Agenda: Working Party on Land Transport (28 September 2017)

The agenda items include proposals on minimum requirements on maximum daily and weekly driving times, minimum breaks and daily and weekly rest periods, on positioning by means of tachographs, on amending Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 and Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009 with a view to adapting them to developments in the sector as well as a presidency non-papers on posting drivers in the road transport sector and on the way forward on the social and market pillars of the mobility package.

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Press Release: EU transport ministers expect investment security for major projects

The European ministers for transport, who met in the Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel) yesterday and today (20-21 September), confirmed that in order to realise major investments in infrastructure it is necessary to ensure the continuation of investments in the same manner as in the current period of 2014-2020.

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Agenda: Meeting of the EESC Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (2 October 2017)

The agenda includes items on the European interoperability framework – implementation strategy, on clean, competitive and connected mobility for all, on the interoperability of the electronic toll system and on the Eurovignette.

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Press Release: The informal meeting of energy and transport ministers continues today in Tallinn

On 20 and 21 September, the informal meeting of energy and transport ministers is held at the Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel). A more detailed description of the event can be found on the event page. Live stream videos are available under the event description, as well as on our videos page and photos of events can be accessed on our photos page or on our Flickr accountInformation about traffic changes in September.

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Press Release: Connecting Europe conference starts today in Tallinn

On 21 and 22 September, the Connecting Europe conference is held at the Nordea Concert Hall in Tallinn. A more detailed description of the event can be found on the event page. There will be a live stream of the event.

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Press Release: CIVITAS Forum 2017: Small Communities, Big Ideas

Under the banner of “Small Communities, Big Ideas”, this year’s CIVITAS Forum – taking place from 27-29 September in Torres Vedras, Portugal – will prove that size is no limit to innovation in sustainable urban mobility. Many high-profile politicians, stakeholders, and decision makers will present, including, João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Minister of Environment of Portugal, José Mendes, Secretary of State for Mobility of Portugal, Carlos Manuel Antunes Bernardes, Mayor of Torres Vedras and Maja Bakran, the Deputy Director-General for Mobility and Transport at the European Commission.

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UPDATED – Comitology Meeting: Single European Railway Area Committee (27 September 2017)

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Amendments: EP DEVE Committee on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast)

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Press Release: Updated version of CIVITAS Forum 2017 programme now available!

Across Europe, pioneering initiatives are being developed to drive the shift towards sustainable transport and mobility. Yet sometimes these emerge from small communities where it might not be expected, like an expert group or a small town. Under the banner of “Small Communities, Big Ideas”, this year’s CIVITAS Forum will prove that size is no limit to innovation. The final draft of this year’s programme is now available to read.

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Event: SmartMetro, co-located with the CBTC World Congress | The pulse of urban mobility (Paris, France, 6-8 November 2017)

The perfect platform for engaging with global metros on how technology can solve the key issues affecting urban transport; from signalling and safety to the digital passenger. SmartMetro and the co-located CBTC World Congress will bring together 50+ experts and 200+ attendees for three days of interactive learning, sharing and networking.

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Event: Polis workshop “Active Travel for Healthy Cities” (Paris, France, 19 October 2017)

Polis, in cooperation with PASTA project will host the workshop “Active Travel for Healthy Cities” during Autonomy’s Urban Mobility Summit in Paris. The workshop aims to present the new Health economic assessment tool (HEAT) and city case studies of the use of HEAT to inform sound transport policy and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP).

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Press Release: EU energy ministers meet in Tallinn, Estonia

EU proposals to redesign Europe’s electricity markets will be top of the agenda on September 20 in Tallinn, Estonia at an informal council of EU energy ministers, also attended by European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič, Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, and Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete. Full article…

Event: Rethinking the Urban Environment: The EU Transition Towards Smart Cities (Brussels, 9 November 2017)

This international symposium will provide an invaluable opportunity to engage with recent policy developments at EU level and scrutinise the future of smart cities globally. It will also enable delegates to analyse recent technological developments and suitable funding opportunities which can underpin the success of future transitions. The event will bring together representatives from the EU and national institutions, the private sector and the civil society  to share best practice and provide a broad range of perspectives.

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