resilient & inclusive public transport


The Centre for Landscape and Culture (TLU) is Estonia’s leading centre on landscape research, with a strong focus on urban studies and mobilities, and has significant experience of project management. The Centre is involved in various project related to urban and regional development such as landscape planning, maritime areas and mobility governance. The Centre is a department at School of Humanities, Tallinn University, a public university with more than 7000 students and 400 researchers and lecturers.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel is an internationally oriented university in Brussels, the heart of Europe. Through tailor-made high quality research and education, VUB wants to contribute in an active and committed way to a better society for tomorrow.

The Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research is a research centre within the Department of Geography of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and is dedicated to research and teaching in geography, spatial planning and urban design. Committed to pursuing both academic and practice relevant research, Cosmopolis actively engages policy makers, governments, citizen networks and other urban partners to transform knowledge into action.

Tyréns is a consultancy firm owned by the Tyréns foundation, which is dedicated to building a sustainable society and has significant involvement in research and innovation projects. With its experience in planning and leading research projects, Tyréns will bring a mix of competences from both academia and practice in relation to mobility, public transport and planning.

The Division of Transport and Roads, Lund University, is a centre of excellence in Sweden for the study of sustainable transport. Our innovative and ground-breaking multidisciplinary teaching and research are internationally recognised and cover topics such as accessibility, sustainable mobility, transport planning, intelligent vehicles and railway capacity and punctuality.

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) is an independent and internationally prominent research institute in the transport sector. Its principal task is to conduct research and development related to infrastructure, traffic and transport. VTI has about 200 employees and is located in Linköping (head office), Stockholm, Gothenburg and Lund. VTI’s operations cover all modes of transport, and the subjects of pavement technology, infrastructure maintenance, vehicle technology, traffic safety, traffic analysis, users of the transport system, the environment, the planning and decision making processes, transport economics and transport systems. Knowledge that the institute develops provides a basis for decisions made by stakeholders in the transport sector. The Institute is an assignment-based authority under The Ministry of Infrastructure.

TOI is The Norwegian Centre for Transport Research. It is an independent, non-profit research foundation, established in 1964. TOI undertakes interdisciplinary contract research within the following domains of Transport research – Urban and Transport Planning, Economics, Safety & security and Technology. TOI employs 90 researchers drawn from these different domains, and has a turnover of NOK* 150 million (*€1 = appr NOK 10.2). TOI is a founding member of ECTRI and has international cooperation with all leading actors in the field of urban and transport planning. TOI is active in both fundamental and applied research. Its major source of funding is EU, The Norwegian Research Council and Norwegian Public Roads Administration, but projects are routinely drawn from regional authorities, municipalities and other local stakeholders in the field of urban development and mobility.