The 26th World Road Congress, held in Abu Dhabi (UAE) from 6 to 10 October, gathered more than 6000 participants from 144 countries, more than 3700 delegates and 40 Ministers and Vice-Ministers from all over the world.
This event is organised every four years presenting the results of different working groups at PIARC level on specific topics related to road infrastructure. A main challenge for Road Administrations is the improvement of the resilience in the plan, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the transport network.
Representatives from the FORESEE Project attended the event and had the opportunity to discuss with different authorities and stakeholders about the EU research and the Horizon 2020 funding scheme. From the engineering perspective, specific work should be completed to mitigate main risks as climate change and extreme weather, ageing of infrastructure, natural and human-made disasters.
A main objective of FORESEE is to align efforts and enhance collaboration with road authorities to develop a methodology that ensure functioning of critical assets in extraordinary cases. In this sense, the Stakeholders Reference Group will be the platform to build the collaboration bridge between the FORESEE experts and public authorities being PIARC one of the core organisations involved.