The CEDR research strategy promotes road research collaboration between CEDR members to meet their operational needs in running a safe, efficient and sustainable road network.
Through ‘Working Group Innovation’, CEDR members work together to identify opportunities for research collaboration and manage activities in this area. The overall goals of these research activities are:
- To assist CEDR members in their problems and challenges;
- To provide advice on research issues at the request of the NRAs;
- To promote collaborative programming and transnational financing and procurement of road research between CEDR member countries.
- To promote dissemination of results from the CEDR TRP and other research programmes.
CEDR Transnational Research Programme
The CEDR Transnational Research Programme (TRP) pools research funding from CEDR members to fund transnational research projects on topics of shared interest to European road authorities. It operates through a series of annual transnational calls for proposals.
Other research programmes
CEDR also cooperates with other research programmes, such INFRAVATION, and works to disseminate the results from programmes such as Horizon 2020 where relevant to CEDR members.
CEDR is a lead organiser of the Transport Research Arena (TRA), Europe’s premier conference for researchers, industry representatives and policy-makers to meet and discuss transport issues and research results. The next TRA will take place in Helsinki in 2020.