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Assessing the social and economic impacts of past and future sustainable transport policy in Europe

Objective

The main objective of the ASSIST proposal is to provide the EU with sound policy advice on the possible social and economic impacts of future sustainable transport policies that would bear the potential to contribute to the strategic objectives of the EU given by the Lisbon Strategy, the Sustainable Development Strategy and the upcoming EU-2020 strategy.

The ASSIST proposal follows a broad definition of the meaning of Transport Policy including traditional transport policies (e.g. pricing, fuel taxation, regulation/liberalisation of transport markets), infrastructure implementation and transport technology related measures (e.g. technological/efficiency standards, R&D support, market introduction support). We would summarize such a broad understanding of policies as Transport Policy Measures (TPM), which then have a broader meaning then just transport policy.

The proposal consists of two main lines of work (1) the line of desk research on studies and empirical results of TPM, which will produce the Handbook on Social and Economic Impacts of Sustainable Transport Policy, and (2) the line of model preparation of the ASTRA-EC model, which will be given to the European Commission and will be derived from the ASTRA model (Assessment of Transport Strategies) that has been developed and successfully applied for policy analysis since the 4th FP.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/sustainable transport
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-TRANSPORT-2010-TREN-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions
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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)

Participants (6)

PANTEIA BV
Netherlands
Address
Bredewater 26
2715 CA Zoetermeer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kees Nederstigt (Mr.)
TRT TRASPORTI E TERRITORIO SRL
Italy
Address
Via Rutilia 10/8
20141 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Angelo Martino (Mr.)
PROGTRANS AG
Switzerland
Address
Gerbergasse
Basel
Administrative Contact
Stephan Kritzinger (Mr.)
FOMTERV MERNOKI TERVEZO ZRT.
Hungary
Address
Lovohaz Utca
Budapest
Administrative Contact
Andras Fekete (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sandrine Magnetto (Dr.)
NEA TRANSPORTONDERZOEK EN - OPLEIDING BV
Netherlands
Address
Bredewater 26
2715CA Zoetermeer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kees Nederstigt (Mr.)