EARPA: European Automotive Researsch Partners AssociationEARPA: European Automotive Researsch Partners Association
FORM Forum

Call for Young Researchers

EARPA would like to encourage Young Researchers to become more active and visible within EARPA and in the European Road Transport Research Community. As such, Young Researchers are given a platform at the FORM Forum 2021, where they can present their novel research ideas in the form of an elevator pitch of maximum 3 minutes. Elevator pitches are a form of presentation where ideas are presented in a very compact way, focusing on the main aspects of an idea. The audience should quickly understand the core of the idea.

Young Researchers from EARPA members are invited to attend the FORM Forum 2021 and present an elevator pitch on an innovative research topics in the context of the theme: 
"European sustainable mobility culture of tomorrow
The committee also advises to review the EARPA High-Level Position Paper for submitting your paper: here

Further information on the conference topic, as well as on the criteria and format can be in the document which can be downloaded HERE

Submit your paper HERE

Practical information

  • Young researchers are defined as PhD students, PostDocs with the PhD obtained less than 2 years ago or junior researchers with less than 5 years’ working experience.
  • Confirmation of your presentation on the final program is contingent upon receipt of the presenting author's registration before 1 August 2021.
  • The best elevator pitch will be awarded a prize based on a voting by the audience. All selected abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings.
  • All accepted Young Researchers will be invited to a half-day workshop on 9 november 2021 at the conference location , including a professional pitch training. They then can also discuss their ideas with the other Young Researchers and EARPA staff to help prepare for their elevator pitch. This is a mandatory training.

Call for Young Researchers

Pitch training during previous FORM Forum 

Important dates 

  • Abstract submission and registration Young Researchers


  • Author notification of acceptance, session presentation and submitting paper


  • Submission concept elevator pitch presentation 


  • Pitch training 13.00 - 17.00 hours


  • Submission final elevator pitch presentation 

 20.00 hours    

  • FORM Forum, including presentations Young Reserachers


Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information

We look forward to meeting your Young Researchers in Brussels in November 2021.