1st European Road Infrastructure Congress: Deadline for abstracts extended – 15 February 2016

1st European Road Infrastructure Congress

Deadline for abstracts extended

New deadline: 15 February 2016

Venue: Leeds, Royal Armouries Museum

Dates: 18-20 October 2016


1 February 2016 | Brussels, Belgium

The European Union Road Federation, in partnership with the Road Safety Markings Association, is pleased to inform you that the call for abstracts for the 1st European Road Infrastructure Congress has been extended.

At a time when the UK government is taking the lead in adopting innovative management and financing models for the delivery of road infrastructure, such as the establishment of Highways England as an independent body with a ring-fenced multi-annual budget, the 2016 European Road Infrastructure Congress will bring together policy makers, academics, research institutes, road authorities and industry representatives from across the continent to explore the following three overarching themes:

  • Delivery of Road Infrastructure: how can Europe improve its delivery model in a way that enables road authorities to ask for better solutions, provides industry with more incentives for innovation and road users with an optimal use of public resources
  • Road Safety: in view of the recent slowdown in fatality reduction figures across the EU, how can the main players involved in the road infrastructure sector work better together in order to identify practical solutions that enable Europe to achieve its target of 50% cut in road fatalities
  • Adaptation of road infrastructure in view of technological changes:  innovations in vehicle technologies and the road infrastructure itself will mean that the road of the future will differ significantly to what it is today.   Amongst others, the theme will examine the challenges posed by road automation for the road infrastructure sector and the role of roads in the Europe’s future socio-economic model in view of innovations such as energy harvesting infrastructure.

Experts in the field of road infrastructure are invited to submit a short abstract of 250 words in relation to the above-mentioned themes by 15 February.  For more information about the themes and the preliminary programme, please consult the following document

The abstracts will be subsequently evaluated by a set of internationally renowned experts after which participants will be informed about the technical committee’s decision by the first half of March.

Contact persons:

Konstandinos Diamandouros, Head of Office, European Union Road Federation, k.diamandouros@erf.be