FUTURE-HORIZON will support ERTRAC, related Horizon Europe partnerships and the European Commission in identifying future research needs for upcoming R&I programmes, in order to further facilitate a sustainable and efficient road transport system in Europe, while also fostering international cooperation.


Preceded by FOSTER-ROAD (2013-2016) and FUTURE-RADAR (2017-2020), FUTURE-HORIZON started in February 2021 and will last until January 2023.


In particular, FUTURE-HORIZON will pursue the following objectives:

  • Provide high-quality input for ERTRAC research roadmaps, strategic research agendas and other implementation documents.
  • Assess RTR strategies in Europe, other established markets and emerging markets.
  • Support capacity-building for local and national policy makers and practitioners, to generate and implement innovative sustainable mobility solutions.
  • Utilize the expertise of a well-developed stakeholder network, incorporating also external advice in project outputs.
  • Develop an ERTRAC dissemination strategy and communicate key ERTRAC activities and publications


The FUTURE-HORIZON partners are:

AVL (Austria), ASF (Austria), AUTH (Greece), BMW (Germany), BOSCH (Germany), CONCAWE (Belgium), Centro Ricerche FIAT (Italy), FEHRL (Belgium), Fraunhofer (Germany), POLIS (Belgium), RWTH (Germany), UEMI (Germany), UN-Habitat (Kenya), Valeo (France), VDI/VDE (Germany), Volvo (Sweden), Wuppertal Institute (Germany).


For more information about FUTURE-HORIZON, please contact the project coordinator Verena Wagenhofer at verena.wagenhofer@avl.com.


FUTURE-HORIZON has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation Programme under grant agreement No 101006598.