Transport represents nearly 25 % of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions. It is also the main source of air pollution in cities. More secure and sustainable mobility is a necessity, not only in Europe but also worldwide. Along this path, the EU-funded STREnGth_M project will accelerate global cooperation in research on road transport to create sustainable mobility. Specifically, the project will outline urgent needs and capacities in innovation. It will link European, African, Asian and Latin American markets related to electric vehicles within existing regional and national efforts, programmes or structures while overcoming barriers in international cooperation. The founding of a Multiplier Group will boost the dissemination of results and engage stakeholders.
The STREnGth_M consortium will contribute significantly to the planning of research and innovation in Europe by identifying future research needs in the field of road transport, by updating and supporting the coordination of strategic research agendas and roadmaps in the field and by facilitating continuous exchange between road transport research related Horizon Europe partnerships and platforms. It will further analyse research, innovation and cooperation capacities in Member States, explore funding instruments on national and regional level and assess potentials of national and regional roadmaps.
Within STREnGth_M the global progress of electric mobility will be tracked while measuring the feasibility of innovative solutions for prospective and emerging markets in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This will contribute to strengthen exisiting and even forge new links between European, national and regional programmes and support structures for international cooperation task forces. The partners will also identify barriers that may exist for the deployment of research results on European and on international level and they will identify education and training actions to contribute to capacity building.
In order to inform and engage the vast stakeholder community, policy makers, the civil society and more, the consortium will develop elaborate dissemination strategies, support the dissemination and organisation of European and international road transport research related events. This way the dissemination of the contribution from road transport to the realization of the European Green Deal targets and the Paris Agreement can be ensured. Via the establishment of the so called Multiplier Group the engagement of the various stakeholders will be facilitated throughout the project.