TRA2020 Invited Session


Are EU research and initiatives on the right trajectory to reach long-term goals in the mobility sector? How can synergies among different transport domains be fostered?


These are some of the questions that are being addressed by three Coordination and Support Actions funded under H2020: OPTICS2, CAMERA, and RINGO.

If you have answers, opinions or thoughts you want to share with the experts that are addressing these questions, this interactive session is designed to value your contributions.

Confirmed Speakers and Panelists


Andrea Gentili (European Commission)
Micol Biscotto (Deep Blue)


Paula López (Innaxis – CAMERA)
Mariken Everdij (NLR – OPTICS2)
Christophe Hermans (DNW – RINGO)
Andrea Gentili (European Commission)




Welcome & Troubleshooting 14:40 – 15:00

In the 20 minutes before the beginning, we will be available to support you in case there are troubles in connecting through the event page.

Setting the scene 15:00 – 15:30

Andrea Gentili from European Commission DG RTD will explain how the EC is planning to address research gaps and bottlenecks in the field of transport. Micol Biscotto (Deep Blue, coordinator of OPTICS2 and partner in both RINGO and CAMERA) will give an overview of the three projects.

Virtual Coffee Break (5′) – short break after the first segment to have the time to move to the breakout rooms for the interactive session.

Interactive session 15:35 – 16:05

The participants will be split in virtual groups and asked a few questions on what they think about the state of transport research mobility in Europe. Furthermore, they will formulate questions to be addressed to the panelists of the following roundtable.

Virtual Coffee Break (10′) – short break to relax and go back to the plenary session for the final round table.

Roundtable 16:15 – 16:45

The representatives from the three projects (OPTICS2, RINGO and CAMERA) will highlight the differences and synergies among the three projects (methodology, approach, results) and address the questions and feedback from the participants in the previous section. The discussion will be moderated by Pete Hullah (EUROCONTROL).

The day of the event, Monday June 22, you will receive
by email an active link to participate in the session