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FIRM Regional - Athens

On Thursday 18 July, FEHRL inaugurated FIRM Regional, a series of international conferences and seminars dedicated to offering opportunities to Institutes and Associations linked to road engineering research topics, including safety, materials, environmental issues, telematics and economic evaluation.

 

The objective of FIRM Regional is to engage in fostering knowledge transfer and facilitating the implementation of innovative solutions at regional level. Set-up around the needs of transport infrastructure owners and operators, FIRM Regional will deliver the state-of-the-art solutions to respond to transport infrastructure challenges.

 

In association with the Hellenic Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks, the inaugural FIRM Regional took place in Athens (Greece), lasting three hours, during which the audience were given presentations on:

·       On Ramp to Innovation: Creating together the Future Transport Infrastructure

·       Horizon Europe

·       European activities / Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

·       Transport Research Arena - TRA2020 / TRA Visions Competition

·       Common framework for Governance, Management and Finance of Transport Infrastructure

·       SKILLFUL project: Skills and Competences development of future transportation professionals at all levels

·       'AV-Ready' transport models and road infrastructure for the coexistence of automated and conventional vehicles) - How to prepare road authorities to get ready for the transition towards a shared road network with increasing levels of automated vehicles (AVs)

 

The presentations, given by FEHRL Secretary-General Dr Thierry Goger; Deputy Secretary-General Dr Adewole Adesiyun; and National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) Head of Department, Prof. George Yannis, also gave the opportunity for the participating audience to submit any questions to the three Speakers.

FIRM Regional, is linked to the biennale event FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting, of which the latest edition was held on 26-28 March, in Brussels, as FIRM19.

 

The dates and locations of upcoming FIRM Regional events will be published early September.

For more information: http://www.firmeeting.com/

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