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Upcoming events: First Transport Business Summit and TEN-T Days
The European Commission has organised
the first European Transport Business
Summit to be held in Brussels on
27 November 2012, followed by
a TEN-T Day on 28 November and a TEN-T
Info Day on 29 November.
Transport Business Summit, 27 November.
Under the theme
Compete to Connect, this event will allow business leaders and
decision-makers to discuss the promotion
of Europe's global competitiveness.
TEN-T Day, 28 November.
Vice-President Siim Kallas, Member
States (?) Ministers, policy-makers and
key stakeholders will discuss the
development of the Trans-European
transport network, giving additional
attention to innovation and
implementation tools such as transport
TEN-T Calls for Proposals Info Day, 29
Priorities and funding possibilities of
the 2012 TEN-T Calls for Proposals,
along with practical information on
submitting successful proposals, will be
More information on these three events can be found online.
Public Consultation on the EU e-Freight Initiative
Public consultation on the
e-Freight Initiative of the European Union is currently open and
contributions are requested by 17 January 2013. e-Freight has the potential to contribute to
European competitiveness by
improving the efficiency of freight
transport, which is key to fostering
growth of the EU economy. e-Freight
can help serve as a missing link
between different information tools
and can facilitate seamless
More information and the
online questionnaire can be found online.
European Aviation Safety Agency celebrates 10th Anniversary
Vice-President Kallas joined members of the European Aviation Safety
Agency (EASA) on 15 November to
celebrate their 10th anniversary,
has become an indispensable part of the
European aviation safety system’.
Since EASA’s calculations state that
the rate of fatal accidents has
improved significantly in the last ten
years, Mr. Kallas highlighted the need
focus on maintaining and improving that
excellent record. The Vice-President
stressed that aviation safety deserves
to be a priority on the European policy
agenda and that he counts on EASA to
continue playing a key role for the
years to come.
video of the conference or find more information on
EU to 'Stop the Clock' on Aviation Allowances until next Autumn
Commissioner for Climate
Action Connie Hedegaard announced that
the European Union would defer the
requirement for airlines to surrender
allowances for flights into and out of
Europe under the EU Emissions Trading
System (ETS). This requirement would be
deferred until after the International
Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)
General Assembly next fall in the hope
to promote a more global solution.
described the decision, which followed a
discussion of the Council of the UN ICAO
on a global market-based approach to
regulating greenhouse gas emissions from
"Very good news came from the ICAO
Council last Friday. I've just
recommended in a telephone conference
with the 27 Member States that the EU
"stops the clock" when it comes to
enforcement of the inclusion of aviation
in the EU ETS to and from non-European
countries until after the ICAO General
Assembly next autumn."
More information is available on the European Commission’s
Strategy for Alternative Fuels: ‘Clean Power for Transport’
Vice-President Kallas gave a speech at the Scania Transport Conference 2012 in Brussels on 14 November, underlining
that we need energy-efficient
technologies (electricity, hydrogen,
natural gas, biogas, liquid biofuels) in
order to solve the main problems in the
field of transport: climate change,
rising congestion and transport’s
overdependence on oil as a power source.
Those technologies can be produced from
low-carbon or carbon-free sources, and
then deployed in new-generation
vehicles. The Vice-President announced a
comprehensive strategy for alternative
‘Clean Power for Transport’, to be
presented by the end of this year,
explaining that energy-efficient
vehicles will boost EU industry's
competitiveness, make Europe's economy
greener and more resource-efficient, as
well as create jobs.
full speech on the EC press release.
ECOMM 2013 Call for papers
The next European Conference on Mobility Management (ECOMM) will be held from 29-31 May 2013 in Gävle, Sweden. This year's theme is ‘Smart choices require easy access – making sustainable transport a part of everyday life.’
Topics for the sessions and presentations are focused on many factors and considerations of Mobility Management (MM) including information technology, the economy, cycling, health, land use planning, e-mobility, policy drivers, and more.
A call for papers is open, and the deadline for submission is
10 December 2012. More information is
European Rail Awards 2013: Call for applications
The first European Rail Awards ceremony
will take place in London on 12 November
2013 where winners of 19 awards will be
recognised. Applications are solicited
and will be accepted until
19 April 2013.
The European Rail Awards aim to:
reward and encourage excellence and
- disseminate best practices;
- promote inter-operability to seamless
rail travel across Europe.
Entries will be assessed by a
distinguished panel of judges from the
European Parliament’s Transport and
More information can be found online at
European Railway Awards website.
ITF Policy Brief available: Towards Seamless Public Transport
The latest International Transport Forum (ITF) Policy Brief discusses
transformations towards seamless public
transport initiatives, including
developments in ticketing, network
design and institutional coordination.
Essential considerations of these
developments for users, operators and
governments were discussed at a joint
seminar of the ITF and the Korean
Transport Institute in March 2012.
Resulting conclusions can be found by
viewing the report now available on the
9th ITS European Congress and Exhibition - Call for Papers
ITS European Congress and Exhibition
will be held from 4-7 June 2013 in
Dublin, Ireland. The call for papers is now open
and broad topics include
Sustainable City Regions, Smarter
Travel, Knowledge Sharing, and
Competitiveness through Innovation.
The deadline for technical and
scientific submissions is
21 December 2012.
The Congress also offers exhibition and sponsorship
opportunities. More information can be
found on the
Transferring research to practice in ITS – the FREILOT story
The Competitiveness and Innovation
Programme (CIP) was set up to bridge the
gap between research and deployment,
focusing on small and medium sized
enterprises (SMEs) and a European-wide
exchange of best practices. FREILOT
(Urban Freight Energy Efficiency Pilot),
was one of the first ITS projects
financed under the CIP, and lessons
learned from this project are now
FREILOT focused on providing services to
increase energy efficiency in urban
freight transport, and implementing
those services across four pilot cities:
Lyon (France), Helmond (Netherlands),
Krakow (Poland) and Bilbao (Spain).
Services included intersection control,
adaptive speed control, eco-driving
support, and real-time loading and
delivery space booking.
FREILOT has shown the benefits of CIP and
demonstrates the commercial deployment
of cooperative mobility solutions in
more information on the
project website or read an article on
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