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Lowering transport envIronmentAl Impact along the whole life cycle of the future tranSpOrt iNfrastructure

European Union
Total project cost
€5 714 980
EU Contribution
€4 999 326
Project Acronym
STRIA Roadmaps
Infrastructure (INF)
Transport mode
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Transport policies


Call for proposal
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

As society grapples with the challenges of climate change, transport infrastructure (TI) emerges as a focal point for pioneering innovations, technologies and policies aimed at mitigating the emissions it generates as well as those stemming from its manufacturing and maintenance processes. The EU-funded LIAISON project aims to design a new comprehensive approach for the realisation of low-impact TI, establishing a dynamic, multi-infrastructure governance framework that actively promotes circular economy principles throughout the realm of TI. This approach encompasses not only the reduction of emissions but also the assurance of sustained viability and longevity. The overall aim is to facilitate a harmonious synergy between TI and environmental consciousness and contribute to the advancement of pivotal green technologies.


LIAISON provides knowledge and technical solutions to limit transport infrastructures (TI) emissions, both caused by transport infrastructure itself and to which transport infrastructure contributes. LIAISON covers the whole life cycle of TI to which extent TI design can influence and limit the overall emissions from construction, maintenance, operation and decommissioning of the infrastructure in a digital environment for next future TI.

LIAISON adopts a holistic approach to tackle this challenge, because the development of particular technical solutions is not sufficient to achieve low environmental impact TI if they are not part of a broader strategy. The only effective way to ensure the implementation of paradigm-shifting technical solutions in the TI sector is to implement a governance framework (as the Dynamic Multi-Infrastructure Governance Framework -DMIGF) that activates, articulates and monitors compliance with circular economy principles throughout the life of the infrastructure when developing and implementing these solutions. LIAISON will develop a collection of innovative technological solutions to reduce the environmental impact of the TI (materials consumption, emissions and footprint), minimize their LCC and optimize energy management (becoming prosumers), which will based on in the industrialization of the construction process, circular economy and digitalization of the operation, maintenance and decomissioning tasks. Specifically, the solutions to be developed are smart and sustainable beams, rigid road pavements and improved ballast; bioasphalts and smart pavement inspection system; intelligent tunnels control system and photovoltaic guardrails.

LIAISON developments will be demonstrated in different TI (roads and railways) and in different European countries (Spain, Poland, Slovenia and Italy).


Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.5 - Climate, Energy and Mobility
HORIZON.2.5.7 - Clean, Safe and Accessible Transport and Mobility
HORIZON.2.5.8 - Smart Mobility
Other Programme
HORIZON-CL5-2022-D6-02-06 Smart and efficient ways to construct, maintain and decommission with zero emissions from transport infrastructure


Lead Organisation
EU Contribution
€1 089 975
Partner Organisations
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€497 869
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€467 098
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€481 000
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€97 400
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€380 794
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€264 425
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€197 393
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€300 908
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€193 750
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€201 500
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€108 578
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€135 275
EU Contribution
€300 875


Technology Theme
Information systems
Transport research and innovation strategies

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