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Young European Arena Research

Objective

This is a proposal for an early-stage postgraduate research student competition – a kind of Transport Research ‘Olympics’ – to complement the goals of the Transport Research Arena conference, TRA 2008, in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The goal is to stimulate interest among young researchers in the conference and contribute to establishing it as the premier Transport event in the world. This activity will directly support the TRA event and reinforce its profile as a major European and internationally important conference. The YEAR competition will be in two stages. In the first stage, up to 1000 students will submit abstracts, clearly specifying the deliverables and practical outputs of their research. There will be a network of about 100 ‘coaches’, experts in transporation research, to encourage a wide participation from all over European and neighbouring countries. The abstracts will be hosted on a website which will constitute a showcase of early stage research in Europe. There will be five categories, four for PhD research in each of the four pillar areas of the conference and a fifth ‘future vision’ category in which students present their vision of the future in the context of the work of ERTRAC. The fifth category will helpt to disseminate the work of ERTRAC by encouraging many young researchers to read their future vision documents and develop their own ideas in this context. In the second stage, about 50 finalists will be brought to the TRA 2008 conference to present their work in the form of posters or audiovisual displays. There will be gold, silver and bronze medals for each of the 5 categories and winners will be featured prominently at the conference to stimulate interest among delegates, journalists and the general public. The exhibition will be in a prominent area to encourage a wide ranging discussion between students and delegates who constitute future potential employers and stakeholders in road transport.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /social sciences/media and communications/journalism

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 157 623,60
Administrative Contact
Donal Doolan (Mr.)

Participants (3)

ZAVOD ZA GRADBENISTVO SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 74 670,60
Address
Dimiceva Ulica 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andraž Legat (Dr.)
FORUM DES LABORATOIRES NATIONAUX EUROPEENS DE RECHERCHE ROUTIERE FEHRLAISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 24 717
Address
Boulevard De La Woluwe 42
1200 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Philippe Cloostermans (Mr.)
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 15 557,80
Address
Avenue Paul Ourliac 1
31036 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Hermann (Mr.)