CEDR is the Conference of the European Road Directors, a non-profit organisation underFrench law. Its registered head office is located at La Grande Arche de La Défense inParis, France. The purpose of co–operation at European level is to facilitate the exchange of experience and information and to analyse and discuss all road–related issues, especially infrastructure, infrastructure management, traffic and transport, financing, legal and economic problems, safety, environment, and research in all of these areas. 18 European countries are founding members, and all joined the CEDR in 2003.
The Mission of CEDR is: To contribute to future developments of road traffic and networks as part of an integrated transport system under the social, economical and environmental aspects of sustainability.To promote an international network of personal contacts between Road Directors and their staff.To provide a platform for understanding and responding to common problems.To develop a strong involvement in EU developments on matters relating to road transport systems.To make use of the results of common understandings as well as research results in the each member country.
Steve Philips, Secretary General CEDR
CEDR is actually a promoter of research proposal through the CEDR Transnational Road Research Programme. The last CEDR Transnational Road Research Programme Call (2012) closed on 17 July 2012. The topics being addressed are: Recycling: Road construction in a post-fossil fuel society; Noise: Integrating strategic noise management into the operation and maintenance of national road networks; Safety: Safety of road workers and interaction with road users and Use of vehicle restraint systems Road owners adapting to Climate Change
Road Data & Performance Indicators (2010) EU Funds for roads (2010)