AsTra model

Model development

The ASTRA model has been developed since 1997, with the original purpose of supporting the strategic assessment of EU transport policies, taking into account long-term and integrated impacts.

ASTRA history, milestones and projects

1997 - Start of model development, 2000 completed
2001 - Structural adaptation to 15 countries, 25 sectors
2003 - Extension to 29 countries
2005-2007 - Inclusion of renewable energy models, consolidation and linkage with energy models
2007-2010 - Linkage with bottom-up models for climate policy assessment, economic assessment of impacts of high oil prices, employment impact of renewable energy policy
2011–2013 – Development of the ASTRA-EC version of the model, including structural improvements for the assessment of social impacts and increased geographical differentiation (NUTS2 level) of the transport module


TRT Trasporti e Territorio


M-Five GmbH


Fraunhofer Isi