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Final Report Summary - THRESHOLDS (Thresholds of Environmental Sustainability)
The THRESHOLDS project aimed to contribute to the progress of sustainability science and to the improvement of sustainable policy formulation, in order to create a conceptual basis for the justification of a precautionary approach application. It confronted the complex behavio...
Programme: FP6-SUSTDEV
Record Number: 47739
Last updated on: 2011-04-14
Final Report Summary - HP FUTURE-BRIDGE (High performance (cost competitive, long-life and low maintenance) composite bridges for rapid infrastructure renewal)
The roadway and railway infrastructure in Europe was mostly built during the nineteenth and twentieth century with technologies and systems which cannot meet current transportation demands. The huge increase in the European transport network, as a result of the EU expansion in...
Programme: FP6-SUSTDEV
Record Number: 47109
Last updated on: 2011-04-14
Final Report Summary - AQUAS (WATER QUALITY AND SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE: LINKS AND IMPLICATIONS)
The general aim of the 'Water quality and sustainable aquaculture: links and implications' (AQUAS) project is divided into specific objectives: - to establish a conceptual framework for the studied areas; - to structure the existing knowledge and advance the state-of-the-art ...
Programme: FP6-SUSTDEV
Record Number: 46692
Last updated on: 2011-04-14
Social discussion and the pedantic challenge to rail transport
How can social support be increased/ enhanced? To improve support for rail reforms, both distributional and small-minded rule-bound or pedagogical challenges must be met. The distributional aspect is the problem of a redundant work force. Depending on labour market and state p...
Programme: FP6-SUSTDEV
Record Number: 44997
Last updated on: 2010-05-18
Stakeholders' views on the new railway policies
One reason for the more positive perceptions of rail freight along the north-south Reorient corridor is that many of the railway unions in eastern and central Europe were part of the opposition. This was especially true in Poland, where the Solidarity movement became internati...
Programme: FP6-SUSTDEV
Record Number: 44996
Last updated on: 2010-05-18
Conclusions on social support for rail in Europe
Model for social support Neither utility theories nor politically motivated models for social support provide much help with respect to providing a conceptual basis for assessing social support for rail. Our results at 'Implementing change in the European railway system' (Reo...
Programme: FP6-SUSTDEV
Record Number: 44993
Last updated on: 2010-05-18
Views of voting population and local politicians for European rail option
People in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Romania and Poland are the countries perceiving road traffic-related problems to be worst. Scandinavian countries perceive road traffic to have a relatively smaller adverse impact on their country, whereas they perceive road...
Programme: FP6-SUSTDEV
Record Number: 44991
Last updated on: 2010-05-18
Interoperability status and progress for Europe's rail transport
One of the objectives of the 'Implementing change in the European railway system' (Reorient) project was to assess the status of rail interoperability along the Reorient corridor. To this end, a wide range of information on a range of subjects was collected. The sources were: ...
Programme: FP6-SUSTDEV
Record Number: 44988
Last updated on: 2010-05-18
Reorient research on Natura2000 areas
Since potential conflicts on environmental issues can be disruptive to rail services, the 'Implementing change in the European railway system' (Reorient) team decided to supplement the overall evaluation of the environmental impacts of rail freight solutions with a dedicated s...
Programme: FP6-SUSTDEV
Record Number: 44995
Last updated on: 2010-05-18
Implementation conditions and barriers within Europe's railways
The 'Implementing change in the European railway system' (Reorient) project distinguished implementation conditions/barriers within the following seven categories: - political conditions - administrative conditions - social/cultural conditions - technical conditions - barriers...
Programme: FP6-SUSTDEV
Record Number: 44989
Last updated on: 2010-05-18
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