The mission of TRANSFORuM is to contribute to the transformation process towards a competitive and resource‐efficient European transport system. It will do this by engaging key stakeholders in carefully moderated forum activities in order to identify their views about the challenges, barriers, opportunities and win-win potentials in shaping the future European transport system.
In 2011 the European Commission issued the <link http: ec.europa.eu transport themes strategies _blank white paper>White Paper “Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area - Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system” which spells out ten goals to be achieved by 2050. The TRANSFORuM project aimed to contribute to this transformation process, in particular to the implementation of the following four key goals of the Transport White Paper:
TRANSFORuM intended to do this by engaging key actors in a stakeholder forum in order to determine bottleneck factors, the need for policy interventions and to identify options for synergistic co-operation among them. “Stakeholders” were actors who are directly involved in the implementation of innovative policies and measures, including representatives of networks and initiatives which are already strongly involved in shaping European transport policy.
TRANSFORuM was run by a consortium of well‐connected yet independent and experienced policy advisers and researchers from across Europe, who offered a “fresh approach” to this task. The project’s overarching concept was based on proven consultation techniques revolving around a synergistic combination of ten moderated workshops, qualitative in-depth interviews and a set of online discussion tools. The consortium’s eleven partners were all widely acknowledged experts in their field and pursued a carefully orchestrated division of labour, structured into four related thematic groups and seven cross-cutting work packages.
The project’s key outputs were a dovetailed set of the following documents, all of which were based on stakeholder input and written with a clear focus on practical and political relevance:
TRANSFORuM had built-in mechanisms to disseminate these results to a wide audience through attractively produced, freely and conveniently accessible documents, online platforms, internal and external mailing lists, personal contacts, social media, live presentations etc.
This document defines TRANSFORuM's target audience and the best means and channels of communication with them.
This document spells out the criteria which guide the selection of stakeholders to TRANSFORuM events.
The TRANSFORuM Roadmap on long-distance freight
The TRANSFORuM Roadmap on high-speed-rail
The TRANSFORuM Roadmap on multimodal transport infomration, management and payment systems (MIMP)
The TRANSFORuM Roadmap on clean urban mobility