Large public organisations tend to create a huge amount of knowledge through commissioned research studies. However, making use of this knowledge often is difficult as technical or scientific reports may be voluminous and/or difficult to digest for non-expert readers.
As mobility is an important part of our life, and the interconnectedness of the economy leads to more and more transport, we expect to see significant growth in freight as well as in passenger transport in the future. Forecasts predict that the global vehicle population – currently about 1.2 billion
Critical infrastructures supply households, enterprises and public administration with electricity, water and Internet or other essential goods and services. Even minor disturbances can be mutually reinforcing and cause supply shortages and high economic losses. By dependencies between
Germany expects an increase of freight transport up to 64% until 2015. The most important growth of 90% is expected for cross border transport. Very negative impacts on the environment, congestion and the overall economy are the consequence. The employment policy requires the protection of working
Under the Decision of 7 December 2007 the European Commission approved the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment 2007-2013. It is a culmination of many months of work on preparing the largest programme in the history of the European Union. The amount of EU funds involved in its
The Foresight method has been successfully applied by the majority of European Union countries. A key element of this method is to predict the possible directions of scientific development by creating a platform of discussion and cooperation between scientific environment, industry and public