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  • Project Synopses Aeronautics and Air Transport - Volume 3
    Published on: 16/01/2014
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    The aim of this publication is to provide information on 87 projects which were selected in the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Demonstration (FP7) 2012 and 2013 calls for proposals in the aeronautics and air transport sectors. The background, objectives, description of work and expected results of each project are described as well as the composition of the partnerships and contact details of the project coordinators. Comprehensive index lists by technical discipline,...
  • Synergies between the transport component of Horizon 2020 and the cohesion policy 2014–2020
    Published on: 16/01/2014
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    The programming period 2014–2020 facilitates synergies between Horizon 2020 — the research and innovation programme of the EU — and the European Structural and Investment Funds. Cohesion policy has a complementary role to play with regard to what Horizon 2020 is able to achieve mainly in terms of capacity building and helping to smooth the path from innovation conception to market deployment. Transport remains one of the main priorities of the cohesion policy for the programming period 2014–2020...
  • Towards European Integrated Ocean Observation
    Published on: 15/04/2013
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    The report "Towards integrated European Ocean Observation" summarises the work of the expert group on Marine Research Infrastructures (MRIs) which met in the framework of the "European Strategy for Marine and Maritime Research" between 2010 and 2012. The expert group made recommendations on key gaps to be filled, on an improved governance of European scale marine observation infrastructures. The aim of the report is to strengthen Europe's ocean observation, which is of critical importance for th...
  • Project Synopses Aeronautics and Air Transport - Volume 2
    Published on: 27/08/2012
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    This publication provides information on the 65 research projects on aeronautics and air transport that were selected in the 2010 and 2011 Calls for Proposals of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Demonstration (FP7). The background, objectives, description of work and expected results of each project are described. Contact details of the project coordinators and the partnerships are also given. Comprehensive index lists by technical discipline, acronym, partner and i...
  • Innovation for our future mobility
    Published on: 12/06/2012
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    The Transport Directorate of the European Commission's DG for Research and Innovation strives to support excellent European research projects in the field of transport: projects that contribute to a cleaner, safer and smarter pan-European transport system and to a more competitive European continent. To this end, a budget of €4.16 billion is reserved under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7, from 2007-2013). The research funded ranges from wholly novel approaches to transport, to ...
  • How 20 years of EU research cleaned up the internal combustion engine, and made it drive better
    Published on: 28/03/2012
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    Twenty years of research, from the Third Framework Programme for Research (FP3) to the Seventh (FP7), have been devoted to helping the EU meet emissions targets, both for noxious substances and greenhouse gases. Dealing with everything from new exhaust after treatment systems for passenger cars to alternative fuels and the challenges surrounding greening heavy commercial vehicles, this brochure provides a detailed overview of this journey and of the various EU-funded projects that continue to co...
  • Tips for project coordinators
    Published on: 09/03/2012
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    Communication, dissemination and exploitation — a team working on an FP7 project is called upon to take part in various activities that will bring their research to the attention of as many relevant people as possible. With a little creativity, strategic communication efforts can help publicise your work in such a way that you will profit: through new business opportunities, a larger network or increased awareness about your work. This short guide will help you attain just that. You will be give...
  • What the European Commission is funding: all project synopses
    Published on: 16/12/2011
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    Projects from recent calls may not yet be available in print, but can be found online on Cordis. FP7 (2007 - 2013) Sustainable surface transport research Provides information on more than 100 projects which were selected in the first two FP7 Calls in the field of sustainable surface transport (2007 and 2008). Aeronautics and air transport research - volume 2 Provides information on more than 65 projects which were selected in the FP7 Calls in the field of aeronautics and air transport in 2010 an...
  • Linking research and standardization
    Published on: 15/11/2011
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    In many EU calls for research and innovation projects, standardization is identified as a key activity, deliverable or targeted outcome of future projects. With this publication, the CEN and CENELEC committees for standardization have published a handbook to guide researchers through the standardization process and provide support in linking standardization with research.
  • Staying ahead of the wave
    Published on: 09/09/2011
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    The seas and waterways are essential for the health of Europe's economy and society. This is why the EU has invested almost EUR 300 million in maritime transport research and research coordination actions since 2002. This brochure offers a snapshot of research projects funded under the EU's framework programmes for research in the waterborne transport domain. It gives an overview of the challenges facing waterborne transport, but most of all of Europe’s response: research and innovation that ass...
  • Innovation for resource efficiency
    Published on: 05/09/2011
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    This publication showcases EU-funded projects and their concrete solutions for a more efficient use of resources. In the field of transport research it includes information on research into reducing resource waste in manufacturing, cleaner ships coated in air, alternative fuels for planes, recycling of asphalt and reducing dependency on rare earth materials.
