FIRM Meetings are a series of international Conferences and Seminars presenting FEHRL and its Cooperative Research Activities, dedicated to offering opportunities to Institutes and Associations linked to road engineering research topics including safety, materials, environmental issues, telematics and economic evaluation.
There are two types of FIRM Meetings
→ FIRM - FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting, which happens every two years
→ FIRM Regional which engages in fostering knowledge transfer and facilitating the implementation of innovative solutions at the regional level
The Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories (FEHRL) was formed in 1989, with as objective the support towards coordination and application of research and innovation. FEHRL's mission is to promote and facilitate collaboration on road research and provide high-quality information and advice on technologies and policies related to roads. FEHRL encourages collaborative research into topics such as mobility, transport and infrastructure, energy, environment and resources, safety and security.
FEHRL is a registered International Association with a permanent Secretariat based in Brussels. Formed in 1989 as the Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories, FEHRL is governed by the Directors of each of the national institutes. It provides a coordinated structure for the interests of over thirty national research and technical centres from Europe, together with associated institutes from around the world.