FP7 tailored for sustainability

Transport (including aeronautics)

The contribution of the “Transport (including aeronautics)” Theme in the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) to sustainable development can be apprehended by:

1. Its overall objective and rationale: Research under this theme has the overall objective of developing integrated, safer, greener and smarter pan-European transport systems, based on technological and operational advances and the evolving European transport policy. The Theme’s objectives [pdf 287 Kb] can be seen in this Council Decision document.

2. Link to sustainable development: Transport research is essential for sustainable development, since it impacts not only on economic development (for example, developing an integrated public transport system) but also on social and environmental wellbeing (for example, through minimising transport pollution). This chapter of the Vision papers [pdf 196 Kb] describes the articulation between transport research and sustainable development challenges.

3. These tables provide an overview of transport research topics related to sustainable development in FP7 Work Programmes.

The FP7 homepage for transport research provides more information on research funded under this Theme.