Urban Nodes Forum

Date: 3-5 April 2019 Location: Budapest, Hungary


For the first URBAN NODES FORUM in Budapest, we invite you as urban nodes representative, planners, infrastructure coordinators and operators, freight and logistic operators, or funding specialist in mobility, infrastructure, passenger transport and freight or logistics. At this first event of its kind, we want to bring all urban nodes of the TEN-T together. We want to find and exchange on solutions that improve the interface of long-distance freight transport and last-mile delivery.

Next to the exchange among each other, the URBAN NODES FORUM aims to develop project ideas in your own environment, to receive qualified feedback and to provide the European Commission with feedback of the ground. We develop recommendations for the coming funding period of structural funds (2021-2027); so your project ideas might be realised soon!

Register below!

In 2019, we reach out to all urban nodes of the TEN-T network, so that we can learn more about your projects and strategies, discuss your ambitions and pass your funding needs to the EC. Next to the Urban Node Forum, we conduct workshops to get to know each other better and develop the Vital Nodes Network.

We will be able to reimburse the travel cost of one person per node. Please let us know in registration form whether you need travel cost reimbursement.

Draft Agenda:

Download the PDF  agenda.

Day 1 14:00 Welcome
Urban Nodes and TEN-T Network

  • European Corridor Coordinator
  • Vital Nodes Project Coordinator, Sjaak van der Werf
  • Urban node representative
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Speed networking sessions (3 rounds : urban nodes presenting a key project / key measure)
17:00 Site-visit / Presentation of local experience in Budapest
19:00 Dinner
Day 2 9:00 Welcome to Day 2
9:30 The key challenges of urban nodes – Keynote
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Breakout sessions on urban nodes challenges 
Financing TEN-T infrastructure Ageing Infrastructure Ports to the world Cross-border dimension Urban nodes outside core corridors
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Innovative solutions and planning strategies for Urban Nodes – Keynote
14:30 Breakout Sessions on solutions for urban nodes 
Planning for urban nodes Urban Nodes cooperation & policy coordination Innovative Last-Mile Logistics Digitalisation and Smart Solutions Electrification and alternative fuels
16:30 Coffee Break
16.45 Panel and exchange of views

  • European Commission
  • European Corridor Coordinator
17.30 Conclusions and invitation to upcoming activities/initiatives from Vital Nodes
18:00 End
Day 3 9.00 Side events by H2020 projects
13:00 End of the Urban Nodes Forum

Download the PDF  agenda.

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