EUTRALOG is a project funded by the European Commission under the
Competitive and Sustainable Growth Programme. It is an accompanying measure whose main scope is to identify recommendations for RTD-initiatives that support policy identification and policy making aiming at the realisation of intermodality in the European Transport System.
The focus of EUTRALOG is on the European Transport Industry and its practises.
EUTRALOG started on the 1st of January 2003 and has a duration of 24 months.
To succeed in breaking the link between economic growth and growth in transport demand, as the European Council has set as a primary target it is necessary to succeed in developing of truly intermodal Pan-European transport systems.
To achieve this, the European Commission has stressed that research needs to be better linked both:
>> to policy making influencing the framework conditions
>> to industry to enhance the competitiveness through technological and organisational innovativeness.
The scope of the EUTRALOG project is therefore to identify recommendations for RTD-initiatives that support policy identification and policy making aiming at the realisation of intermodality in the European Transport System. The focus of EUTRALOG is on the European Transport Industry and its practises. The European Transport Industry must be understood here by also including participation from the Newly Associated States (NAS).
The ambition of EUTRALOG project is to create a creative forum where research, industry and policy meet to exchange and develop RTD ideas and recommendations to how research and policy together can strengthen and push the process toward a fully integrated, seamless and efficient, sustainable transport systems.
This not only implies thematic propositions and project ideas, but should also encompass recommendations to how this dialogue can be accommodated and enhanced on a European scale in the future. Short, medium and long-term steps are envisaged.
EUTRALOG also aims at getting a better knowledge of what is going on in the fields of logistics and transport in Europe and in other countries, i.e. mainly in the NAS, in the Asian-Pacific region and in North America.
The project rests on three thematic pillars the expected achievements of which are outlined below:
>> Good policy practises - the international experiences
>> Driving forces and the challenges to intermodality
>> Constituency of future initiatives