ERTRACProject reference: 506525
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European road transport research advisory council European road transport 2020: a vision and strategic research agenda (ERTRAC)
Introduction At the Lisbon European Council, a new strategic goal was set for the European Union "to become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world by 2010". In line with this goal, ERTRAC - the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council - makes a crucial contribution to the establishment of the European Research Area (ERA) by involving all main stakeholders in the road transport sector and by fostering structured, optimised and integrated R&D efforts across European programmes. This is done via a system approach to road transport challenges in order to enhance the efficiency of research activities in Europe ERTRAC Mission & Impacts In order to support the development of a truly sustainable road transport system, the primary mission of ERTRAC is to: Provide a strategic vision of European road transport in 2020, particularly with respect to R&D focused on breakthrough technologies; Set out strategies and roadmaps to realise this vision through the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) and other associated documents. ERTRAC will address the key economic, technological, environmental and societal challenges of the 21st century for the road transport system, for instance:. Meeting the future demand for road transport and mobility,. Further improving road safety;. Promoting sustainable development;. Contributing to European security of energy supply;. Enhancing the EU competitiveness;. Developing a fully integrated European transport system. Coordination Action Objectives The ERTRAC Coordination Action will provide a platform to all relevant stakeholders for establishing consensus on future road transport research directions. The objective is to provide the management and organisational together with technical support, required to facilitate ERTRAC achieving its mission. Finally, ERTRAC results need an extensive promotion and dissemination towards a large audience of research partners.
PF 106050 GERLINGEN-SCHILLERHOEHE