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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

The EUTRAIN consortium has successfully organized the EUTRAIN Final Conference that took place in Brussels on October 9th and 10th, 2013.

The EUTRAIN Conference aimed at gathering together European and global scientific, policy making and business communities to discuss themes and instruments for the promotion of future international cooperation in the field of transport research.

Please find attached the final conference programme and the speakers' presentations.

For more information contact the conference organizer: ERTICO - ITS Europe, Manuela Flachi (m.flachi@mail.ertico.com)

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

 

Tuesday 16th July, 2013,  17.20-19.00 hrs

 

Session Organiser:  ECTRI, the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes

The purpose of this Session was to raise awareness among WCTR Rio 2013 participants about international transport research cooperation opportunities in two areas: funding of cooperative research projects,  and data sharing. The basic ingredients for the Session were a short but concise presentation of the recommendations of the EUTRAIN project in these two areas (i.e. funding and data sharing) as well as presentations by a small number of presenters of best practices in this field. The EUTRAIN (European Transport Research Area International Cooperation Activities) is a project, sponsored by the EU’s FP7 programme, whose main objectives are (among others) to:

  • Contribute towards the establishment of a framework for international transport research cooperation

  • Consider, discuss and provide a common understanding of current practices for research governance and management as well as barriers, gaps, and diversions for international transport research cooperation

  • Investigate a number of specific “Themes” that have been found by previous work as of primary importance for the further promotion and proliferation of international cooperation in the future. These “Themes” include:
    -  Research infrastructures and their networking possibilities
    -  Information and data sharing issues
    -  Research training and human resource issues – mobility of researchers and networking
    -  Institutional cultures and research governance regimes
    -  Pre-standardization activities and interoperability (of research results) – Harmonizing approaches and practices for the take up of research results
    -  Intellectual Property regimes and follow-up actions.

The session concentrated in 2 of these “themes” and aimed at drawing some conclusions as to best practice examples and lessons for the future.

 

Session Programme:

Session Chair:   Prof. G. A. Giannopoulos, Hellenic Institute of Transport, Greece -  Chairman European Conference of Transport Research Institutes.

17.20 – 17.40: “Towards a framework for international transport research cooperation - The recommendations of the EUTRAIN project for funding and data sharing issues”,  Prof. G. A. Giannopoulos, Hellenic Institute of Transport, Greece - chairman of ECTRI the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes – project coordinator of project EUTRAIN.

17.40-18.00:  “Transport research funding  and data sharing experiences of the US/TRB”, Mrs. Martine Micozzi, Senior Program Officer, US/TRB . 

18.00 – 18.20:   “Data sharing best practices,  the South African experience”, Mr. Benoit Verhaeghe, Competence Area Manager, Infrastructure Engineering, CSIR Built Environment, South Africa.

18.20-18.35:     “Data sharing in transport research, the HERMES project proposals”, Dr Marin Marinov, School of Mechanical & Systems Engineering, Newcastle University, UK.

18.35 – 19.00:   Discussion - interventions  from participants. 

Thursday, March 07, 2013

The EUTRAIN consortium and ERTICO – ITS Europe, both EUTRAIN partner and workshop organizer, organized the fourth and last EUTRAIN regional workshop that was held in São Paulo, Brazil, on March 7 & 8, 2013.

The focus of the workshop was: “International transport research cooperation in the Latin America countries”.

The emphasis was on the:

  • Themes of interest for international transport research cooperative work,
  • Conditions and prospects for facilitating such research cooperation, and
  • Ways forward in the future for all the countries.

Below, you may find the workshop agenda with details of the programme and the presentations that were presented during the workshop.

