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Work Programme 2010, Cooperation, Theme 7: Transport (Including Aeronautics) (European Commission C(2009) 5893 of 29 July 2009)

Funded under: FP7-TRANSPORT


European transport research has a role to maintain and increase the efficiency of the different transport modes as well as their interaction and to foster progress. Technological progress, the organisation of transport and understanding the supply and demand factors are key elements in European transport research.
The European transport system serves key roles in the transportation of people and goods in a local, regional, national, European and international context. At the same time, it is essential to Europe¿s prosperity and closely linked to economic growth and quality of life. However, ways must be found to mitigate the negative impacts and consequences of increased mobility in relation to the environment, energy usage, safety and security and public health. The White Paper on Transport `European Transport Policy for 2010: Time to decide¿ and its Mid-term review set out clearly those objectives to be addressed at a pan-European level.
In the 2007 Spring Council the EU agreed on targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20% until 2020, to reduce energy consumption and on binding targets for biofuels. Research priorities outlined in this annual revision of the work programme are based on these policy objectives as well as on support to industry competitiveness.

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