STOA project - The future of European long distance transport
The STOA project on the future of long distance transport in Europe is finalized. Reports, documents and presentations from the project are available on this website.
During the past decades the European transport sector has been characterised by impressive increase in overall transport volume and by exceedingly growth rates in road and air transport. The European enlargement, expansions of the economy in modern societies and improvements of general standards of living are driving forces for the growth in both freight and passenger transport.
An efficient transport system plays a key role for economic growth and welfare in modern societies. But it also inherits serious threats to economy, life quality and welfare of the citizens.
Congestions and bottlenecks in the European infrastructure all ready calls for long-term actions.
The climate change and the human activity induced greenhouse gas emissions have set focus on the contributions to this development from the transport sector and the growing transport volume. To this can be added the fact that nearly the entire transport sector depends on oil. Oil that is a finite resource, vulnerable to political instabilities and dramatic changes in price, and a source for greenhouse gas emissions.
For more information about the project, read the introduction in the Working Paper, that can be downloaded below.
The project is divided into three phases:
1: Workshop at the European parliament (Dec 06 – March 07)
First step of the project has been organising a workshop with the goal of defining trends and that shall serve as sort of backbone for the scenario process.
The Workshop was held 28th of March 2007 at the European Parliament in Brussels.
The agenda and summary from the workshop on The Future of European Long Distance Transport can be downloaded below.
2: Scenario building by an expert panel (April 07-April 08)
The second phase of the project will be dedicated to building 2047 scenarios, which examine the chosen policy options and targets for a future European long distance transport that optimises mobility inside the restrictions that are made by oil dependency and environment.
3: Citizens consultation phase
A 3rd phase of the project is a cross-European citizens’ assessment of the scenarios. This will be performed through “Interview-meetings”, which involve qualitative and semi-quantitative data selection from national citizen panels.
The Citizens consultation of the STOA project will take place in 3 different European countries, Hungary, Greece and Denmark. The Danish Board of Technology will coordinate the activity and include partners from the chosen countries.
A workshop with stakeholders and experts will finalize the third phase by commenting the results of the citizen consultation in order to point at what measures, which would effectively implement the preferences of the citizens.
Working group on scenario building:
For Additional information please contact
Jørgen Madsen, Project Manager, email@example.com,
phone +45 3078 5168
Should you be interested in knowing more about the STOA-Panel and the European Technology Assessment Group (ETAG) partnership, you will find more information on the following homepages
Last update: 02-04-2013