Future On-/Off-Road Transport and Mobility Research, Cross-Border Cooperation Strategies, Realization Actions and Procurement Processes

  • Project no.252184
  • Duration 02/2021 - 01/2023

The EU-funded FUTURE-HORIZON project, preceded by FOSTER-ROAD (2013-2016) and FUTURE RADAR (2017-2020), identifies potential research needs for forthcoming research and innovation programmes to pave the way for a sustainable and efficient European road transport system and to foster international cooperation. Different strategies for transport research in established markets abroad, especially in North and South America, Asia and Africa, will be mapped and compared with European concepts. This will support European transport actors to achieve a sustainable European road transport system.

Emphasis is placed on how best to support the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC), related Horizon Europe partnerships and the European Commission in addressing sustainable mobility issues. As one of the 17 project partners, the Wuppertal Institute is actively involved in the work package on international exploitation and finance. The project will be focused on adding international experience to ERTRAC's outlook and expanding the knowledge hub and research activities created within the project.
The main objectives are to promote policy and knowledge exchange, to establish a peer-to-peer exchange and capacity building programme, and to foster cooperation between EU and international urban mobility projects. Specifically, implementation concepts, including shared vehicles, logistics and public transport systems, will be developed.

In summary, FUTURE-HORIZON will pursue the following objectives:

  • Deliver high quality input to ERTRAC research roadmaps, strategic research agendas and other implementation documents.
  • Evaluate RTR (Road Transport Research) strategies in Europe, other established markets and emerging markets.
  • Support capacity building for local and national policy makers and practitioners to develop and implement innovative sustainable mobility solutions.
  • Leveraging the expertise of a well-developed stakeholder network, while also incorporating external advice into project outcomes.
  • Establish an ERTRAC dissemination strategy and communicate key ERTRAC activities and publications.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101006598.

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