In addition to Work Package 1 – Project Management, and Work Package 6 – Engagement and Dissemination, CERCOM consists of five technical work Packages

Work Package 2

Developing Best Practice: linear to circular economy

In Work Package 2, the agreed definition of RE & CE will be agreed in the context of the CERCOM approach. Through an extensive stakeholder engagement process, the current and future trends in RE & CE adoption by NRAs will be reviewed and assessed. This will allow the CERCOM consortium to produce an inventory of the systems, approaches and data management needs for quantification of RE and CE adoption.

Work Package 3

Risk-Based Analysis Framework

Work Package 3 will develop a quantitative risk-based framework by which the impacts and advantages of adopting RE & CE approaches will be evaluated. Life Cycle Analysis will be integrated into this framework, and a Software Tool will be developed facilitating risk-based assessment of RE & CE approaches.

Work Package 4

Case studies: Validation and demonstration of developed methodology

Work Package 4 will validate and test the risk-based assessment framework through implementation of three case studies in highway maintenance

• Maintenance options for asphalt pavements

• Recycling concrete technologies

• Decarbonising pavement maintenance

Work Package 5

Deliver resource pack and training

Work Package 5, the final technical work package, will deliver a resource pack enabling key target audiences within NRAs to exploit the tools developed. Target audiences may include (as a minimum) Managers/Decision-makers and procurement staff / practitioners. Separate resource packs will be delivered to each audience and stakeholder workshops will be used to deliver training.

Funding Partner


The CEDR Transnational Research Programme (TRP) operates through a series of annual transnational calls on topics that address the needs of European road authorities.

To address some of the challenges associated with improving resource efficiency (RE) and transforming to a circular economy, the Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR) launched a Transnational Road Research Programme Call 2020, managed by the Danish Road Directorate.

Roads and climate change

Call 2020 Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy

The aim of this research programme is to accelerate the transition of the road infrastructure sector in Europe, from linear economy, into resource efficient circular economy.

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CEDR (Conference of European Directors of Roads)

CEDR is an organisation of European national road administrations promoting excellence in the management of roads.

The CEDR Strategy comprises the Vision, Mission and Strategic Goals.

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