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Impact of Transport Infrastructure on International Competitiveness of Europe

Objective

"The transition process between the Lisbon Agenda and the Europe 2000 strategy plans happens exactly in the time when Europe is undergoing its hardest economic crisis since its formation. The objective of getting out of the crisis together with the urgent need to remains performance in the context of fiercer world economic competition especially against the new emerging economies has made Europe’s competitiveness and economic performance fundamental issues.
White Paper 2011 has summarized the main objective of European transport strategy which is to help establish a system that underpins European economic progress, enhances competitiveness and offers high quality mobility services while using resources more efficiently.
In this sense, it is essential then first to clarify the relationship between the transport sector, economic growth and competitiveness and second, to elaborate a working framework so that transport policy intervention can effectively improve European economic growth and competitiveness.
The I-C-EU will be a project that clarifies the relationship between transport infrastructure investment and its wider economic impacts, namely competitiveness and economic growth in particular. This clarification will be made possible by exploring the state-of-the-art of the theoretical methodology of the assessment tools, analysing current and future situation of Europe while taking into account European strategy on growth and competitiveness. Using this triad of concept will allow I-C-EU to provide recommendations to the European Commission on making political intervention in order to enhance competitiveness of Europe.
The I-C-EU Project has set a strategy based on six Work Packages to achieve all the above objectives. The consortium of six academic and research institutes led by Transport & Mobility Leuven (Belgium) has elaborated a detailed working plan for a period of 24 months with a total budget of € 889547 and a total staff’s effort of 97 person-months."

Call for proposal

FP7-TPT-2012-RTD-1
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Coordinator

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY LEUVEN NV
Address
Diestsesteenweg 57
3010 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 222 130,62
Administrative Contact
Veerle Vranckx (Ms.)

Participants (6)

PANTEIA BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 245 199,06
Address
Bredewater 26
2715 CA Zoetermeer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kees Nederstigt (Mr.)
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Henri De Groot (Dr.)
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 121 118,65
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Henri De Groot (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 88 040,67
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
UNIWERSYTET GDANSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 67 517
Address
Ul. Bazynskiego 8
80309 Gdansk
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Barbara Pawlowska (Dr.)
FUNDACION DE ESTUDIOS DE ECONOMIA APLICADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 145 540
Address
Calle Jorge Juan 46
28001 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leticia Moreno (Mrs.)