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NECTAR Conference

The 17th NECTAR Conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium, 3 – 5 July 2024. The NECTAR conference will be organized by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and hosted on its campus. The focus of the conference is on how transport and communications research can support the different roles stakeholders take in transport planning: Stakeholder involvement in transport: Who, why, how and with what impact? We invite papers discussing the following specific topics of interest:

  • advancements in the fields of transport and communication in the context of stakeholder involvement,
  • development of regulatory approaches and policies,
  • stakeholder-based decision support,
  • citizen engagement,
  • quantitative and qualitative methods to assess the impact of transport on different stakeholder groups.

Participaption and NECTAR membership

For the authors that have been selected to present, the conference is free. For NECTAR members without presentations and for non-members of NECTAR the price is set at 300€. Registration, meals, and a budget of 100€ for accommodation will be offered to NECTAR members, for only one author per paper.  A budget of 100€ for hotel accommodation will be offered to participants who have confirmed their participation before April 30 2024. 100€ reimbursement is only possible at the hotels booked via the conference. One night of hotel accommodation might be charged in case of late cancellations. In order to participate in the conference, a consecutive and current two-year NECTAR membership is necessary (2023-2024). Non-members can find details of how to join the association on the “Membership” page of NECTAR’s website:


About nectar

The Network on European Communications and Transport Activity Research (NECTAR) brings together researchers in the field of transport, communication and mobility from all European Countries and the rest of the world.

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Important dates

  • Abstract submission: Feb 15, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2024
  • Confirmation of attendance: April 30, 2024

We look forward to seeing you in Brussels! Cathy Macharis (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Imre Keserü (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Karst Geurs (NECTAR chair)


Start: 3 juli 2024
End: 5 juli 2024
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

VUB - Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Building I

Pleinlaan 2
1050 Elsene Brussel

scientific organising committee

Cathy Macharis (VUB); Imre Keseru (VUB); Karst Geurs (UTwente) ; Thomas Vanoutrive (UAntwerpen); Robin Hickman (UCL); Niek Mouter (TU Delft); Maria Attard (University of Malta); Edoardo Marcucci (Universite Roma Tre); Alejandro Tirachini (UTwente); Peter Nijkamp (Open University); João Romão (Yasuda Women’s University); Jonas De Vos, (University College London); Dick Etema (University of Utrecht); Tanu Priya Uteng, (Institute of Transport Economics); Siiri Silm (University of Tartu); Luc Wismans, (University of Twente); Nicolas Brusselaers (Linköping Universitet);

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