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  • 'Transport Information Day' – Presentations and live discussions now available
    Published on: 11/12/2015
  • Final report of the Transport Advisory Group (TAG) on decarbonisation and dissemination
    Published on: 11/12/2015
  • 'Transport SME Innovation Day' – Presentations and live discussions now available
    Published on: 24/11/2015
    Presentations and live discussions held on 23 November 2015 at the 'Transport SME Innovation Day' are now available.
  • City Logistics Research, a Transatlantic Perspective
    Published on: 28/01/2014
    A report of the first EU-U.S. Transportation Research Symposium on city logistics research held in May 30-31, 2013 in Washington D.C is now available online.
  • Transport Safety: Societal challenges, research solutions
    Published on: 28/01/2014
    AN EVENT OF THE ITALIAN EU PRESIDENCY Palazzo Ducale – Genoa, Italy 4-5 December 2014
  • Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Information Day, save the date!
    Published on: 28/01/2014
    Charlemagne building – Brussels 2 February 2015
  • FP7 final call round-up
    Published on: 23/01/2014
    The final calls for proposals for transport-related research under the EU’s Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7), announced in July 2012, has resulted in the launch of a wide range of potentially impactful projects.
  • Report on Synergies between Horizon 2020 and the Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 issued by the FP7 Transport Research Programme Committee
    Published on: 17/12/2013
    The report explains and provides recommendations on the need for a pro-active approach linking both policies to maximise their impacts.
  • TRA 2014 calls for competitions
    Published on: 10/10/2013
    The 5th edition of the conference "Transport Research Arena" will be hosted in France on April 14-17, 2014, in the CNIT (Paris la Défense).
  • US (DoT) – EC cooperation agreement in transport research
    Published on: 05/03/2013
    On February 12, the United States and the European Union met in Washington to discuss ways to enhance their science, technology and innovation cooperation.
  • Infodays 2012 - proceedings online
    Published on: 23/07/2012
    The Transport Research Information Days brought several hundreds of people interested in doing research under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research to Brussels, to learn about the current opportunities in the field of transport. Proceedings, participant lists and additional documents are now available online.
  • Watch what the EU is doing for your future mobility
    Published on: 25/06/2012
  • Draft Work Programme 2013 online now
    Published on: 19/06/2012
  • Registration Transport Information Days 2012 open
    Published on: 07/05/2012
    The registration for the Transport Information Days 2012 is open as of today, 7 May 2012.
  • Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn will attend Transport Research Arena
    Published on: 19/04/2012
  • Results evaluations horizontal activities transport call 2012
    Published on: 16/02/2012
    The Commission, assisted by independent experts, has completed the evaluation of research proposals submitted to the transport calls that were launched in July 2011 and closed in December 2011.
  • Call for proposals closed
    Published on: 06/12/2011
    As part of the Framework Programme for research, which funds excellent European science, the European Commission regularly launches calls for proposals. The call for proposals for transport research that was launched on 19 July 2011 closed on 1 December 2011, receiving more applications than last year.
  • Proposal on new framework programme for research funding launched
    Published on: 30/11/2011
    On 30 November 2011, European Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn launched the European Commission's proposed new framework programme for research and innovation in 2014-2020, called Horizon 2020. The proposal is now up for discussion in the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers and is expected to be adopted by the end of 2013.
  • Annual Activity Report 2010
    Published on: 16/11/2011
    The annual Activity Report of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation shows how our work drives forward an integrated and world-class research and innovation system in Europe. You can now find it online.
  • National Contact Points meet in Brussels
    Published on: 11/10/2011
    The National Contact Points met with the Transport Directorate in Brussels on 15 September 2011. They exchanged practices and information to stay up to date. Their presentations and those of the European Commission are now available for you directly.
  • "Cold-calling": warning to project participants
    Published on: 04/10/2011
    From time to time participants in projects funded under the framework programmes are contacted by organisations seeking payment in return for publishing information on the work being undertaken within their projects. Contrary to some of the "sales pitches" used, these publications and their services have not been endorsed by the Commission.
