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Vision and Action Plans for European Freight Transport until 2050

Objective

In the next years and decades the European Union need to act on the following global challenges: How to ensure and increase economic growth whilst also reduce environmental emissions (mainly Co2) and dependence on fossil energy, when freight transport demand (in terms of transport performance) is expected to increase by around 50% between 2000 and 2020 in the EU-25 (Project ASSESS Final Report, 2005). In addition the transport sector faces the challenges to reduce accidents and to avoid congestion and other negative impacts on the environment and population. A lot of different stakeholder groups have created their proposals to achieve sustainable freight transport. Most of them address only part of the problem or focus on only one aspect of a solution. Following this advice leads to sub optimisation and less efficient solutions. A holistic approach is needed integrating all aspects of the problem (infrastructure, vehicles, fuels, interoperability etc.) and all types of criteria in the solution (research, technologies, policies and pricing). FREIGHTVISION will therefore: - Develop a long-term vision and robust and adaptive action plans both for transport and technology policy for sustainable long-distance freight transport, - which are supported as much as possible by the relevant stakeholders. To develop a vision and action plans we need to perform the following tasks: analyzing transport policy, technology development, and mega trends with regard to long-distance freight transport; integrating them into “do-nothing” forecasts, developing scenarios how to reach a desirable future and defining for this the vision and action plans. To achieve stakeholders’ support for the vision and action plans a FORESIGHT process will be implemented. For this purpose the FREIGHTVISION Forum will be established, involving representatives from the Advisory Councils, ERANET (Transport and Road), ministries, infrastructure operators, industries and lobbying organization.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/freight transport

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2007-TREN-1_05June
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

AUSTRIATECH - GESELLSCHAFT DES BUNDES FUR TECHNOLOGIEPOLITISCHE MASSNAHMEN GMBH
Address
Raimundgasse 1/6
1020 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Julia Düh (Ms.)

Participants (12)

TRANSVER GMBH
Germany
Address
Maximilianstrasse 45
80538 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernhard Dr. Friedrich (Prof.)
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Vuorinen (Ms.)
MOBYCON BV
Netherlands
Address
Hooikade 13
2623 EW Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ronald Drs. Jorna (Mr.)
TETRAPLAN AS
Denmark
Address
Kronprinsessegade 46E
1306 Kobenhavn K
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anette Enemark (Ms.)
PROGTRANS AG
Switzerland
Address
Gerbergasse
Basel
Administrative Contact
Stefan Rommerskirchen (Dr.)
EGIS MOBILITE SA
France
Address
Avenue Thiers 170
69006 Lyon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carine Vellay (Ms.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mads Kaare Kjellingbro (Mr.)
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Spyros Tzafestas (Prof.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susan Blackshaw (Ms.)
TSB Innovationsagentur Berlin GmbH
Germany
Address
Fasanenstrasse 85
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Iris Hüttner (Ms.)
VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE
Czechia
Address
Technicka 5
166 28 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vit Malinovsky (Dr.)
WIRTSCHAFTSUNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
Address
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Werner Jammernegg (Prof.)