The policy research centre shall make recommendations in relation to policy issues and carry out research aimed at further developing scientific knowledge in the five abovementioned areas in freight transport and distribution. To this end, the policy research centre shall rely on its own expertise, on prevailing approaches in international scientific research, and on newly developed methods and models. The centre shall draw primarily from the following four areas of analysis:

·          Predictive and behaviour modelling

·          Sustainability of freight transport

·          Investment analysis

·          Spatial structures