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Thematic Priority, 1.6. Sustainable Development, Global Change and Ecosystems, 1.6.2: Sustainable Surface Transport, Work Programme 2002-2006

Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV


Surface transport plays a key role in people's everyday lives and is a decisive factor in economic competitiveness and employment. The promotion of its sustainable development without sacrificing either economic growth or the freedom of movement has become a central objective of the European Union policy.
Surface transport has to face the challenge of supporting future economic development and subsequent traffic increase without degrading the quality of transport services and protecting the environment. Research and technology developments have an important role to play and are providing the European Transport System with innovative vehicle and vessel technology and new forms of transport organisation and infrastructure.
The sustainable surface transport work programme proposes a set of research objectives which implement the content of the Gothenburg declaration of June 2001 and the Commission White Paper on European Transport Policy 'European transport policy for 2010: time to decide'.

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