Call for proposals under the programme of the 7th EC Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities - Cooperation - FP7-SST-2008-TREN-1 FP7 Closed!


The Transport theme takes a holistic “transport systems” approach in addressing the challenges, by considering the interactions of vehicles or vessels, networks or infrastructures and the use of transport services. Such an approach will necessitate the integration of new concepts, knowledge and technologies within a socio-economic and policy context. Given the different structure and focus of the sectors, the theme is divided into 3 sub-themes:



AREA: Environment-friendly and efficient industrial processes

  • SST.2008.1.2.1 Preventive and emergency interventions to protect marine, coastal and land environments
  • AREA: Socio-economic issues
  • SST.2008.1.3.1 Effects of climate change on inland waterway and transport networks


AREA: Logistics and intermodal transport

  • SST.2008.2.1.1 Efficient interfaces between transport modes
  • SST.2008.2.1.2 Improved services in terminals
  • SST.2008.2.1.3 New generation of European freight train system
  • SST.2008.2.1.4 Continental Shipping
  • SST.2008.2.1.5 Co-modal IT transport solutions
  • SST.2008.2.1.6 Rail transport in competitive and co-modal freight logistics chains

AREA: Maritime and inland waterways transport

AREA: Enhancement of the Knowledge Base of the Rail Sector

AREA: Quality of Rail Services

AREA: Interoperability and Safety

  • SST.2008.2.5.1 Interoperable rolling stock

AREA: Traffic and information management

  • SST.2008.2.6.1 Intelligent highways

AREA: Policy support

  • SST.2008.2.7.1 Policy–packages and best practices for transport
  • SST.2008.2.7.2 Sustainability effects of new logistics and manufacturing systems transport impacts
  • SST.2008.2.7.3 Innovation process in surface transport.
  • SST.2008.2.7.4 Development and implementation of data collection methodology for EU transport modelling
  • SST.2008.2.7.5 Transport forecasting and globalisation
  • SST.2008.2.7.6 Assessment of ITS tools for better decision making


AREA: New transport and mobility concepts

  • SST.2008.3.1.1 New mobility concepts for passengers ensuring accessibility for all
  • SST.2008.3.1.2 Intelligent mobility systems and multi-modal interfaces for transport of passengers
  • SST.2008.3.1.3 New vehicle concepts for the delivery of goods
  • SST.2008.3.1.4 Urban freight delivery systems
  • SST.2008.3.1.5 Urban buses and delivery vehicles using second generation hybrid electric technology
  • SST.2008.3.1.6 Transport planning and traffic information systems in cities
  • SST.2008.3.1.7 Large event mobility management (especially in big cities).

AREA: High quality public transport

AREA: Demand management

AREA: Innovative strategies for clean urban transport

AREA: Policy support

ACTIVITY: 7.2.4. IMPROVING SAFETY AND SECURITYAREA: Integrated safety and security for surface transport systems

AREA: Policy support

  • SST.2008.4.1.1 Safety and security by design


  • SST.2008.4.1.2 – Human components
  • SST.2008.4.1.3 Integral system solutions for safety
  • SST.2008.4.1.4 Road Safety of Vulnerable Road Users in Emerging Economies

AREA: Competitive industrial processes

  • SST.2008.4.2.1 Road safety Data Collection, Transfer and Analysis ("DaCoTA")

AREA: Competitive surface transport products and services

  • SST.2008.5.1.1 Advanced and cost effective infrastructure construction, maintenance and monitoring

7.2.6 Cross-cutting activities for implementation of the sub-theme programme

  • SST.2008.5.2.1 Innovative product concepts
  • SST.2008.5.2.2 Competitive transport operations
  • SST.2008.5.2.3 The competitive ship
  • SST.2008.6.1 Stimulating participation of Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) through Regional Clusters
  • SST.2008.6.2 Stimulation of International Cooperation within Surface Transport Research
  • SST.2008.6.3 Encouraging step changes / radical technology changes
  • SST.2008.6.4 Analysis and dissemination of key national and regional transport research results
  • SST 2008 6.5. Stimulating International Cooperation with Latin American countries in developing sustainable freight transport systems
  • SST 2008 6.6 Integration of Marine and Maritime Sciences in Waterborne Transport in support to the European Research Area
  • SST 2008 6.7. Shaping the New Generation of Sustainable Surface Transport Mobility for Europe
  • SST.2008.6.8 ERA-NET ROAD II

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 36,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 07 May 2008 - 13 years ago (None)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • Cooperation - FP7-SST-2008-TREN-1 (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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