  • European Green Cars Initiative: Multi-annual roadmap and long-term strategy
    Published on: 23/08/2011
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    This multi-annual roadmap defines the common R&D objectives to be achieved by a broad group of stakeholders involved in the European Green Car Initiative. The objective of the European Green Car Initiative (EGCI) is to support Research and Development (R&D) on technologies and systems that are able to bring breakthroughs in the goal of Europe to achieve a greener road transport system, which is safe and reliable and uses renewable energy sources. The Roadmap builds on the three pillars of electr...
  • Transport Work Programme 2012
    Published on: 22/06/2011
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    The Work Programme 2012 outlines the funding priorities for transport research under the FP7 programme for the year 2012. The main focus is on eco-innovation, safe and seamless mobility, and competitiveness through innovation. Calls for research proposals that are in line with this Programme have been launched on 20 July 2011. Researchers, universities, SMEs, large companies and research institutes are welcome to submit their proposals up to 1 December 2011.
  • Sustainable surface transport research synopsis
    Published on: 10/06/2011
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    The aim of this publication is to provide information on more than 100 projects which were selected in the first two FP7 Calls in the field of sustainable surface transport. The background, objectives, description of work and expected results of each project are described. The contact details of the project coordinators and the partnerships are also given. Comprehensive index lists by technical discipline, acronym, partner and instrument are also provided to facilitate your search...
  • Europe's Vision for Aviation
    Published on: 31/03/2011
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    The report was prepared for Commissioners Kallas and Geoghegan-Quinn, responsible for research and innovation, by representatives from the infrastructure, vehicle, operation, fuel and research sectors. The high-level group on aviation and aeronautics research was created in December 2010 and the central message of the report is to promote global leadership of the European industry and a competitive, clean, safe and secure aviation by 2050, with citizens' and society's needs at the heart of the s...
  • On track to a sustainable future
    Published on: 24/01/2011
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    Improving rail transport is a priority for the European Union. This brochure offers a snapshot of European rail research activities. It explains how the results of EU-funded projects are helping to exploit rail transport's inherent benefits as an environmentally friendly and safe mode of transport. It provides information on the challenges faced by rail transport and outlines the European Union's response in terms of policy and research goals. Projects profiled cover all aspects of rail research...
  • EU at the steering wheel of road safety
    Published on: 10/01/2011
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    Road safety is a major priority for the EU, and since 1994 the EU has invested over EUR 500 million in road safety research. This brochure offers a snapshot of European road safety research, and explains how the results of EU-funded projects are already helping cut the numbers of deaths and injuries on our roads. The projects profiled cover all aspects of road safety, including studies into the causes of accidents, the development of better crash test dummies, research on child safety, driver be...
  • Intelligent transport systems
    Published on: 10/01/2011
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    Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are under continuous development to reduce congestion and to ensure the sustainable mobility of citizens and goods in response to increase in traffic demand, resulting from higher levels of motorisation, urbanisation, population growth and demographic change. This brochure reviews the contribution made over 15 years of EU-funded research in the field of ITS by the Sustainable Surface Transport programme. Its main contribution is the support for an integrated s...
  • Keeping Europe's cities on the move
    Published on: 10/01/2011
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    Urban mobility is a major priority for the EU, and since 1998, the EU has invested over EUR 300 million in urban transport research. This brochure offers a snapshot of European urban transport research, and explains how the results of EU-funded projects are already helping to improve passenger and freight flows in cities. The projects profiled cover all aspects of urban mobility, including urban infrastructure, demand side measures, new forms of organisation of urban mobility (public transport, ...
  • A Background Document from ACARE (The Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe)
    Published on: 17/08/2010
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  • Towards an electric future?
    Published on: 21/05/2010
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    The European Green Cars Initiative is part of the EU’s Economic Recovery Plan and of the Europe 2020 Strategy for a successful and sustainable social market economy. It is an example of action needed today in order to build towards a prosperous and sustainable future.
  • 7th Framework Programme 2007-2013
    Published on: 01/04/2010
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    Project Synopses – Volume 1 / Calls 2007 & 2008
  • 7th Framework Programme 2007-2013
    Published on: 01/02/2010
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    Project Synopses – Volume 1 / Calls 2007 & 2008
  • Recovery package
    Published on: 01/02/2010
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    The European Green Cars Initiative provides a financial envelope of € 5 billion to boost the automotive industry in a time of economic hardship. Despite ist name, the Green Cars Initiative is not only for passenger cars. The topics include other areas such as trucks, internal combustion engines, logistics and co-modality, intelligent transport systems, and of course electric and hybrid vehicles.
