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


The scope of the research covers the entire Surface Transport System and embraces all its elements: products (vehicles, vessels and infrastructures), services, operations and users integrating organisational, legal and policy frameworks.
Five Activities are addressed, reflecting the strategic and policy challenges facing Europe:

  • The greening of surface transport
  • Encouraging modal shift and decongesting transport corridors (co-modality)
  • Ensuring sustainable urban mobility
  • Improving safety and security
  • Strengthening competitiveness


7.2. 1. The greening of surface transport The greening of products and operations

  • SST.2008.1.1.1 Clean and energy efficient gasoline and diesel power trains
  • SST.2008.1.1.2 Electric-hybrid powertrains
  • SST.2008.1.1.3 Holistic noise and vibration abatement
  • SST.2008.1.1.4 Future light-duty vehicleengines for road transport
  • SST.2008.1.1.5 Future power-trains for commercial vehicles
  • SST.2008.1.1.6 Emission reduction technologiesfor diesel locomotives
  • SST.2008.1.1.7 Attenuation of vibrations and vibration-induced noise affecting residents near railway lines
  • SST.2008.1.1.8 New ship propulsion Environmentfriendly and efficient industrial processes

  • SST.2008.1.2.1 Preventive and emergency interventions to protect marine, coastal and land environments 


  • 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 Interoperability and Safety

  • SST.2008.2.5.1. Interoperable rolling stock Traffic and information management

  • SST.2008.2.6.1 Intelligent highways 

7.2.3 ENSURING SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY 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)

7.2.4. IMPROVING SAFETY AND SECURITY Integrated safety and security for surface transport systems

  • SST.2008.4.1.1 Safety and security by design
  • SST.2008.4.12 Human components  FP 
  • SST.2008.4.1.3 Integral system solutions for safety
  • SST.2008.4.1.4 Road safety of vulnerable road users in emerging economies

7.2.5. STRENGTHENING COMPETITIVENESS Competitive industrial processes

  • SST.2008.5.1.1 Advanced and costeffective infrastructure construction, maintenance and monitoring Competitive surface transport products and services

  • SST.2008.5.2.1 Innovative product concepts
  • SST.2008.5.2.2 Competitive transport operations
  • SST.2008.5.2.3 The competitive ship 

7.2.6 CROSS-CUTTING ACTIVITIES for implementation of the sub-theme programme

  • 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  ustainable 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

European community funding

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

  • 102,22 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-RTD-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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