Smart, Green and Integrated Transport
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FP7 Transport Priorities

Transport is a key component of the European economy and society. However, today serious challenges are created by unsustainable transport growth. Demand for transport is growing at an exponential rate, and the transport modes we use are too polluting, the oil it depends on is too expensive, and our infrastructures and environment can no longer cope. There are still too many accidents and fatalities due to transport, and we owe it to our citizens to develop safer, smarter transport modes.

FP7 is a tool to respond to these challenges. The central objective of transport research under FP7 is to develop safer, greener and smarter transport systems for Europe that will benefit citizens, respect the environment, and increase the competitiveness of European industries in the global market. Over the course of seven years (2007-2013), about €4.16 billion will be spend for funding transport research.

The “Transport” theme covers all four modes of transport:

1. Aeronautics and air transport - Funding priorities are:

  • The “greening” of air transport
  • Increasing time efficiency
  • Customer satisfaction and safety
  • Improving cost efficiency
  • Protection of aircraft and passengers
  • Air transport of the future


Find detailed information on aeronautics and air transport priorities in FP7

2. Road - Funding priorities are:

  • Creating 'greener' road transport
  • Encouraging modal shift and decongesting transport corridors
  • Ensuring sustainable urban mobility
  • Improving safety and security
  • Strengthening competitiveness>


Find detailed information on road transport priorities in FP7

3. Rail - Funding priorities are:

  • Interoperability
  • Intelligent mobility
  • Safety and security
  • Environment
  • Innovative materials and production methods


Find detailed information on rail transport priorities in FP7

4. Waterborne transport - Funding priorities are:

  • Safe, sustainable and efficient waterborne operations
  • A competitive European maritime industry
  • Managing and facilitating growth and changing trade patterns


Find detailed information on waterborn transport priorities in FP7

5. Multimodal

  • Research undertaken under the Seventh Framework Programme will also seek more efficient use and greater integration of all four modes by funding research in multimodal transport.


Find detailed information on multimodal transport priorities in FP7

In addition, transport research under FP7 will provide support to the European global satellite navigation system Galileo and EGNOS.



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