  • Flying Solo
    Published on: 01/11/2009
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    The Clean Sky initiative aims to develop cleaner and quieter aircraft in order to establish an innovative and competitive Air Transport System. It will be built upon 6 different technical areas called Integrated Technology Demonstrators (ITDs): Smart fixed wing aircraft; green regional aircraft; green rotorcraft; sustainable and green engines; systems for green operations; eco-design. In addition, the Technology Evaluator (TE) will be used to assess the impact of all innovations at a global leve...
  • General Transport in FP7
    Published on: 09/10/2009
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  • General Transport in FP7
    Published on: 09/10/2009
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  • A European strategy for marine and maritime research
    Published on: 01/08/2009
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    In September 2008, the European Commission’s Communication on ‘A European Strategy for Marine and Maritime Research’4 took this a stage further by laying out an action plan for better integration of research between the maritime and marine communities in order to address the problems of marine degradation caused by human activities and develop new technologies for sustainable development of maritime activities. This brochure is based on that communication and explains the context behind its crea...
  • Shifting up a Gear
    Published on: 01/08/2009
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    Transport is key to Europe’s economy and society: it provides millions of jobs, enables goods to be shifted between buyer and seller, and allows citizens to travel for work and leisure. To ensure that the transport sector remains competitive, and sustainable, the European Commission brings together research organisations, private companies and universities across Europe and the world, and helps fund their research projects to produce greener, safer and smarter transport solutions for European ci...
  • Transport Research Arena conference
    Published on: 01/04/2009
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    TRA 2008, the second European Road Transport Research Arena, was held this past April in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The conference welcomed 1 300 scientists, engineers, policy makers and industry representatives, helping to forge new productive partnerships and bringing fresh perspectives to some of today’s most pressing issues.    
  • Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe
    Published on: 01/11/2008
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    The present document is significant because it will serve as a stepping stone along the path to a new Vision of Air Transport stretching well beyond the 2020 horizon. It is a milestone in the roadmap which will culminate with a third edition of the Strategic Research Agenda. This 2008 Addendum is the result of an open process based on consensus, where all stakeholders of the ACARE community provided their views.
  • First progresses in FP7
    Published on: 10/06/2008
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  • Monitoring progress towards Gender Equality in the Sixth Framework Programme
    Published on: 10/06/2008
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    This report presents the results for Sustainable surface transport, an area closely related to physics and engineering, which are not only the most male-dominated scientific fields, but also the fields in which the relevance of gender in research content is least evident
  • Monitoring progress towards Gender Equality in the Sixth Framework Programme
    Published on: 10/06/2008
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    This report presents the results for Aeronautics and Space, an area closely related to physics and engineering, which are not only the most male-dominated scientific fields, but also the fields in which the relevance of gender in research content is least evident.
  • The backbone of transport system
    Published on: 10/06/2008
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    Transport is widely recognised as the basic structure enabling development and growth. The road infrastructure in particular, due to its capillary dissemination, can ensure a proper level of competitiveness to Countries, Regions, and local Communities.
  • FP7 Aeronautics and Air Transport
    Published on: 01/04/2008
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  • FP7 Sustainable Surface Transport
    Published on: 01/04/2008
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  • FP7 Transport — Horizontal Activities
    Published on: 01/04/2008
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  • Project synopses - volume 2
    Published on: 01/01/2008
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    This project synopsis represents Aeronautics Research projects from the Sixth European Research Framework. Grouped by sector and technological areas, projects and other research actions are detailed according to their objectives, methodologies and results. Administrative information is also provided and a comprehensive partner index lists all project participants.
  • Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe
    Published on: 01/11/2007
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    The concept of the Out of the Box thinking is fully set out in the Part 1 Report, but for the purposes of reading this report as a self-contained document, it is repeated here in summary. Aviation is constantly changing. Three factors drive this change: the demands of the market, new technology, and changes in the circumstances of the aviation system.
  • Four posters for sustainable transport
    Published on: 15/10/2007
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  • Poster on sustainable air transport
    Published on: 15/10/2007
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  • Poster on sustainable rail transport
    Published on: 15/10/2007
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  • Poster on sustainable waterborne transport
    Published on: 15/10/2007
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  • Poster on sustainable road transport
    Published on: 01/10/2007
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  • SMEs in European aeronautics
    Published on: 01/07/2007
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    Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a central role in the European economy. They are a major source of entrepreneurial skills, innovation and employment. In the enlarged European Union of 27 countries, some 23 million SMEs provide around 75 million jobs and represent 99% of all enterprises.
