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RESilient transport InfraSTructure to extreme events 

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Increasing the Resilience of European Transport Infrastructure 

This workshop was held on the 10th of November 2020. We had a great number of participants and a very fruitful discussion.

The main purpose of this Joint Workshop was for the four projects to join forces in order to find a common solution for a more resilient, more seamless and safer European transport infrastructure. During the Panel Discussion, the projects’ representatives together with the invited external experts, were able to share experience and knowledge and discuss on the current good practices as well as the new strategies for improving resilience of the European transport network.

RESIST, FORESEE, SAFEWAY and PANOPTIS, are four EU collaborative research projects, funded under the same call of HORIZON 2020, with the aim to ease the continuity of mobility for both people and freight even in a case of serious disruptions due to natural or man-made circumstances. Major progress is done regarding individual mode components’ resilience to damage due to extreme weather conditions, including reduction of maintenance and retrofitting needs. These projects contribute to achieve reliable modal interchanges allowing continuous fluid traffic flow even during or after a disruption. A high level of resilience of the transport infrastructure is an essential contribution to sustainable development and of impact on and adaptation to climate change conditions.

  • RESIST project (GA No 769066) – to increase the resilience of seamless transport operation to extreme events, protecting the users of the European transport infrastructure and providing optimal information to the operators and users of the transport infrastructure.
  • FORESEE project (GA No 769373) – to develop a toolkit to improve road and rail asset management schemes for authorities and infrastructure operators.
  • SAFEWAY project (GA No 769255) – to design, validate and implement holistic methods, strategies, tools and technical interventions to significantly increase the resilience of inland transport infrastructure by reducing their vulnerability to failure in extreme events.
  • PANOPTIS project (GA No 769129) – to improve the resiliency (ability to adapt) of the road infrastructures and ensuring reliable network availability under unfavorable conditions, such as extreme weather, landslides, and earthquakes. 

PROGRAMME is available here.



01. Resilience of transport infrastructure in Europe – where we are and where we should be  Jürgen Kreiger, Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt)


Resilience improvement by developing a holistic toolset to anticipate and mitigate the effects of extreme events in all modes of disaster cycle


Belén Riveiro, University of Vigo


Toolkit to provide short- and long-term resilience schemes for rail and road corridors and logistics terminals to reduce the magnitude and/or duration of disruptive events


Iñaki Beltran, Tecnalia


A methodology and tools for risk analysis and management for critical highway structures that are applicable to all extreme events. Protection of users of the European transport infrastructure


Kostas Bouklas, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS)


Improvement of the resilience (ability to adapt) of the road infrastructures and support of efficient monitoring of the infrastructures by using the UAVs


Phillippe Chrobocinski, Airbus



We thank all Speakers & Panelists for sharing their insights and experiences making this Virtual Workshop very productive.
We thank also all participants.

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Contact Dr. Adewole Adesiyun at for any additional information