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EC Conference Transport Safety: Societal Challenges, Research Solutions. Save the date!

EC Conference Transport Safety: Societal Challenges, Research Solutions. Save the date!

6 Jul 2014: 

On 4-5 December 2014, the Italian EU Presidency and the European Commission organise a major conference on transport safety to be held in Genova. The event is expecting the participation of around 300 stakeholders, transport professionals and policy makers from the different transport modes, to assess the future needs for transport safety, and identify priorities for activities in Horizon 2020 and beyond.
The conference will address both the safety challenges specific to each mode, common issues and concerns that cut across them – notably human factors, automation and data management – taking into account societal challenges, policy requirements, technological developments and economic benefits.

The programme and registration will be soon made available online.

To keep up to date with the conference preparation, visit the EC website.

TRIP Policy Brochure ‘Employment in the EU Transport Sector' Now Available in French

TRIP Policy Brochure ‘Employment in the EU Transport Sector' Now Available in French

6 Jul 2014: 

The TRIP Policy Brochure ‘Employment in the EU transport sector' presents EU policy on transport employment and highlights the contribution of research in supporting policy development and implementation in meeting the challenges of retaining skilled workers and encouraging more and highly skilled people to join the transport workforce. The French version of the publication, produced in electronic format only, is now available on the TRIP website.

Country Profiles of Croatia and Brasil now Available on the TRIP Website

Country Profiles of Croatia and Brasil now Available on the TRIP Website

6 Jul 2014: 

The TRIP portal features a section dedicated to ‘country profiles', which provides background information on the organisation of transport research at national level in a wide range of countries in Europe and beyond. With last year's enlargement of the European Union, this section has now been updated with information for Croatia, adding up to the European Research Area (ERA) now comprising 28 Member States of the EU, plus Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.

Besides the European Research Area , TRIP provides information on transport research at national level for additional countries worldwide. Useful information on the institutional framework for research as well as on funding sources and supporting initiatives is now available also for Brazil. Other countries covered are Canada, China, India, Russia, South Africa and the United States.

To view the TRIP country profiles on transport research, visit the TRIP website.

TRIP Strengthens Cooperation with European Technology Platforms

TRIP Strengthens Cooperation with European Technology Platforms

6 Jul 2014: 

On 15 May, TRIP was presented at ACARE, the European Technology Platform for aviation, while on 4 June a TRIP presentation was made at the Support Group meeting of the WATERBORNE TP, the European Technology Platform for the waterborne sector (sea & inland transport). In both events, the key processes and achievements of the Transport Research and Innovation Portal were described and a website demo offered to the audience, followed by a constructive dialogue on ETP-TRIP collaboration. The mutual benefits of such collaboration lies in strengthening the contents base by exchanging information on transport research and joint communication and dissemination of transport research results. Both meetings were well attended and contributed to further awareness raising of TRIP.

Marco Polo 27 New Projects Financed

Marco Polo 27 New Projects Financed

6 Jul 2014: 

The Marco Polo programme provides financial support to projects for European freight traffic aiming at easing road congestion and air pollution by promoting a switch to greener transport modes or traffic avoidance. As of 1 January 2014, the programme is managed by the INEA Executive Agency. The Agency has now approved 27 projects from the call launched in March 2013.

Support to projects in the form of an outright grant, varies from a minimum of around €280,000 to a maximum of €4,2 million for projects covering five distinct types of actions: modal shift; catalyst actions; motorways of the sea; traffic avoidance; and common learning actions.

The full list of selected projects is available for download.

More information is available on the INEA website.

EC's Renewed Efforts Towards EU-Wide Multimodal Travel Planning

EC's Renewed Efforts Towards EU-Wide Multimodal Travel Planning

6 Jul 2014: 

On 13 June 2014, the European Commission released an analysis of the current situation of multimodal travel planners across Europe and its plans for the way forward. The Commission Staff Working Document “Towards a roadmap for delivering EU-wide multimodal travel information, planning and ticketing services”, highlights the EU's renewed efforts to develop Europe-wide all-in-one journey planners, making it easier to plan and book cross-border journeys that involve several means of transport.

More than a hundred multimodal journey planners already exist in Europe. However, only very rarely do they offer multimodal and cross-border information. The Commission's objective is not to deliver the services itself, but rather, the EC's efforts are devised to bring down barriers, make sure that appropriate tools are available across the EU, and to encourage their use.

The Commission will lead the cooperation between the various actors involved and will provide funding opportunities under the Connecting Europe Facility and Horizon2020 funding programmes.

The Commission Staff Working Document “Towards a roadmap for delivering EU-wide multimodal travel information, planning and ticketing services”, is available for download.

Clean Transport Featured at the EU Sustainable Energy Week

Clean Transport Featured at the EU Sustainable Energy Week

6 Jul 2014: 

Launched in 2006, the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) has become a key initiative dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy in Europe. A full week of workshops and conferences took place from 23 to 27 June 2014 in Brussels. At its core is a High Level Policy Conference, which includes 30 sessions over 3 days on renewable energy, energy efficiency, as well as clean transport. The sessions are organised both by Commission services and by external stakeholders (industry associations, networks, NGOs, media).

For more information, visit the EUSEW website.

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