Stakeholders & Partners

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Stakeholders & Partners 

There are effectively two sets of enabling organisations with whom FEHRL and its members need to collaborate to execute its mission and reach its vision.





The first could be described as quasi-governmental organisations such as the European Commission and CEDR in its role representing National Road Authorities. Arguably, PIARC would also fall under this category due to the large governmental influence within it. These organisations can also provide funding at different levels through framework programmes (EC), transnational research calls (CEDR) and special projects (PIARC).

Other organisations in this category would include CEN, CENELEC and ISO in their roles as standardisation bodies for products or processes developed by FEHRL members.

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FEHRL Partner Organisations



The second external group could be considered to be ‘partner’ organisations, i.e. similar organisations to FEHRL representing members in aligned fields (e.g. FERSI for road safety), technology platforms covering specific modes and industry representatives, covering those who will eventually deploy research undertaken by FEHRL members. Further, these organisations also play a valuable role in creating market pull, for products or technologies they need to overcome problems or issues. Finally, there are technology providers that work with FEHRL and FEHRL institutes on an ongoing or ad hoc basis.

The split between the two sets of organisations is merely indicative of typical roles and there are occasions (e.g. TRA planning with CEDR) where quasi-governmental organisations partner with FEHRL and occasions when a ‘partner’ may operate in more of a client or official role.