The World Road Association (PIARC) deals with road infrastructure planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation. The World Road Association has been founded in 1909. Today PIARC has 97 national or federal government members, 2,000 collective or individual members in 129 countries, and over 750 experts in 20 standing Technical Committees. The official languages of PIARC are French and English. The Central Office of PIARC is located in Brussels, Belgium.


CEDR was created on September 18th, 2003 in Vienna, Austria as follow up organisation of WERD/DERD.

The Mission of CEDR is: •To contribute to future developments of road traffic and networks as part of an integrated transport system under the social, economical and environmental aspects of sustainability. •To promote an international network of personal contacts between Road Directors and their staff. •To provide a platform for understanding and responding to common problems. •To develop a strong involvement in EU developments on matters relating to road transport systems. •To use existing representations on relevant international groups for mutual benefit. •To make use of the results of common understandings as well as research results in each member country.


The Nordic Road Association was founded June 19, 1935 at a meeting in Stockholm attended by road engineers from the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The meeting took place in connection with the first Nordic Road Congress. In 1975, the Faeroe Islands also became a member of the Nordic Road Association. The Nordic Road Association works in co-operation with PIARC and with many other international organizations in the field.


The Baltic Road Association has had good contacts with the Nordic Road Association since 1992.

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The International Road Federation is a non-governmental, not-for-profit membership organization founded in Washington, DC in 1948 with the mission to encourage and promote development and maintenance of better, safer and more sustainable roads and road networks around the world.

Founded after WW2, over the years the IRF has led major global road infrastructure developments including achieving 1,000 kilometres of new roads in Mexico in the 1950s, promoting the Pan-American Highway linking North and South America and launching its landmark publication – World Road Statistics, as well as road research studies, including a 140-country inventory of road and transport research in cooperation with the US Bureau of Public Roads.

Today, the IRF is the international point of affiliation for about 600 member companies, associations and governments worldwide which assist and support the dual programme centres in Washington, DC and Geneva, Switzerland. The IRF mission is to promote road development as a key factor in economic and social growth, to provide governments and financial institutions with professional ideas and expertise, to put members in touch with each other to facilitate business exchange.


General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways of Poland is the central authority of the government administration competent for the issues related to national roads.

Since the Baltic countries and Poland are closely connected with the road corridor Via Baltica and co-operation would promote the development of the road and road traffic sectors in the Eastern Europe, there is a Memorandum of Understanding, signed on February, 2007 by Baltic Road Association and General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways of Poland, that confirms the intention of co-operation. This cooperation covers exchange of information and experience pertaining to the activities in the Baltic and Polish road sectors. Information exchange is arranged through mutual annual meetings of the BRA and General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways of Poland in one of the Baltic States or Poland. On July 2014 the Memorandum of Understanding about ITS was signed.