September 6, 2013
Under the framework set by the European Union in order to establish an efficient trans-European transport network (TEN-T); the “TEN-T Days” event will take place in Tallin, Estonia from October 15 to October 18 2013.
The priorities that have been identified for fulfilling the TEN-T purpose concern the creation of a unique European policy framework, of an enhanced competitive potential for the whole European Union and a more sustainable way of conceiving transport means.
In order to establish a single, multimodal network that integrates land, sea and air transport networks throughout the Union, the TEN-T network aims to allow goods and people to circulate quickly and easily within Member States and to assure international connections.
Furthermore, a more efficient transport network will help building the missing links and removing the bottlenecks in our transport infrastructure, as well as ensuring the future sustainability of our transport networks by taking into account the energy efficiency needs and the climate change challenges.
In view of the growth in traffic between Member States, expected to double by 2020, the investment required to complete and modernise a well-performing trans-European network is substantial: given the scale of the investment itself, it is necessary to strengthen the coordination dimension of network planning and development at European level, in close collaboration with national governments.
The first day of the conference will host the following panels: PORTS AND MOTORWAYS OF THE SEA: PERFORMANCE AND INNOVATION; THE CONNECTING EUROPE FACILITY: LEVERAGING INVESTMENT IN COHESION COUNTRIES; TEN-T INNOVATION AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES; THE PERFORMING RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGER: DELIVERING QUALITY FOR PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT; JOINING FORCES TO IMPLEMENT THE TEN-T: EVERYONE ON THE MOVE; INLAND WATERWAYS IN THE TEN-T CORE NETWORK: UNLEASHING CAPACITIES ON RIVERS AND CANALS.
The second day of TEN-T workshop will focus on: CORE NETWORK CORRIDORS: SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT IN PRACTICE; THE NORTHERN DIMENSION PARTNERSHIP ON TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS; A FORWARD-LOOKING LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE TEN-T POLICY; CORE NETWORK CORRIDORS: PIONEERING GOVERNANCE AND BOOSTING PROGRESS.
The third and last day is dedicated to provide insights on the future developments and needs for the TEN-T projects, with the panel “CORE NETWORK CORRIDORS: PIONEERING GOVERNANCE AND BOOSTING PROGRESS”.
The Provisional Program can be downloaded at the following link.