  • 1998 - 2002 project synopses
    Published on: 01/02/2007
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    The Land transport and marine technologies project synopses represent the state-of-the art in surface transport research under the European Commission’s Competitive and Sustainable Growth Programme. Grouped by sector and technological area, projects and other research actions are detailed as to objectives, methodologies and results. Administrative information is also provided and a comprehensive partner index lists all Growth Programme participants.
  • Advisory Group Report – Report of the AG Aeronautics on the outcome of the implementation of the aeronautics programme of the thematic priority Aeronautics and Space of Framework Programme 6
    Published on: 01/02/2007
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    The Aeronautics research programme in the Sixth Framework Programme has been implemented through the years 2002-2006 resulting in the funding of some 200 projects. From the conception of the programme to the analysis of the results of the last call for proposals, the Commission as been advised by the relevant Advisory Group established in 2002. This report has been prepared by the Group to present its global view on the programme and the results obtained in terms of implementing the Vision 2020 ...
  • Sustainable Surface Transport
    Published on: 01/02/2007
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  • Advisory Group Report SSTAG
    Published on: 01/09/2006
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  • Marine related research and the future european maritime policy
    Published on: 01/09/2006
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  • Aeronautics Research 2003 - 2006 projects
    Published on: 01/06/2006
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    This project synopsis represents Aeronautics Research projects from the Sixth European Research Framework Programme from the first and second calls for proposals. Grouped by sector and technological areas, projects and other research actions are detailed according to their objectives, methodologies and results. Administrative information is also provided and a comprehensive partner index lists all project participants.
  • EU Research in Road Transport
    Published on: 01/06/2006
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  • Flying high
    Published on: 01/06/2006
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  • Keep on Rolling
    Published on: 01/06/2006
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  • Europe on the move
    Published on: 01/01/2006
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    Information Folder Containing 5 Thematic Factssheets and 32 Projects' Factsheets  
  • Strategic Research Agenda, Executive Summary
    Published on: 01/10/2004
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    This is the second edition of the Strategic Research Agenda that addresses the research needs of Europe in the field of air transport systems over the next 20 years. It sets out the likely directions of technological change that will need to be converted into specific research programmes over the coming years if the objectives of the work are to be realised.
  • Strategic Research Agenda, Volume 1
    Published on: 01/10/2004
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    This is the second edition of ACARE’s Strategic Research Agenda (SRA). Its aim is to present expected or potential technology requirements in the air transport sector over the next 20 years, based on a series of possible future scenarios. Published in October 2004, this second edition builds upon, updates, and widens work presented in the first edition, published in October 2002.
  • Strategic Research Agenda, Volume 2
    Published on: 01/10/2004
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    Volume 2 is a specialist complement to Volume 1 of the 2nd edition of the ACARE Strategic Research Agenda and is mainly intended for use by the aeronautical Stakeholders as a tool for planning the Implementation of the associated research programmes.
  • New perspectives in Aeronautics
    Published on: 01/11/2002
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    This book contains the synopses of all of the projects co-financed under the Key Action 'New Perspectives in Aeronautics', including critical technology projects, technology platforms and several projects under the CRAFT co-operative research scheme for SMEs.
  • Advisory Council For Aeronautics Research in Europe
    Published on: 01/10/2002
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  • Strategic Research Agenda, Executive Summary
    Published on: 01/10/2002
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  • Strategic Research Agenda, Volume 1
    Published on: 01/10/2002
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    This Edition 1 of the Strategic Research Agenda is in two volumes. Volume 1, oriented to informing European decision and opinion makers, provides a general survey of the SRA Objectives, the research content, resources, enabling factors for implementation and strategic recommendations.
  • STAR 21 – Strategic Aerospace Review for the 21st century
    Published on: 01/07/2002
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    The main recommendations of STAR 21 cover world markets, the operating environment, governance of civil aviation, European security and defence, and space capabilities. In many of these areas, for example the coordination of civil aeronautics research and the regulation of civil aviation, solid progress has already been made or will be achieved through the implementation of measures already proposed. In other areas, for example defence, space and the level and structure of research and technolog...
  • European Aeronautics: A vision for 2020
    Published on: 01/01/2002
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    Report of the group of personalities (January 2001) Research Commissioner Ph. Busquin: "This report provides rich material for a great debate on precisely how the European dimension can generate more efficient and effective research for a sector that is crucial for the continent's economic future".
  • Aeronautics for Europe
    Published on: 01/01/2001
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    Recommendations to the European Commission by the External Advisory Group for Aeronautics (April 2000)