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Common Framework for a European Life Cycle based Asset Management Approach for transport infrastructure networks

Objective

Achieving a well integrated, optimal performing transport infrastructure network in Europe is a key element in the White Paper on Transport’s overall ambition for a single European Transport Area in 2050. As such it complements and supports the pillars on efficient and sustainable transport means and operations.
The required integration and enhancement of the European transport infrastructure networks needs a shift towards next levels of governance capabilities that can adequately address the key societal challenges. In the framework of this CSA on a life cycle based asset management approach for transport infrastructure networks, these challenges are related to:
An unprecedented call for network capacity and performance
An unprecedented call for transparent, coherent and consistent decision making on cost-performance
The (mostly public) financing of the transport infrastructure system has met with concrete fiscal limits. Already in many countries in the EU, this has led to a backlog in maintenance and replacement. Unless decisive actions are taken on network construction, maintenance and operations, this trend will result in mounting congestion losses in the economic powerhouses on the short term and to prohibitive obstructions in transport flows across the European transport network on the medium term. This calls for cross asset, cross modal and cross border decision making by the appropriate authorities, implying their close coordination and collaboration. The precondition for this is transparency to each other as well as to policy and society. This requires them to share a common vision and objectives, in a common language and from a common information base.
The governance challenge is to provide the key stakeholders in the infrastructure governance with appropriate data, methods and tools in order to enable their decision making on cost-performance to be transparent, coherent and consistent across the assets, across the modes, and across the borders.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /humanities/languages and literature/languages - general
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/sustainable transport

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2015-Singlestage-B
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

MINISTERIE VAN INFRASTRUCTUUR EN WATERSTAAT
Address
Rijnstraat 8
2500 EX Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 319 125

Participants (7)

HIGHWAYS ENGLAND COMPANY LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 319 125
Address
Bridge House 1 Walnut Tree Close
GU1 4LZ Guildford
Activity type
Other
ANAS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 329 875
Address
Via Monzambano 10
00185 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FORUM DES LABORATOIRES NATIONAUX EUROPEENS DE RECHERCHE ROUTIERE FEHRLAISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 200 225
Address
Boulevard De La Woluwe 42
1200 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL ROADS AUTHORITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 81 000
Address
Waterloo Road St Martin S House
4 Dublin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIRESEARCH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 118 250
Address
Delftechpark 37 J
2628 XJ Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 58 875
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
WUPPERTAL INSTITUT FUR KLIMA, UMWELT, ENERGIE GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 73 385
Address
Doppersberg 19
42103 Wuppertal
Activity type
Research Organisations