Horizon 2020 is the European Commission’s proposal to generate ideas, growth and jobs through the world’s largest collaborative programme for research and innovation (2014-2020).
In the transport sector, the Commission will strive for a balanced approach in implementing the programme that takes into account the specifics of each mode (rail, road, waterborne and air transport) while remaining holistic; an approach which reconciles competitiveness with sustainability and which invests both in technology and in relevant socio-economic research.
The four main priorities for transport research under Horizon 2020 are:
- Making transport more sustainable: resource-efficient transport that respects the environment.
- Making transport and transport systems seamless: better mobility, less congestion, greater safety and security.
- Keeping transport competitive: the European transport industry as a global leader.
- Making transport research responsive: socio-economic research and forward-looking activities for policy-making.
The work carried out in the framework of the Strategic Transport Technology Plan (STTP) will contribute to focusing the transport European research and innovation activities through Horizon 2020.