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CEDR Call 2015

With an overall budget of 3.6 million euro from nine CEDR members, CEDR Call 2015 opened on December 15 2015 and will close on March 15 2016.


General information regarding Call 2015 is available here


All public documentation relating to the Call is available here


The Programme Manager is Transport Infrastructure Ireland, with responsibilities implemented by Dr Albert Daly.


Call 2015 will have four research programmes as follows.


Call 2015: “Climate Change: From Desk to Road”

Participating CEDR members: Austria, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden

Funding level: 1.05 million euro


The aim of this programme is to undertake research on integrating Climate Change into decision-making processes and implementing existing research into practice. The expected research builds on the outcomes of earlier calls in relation to Climate Change, in particular “Road Owners Getting to Grips with Climate Change” (Call 2008), Energy “Sustainability and Energy Efficient Management of Roads” (CEDR Call 2011), and “Road Owners Adapting to Climate Change” (CEDR Call 2012). The present call is focused more than before on implementation of tools and results. Projects resulting from this call will provide insight on how to use and implement former results, how to actually “get climate change adaptation done” and, as a result, can lead to the improvement of presently available tools and guidelines.


Specifically, this programme covers research into the following:

A: Economic costs associated with integrating climate change into decision-making

B: Embedding climate change into practice and procurement

• Implementing existing climate change research into practice

• Embedding climate change into procurement processes

C: Developing a transnational approach to water management in the face of climate change

D: Driver behaviour: Diagnosing driver decision-making (in a changing climate).


Call 2015: Freight and Logistics in a Multimodal Context

Participating CEDR members: Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden

Funding level: 750000 euro


This research programme focuses on the parameters that influence modal choice in freight transport. The aim is to provide National Road Authorities with insight into the possibilities for optimizing multi-modality and the impact that these might have on road infrastructure. The research is expected to produce specific tools to enable NRAs to influence these choices. The call has three sub-themes:

A. Understanding what influences modal choice (including behaviour).

B. How can infrastructure and infrastructure services affect modal choice?

C. Fit for purpose road vehicles to influence modal choice (performance based standards).


Call 2015: User Needs in a Multimodal Context

Participating CEDR members: Germany, Finland-Sweden (shared funding and PEB responsibilities), Ireland, Netherlands

Funding level: 750000 euro


The main reason for this research programme is to gain better knowledge and guidance of how to promote multimodality in the transport system. The aim is to advance national road authorities’ understanding of transport users’ motives and needs for choosing different transport modes as well as of the impacts of appropriate incentives for a modal shift. The call has three sub-themes:

A. Multimodality for a decrease in car usage

B. Consideration of vulnerable road users in a multimodal context

C. Impact of new technologies on modal choice


Call 2015: Asset Information using BIM

Participating CEDR members: Belgium (Flanders), Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway

Funding level: 1.05 million euro


The aim of this research programme is to improve interoperability within the European NRAs and its stakeholders by embedding the use of Building Information Management based on open standards in their Asset Management and Construction processes. The specific objectives of the research are:

• To identify the needs among Europe’s NRAs and its major stakeholders regarding the exchange of Building Information in a vendor-neutral way during the life cycle of assets.

• To identify what national building/asset information knowledge can be used for implementation on a European level and for further development.


This Call has the following four sub-themes:

A. Exploration of procuring asset information for better projects and Asset Management Systems

B. Exploration of BIM data structures

C. Design for common principles for a European object-type library

D. Design and test a basic European object-type library and open BIM standards


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