For more information contact: m.flachi@mail.ertico.com

Sunday, January 13, 2013

EUTRAIN project actively participated in the TRB 92nd Annual Meeting, held on January 13-17, 2013 in Washington DC, USA, by contributing in the following sessions:

Monday, January 14, 2013, 1:30 pm – 3:15 pm, Hilton Hotel, Jefferson East
International Research Collaboration and Coordination (Session 329)
Presided by Prof. George Giannopoulos – HIT, Hellenic Institute of Transport
Sponsored by the International Activities Committees (A0010)

This session included presentations by Kevin Womack, US/DOT, and by Alessandro Damiani, European Commission DG RDI, on “European Union‐United States International Transport Symposium Series”, Prof. G. Giannopoulos, HIT, on “Themes and priorities for international transport research cooperative work: results of the global EUTRAIN project workshops”, by Patrick Malléjacq, IFSTTAR, on “ERA‐NET Road and ERA‐NET Transport: Two European Pooled Research Programs”, and by Marcel Rommerts, European Commission DG‐MOVE, on “Setting a Framework in Support to Strategic Transport Technologies in Europe”.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 8:00 am – 9:45 am, Hilton Hotel, Embassy
ECTRI/TRB Action Plan Review Subcommittee, Subcommittee of the International Activities Committee
Presided by Prof. George Giannopoulos – HIT, Hellenic Institute of Transport
Sponsored by the International Activities Committee (A0010)

This meeting placed focus on the status and update of the ECTRI/TRB MoU, and in particular on the EUTRAIN project progress report, the ECTRI Scanning Tour 2013 in US and the Young Researchers Seminar 2013. Possible future activities were also discussed. 

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

The European Network Rail Research Excellence (EURNEX Assoc.) and Moscow State University of Railway Engineering (MIIT) organized a one and a half day Conference – Workshop in Moscow on December 5/6, 2012.

The objective of the meeting was to discuss the transport research interests and current policies in the countries of the region of Russia, CIS, Black Sea & Balkan countries, the difficulties that exist in participating in EU transport research programmes (and research in general), the potential for future improvements, and the recommendations that could be made to improve the access of research Organisations from the countries concerned to EU research programmes. At the same time participants of the workshop were provided with the most recent information concerning the current transport policies as well as the plans for the next EU research framework programme for the period 2014-2020 the so called “Horizon 2020” programme.

Invitation, Draft Agenda and Questions for discussion are attached.

For more information please contact:
Prof. Vladimir P. Solovyev
Moscow State University of Railway Engineering (MIIT)
Academic Secretary of Scientific Council
e-mail:   WSolowjow@gmail.com

 

Thursday, September 06, 2012

The EUTRAIN consortium successfully organized the second EUTRAIN regional workshop that was held in Beijing, China on September 6th, 2012.

 The focus of the workshop was: “International transport research cooperation in South Asia and Asia-Pacific”.

The main objectives were to:

  • Identify themes of interest for international transport research cooperative work,
  • Discuss the conditions and prospects for facilitating such research cooperation, and
  • Agree on ways forward in research cooperation for all the targeted countries.

Below, you may find the workshop agenda with details of the programme and the presentations that were presented during the workshop.

For more information contact: y.li@mail.ertico.com

Monday, July 16, 2012

The EUTRAIN consortium successfully organized a one day Conference – workshop, that took place in Athens on July 16, 2012.

The workshop aimed to promote and discuss the possibilities of greater cooperation between Mediterranean sea countries with the EU in the field of transport and all the related issues.

The objective of the workshop was to discuss the transport research interests and current policies in the countries of the region of the Mediterranean, the difficulties that exist in participating in EU transport research programmes (and research in general), the potential for future improvements, and the recommendations that could be made to improve the access of research Organisations from the countries concerned to EU research programmes. At the same time participants of the workshop were provided with the most recent information concerning the current transport policies as well as the plans for the next EU research framework programme for the period 2014-2020 the so called “Horizon 2020” programme.

Workshop venue:
Royal Olympic Hotel, 28-34 Athanasiou Diakou Str., 117 43, Athens, GREECE.

Two social events also took place on Sunday, July 15 and Monday, July 16.

Below, you may find more details about the workshop agenda, a short presentation of the EUTRAIN project, as well as the presentations that were presented during the workshop.