  • Brochure on waterborne research online
    Published on: 19/09/2011
    A new publication on research activities on waterborne transport supported under the EU's framework programmes for research can be downloaded and ordered online as of now.
  • Infodays 2011 - slides and speeches
    Published on: 25/07/2011
    The Infodays 2011, which took place on 18 and 19 July 2011, offered parties with a research project focused on transport interested in participating in FP7 the necessary information. A webstream of all the presentations given is available online, as are slides of presentations (after the break) and a list of participants.
  • New calls for transport research launched
    Published on: 20/07/2011
    Today, the European Commission launched a new round of FP7 calls for transport research. Researchers and scientists interested in submitting a proposal can do so
  • Launch of the new Transport Research website
    Published on: 08/07/2011
    The new website of the European Commission's transport directorate of DG Research and Innovation was launched today.
  • Innovation Union – turning ideas into green growth, jobs and social progress
    Published on: 07/10/2010
    The European Commission unveiled details of its flagship ‘Innovation Union’ this week. Driven on at the highest political level, this proposal sets out a strategic approach to innovation.
  • 'New' Member States into research fold
    Published on: 11/08/2010
    Though still often referred to as 'New Member States', countries that joined the Union in the latest accession rounds are widely seen as equal partners in the European Research Area (ERA).
  • Surface Transport research gets new boost
    Published on: 29/07/2010
    A new set of calls for proposals has been published for surface transport research, including road, rail and waterborne modes. EU officials set the stage at an 'Information Day' in Brussels.
  • EU launches new calls for transport research proposals
    Published on: 23/07/2010
    The European Commission is making new funding available for key transport research initiatives.
  • EU projects say transport networks vulnerable to climate change
    Published on: 28/06/2010
    Every year, severe weather events wreak havoc on roads, railways and waterways across Europe. A number of EU-funded researcher projects are trying to understand how climate change could affect transport, and looking for ways to prepare for and mitigate the effects.
  • EU innovation on Facebook taps into social networking trend
    Published on: 18/06/2010
    The European Commission's 'Innovation Union' page on Facebook gives web surfers a chance to learn about and discuss EU research and innovation activities.
  • Website on European Research Area launched
    Published on: 18/06/2010
    The newly launched website of the European Research Area (ERA) provides information on measures the Commission is taking to enable the free movement of knowledge and stimulate innovation.
  • Maritime policy outlined at EUROMARES 2010 conference
    Published on: 11/06/2010
    The EUROMARES 2010 conference in May 2010 featured the latest advances and emerging ideas in the field of marine research, innovation and maritime policy.
  • Providing direction for EU research coordinators
    Published on: 10/06/2010
    On 31 May 2010 in Brussels, the European Commission's Research Directorate-General hosted an 'Information Day' for research project coordinators hoping to hone their administrative skills.
  • Major focus on transport research at ETP conference
    Published on: 04/06/2010
    The European Technology Platform (ETP) conference 'Working together on societal changes' featured key sessions on transport research, highlighting the central role of mobility in modern society. Issues included decarbonisation, door-to-door urban mobility, and safety and security.
  • Sectors pull together at ETP Conference 2010
    Published on: 04/06/2010
    The ETP Conference in Brussels in May 2010 saw hundreds of representatives of industry, academia, civil society, EU member-states and the European Commission coming together for two days of focused debate on the challenges facing Europe and how to address them through research and innovation.
  • E-CAero to hold Workshop on disseminating science and technology
    Published on: 25/03/2010
    On 19-20 April 2010, the EU-funded 'E-CAero' initiative will hold its first European Workshop on enhancing the dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge.
  • Outcome of third call for proposals for surface transport research
    Published on: 08/02/2010
    The European Commission has released some preliminary results of the latest call for proposals for transport research.
