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Transport Research Arena 2024

The Transport Research Arena (TRA) is the largest transport and mobility research and innovation (R&I) conference in Europe. In 2024, TRA is taking place in Dublin, Ireland from 15 to 18 April.

Organised every two years, TRA is the foremost European transport event that covers all transport modes and all aspects of mobility. Around 4,000 participants are expected in Dublin for #TRA2024. 

TRA gathers stakeholders from all transport networks (road, rail, waterborne and aviation). The event offers a great venue for researchers, decision- and policy-makers, and industry representatives to get together and contribute to the discussion on how R&I can reshape the transport and mobility system. It provides a unique opportunity to hear about mobility trends and challenges in different parts of Europe, learn from achievements in industry, as well as share best practices of policies and deployments.

The format of the event consists of a daily Plenary Session focused on the theme of the day, which will be then developed in three parallel Strategic Sessions. Both Plenary Sessions and Strategic Sessions will be held in the form of a panel discussion facilitated by professional moderators.

Several Special Sessions will be organised by the European Commission and the European Climate, Infrastructure, and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). They take the form of either a typical podium session or panel discussion. The intention is to provide opportunities for scientists and other professionals to discuss and exchange on relevant topics that are not covered by other sessions or events.

CINEA sessions at TRA

CINEA's Director, Paloma Aba Garrote will give the keynote speech at Special Session 5.1 (Wednesday 17 April at 15:30) on Synergies in European Transport Research. Check out the other sessions involving CINEA colleagues as speakers or moderators below: 

  • transport research | transport infrastructure | intelligent transport system | road safety | sustainable mobility | innovation | aviation security | rail transport | maritime transport | urban transport | land transport | road transport | transport policy | air transport | inland waterway transport | multimodal transport
  • Monday 15 April 2024, 09:00 - Thursday 18 April 2024, 18:00 (IST)
  • Dublin, Ireland


  1. 15 Apr 2024, 13:00 - 14:15 (CEST)
    CINEA Lunch Session at the EC Stand: Towards Zero Emissions Vehicles
  2. 14:00 - 15:15 (CEST)
    Special Session 1.6: Sustainable Urban Mobility
  3. 16 Apr 2024, 09:45 - 11:00 (CEST)
    Special session 2.3: Innovation in Urban Logistics
  4. 14:30 - 15:45 (CEST)
    Special session 3.3: How can Large-scale Demonstration Accelerate CCAM Adoption in European Logistics Chains
  5. 14:30 - 15:45 (CEST)
    Special session 3.7: Advancing Resilience of Transport Operations and Infrastructure
  6. 17 Apr 2024, 09:45 - 11:00 (CEST)
    Special session 4.5: Innovations Supporting Waterborne Greening and Decarbonisation
  7. 14:30 - 15:45 (CEST)
    Special session 5.3: Best Practices and Synergies to Deploy EU Research and Innovation

    Keynote speech by CINEA Director, Paloma Aba Garrote

  8. 16:15 - 17:30 (CEST)
    Strategic session 3.4: Sustainable Alternative Fuels
  9. 16:15 - 17:30 (CEST)
    Special session 6.6: Greening of Ports and Airports
  10. 18 Apr 2024, 13:00 - 14:15 (CEST)
    CINEA Lunch Session at the EC Stand: Digital Twins in Transport

Practical information

Monday 15 April 2024, 09:00 - Thursday 18 April 2024, 18:00 (IST)
Dublin, Ireland
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