Thematic publications

Thematic publications

Projects in the database are grouped into 24 transport themes.
For each transport theme, Thematic Research Summaries provide a structured guide to the results of research projects carried out mainly at EU level, either as part of a framework programme or as a study commissioned by the European Commission. These summaries are intended for policy makers at European, national and local levels, stakeholders and researchers.

The research summaries comprise:

  • associated policy issues;
  • a synthesis of findings from completed projects
  • a list of references to policy documents; and
  • a list of projects contributing to each theme.
Long-term perspectives

This Thematic Research Summary (TRS) provides an overview of EU-funded research on long-term perspectives of transport in Europe. In the scope of the TRS are research projects financed under the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes (FP6 and FP7). It tackles research on fuel and vehicle technology development, innovative mobility and traffic management concepts and long-term scenarios, analyses and impact assessments. Furthermore, the publication presents research on developing long-term research agendas. 

33 Pages
| 01-05-2015
Land use and transport planning

This Thematic Research Summary (TRS) provides an overview of EU-funded research and studies in the area of land use and transport planning. The TRS embraces both research projects financed under the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes (FP6 and FP7), and studies financed by DG MOVE. The publication presents research on urban land use and transport planning and land use and transport planning in a wider context. 

19 Pages
| 01-05-2015
Intelligent transport systems

This Thematic Research Summary (TRS) on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) covers research under the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes (FP6 and FP7). It tackles research projects on using ITS to make transport more fluid, greener, safer and better accessible.

51 Pages
| 01-05-2015
Environmental impacts

This Thematic Research Summary (TRS) provides an overview of EU-funded research and studies in the area of environmental impacts. The TRS embraces both research projects financed under the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes (FP6 and FP7), and studies financed by the European Commission. The publication presents research on assessment methodologies and models to evaluate environmental impacts. Furthermore, the publication covers research and studies concerning the development of strategies and scenarios to assess environmental impacts. 

44 Pages
| 01-05-2015
Freight transport

This Thematic Research Summary (TRS) covers research under the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes (FP6 and FP7). The publication presents research projects on logistics and supply chain management, intermodal transport and urban freight transport. 

32 Pages
| 01-05-2015
Infrastructure and TEN-T

This Thematic Research Summary (TRS) provides an overview of EU-funded research and studies in the area of transport infrastructure and TEN-T. The TRS embraces both research projects financed under the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes (FP6 and FP7), and studies financed by DG MOVE. Research includes European transport infrastructure planning, innovative and efficient transport infrastructure and smart use of transport infrastructure.

34 Pages
| 01-05-2015
Accessibility, social and equity impacts

This Thematic Research Summary (TRS) on accessibility, social and equity impacts covers research under the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes (FP6 and FP7) and studies financed by the European Commission. The publication presents research on increasing public transport accessibility, and evaluating and assessing social and equity impacts of transport and in the transport sector.  

42 Pages
| 01-05-2015
Climate policy and energy efficiency

This Thematic Research Summary (TRS) provides an overview of EU-funded research in the area of climate policy and energy efficiency in transport. In the scope of the TRS are research projects financed under the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes (FP6 and FP7). Research projects presented in this TRS focus on reducing transport emissions and improving energy efficiency. 

24 Pages
| 01-05-2015
Multimodal transport

This Thematic Research Summary (TRS) on multimodal transport covers research under the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes (FP6 and FP7). It tackles research on multimodal infrastructure and vehicle equipment, smart multimodal services and research on promoting multimodal solutions. 

42 Pages
| 01-05-2015
Air transport

This Thematic Research Summary (TRS) provides an overview of EU-funded research on air transport. In the scope of the TRS are research projects financed under the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes (FP6 and FP7) and studies financed by the European Commission. It tackles research on meeting societal and market needs, maintaining and extending industry leadership and protecting the environment and energy supply. Furthermore, the publication presents air transport research concerning safety and security and prioritising research, testing capabilities and education.

108 Pages
| 01-05-2015

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