OPP Meeting Summary: EP IMCO Committee – A European strategy on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (20 November 2017)

A summary of the committee’s debate on the consideration of amendments is now available.

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Event: S2R Information Day (Brussels, 12 December 2017)

The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking is pleased to announce its Information Day – Open Call for proposals 2018, which will take place on the 12th of December 2017 in the Egg, Congress & Meeting Centre in Brussels. The information day will provide an overview of the Shift2Rail Research & Innovation Programme, focusing in particular on the upcoming funding opportunities under the umbrella of the Horizon 2020 Programme.

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Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the Commission to open negotiations with the Swiss Confederation to amend the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on the Carriage of Goods and Passengers by Rail and Road with a view to enabling the participation of the Swiss Confederation in the European Union Agency for Railways

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UPDATED – Energy Union: Commission takes action to reinforce EU’s global leadership in clean vehicles (Mobility Package)

Update: New documents have been published.

The Commission proposes new targets for the EU fleet wide average CO2 emissions of new passenger cars and vans to help accelerate the transition to low- and zero emission vehicles.

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Agenda: Working Party on Land Transport (13 November 2017)

The agenda items include the continuation of the consultation of the Special Committee in view of the next round of negotiations on adoption of the text of a Convention on international through railway traffic, the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the Ministerial Council set up under the Treaty establishing the Transport Community, an oral debriefing on the first technical trilogue on the initial qualification and periodic training of drivers of certain road vehicles for the carriage of goods or passengers and Directive 2006/126/EC on driving licences, the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures (Eurovignette and vehicle taxation), a preparation of the policy debate on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems and facilitating cross-border exchange of information on the failure to pay road fees in the Union (recast), an item on amending Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 and Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009 with a view to adapting them to developments in the sector, on minimum requirements on maximum daily and weekly driving times, minimum breaks and daily and weekly rest periods and Regulation (EU) 165/2014 as regards positioning by means of tachographs, on posting drivers in the road transport sector and the Draft progress report on the use of vehicles hired without drivers for the carriage of goods by road.

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Press Release: €267 million available to support transport projects

From today, you can apply for funding under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme through three calls that are open for proposal submission. The total available funding is €267 million. These calls are part of the Smart, Green and Integrated Transport Challenge. The application period starts today and candidates will be able to submit their proposals until 30 January 2018 (two-stage call) or 4 April 2018 (single-stage call).

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Press Release: EESC calls for clean, competitive and connected mobility for all by 2025

The EU aims to ensure clean, competitive and connected mobility integrating all means of transport by 2025. In an opinion drafted by the TEN section and adopted at the EESC October plenary session, the Committee urges the Commission to further improve the regulatory framework in order to establish an efficient Single European Transport Area.

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Call for Proposals: 2017 CEF Transport Blending MAP Call

The 2017 CEF Transport Blending MAP Call for Proposals, opened on 8 February 2017, makes €1 billion of funding available for projects of common interest in the transport sector aiming at maximising the leverage of private involvement and capital in the delivery of CEF Transport projects. This call is open to all EU Member States.

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Official Journal (L Series): Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/1926 of 31 May 2017 supplementing Directive 2010/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the provision of EU-wide multimodal travel information services

(Text with EEA relevance.)

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Event: Intermodal Europe 2017 (Amsterdam, 28-30 November 2017)

Intermodal Europe is the world-leading exhibition and conference for companies associated with the container and intermodal industries and covers all areas of container transport and logistics across road, rail and sea. The event provides an invaluable industry forum, bringing together high-quality speakers and key exhibitors.

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP TRAN Committee Meeting – Exchange of views with DG MOVE on Mobility package (12 October 2017)

A summary of the exchange of views with DG MOVE on Mobility package is now available.

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Agenda: Plenary Session of the European Economic & Social Committee (18-19 October 2017)

The agenda includes items related to energy & climate, environment, digital, trade, transport and general policy.

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Commission Staff Working Document Interim Evaluation of the Joint Undertakings operating under Horizon 2020

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