IMPRINT-EUROPE is a Fifth Framework Thematic Network project for the European Commission (2001-2004). This project aims to
· bring together policy-makers, operators, researchers and other stakeholders in order to promote the implementation of fair and efficient transport prices.
· organise five high profile, international seminars where the needs of policy-makers and the findings of research will be synthesised and debated.
· produce high quality reports summarising research and putting forward recommendations on how to implement the required pricing reforms.
The implementation of fair and efficient prices will encourage changes in transport behaviour in order to exploit the least-cost form of transport, technological innovation in vehicle and engine production and improvements in operational and managerial efficiency including better inter-modal solutions. Therefore, by providing a forum for debating the key issues in implementing pricing reforms and by facilitating the dissemination and exploitation of research findings, the project will directly support the development of sustainable, economically efficient and safe transport systems.