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September 2008

Latest news from the Transport Research Knowledge Centre


Dear readers,

We are back with the latest news about the Transport Research Knowledge Centre (TRKC). The TRKC features up-to-date information on transport research activities. It enables policy makers, researchers and other stakeholders to access results of EU or nationally financed transport research in the European Research Area (ERA).

Enjoy reading!
The TRKC project team


TRKC present in the European Transport Conference 2008

One more year the European Transport Conference opens the doors to policy makers, transport planners, researchers and many professionals dedicated to transport development in Europe. The Conference, held in Leiden from 6-8 October, will attract over 500 participants to a meeting point, where they can find in-depth presentations on policy issues, research findings and best practice across a broad spectrum of transport modes.

The Transport Research Knowledge Centre (TRKC) will participate in the event, which represents a great opportunity to get in contact with professionals of the sector who will find the project interesting. TRKC will have an information stand with documentation for participants and it also has appointed a delegate speaker for a seminar within the Conference.

The stand in the hall of the Conference centre will provide European key actors with orientation about transport research activities at European and national level. Interested attendees will find information about transport research programmes across the European Research Area, ongoing and completed Research projects, funding mechanisms and thematic analysis reports of the results, among other relevant transport related documents.

In addition to approaching the audience by means of the stand, a delegate of TRKC will also present the project in the “Workshop on Knowledge Sharing”, inserted in session 7 of the Seminar “European Transport Policy and Research”, on Wednesday 8th October at 10.30h. The attending audience will have the opportunity to learn about the developing of the TRKC as an information dissemination tool and the advantages of working with it.

The details for Projects, Programmes, Analysis, Compendiums, etc. can be accessed via the TRKC portal The project is funded by the European Commission's Directorate General for Energy and Transport; with the aim of supporting professionals of the sector in their work.

TRKC expects the European Transport Conference 2008 to be a successful and productive event. Our team will be glad to meet all participants in the ETC 2008 next October.

TRKC introduction video available

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Submit your project

Whether you co-ordinate an EU-funded project or undertake national research in your own country – share your success and good practice by posting your project's profile on the TRKC website!

You can use our Word form and send it to or upload project information directly via our secure extranet.

Add your events

You can promote your own event by uploading it to the TRKC website.

Join the support network

Feedback from our users is the most valuable source for further improvements to the TRKC portal. All stakeholders are welcome to join the TRKC Support Network and thus contribute to greater usability and more appealing content on the website.

Ask the helpdesk

Any questions? Write to the TRKC Helpdesk – via mail or online!


New project profiles

See the latest project profiles available in our searchable database. There are about 400 projects from FP6 available (and almost 6 000 European and national projects in total). New descriptions as well as result summaries are being added continually.

New transport events

Find out what is going on in the world of transport research through the TRKC events calendar. New event announcements are published regularly.


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