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Methodology for evaluation of project impacts in the field of transport

Objective

An extensive amount of transport research projects have been conducted in the past EU Framework Programmes. Traditionally, the projects have been grouped under mode specific themes aiming to-wards commonly defined objectives for those themes. In Policy oriented transport research projects sustainable mobility has often been the key objective, in technology oriented projects the focus has been more on the European competitiveness. Quite seldom project objectives have included both of these issues. Neither has the value of the transport research projects or themes for the society at large from topical perspectives been considered. The METRONOME project will provide three contributions to the above dilemma. Firstly, it will identify the criteria to measure the effectiveness of European transport research from three different perspectives: Industrial Competitiveness, Sustainable Development and Improving Pub-lic policies. Secondly, the project will develop a methodology and produce a tool, based on the identified criteria, for the evaluation of Framework Project impacts in the field of transport. The main end user for the methodology and tool will be EC, but there is also a possibility to involve other transport system stake-holders. Thirdly, METRONOME project will perform the evaluation to a decent number of different projects selected through the methodological development. Based on the evaluations, the effectiveness of FP5 and FP6 projects regarding the identified criteria can be measured. The evaluation results and findings from FP5 and FP6 projects in Transport will be used to the defini-tion of new research policy objectives and intermediate performance targets for FP7.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

FP7-TPT-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 137 495
Administrative Contact
Anu Helena Tuominen (Ms.)

Participants (5)

MINISTERIE VAN VERKEER EN WATERSTAAT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 49 980
Address
Zuidervagenplein 2
8200 AA Lelystad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martin Timmer (Mr.)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 53 466
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Costas Kiparissides (Prof.)
CENTRUM DOPRAVNIHO VYZKUMU v.v.i.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 40 018
Address
Lisenska 33A
636 00 Brno
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jiri Kudlacek (Mr.)
TRL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 42 693
Address
Crowthorne House Nine Mile Ride
RG40 3GA Wokingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Holger Dalkmann (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 72 760
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gonzalo León (Dr.)