilion will tell a “field to fork” story which will guide the visitors. [read more]
Launched in 2006, the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) has become a key initiative dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy in Europe. A full week of workshops and conferences took place from 23 to 27 June 2014 in Brussels. [read more]
The TRIP portal features a section dedicated to ‘country profiles', which provides background information on the organisation of transport research at national level in a wide range of countries in Europe and beyond. With last year's enlargement of the European Union, this section has now been updated with information for Croatia, adding up to the European Research Area (ERA) now comprising 28 Member States of the EU, plus Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. [read more]
On 4-5 December 2014, the Italian EU Presidency and the European Commission organise a major conference on transport safety to be held in Genova. The event is expecting the participation of around 300 stakeholders, transport professionals and policy makers from the different transport modes, to assess the future needs for transport safety, and identify priorities for activities in Horizon 2020 and beyond. [read more]
On 13 June 2014, the European Commission released an analysis of the current situation of multimodal travel planners across Europe and its plans for the way forward. The Commission Staff Working Document “Towards a roadmap for delivering EU-wide multimodal travel information, planning and ticketing services”, highlights the EU's renewed efforts to develop Europe-wide all-in-one journey planners, making it easier to plan and book cross-border journeys that involve several means of transport. [read more]
EMSA, the European Maritime Safety Agency released its 5-year strategy covering the period 2014-2018. The publication sets out the Agency's strategic themes covering Standards, rules and implementation; Monitoring, surveillance and information sharing; Environmental challenges and response; Information, knowledge and training. For each strategic theme, the corresponding activities and key objectives are identified. [read more]
The Marco Polo programme provides financial support to projects for European freight traffic aiming at easing road congestion and air pollution by promoting a switch to greener transport modes or traffic avoidance.As of 1 January 2014, the programme is managed by the INEA Executive Agency.The Agency has now approved 27 projects from the call launched in March 2013. [read more]
The University of Zilina, Slovakia, was recently awarded with the EC grant under the 7 th Framework Programme for establishing the European Research Area (ERA) in Intelligent Transport Systems. This prestigious grant was awarded to only 11 European research institutions Europe-wide. The ERA in ITS aims to enhance research and innovation aspects of the University Science Park of the University of Zilina in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). [read more]
The European Platform on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) hosted the first European Conference on SUMPs in Sopot, Poland, from 12 to 13 June 2014. Titled ‘Planning for a Liveable City', the conference gathered 140 delegates engaged in lively discussions and exchanges on hot topics in urban mobility planning. [read more]
The TRIP Policy Brochure ‘Employment in the EU transport sector' presents EU policy on transport employment and highlights the contribution of research in supporting policy development and implementation in meeting the challenges of retaining skilled workers and encouraging more and highly skilled people to join the transport workforce. [read more]