 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The aim and content of this bilateral meeting was to obtain a basic understanding of the views, attitudes and experiences as regards Issues in International Transport Research Cooperation of the organizations located in Egypt, which are considered to be responsible players in International Transport Research.

The data extraction took place through the specific project questionnaire that has been set up and a meeting with representatives of several organizations.

For more information contact: ggian@certh.gr

Friday, May 11, 2012

The aim and content of this bilateral meeting was to obtain a basic understanding of the views, attitudes and experiences as regards Issues in International Transport Research Cooperation of the organizations located in China, which are considered to be responsible players in International Transport Research.

The data extraction took place through the specific project questionnaire that has been set up and a meeting with representatives of several organizations.

For more information contact: y.li@mail.ertico.com

Friday, May 04, 2012

The aim and content of this bilateral meeting was to obtain a basic understanding of the views, attitudes and experiences as regards Issues in International Transport Research Cooperation of the organizations located in India, which are considered to be responsible players in International Transport Research.

The data extraction took place through the specific project questionnaire that has been set up and a meeting with representatives of several organizations.

For more information contact: adewole.adesiyun@fehrl.org

Friday, March 23, 2012

The aim and content of this bilateral meeting was to obtain a basic understanding of the views, attitudes and experiences as regards Issues in International Transport Research Cooperation of the organizations located in Ukraine, which are considered to be responsible players in International Transport Research.

The data extraction took place through the specific project questionnaire that has been set up and a meeting with representatives of several organizations.

For more information contact: adewole.adesiyun@fehrl.org

Monday, February 27, 2012

The aim and content of this bilateral meeting was to obtain a basic understanding of the views, attitudes, and experiences as regards Issues in International Transport Research Cooperation of the organizations located in South Africa, which are considered to be responsible players in International Transport Research.

The data extraction took place through the specific project questionnaire that has been set up and a meeting with representatives of several organizations.

For more information contact: ggian@certh.gr

Friday, January 27, 2012

The aim and content of this bilateral meeting was to obtain a basic understanding of the views, attitudes, and experiences as regards Issues in International Transport Research Cooperation of the U.S. Department of Transport (U.S. DoT), which is considered to be a responsible “player” in International Transport Research in the USA.

The data extraction took place through the specific project questionnaire that has been set up and a meeting with representatives of the US DOT.

For more information contact: ggian@certh.gr

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

We are glad to inform you that the meeting and Launching Event of the Network of Related Entities (NRE) to our project successfully took place during the 2012 TRB Annual Meeting week in Washington D.C., gaining the maximum from the participation of many Organisations around the world to this major event.

Meeting details: (by invitation only)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 5:45pm - 7:30pm
Washington Hilton Hotel
Columbia Hall 3 & 4 (room)

Contact: info@ectri.org

Monday, October 17, 2011

EUTRAIN partners held a Kick-Off meeting on October 17th, followed by a meeting of the Network of Associated Entities (NAE) of the project on October 18th. This Network gathers organisations involved in Transport Research, will be closely associated with the project and will be invited to join the main project activities. Additionally a Network of Related Entities (NRE) has been set-up by gathering organisations who will provide their views in what regards the project’s findings and proposals.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

EUTRAIN is a 2-year European Commission funded project started on October 1, 2011. The main idea and objectives of this concerted effort are to promote International Cooperation in the field of Transport research, to establish the free circulation of specialized knowledge, innovation, best practice experience and know how in facing common transport problems and challenges and create through collaboration the conditions for more “breakthrough” research and achievements that would otherwise require more time and resources if faced individually and separately. In the field of Transport research, the European Union as well as other major national, federal or regional entities of “global” importance such as the U.S., Russia, Mediterranean countries, Korea, Japan, Australia, South America, India, China, and others are buffeted by common transport related problems and challenges. International Cooperation in Transport research is becoming an increasing priority aiming, primarily, at creating “critical mass” in moving collaboratively to solve critical 21st century transportation challenges.

The project is led by ECTRI with as partners: ERTICO, EURNEX, FEHRL, and VOLVO.

Contact: caroline.almeras@ectri.org