22.05.2009 00:05
Brno commitment for better mobility in Europe’s urban areas

Together with the Chairmen of ECTRI, EURNEX and Humanist,  FEHRL President, Claude Van Rooten, signed the Brno Commitment on Research and Innovation for Urban Mobility.  Bringing together the key research organisations in the field of urban transport,  the signatories commit themselves to work with the relevant stakeholders, municipalities and regions, European Commission and the private sector to tackle the key challenges of sustainable urban transport.

22.05.2009 00:05
South Africa’s CSIR elected as 32nd FEHRL national institute

Meeting in Brno, Czech Republic, the General Assembly of FEHRL this week elected the CSIR as an Associate of FEHRL.  This important step in FEHRL’s cooperation with CSIR builds on the long-established links with both FEHRL and its members.  These links were demonstrated through strong support of an associate status with the application sponsored by DVS Rijkswaterstaat, VTI, IBDiM and NPRA.  The active participation will be ensured through the Transport Infrastructure Research Group of CSIR Built Environment.

15.05.2009 00:05
EIT calls for experts

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has announced its call for independent experts opening on Thursday 14 May 2009. The call is addressed to individuals for the establishment of a database of independent experts to provide expertise in support of evaluations and of implementation of the EIT and of Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs). All information will be available as of 14 May 2009 on the Experts page at:

11.05.2009 00:05
Research Connection 2009: science partners link-up at year’s biggest event

Thousands of researchers, companies and successful projects gathered to see what has been achieved in the past year, and to plan and network for next year’s great science and research projects. FEHRL's booth was actively visited, and not only for the nice view on Prague or to play with the cars on our ever-popular bridge! Posters and videos presented the FP7 projects Direct-Mat, Re-road and Tyrosafe as well as the FP6 projects CERTAIN, HeavyRoute, Arches and Spens.

07.05.2009 00:05
EC releases progress report covering the first two years of FP7

The European Commission has presented a progress report covering the first two years of the 7thEU framework programme for R&D (FP7), which will last until 2013. The biggest EU R&D funding programme ever, with a €54bn budget over 7 years.