Accompanying events
Conference organizers kindly invite to the cruise on the Odra river. The cruise includes sightseeing in the following areas: harbour area, Święta river, Dąbie lake and area of Szczecin’s Shipyard.

Cruise starts at 18th of September 2016 at 5PM and last till 7PM

The number of participants is limited that is why participation in the event is based on the order of applications.
Faculty of Management and Economics of Services
University of Szczecin
Cukrowa 8 Street
71-004 Szczecin
tel. (091) 444 31 55
Euro – Trans 2016
19th – 20th of September 2016
Szczecin, Faculty of Management and Economics of Services




Theme: Transport in current economy. Trends in research and development

Moderators: prof. Elżbieta Załoga and prof. Bogusław Liberadzki

EU priorities in transport research

  • resource efficient and ecological transport;
  • better mobility, less congestion, improved safety and security;
  • global leadership of European transport industry;
  • socio-economic and behavioral research .
  1. Does scientific research in transport reflect real problems of economic and social spheres?
  2. What transport research problems have not been solved? What should be the priorities of research?
  3. Why not initiate EU-level research into the influence of national economic protectionmeasures on European transport system?
  4. To what extent are intelligent transport systems an alternative to infrastructure investment and how can they contribute to the reduction of traffic and congestion?
  5. Are the rationales of intermodal transport development valid yet considering the increase of transport efficiency and the recognition of the preferences of market users?
  6. How to make the goals and expectations of institutions commissioning research and business coherent?






Theme: Results of research in transport. What does business expect from science?

Moderators: prof. Elżbieta Marciszewska and prof. Wiesław Starowicz

  1. Transport is a scientific discipline within technical sciences. What is the role of economic and management sciences in transport research?
  2. Is the evolution of transport sciences following the dynamics and scope of socio-economic changes?
  3. Are existing transport science bodies of knowledge and its paradigms congruent or no longer adequate regarding current conditions in which transport market functions and where competition exists?
  4. Should the existing knowledge and practice in transport sector be fundamentally readjusted? What should be the new direction regarding Industry 4.0 as well as digitalization and ‘uberization’ of the economy?
  5. Transport system comprises three main subsystems: transport infrastructure, transport means and transport processes. What are the expectations of business and regulators within particular transport subsystems?
  6. Important actors in transport sector are business and regulators (local and central governments). How different are the expectations of both of these actors?
  7. How to encourage business involvement in transport research?
  8. Are academic and science and technology conferences a good way of conveying each other’s expectations by academics, business and regulators?







Theme: Market challenges

Moderators: prof. Krystyna Wojewódzka-Król and prof. Andrzej S. Grzelakowski

Key issues for discussion

  1. Main current developments in global economy and their influence on transport markets functioning in Europe.
  2. Transport markets facing current challenges in terms of economics and logistics, natural environment (including climate changes), technology (innovations, ICT) and regulation.
  3. Growth factors and conditions for transport and logistics services demand and supply changes in Poland (new transport products, value creation processes in transport and its transfer within supply chains).


  1. Identification of key developments in global economy and pointing to the form, scope and intensity of its influence on transport markets in Europe.
  2. Considering increasing challenges in terms of ecology, economics, finance and regulation is it possible to keep the previous model of the organization and workings of transport markets, including pricing aspect, without full external cost internalization? If not, what should be changed?
  3. What factors will spur growth in demand for transport and logistics services in Poland including new high value-added products, and how will this demand distribute across transport modes?
  4. Is the supply side of particular transport markets able to satisfy transport needs (in terms of passenger and goods transport) in a reliable and effective way? Will it be able to do so in the future?
    What are possible problems in this area in Poland in terms of meeting demand and how should these problems be solved (through investment, price adjustments, organization changes and other ways)?







Theme: Social and political challenges in terms of transport

Moderators: prof. Krzysztof Szałucki and prof. Juliusz Engelhardt

Social challenges:

  1. Social goals of the development of Poland and transport policy – dilemmas;
  2. Ways to verify social requirements regarding transport;
  3. Infrastructure and carriage capacity investments as seen by the public;
  4. Strategic risk of transport development as seen by the society.

Political challenges:

  1. Political system of Poland and the principles of transport development;
  2. State and local protectionism and transport development;
  3. Liberal policy in transport – validity, capabilities and scope.







Theme: Influence of transport on European Added Value

Moderators: prof. Jan Burnewicz and prof. Tadeusz Dyr

Problems and questions

  1. The essence and significance of the concept of „European Added Value”.
  2. Quantitative and qualitative aspects of „European Added Value”.
  3. Interdependence between the quality of European transport system and the quality of socio-economic system.
  4. Why does subsidizing transport infrastructure from European funds creates higher added value than sole national funding?
  5. What should be the character of projects contained in the strategic investment plan for Europe in order to generate European Added Value?
  6. Transport market harmony as a contribution to European Added Value.
  7. The use of alternative fuels in various transport modes, particularly the use of electric power in urban transport – economic dilemmas.





Theme: Threats to the functioning and development of EU internal market

Moderators: prof. Wojciech Paprocki and prof. Piotr Niedzielski

Problems and research questions

  1. Common market or national markets protection?
  2. Safety in providing transport services
  3. EU regulation in transport and directions of changes in EU functioning (freedoms of movement)
  4. Environmental protection and green energy vs. transport restrictions in the EU



Wykonanie: Oskar Zieliński
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