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Young European Arena of Research - 2010

Objective

This is a proposal for an early-stage research student competition – a kind of Transport Research ‘Olympics’ – to complement the goals of the Transport Research Arena conference, TRA, in Brussels in 2010. 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. At the same time it will strengthen European research in surface transport by promoting collaboration and inter-disciplinarity and be recognising and rewarding excellence.

The YEAR competition will be in two stages. In the first stage, up to about 600 students will submit abstracts, clearly specifying the deliverables and practical outputs of their research. There will be a network of about 80 judges, experts in surface transporation research, to encourage a wide participation from all over Europe. The abstracts will be hosted on a website which will constitute a showcase of early stage research in Europe. There will be about 6 categories, four for research which tracks, as far as possible, the core areas of the TRA conference a fifth ‘future vision’ category and a sixth 'inter-disciplinary' category which promotes the linking of pure science, socio-economics and applied science.

In the second stage, about 50 finalists will be brought to the TRA-2010 conference to present their work in the form of posters and other displays. There will be gold, silver and bronze medals for each of the 6 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-2008-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
€ 181 701,87
Administrative Contact
Donal Doolan (Mr.)

Participants (5)

European Conference of Transport Research Institutes
France
EU contribution
€ 12 945,93
Address
C/inrets Case 24 Av. F. Mitterrand 25
69675 Bron Cedex
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Caroline Almeras
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 12 305
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jan-Welm Biermann (Prof.)
ZAVOD ZA GRADBENISTVO SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 12 583,20
Address
Dimiceva Ulica 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bojan Leben (Mr.)
UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA GHEORGHE ASACHI DIN IASI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 7 704
Address
B Dul Dimitru Mangeron 67
700050 Iasi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mihaela Rosu (Ms.)
VLAAMSE GEWEST
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 72 760
Address
Avenue Du Port 88
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Geert De Rycke (Mr.)