TRA2016 Conference - Warsaw, Poland

Monday, April 18, 2016 to Thursday, April 21, 2016
Warsaw, Poland

At TRA2016, the EU Commission DG Move, JRC and AVERE will organise a joint session on Wednesday, April 20th - 8.30 – 9.45 on 'Transport R&I – a vision for 2050'

More information about this session and the conference in general can be found below and by clicking HERE.

Transport R&I – a vision for 2050

The Energy Union strategy set out by the Commission in February 2015 provides a framework to achieve our energy and climate goals based on five interlocking dimensions. Research and innovation cut across all elements of the Energy Union strategy. New technology and innovation entering quickly into the market through new business models are key to achieving the transformation of the EU’s energy system and broader competitiveness and growth objectives. With the right overall strategy it will be possible to support EU leadership in competitive low-emissions solutions, improve our quality of life and create jobs and growth.

The Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda – STRIA – intends to support the development and deployment of innovative low-carbon technologies and solutions for transport and mobility. It will address, at the same time, vehicle-related technologies and energy efficiency as well as broader aspects relating to transport as a system (e.g. traffic management, infrastructure, mobility services).

Breakthrough R&I activities with decisive implications for the competitiveness of the European industry and clear impact on the Energy Union goals will be supported.Non-technical challenges relating to legislation/regulatory aspects, public acceptance, infrastructure, testing conditions and other socio-economic issues need to be addressed to ensure a swift deployment of alternative solutions.

The session will present an up-dated state of the consultation progress intended to get input from both experts in the fields and the wide public in order to complete the outline of the strategy towards 2050 and related roadmaps.

Sufficient time will be left to the audience for Q&A


  • Magda Kopczynska, Director, European Commission, DG MOVE (scope and objectives of STRIA)
  • Clara de la Torre, Director, European Commission, DG RTD (state of public consultation and expert groups)