European conference TRA2020 (Transport Research Arena)

Organizer The European commission, in partnership with the Finnish Ministry
from 27 April 2020 to 30 April 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

The European Commission is organising, in partnership with the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communication, the 8th European Conference on Research and Technology in Transport and Mobility, from 27 to 30 April 2020 in Helsinki. The TRA (Transport Research Arena) Conference is the largest European conference on transport and mobility research and technology.

Under the theme "Rethinking transport - towards clean and inclusive mobility", the TRA2020 conference will focus on the current transformation of transport, covering all aspects of mobility : both passenger and freight movements.

This transformation is made possible, and is driven by digital and automation technologies. This helps to develop measures to mitigate the effects of climate change and preserve European jobs and know-how.

This conference will provide an excellent opportunity to rethink how to navigate through technological disruptions, in order to best use them to meet the increasingly diverse and challenging demands. The main topics to be discussed are as follows:

  •     Contribute to mitigating climate change. The transport sector has a key role to play in ensuring the most effective responses in the short and long term.
  •     See physical infrastructure from a new perspective, including as an asset complemented by usable data, providing a platform for new services and applications.
  •     Users of mobility systems must be put at the centre. Provide more flexible, inclusive and innovative mobility solutions.
  •     Finally, since transport research contributes to policy making at national and European level. There is a need to seize the right moment to ensure that the results of research and innovation are used to make informed and sustainable decisions, as well as investments in better services and products.

The conference is organised and hosted by the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency, the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency and co-organised with the European Commission.

Three standing committees of the TRA (Management Committee, Programme Committee, and Organising Committee) will ensure the success of the TRA conferences.