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Developing the European Transport Research Alliance

The concept of DETRA derives from the Lyon Declaration. In 2008, the Lyon Declaration signatories, ECTRI, FERSI, FEHRL, EURNEX, HUMANIST, ISN and NEARCTIS committed themselves to working together on the deepening of the European Research Area objectives in transport in order to address the Grand Challenges. From this commitment grew the objective to create a European Transport Research Alliance (ETRA) that would strengthen the transport domain.

Key priorities of this Alliance were to examine the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) in the domain and develop common understandings and approaches to reducing fragmentation and overcoming barriers.

The DETRA project will provide a detailed examination of the current status and structure of transport research, bringing together the competences of all the partners together with their networks and associated links to provide the most comprehensive assessment of all the aforementioned aspects of ERA development. The project will then set out, and begin implementation, of the next steps in developing the Surface Transport ERA.

7th Framework Programme
Call: TPT.2010-8
Theme: Strengthening the European
Research Area and encouraging participation
Start date: 1 June 2010
Duration: 28 months

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