|Coordinatore||European Conference of Transport Research Institutes
address: rue du Trone 98
|Nazionalità Coordinatore||Belgium [BE]|
|Totale costo||941˙406 €|
|EC contributo||908˙199 €|
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Transport (including Aeronautics)
|Anno di inizio||2011|
|Periodo (anno-mese-giorno)||2011-10-01 - 2013-11-30|
European Conference of Transport Research Institutes
address: rue du Trone 98
EUROPEAN ROAD TRANSPORT TELEMATICS IMPLEMENTATION COORDINATION ORGANISATION - INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS & SERVICES EUROPE
address: Avenue Louise 326
FORUM DES LABORATOIRES NATIONAUX EUROPEENS DE RECHERCHE ROUTIERE
address: Boulevard de la Woluwe 42
EURNEX e. V.
address: HUBERTUSALLEE 29
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
address: "GOTAVERKSGATAN 10, M1.7"
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'In the field of Transport research, the European Union as well as other major national, federal or regional entities of “global” importance such as the U.S., Japan, Australia, South America, India, China, and others are buffeted by common transport related problems and challenges. International Cooperation in Transport research is becoming therefore an increasing priority aiming, primarily, at creating “critical mass” in moving collaboratively to solve critical 21st century transportation challenges. The main idea and objective is to establish – through international cooperation in transport research - the free circulation of specialized knowledge, experience and know how in facing transport problems and challenges and create through collaboration the conditions for more “breakthrough” research and achievements that would otherwise require more time and resources if faced individually and separately. As the European Transport Research Area (ERA-T) takes shape and strength, international transport research collaboration can both help its further strengthening and internal cohesion as well as boost Europe’s competitiveness in the global economy. The EUTRAIN proposal seeks to put forward a framework for such international cooperation in Transport research between the European Transport Research Area (ERA-T) and other regions, in order to ease existing barriers and limiting factors for such collaboration. It is also of major interest to try and achieve, within international research collaboration, an increased focus on human resources and creating the next generation of “global” researchers. EUTRAIN will build upon the existing experience and know-how in this field - that has been gained in recent years through specific actions of international cooperation as well as projects / studies – and will go one step further to make specific recommendations and policies that will be “ripe” for implementation.'
Bringing governments together to conduct transport research and foster collaboration will help all stakeholders involved tackle challenges in the transport sector.
As pollution and global warming become more serious, governments are realising that a cleaner and more sustainable world involves working closely together, such as in the field of public transport. International cooperation in transport research can create the critical mass required to address key challenges through cutting-edge research. This was the aim of the EU-funded project 'European Transport Research Area international cooperation activities' (http://www.eutrain-project.eu/ (EUTRAIN)).
Spearheaded by a consortium from Belgium, Germany and Sweden, the project team outlined all necessary aspects to achieve international cooperation in transport research. Specifically, it developed a framework for global cooperation in transport research between the European Transport Research Area (ERA-T) and other regions of the world in order to overcome barriers to collaboration.
The many challenges that the project investigated include sharing data, achieving 'global' infrastructures, harmonising approaches and practices, and dealing with intellectual property regimes. The work also involved issues related to research training, researcher mobility and differences in institutional cultures. Importantly, the project team looked at how to facilitate the establishment of open research cooperation programmes, most notably joint programming.
Overall, the project led to three major deliverables. The first outlined current practices, characteristics and issues in international transport research cooperation. The second deliverable presented research topics, capabilities and future priorities for this cooperation.
The third key deliverable supported stakeholders in heading towards a framework for EU international transport research cooperation. It covered various relevant topics, organisational models, tools and recommendations.
Project results have already begun paving the way for greater collaboration on a global scale, helping governments to harmonise practices in the transport sector and furthering synergies at a higher level than before.