- Scientific Project Manager
- European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Ferenc Pekár is a Scientific Project Manager at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Szeged, Hungary in 2003 after which he worked at KPMG in Budapest.
He started his European Commission career in 2005 as a policy officer at the Automotive industry unit of the Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General (DG) in Brussels. He was in charge of pollutant emissions regulations and impact assessments for light- and heavy-duty vehicles (Euro 5 and 6, Euro VI) and drafted the Commission Communication on a European strategy on clean and energy-efficient cars, which set out the future policy direction on promoting sustainable transport technologies. He also wrote the first EU type-approval regulation on hydrogen vehicles and participated in international regulatory negotiations at the United Nations.
In 2010 he moved to the Circular Economy Unit of DG Environment, where he was responsible for sustainable consumption and product policies within the Circular Economy Strategy, ensuring that the ecodesign and energy labelling regulations take into account the environmental performance of products over their life cycle.
He was transferred in 2016 to the JRC, where he is leading the Transport Research and Innovation Monitoring and Information System (TRIMIS) – https://trimis.ec.europa.eu/) project at the Sustainable Transport Unit of the JRC. He is the co-author of several scientific publications and articles, focusing on the assessment of transport research and innovation projects, programmes and capacities as well as future transport technologies, including connected and automated transport, electrification and smart mobility solutions.
Plenary, Monday 29 April:
Clean transport – URGENT ACTION!
Strategic session 3, Monday 27 April:
Adapting to climate change – how to achieve a resilient transport system?