Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories


24.08.2010 00:08
Forever Open Road Programme Manager Appointed

FORMr. Ruud Smit from The Netherlands, RWS DVS, has been appointed as the Forever Open Road Programme Manager. In this role, Mr Smit will work with the forum of FOR Champions to help build and sustain the FOR programme and the related events. The objectives are to get FOR on the move within the community of the FOR Champions themselves by the end of 2010; to broaden the participation in FOR from FEHRL members and other stakeholders in 2011 and to help the forum of FOR Champions in positioning FOR to the European Commission and Member States in order to secure FOR in FP8 and in ERANET-ROAD/TRANSPORT by 2013. This role will come into effect on 1 September 2010. Mr Smit will be working from the FEHRL office in Brussels, Belgium.

01.08.2010 00:08
FP7 - 2011 Work Programmes Published

CORDISThe European Commission has published 51 new calls as part of the FP7 2011 work programmes. Some of these calls have been published on the FEHRL Opportunities page. For a full list of calls available, please visit the CORDIS website.

11.07.2010 00:07
Internet Consultation on the Seventh Framework Programme

EC DG Research has launched an open consultation as part of the Interim Evaluation of FP7. This exercise is to examine progress and provide recommendations to help both the implementation of FP7, as well as contributing ideas for the possible next Framework Programme.

06.07.2010 00:07
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Highways

The June edition of the UK Highways Agency's Traffic Incident Management Bulletin reports on the use of an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) called the Incident Support Imaging System (ISiS).  Coincidently,  EC's DG MOVE hosted a conference on encouraging the civilian use of UAS.

06.07.2010 00:07
Forever Open Road in European Voice

A short article on FOR, entitled "Launch of new concept for Europe's road", was published in the 24 June 2010, European Voice, special report on Research. The European Voice is the main English language weekly newspaper in Brussels.