The European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI) is the first attempt to unite the forces of the foremost multimodal transport research centres across Europe and to thereby promote the excellence of European transport research.

ECTRI was officially set up in April 2003 by 15 national transport research institutes and universities of 13 European countries, as a non-profit association registered in France and governed by French law.

Linked to the establishment of the secretariat in Brussels, ECTRI is operating as an international non-profit association (AISBL) registered in Belgium and governed by Belgian law since January 2011. The constitutive and authentic Act has been approved by Notary deed on September 6th, 2010 and the legal personality has been given to the Association by Royal Decree approved on November 2nd, 2010. The Statutes (English versionFrench version) have been published in the annexes of the “Moniteur Belge” on November 25th, 2010.

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Today, it includes 28 major transport research institutes or universities from 21 European countries. Together, they account for more than 4,000 European scientific and research staff in the field of transport.

ECTRI as the leading European research association for sustainable and multimodal mobility is committed to provide the scientifically based competence, knowledge and advice to move towards a green, safe, efficient, and inclusive transport for people and goods.

In accordance with the code of conduct of the EU institutions, ECTRI maintains all relevant details on the EU Transparency Register. ECTRI’s identification number is 54191854341-51.