Research Calls

CEDR Research Call 2023 is open as of 17 November 2023 with 630.000 EUR for a research programme on Intelligent Access.

The CEDR Transnational Research Programme (TRP) operates through a series of annual transnational calls on topics that address the needs of European road authorities. The aim is to produce research results that can be implemented by CEDR members and contribute to a safe, sustainable and efficient road network across Europe.  It is funded by CEDR members on a voluntary basis. Participation is open to any legal entity, though all consortia must be led by a legal entity from a European country.

Call 2023 consists of a research programme on Intelligent Access.

This programme was prepared via extensive consultation among CEDR members about their research needs under this topic.

The overall aim is to investigate how Intelligent Access (further called IA) could help NRAs to optimize the use of infrastructure capacities and contribute to more environmentally sustainable road transport of freight.

The principal output of this Research Call is the identification of scenarios where IA could be applied to the management of cross-border road transport of goods. Opportunities and challenges, primarily for road authorities but also other stakeholders, should be explored. Guidelines for the implementation of IA at national level, for individual countries, are to be provided.

Call 2023 is launched and managed by the CEDR office.

All questions about the launch of Call 2023 should be directed to the Programme Manager: Naida Muirhead, CEDR,

Information about The Call for Proposals is published in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union and the full information on the Call 2023, including the Description of Research Needs, is published on the CEDR Tenders portal:

The deadline for submissions is 08 January 2024 at 12:00 hours CET.

A briefing session will be held on 13 December 2023 from 11:00 CET until 12:00 CET. The session will be held as a webinar. At the webinar the authors of the DoRN and CEDR will provide information about CEDR Call 2023.

To the extent possible, questions should be asked by email before the session, and questions asked during the session should subsequently be forwarded by email.

The Tenderers are kindly asked to sign up for the briefing session before 08 December 2023 (12 noon CET) by sending an e-mail to Once you have signed up, you will receive an invitation including information about how to log on to the briefing session.