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Effective and COordinated ROAD infrastructure Safety operations

Objective

"The general objective of the project is to overcome the barrier established by a formal interpretation of the two Directives 2008/96/EC (on road infrastructure safety management) and 2004/54/EC (on tunnels), that in practice doesn’t allow to perform infrastructure safety checks inside tunnels.
The main problem is that, while from the user’s (drivers) point of view a road is a unique linear infrastructure generally in open terrain and sometimes in closed environment (tunnels), a strict application of the two Directives leads to a non-uniform approach to the infrastructure safety management outside and inside tunnels.
To overcome this barrier, Ecoroad aims at the establishment of a common enhanced approach to road infrastructure and tunnel safety management by using concepts and criteria of the Directive 2008/96/CE on road infrastructure safety management and the results of related EC funded projects.
Such objective will be achieved through the following specific objectives:
- Workshops with the stakeholders (European tunnel and road managers); Analysis/review of national practices regarding Road Safety Inspections (RSI) and Road Safety Audit (RSA), starting from the results of the 2 studies recently launched by DG Move to assess the impact of the two Directives 2008/96/EC (on road infrastructure safety management) and 2004/54/EC (on tunnels)
- Exchange of best practices and experiences between European tunnel experts and road safety professionals
- Pilot joint safety operations in some European road sections having both open roads and tunnels
- Recommendations and guidelines for the application of the RSA and RSI concepts within the tunnel safety operations
Thanks to the high transferability of the ECOROADS results, the present formal gap (explained in details in the following paragraph) between the Directive 2008/96/EC and the Directive 2004/54/EC will be completely filled and will lead to “ faster, more sustainable and better planned interventions."""

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/natural resource management

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2014_SingleStage_B
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

FORUM DES LABORATOIRES NATIONAUX EUROPEENS DE RECHERCHE ROUTIERE FEHRLAISBL
Address
Boulevard De La Woluwe 42
1200 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 402 250

Participants (5)

EUROPEAN TRANSPORT SAFETY COUNCIL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 132 400
Address
Avenue De Celtes 20
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN UNION ROAD FEDERATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 100 525
Address
Place Stephanie 6B
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES CONCESSIONNAIRES D'AUTOROUTES ET D'OUVRAGESA PEAGE
France
EU contribution
€ 96 900
Address
Rue Edmond Valentin 3
75007 Paris
Activity type
Other
ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA DEI PROFESSIONISTI PER LA SICUREZZA STRADALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 153 350
Address
Piazza Del Teatro Di Pompeo 2
00186 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
SOUTH-EAST EUROPE TRANSPORT OBSERVATORY
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 114 075
Address
Omladinskih Brigada 1
11198 Beograd
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)