Therefore, the Policy Research Centre on Commodity Flows regards it as one of its priority goals to bring together the knowledge and expertise that is available within the consortium and to satisfy this need by:
Making short-term recommendations
, at the request of the political decision-makers
Continuing to develop and bring together scientific knowledge and expertise with a view to supporting and directing policymaking and planning
Organising information sessions and debates involving all relevant parties
Establishing a specialised database
Publishing sustainability indicators on traffic safety and freight transport
Five broad research streams shall be established, each of which shall prioritise a number of aspects. The figure below indicates how the themes relate to the policy questionsIt speaks for itself that these research streams shall not operate entirely independently: obviously findings in one stream may provide useful input for another, or it may also be the case that various streams are involved together in answering a particular policy research question.
The above research projects within five large research areas, the specific questions with respect to the three large policy areas are covered, as shown in the figure below.