  • EU research shares stage with global 'Tara' expedition
    Published on: 22/10/2009
    Cutting-edge marine and maritime research was on display as the European Commission and the 'Tara Oceans' project crossed paths in Barcelona on 1 October 2009. Researchers from across Europe and around the world presented the latest work on biodiversity, aquaculture, blue biotech and climate change, while toasting the Tara as it embarks on a round-the-world scientific expedition.
  • Transport 'Info Day' goes green
    Published on: 22/10/2009
    The Transport Research Info Days, on 28 and 29 September 2009, featured in-depth presentations and information on the full range of topics covered under the new FP7 transport research calls for proposals, including aeronautics. Over two days, a record 1200 participants attended the event in Brussels, surpassing similar events in 2007 and 2008.
  • High-level support for 'Ocean of Tomorrow'
    Published on: 02/10/2009
    The new joint call for proposals for marine and maritime research is aimed at building the knowledge base for a sustainable growth of sea-based activities. A special 'Information Day' on 16 September 2009 saw two EU Commissioners joining forces to underline the interdisciplinary and cross-sector aspects of this historic call.
  • AMT '09 conference draws hydrodynamics community
    Published on: 24/09/2009
    The First International Conference on Advanced Model Measurement Technology for the EU Maritime Industry (AMT '09), organised by the EU-funded Hydro Testing Alliance (HTA), was held in Nantes, France, on 1-2 September 2009. Over 100 participants exchanged results and views on fluid dynamics.
  • EU launches major series of calls for transport research proposals
    Published on: 01/09/2009
    The European Union is making available new funding for key transport research initiatives. Calls for proposals have been launched under the 'Green Cars', 'Ocean of tomorrow' and 'ERA-NET' initiatives, while new international co-operative research with China and Russia will also be funded. 'Information Days' events are set to support calls.
  • ‘Cleanest Ship’ meets goals
    Published on: 08/06/2009
    An evaluation of the results of the ‘CREATING’ project shows it has met its overall objectives, demonstrating how specific emission reduction technologies can be applied to inland navigation, leading to a significant reduction of harmful emissions.
  • A European vision for sustainable transport
    Published on: 29/01/2009
    Researchers, policy-makers and other stakeholders assembled in Lyon to hammer out a vision for sustainable transport in the context of the 2020 vision for the European Research Area.
  • Transport Research on the move – An animated and interactive overview
    Published on: 08/01/2009
    Explore for yourself the world of EU-funded transport research, from road to rail to waterborne and air transport. Browse by mode or by themes such as 'environment', 'urban transport' and 'safety and security'. In-depth summaries explain the work of individual research projects.
  • Vacancy notice: Executive Director
    Published on: 03/07/2008
    Can you lead the Clean Sky JTI?
  • 'YEAR 2008' winners named in Ljubljana
    Published on: 20/05/2008
    Winners of the 'Young European Arena of Research' (YEAR 2008) competition received awards during the TRA Conference in Slovenia. In front of 1200 delegates from across Europe, students received medals and prizes for their groundbreaking work in road transport research.
  • Safety makes headlines at major road transport research conference
    Published on: 19/05/2008
    Speakers at the recent TRA 2008 conference in Ljubljana took on the key question of road safety. Despite enormous efforts and some improvements, all agreed that much remains to be done to reduce the occurrence and severity of road accidents.
  • TRA 2008 to feature a wealth of in-depth conference sessions
    Published on: 08/04/2008
    One of the main draws of TRA 2008 will be its rich conference programme. Why should you come to this event? To hear top-level personalities discuss greener, safer and smarter road transport in 58 sessions over four days.
  • Displaying the latest road transport solutions
    Published on: 08/04/2008
    Covering three floors in Ljubljana's largest conference centre, the TRA 2008 exhibition space will showcase the latest technological innovations and road transport solutions for the future.
  • Promoting young researchers
    Published on: 08/04/2008
    Developing the road transport solutions of the future will require hard work and imagination from a new generation of scientists. TRA 2008 will spotlight the most exciting and creative research being carried out by students from all over Europe.
