FOSTER RAIL will particularly integrate the work done so far by ERRAC
and its Working Groups and will further develop this.
In order to implement this road map, ERRAC
plans to present various projects in keeping with these priorities for the second call for proposals of the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development.
December 18: Mr Patten in Washington DC (18-20), participation in the EU/United States Ministerial meeting (December 18) and the Ministerial Quartet on the Middle East (December 20); Mr Busquin 's participation in the presentation of the Strategic Rail Research Agenda by ERRAC
(European Rail Research Advisory Council); Mrs Diamantopoulou receives the Legion d'Honneur (Paris)
Moreover, in a series of areas, permanent structures have been established to forge and maintain contacts between private and public sector research players (notably ACARE on aeronautics research, ERRAC
on rail research and ECCREDI for the construction sector).
The conference was also an official launching pad for the European Rail Research Advisory Council, ERRAC
, a newly-created advisory body representing Member States, major stakeholders in the rail industry and the European Commission.