Presentation on theme: "The European Transport Research Alliance - ETRA Short Presentation… …of the new European Organisation created by the voluntary grouping of 5 major partner."— Presentation transcript:
The European Transport Research Alliance - ETRA Short Presentation… …of the new European Organisation created by the voluntary grouping of 5 major partner organisations – the transport research Associations: ECTRI, EURNEX, FEHRL, FERSI, HUMANIST Brussels, January 2013 Brussels, January 2013
The ETRA was created in Brussels on September 20 th 2012 by five European Transport Research Associations in the presence of the Commission
ETRA scope and objectives Provide a structure for the interchange of knowledge and make joint efforts to foster research results through to their full implementation; Promote the setting of joint transport research priorities and coordinate research programmes and initiatives; Promote cooperation in all relevant areas and, where possible, develop cross-modal and interdisciplinary joint research activities (including JRIs), Prepare common position papers (e.g. SRA, road maps) on key transport related issues for added value to the transport users and the community as a whole; Jointly strengthen the European research expertise, research infrastructures and mobility of researchers through specific joint actions and initiatives; Promote the uptake of European transport expertise and innovation internationally; Support the continued development of TRA as the major European and international Conference bringing together all stakeholders in the sector.
Key areas of ETRA activity 1/2 Mobility for Researchers Closer cooperation between research Organizations and end-users in order to establish the transport PhD proposed within the DETRA project and other coordinated and commonly promoted courses aimed at young transport researchers. World-class transport Research infrastructures Promote cooperation in maintaining and using transport research infrastructures from databases to large-scale testing facilities.
Key areas of ETRA activity 2/2. Training the next generation of researchers and Sharing knowledge...... between research organisations and industry in the transport sector and between research organisations and the general public and civil society organisations and promote the proper standardisation and transferring of research results to the market. Optimising research programme content and identifying priorities Establishing common priorities and missing elements in producing an overall recommendation for transport research.. International cooperation Strengthening international networks of cooperation among transport research Organisations.
The ETRA founding members New members will be Associations from EU member countries (and EFTA) - Decisions on new partnership decided by unanimous agreement.
Structure and organs Partners: Research Associations based in EUPartners: Research Associations based in EU Non-voting Observers can be also namedNon-voting Observers can be also named Governing and operating structure:Governing and operating structure: of partners – Plenary of partners : Prof. G. A. Giannopoulos, ECTRI, HIT (firstname.lastname@example.org) – Chair: Prof. G. A. Giannopoulos, ECTRI, HIT (email@example.com) – : Adewole Adesiyun, FEHRL – Secretary: Adewole Adesiyun, FEHRL(firstname.lastname@example.org) & –Working Groups & Task Forces
Basic Texts and contact details “Statement of purpose and vision”: Sets the scope, the “vision”, and the main objectives of ETRA – Date published: January 2013.“Statement of purpose and vision”: Sets the scope, the “vision”, and the main objectives of ETRA – Date published: January 2013. “4-year activity plan 2013-2016”: Sets the Agenda for the Alliance over the first four years of its life – Date published: January 2013.“4-year activity plan 2013-2016”: Sets the Agenda for the Alliance over the first four years of its life – Date published: January 2013. Decisions of 1st Plenary, December 11 th, 2012 (Minutes).Decisions of 1st Plenary, December 11 th, 2012 (Minutes). Contact Contact : Dr Adewole Adesiyun ΕΤRΑ Secretary c/o FEHRL, Boulevard de la Woluwe 42/B3 1200 Brussels - Belgium Tel +32.2.775.82.34 Fax +32.2.775.82.54 www.etralliance.eu e-mail : email@example.com Web: firstname.lastname@example.org