  • TRA 2008 set to tackle urban mobility challenges
    Published on: 27/02/2008
    Among the issues to be addressed at TRA 2008 is improving urban transport. Organisers will be highlighting new ideas and initiatives being implemented in the Ljubljana city environment, but also around Europe under the EU Research Framework Programme.
  • Researchers flock to Surface Transport Information Day
    Published on: 22/02/2008
    The European Commission’s Directorates-General for Research (DG RES) and for Energy and Transport (DG Mobility and Transport) held a joint Surface Transport Information Day on 7 February 2008. The event featured presentations by top-level EC officials.
  • TRA 2008 road safety and security focus
    Published on: 12/02/2008
    Organisers of this year’s Transport Research Arena (TRA 2008) in Ljubljana will be highlighting a number of important road transport-related issues, including safety and security. Participants will hear high-level presentations throughout the event and see key initiatives showcased at the conference exhibition.
  • ‘EURFORUM’ unveils urban mobility SRA
    Published on: 29/11/2007
    A new Strategic Research Agenda for Urban Mobility was presented at the final conference of the FP6-funded EURFORUM Coordination Action in Brussels on 19 November 2007. High level participation included speakers from the Portuguese Presidency, the Committee of Regions, the European Parliament and the European Commission.
  • Gender issues in transport: work in progress
    Published on: 29/11/2007
    The third seminar on ‘Gender Equality and Scientific Excellence’ took place in Brussels in September 2007. Over 70 participants attended, including members of FP6 Advisory Groups and Program Committees, representatives of Member States, experts on women and science issues, and a dozen EU Research Project Officers.
  • Major EU conference pushes co-operation on the seas
    Published on: 22/11/2007
    European Research Commissioner Janez Potočnik called for a holistic approach to marine and maritime research at the first European Maritime Research Policy conference in Brussels on 18 October 2007. Co-operation is key, he said, in order to achieve a balance between the competitiveness of businesses and the sustainability of seas and oceans.
  • EU transport research goes to China
    Published on: 08/11/2007
    A delegation from the European Commission’s DG Research Transport Directorate travelled to Beijing in October 2007, with the aim of bringing Europe and China closer together on transport research. Meetings targeted Chinese government institutions, academia and industry and focussed on the identification of future collaborative projects.
  • EU and South Africa to co-operate on surface transport research
    Published on: 20/09/2007
    European Union and South African officials met in Pretoria and Stellenbosch on 10-14 July 2007, agreeing an Action Plan and adopting a Joint Statement on co-operative surface transport R&D.
  • ‘SURFACE NET’ opens EU transport research to New Member State SMEs
    Published on: 26/07/2007
    On 6 June 2007, a workshop on ‘EU Surface Transport in the Seventh Framework Programme’ took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. The event, organised by the EU-funded SURFACE NET initiative, delivered new ideas for ensuring sustainable urban mobility and strengthening the competitiveness of SMEs.
  • ‘OCEANS 2007’ Aberdeen highlights EU maritime research
    Published on: 25/07/2007
    On 18-21 June 2007, the prestigious OCEANS conference and exhibition came to Aberdeen, Scotland. Under the auspices of the Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) and its parent organisation, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), this major international event allowed scientists and engineers to present their latest research, ideas and developments in all areas of oceanic engineering.
  • Major success for European maritime SME
    Published on: 10/07/2007
    With EU support under the FP5 CRAFT programme, Norway’s SeaMetric International AS has developed the ‘Twin Marine Lifter’ system for installation and removal of very heavy objects on offshore marine facilities.
  • EurOCEAN 2007 tackles European Maritime Policy
    Published on: 05/07/2007
    Meeting on 22 June 2007 in Aberdeen, members of the scientific community, along with policy makers and industry representatives, debated a future maritime policy for Europe. The aim was to develop a clear and coherent vision for maritime research in the form of an ‘Aberdeen Declaration’.
  • Stančič addresses media on EU marine and maritime research
    Published on: 03/07/2007
    On 14 June 2007, Deputy Director General of the European Commission’s Research Directorate-General, Zoran Stančič, discussed marine and maritime research with members of the press, stressing the EU’s full commitment to making the world’s waters cleaner, safer and more productive.
