“CEDR is an organization of European national road administrations that promotes Excellence in the Management of Roads”
CEDR consolidates its position as the platform for Road Directors and National Road Administrations that facilitates, reliably and effectively:
- Benchmarking and sharing of knowledge and best practices
- Collaborations and sharing of resources in joint projects
- Professional networking and competence building
- Help NRAs to keep ahead of the curve, anticipate future trends and prepare them to face new challenges
- Reinforce NRAs role as key providers of efficient and seamless mobility from an end user perspective within the transport system
- Facilitate and optimize the efficient use of resources, making the best use of existing infrastructures.
- Improve the safety and sustainability of roads, and reduce their environmental impact and carbon footprint.
Read the full CEDR Strategy 2016
Following the initial proposal of the Italian Road Director, which was followed up by Spanish Road Director who initiated the first ‘European Conference of Road Directors’ in Paris, the Western European Road Directors (WERD) was formed. This was supported by the Deputy European Road Directors (DERD). In 2003, the Conference of European Directors of Roads was created.