The University of Zilina, through ERAdiate, is currently involved in the following projects:

As coordinator

MoTiV - Mobility and Time Value
  • Duration: 2,5 years (Nov 2017 – Apr 2020), kick off meeting on 14-15 November 2017
  • Financed by H2020-MG-2017-SingleStage-INEA
  • Partnership:
    • University of Zilina, Slovakia (Leader)
    • CoReorient Oy, Finland
    • European Cyclists’ Federation ASBL, Belgium
    • Fundacio Eurecat, Spain
    • INESC ID, Portugal
    • RouteRANK Ltd, Switzerland
    •, Portugal
  • Visit the MoTiV project website for further information.
SENECA - ICT and Smart cars for Efficient emergeNcy responsE and traffiC manAgement
  • Duration: 2 years (10/2018 – 11/2020)
  • Financed by Slovak Research and Development Agency (APVV)
  • Partnership:
    • University of Zilina, Slovakia (Leader)
    • Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
  • Visit the SENECA web site for further information.

As partner

SIMMARC - Safety IMprovement using near Miss Analysis on Road Crossings
  • Duration: 3 years (2016-2018), kick off meeting on 12 January 2017
  • Financed by Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
  • Partnership:
    • Joanneum Research Graz, Austria (Leader)
    • PLANUM
    • University of Zilina, Slovakia
SENSIBLE - SENSors and Intelligence in BuiLt Environment
  • Duration: 4 years (2017-2020)
  • Financed by H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016
  • Partnership:
    • University of Strathclyde, UK (Leader)
    • Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
    • University of Zilina, Slovakia
    • University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia
    • Scheidt & Bachmann Slovensko s.r.o., Slovakia
    • RAMBOLL UK Ltd, UK
    • PANONIT d.o.o., Serbia
  • Project website
Decentralised real-time electric vehicle charging: optimality, fairness and resilience
  • Duration: 2 years (2017-2018)
  • Financed by Lloyd’s Register Foundation
  • Associated with the scientific programme of Alan Turing Institute
  • Leader: Dr. Richard Gibbens (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Investigators:
    • Prof. Frank Kelly (University of Cambridge)
    • Dr. Rui Carvalho (University of Durham)
    • Assoc. Prof. Lubos Buzna (University of Zilina)
  • Project website
COST Action TU1305 ''Social Networks and Travel Behaviour''
  • Duration: 4 years (2014-2018)
  • Financed by H2020 COST Programme
  • Action Chair: Prof. Pnina Plaut (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Isreal)
  • Dr. Lugano is member of the Management Committee
  • Action web-site:
COST Action CA15212 ''Citizen Science to promote creativity, scientific literacy, and innovation throughout Europe''
  • Duration: 4 years (2016-2020)
  • Financed by H2020 COST Programme
  • Action Chair: Dr. Katrin Vohland (Natural History Museum Berlin, Germany)
  • Dr. Lugano is member of the Management Committee
  • Action web-site:
COST Action CA16222 ''Wider Impacts and Scenario Evaluation of Autonomous and Connected Transport''
  • Duration: 4 years (2017-2021)
  • Financed by H2020 COST Programme
  • Action Chair: Dr Nikolas Thomopoulos (University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, London)
  • Dr. Lugano and Dr. Pourhashem are members of the Management Committee
  • Action web-site: not yet available
COST Action TD1408 ''Interdisciplinarity in research programming and funding cycles (INTREPID)''
  • Duration: 4 years (2015-2019)
  • Financed by H2020 COST Programme
  • Action Chair: Dr. Olivia BINA (Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon)
  • Dr. Pourhashem is member of the Management Committee
  • Action web-site:
SUMI - Sustainable Urban Mobility Indicators''
  • Duration: 2 years (12/2017 – 12/2019)
  • Financed by European Commission, DG Mobility and Transport (MOVE)
  • Partnership:
    • Rupprecht Consult GmbH, Cologne, Germany (Leeder)
    • TRT Trasporti e Territorio Srl, Milano, Italy
    • Transport & Mobility Leuven (TML), Leuven, Belgium
    • Polis, European Cities and Regions Networking for Innovative Transport Solutions, Brussels, Belgium
    • UITP – International Association of Public Transport, Brussels, Belgium
    • University of Zilina, Slovakia (Urban Coach for Slovakia and Czech Republic)
  • Web-site:
e-smartec- enhanced sustainable mobility with marketing techniques''
  • Duration: 3 years (Aug.2019 – Jul. 2022), kick off meeting on 23-24 September 2019
  • Financed by Interreg Europe- Improving low-carbon economy policies
  • Partnership:
  • Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece (Leader)
  • Region of Central Macedonia, Greece
  • Coventry University Enterprises Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Link Campus University, Italy
  • Rome Mobility Agency, Italy
  • University of Žilina, Slovakia
  • Municipality of Venlo, Netherlands
  • Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH / Centre of Competence for Sustainable Urban Mobility, Germany
  • POLIS, Belgium

Visit the e-smartec project website for further information (soon)

Enhanced sustainable mobility with marketing techniques (e-smartec) project is designed to strengthen the urban dimension of regional and local mobility policymaking, contributing to the implementation of the EU Transport White Paper, Urban Agenda and EU 2020 with a view to transit to a low carbon economy. Many European urban areas face a series of environmental challenges linked to mobility – congestion linked to air pollution. Based on the experience, sustainable urban mobility planning cannot be achieved without the commitment of key stakeholders and travellers and given this need, e-smartec proposes accompanying each step of mobility planning with the deployment of targeted marketing techniques for linking bottom-up and top-down decision making. Users’ engagement in mobility planning is often a big challenge for authorities since it requires deep knowledge of marketing and sociological aspects – overcoming this threat (of developing plans that are not acceptable by the public, thus ineffective) is the central axis of the experience exchange among authorities and experts in e-smartec project. e-smartec aims in developing action plans to start and implement effective (acceptable from both stakeholders and travellers/citizens-tourists) mobility interventions. This is the basis for a competitive, resource efficient and low carbon oriented European transport system.

The 9 e-smartec partners, from 7 EU countries representing the 6 e-smartec test-bed areas, join their forces in an ultimate goal to provide tailored guidelines on citizens’ and stakeholders engagement marketing techniques; innovative for decision-making traditional procedures although widely and effectively used in the business sector – Crowdsourcing, social media, personalized communication for awareness raising&behavior influence, “Word of Mouth communication”, “Wheel of Persuasion” & “Sustainable Market Segmentation”. Among project’s tangible outcomes are handbooks on engagement supplementing the different steps of plans and strategies development.