Final Version

The final version of the HIGH-TOOL model was submitted to the European Commission in June 2016, and is currently undergoing the process of fine calibration. The Java-based tool operates at regional level (NUTS-2).


Overall structure


The HIGH-TOOL model consists of three main elements:

The overall structure of the HIGH-TOOL model is shown here, while the more detailed model blueprint can be viewed under this link.


Core modules


The HIGH-TOOL model comprises following modules:

These modules interact sequentially with each other.


Data Stock


The Data Stock ensures data exchange between the modules, provides exogenous input to the modules, and stores intermediate and output data. A key data reference for HIGH-TOOL is the data collated and generated within the FP7 project ETISplus.


User Interface


The User Interface allows the selection and definition of transport policies and the management of model runs, and provides access to the assessment results.


Policy Selection


The HIGH-TOOL model offers three options to define policies to be assessed:

Policies and policy variables can be defined in terms of a temporal dimension (2015 to 2050) and geographical distribution (countries and regions in Europe).

Project Stages