  • Success for key maritime research projects
    Published on: 18/06/2007
    Europe faces a number of specific research challenges in the marine and maritime domains. Under successive Research Framework Programmes, the Commission has sought to answer these challenges, compiling an impressive list of successful research initiatives.
  • Europe pushes all-encompassing maritime research
    Published on: 18/06/2007
    A quiet revolution is taking place in the European Commission's approach to maritime research. The EU is taking concrete steps towards a more sensible and inclusive European Maritime Policy, putting all of its resources in all relevant domains into keeping our seas and oceans healthy, safe and productive.
  • Transport Research Information Day draws full house
    Published on: 20/02/2007
    The European Commission’s Directorates-General for Research (DG RTD) and for Energy and Transport (DG TREN) held Joint Information Days on 13 and 14 February 2007 to support the preparation of proposals in response to the first call for proposals under the Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7).
  • ‘TransSLO’ brings New Member States into ERA fold
    Published on: 13/02/2007
    A new transport research initiative, led by new EU Member State Slovenia, is organising two workshops aimed at bringing the EU-12 (New Member States) into the European Research Area (ERA), with particular emphasis on sustainable surface transport.
  • Action on CO2
    Published on: 19/01/2007
    Growth in emissions from the transport sector may mean that Europe misses its Kyoto targets on climate change. Research initiatives are already underway to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from all segments of the transport sector and other actions to reduce or eliminate carbon dioxide pollution are envisaged.
  • FP7 Energy and Transport ‘Information Days’
    Published on: 18/12/2006
    The European Commission Directorates-General for Research and for Energy and Transport will hold joint ‘Information Days’ on 13 and 14 February 2007. The aim is to support the preparation of proposals in response to the First Calls for Proposals under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) The event will take place in the Charlemagne building, rue de la Loi 170, Brussels.
  • New Member States impress workshop participants
    Published on: 05/10/2006
    The CALM workshop in Budapest on 13 September 2006 gathered a range of participants working to reduce transport-related noise. Among those attending were researchers from the EU’s New Member States (NMSs), all of whom confirmed a growing determination to become full partners in the European Research Area (ERA).
  • CALM network brings groundbreaking workshop to Hungary
    Published on: 29/09/2006
    Over 80 participants, representing EU Member States, the Commission, and academic, research and business institutions, met to discuss noise research on 13 September 2006 in Budapest. The CALM initiative is the result of close collaborative efforts between EU Research and Environment Directorates.
  • Rapid progress for WATERBORNE Technology Platform
    Published on: 21/09/2006
    The maritime sector is big business; 90% of the EU’s external trade and 40% of its internal trade relies on waterborne transport. As a world leader in the design and production of specialised, high-technology vessels, Europe must continue to innovate, and this is the guiding principle behind WATERBORNETP.
  • ‘WATERBORNE’ technology platform launched in Bremen
    Published on: 08/02/2005
    On 25 January 2005, waterborne transport stakeholders joined researchers and government representatives at the Maritime Industries Forum in Bremen, for the launch of ‘WATERBORNE’. This new EU-supported Technology Platform aims to show the way to more effective waterborne transport research. The Commission confirmed its intention to increase support for transport research as a whole.
  • Workshop focuses on Robotics and Pollution in relation to oil spills
    Published on: 18/03/2004
    Two maritime Thematic Networks have hosted a ‘Workshop on Robotics and Pollution’ in the wake of the Prestige oil spill. Topics included new technologies for clearing spills from the surface of the sea and robotic systems for pumping oil out of wrecked vessels.
  • MARSTRUCT Network launched in Lisbon
    Published on: 09/03/2004
    A new Network of Excellence (NoE) on Marine Structures (MARSTRUCT) was launched in Lisbon on 4 and 5 March 2004. The network, including collaborators from 17 countries, will work for five years to improve comfort, effectiveness, safety, reliability and environmental performance of ship structures.