Vital Nodes Policy Dialogue

Date: 8 November 2018 - 12.00-15.00 Location: Vienna House, Avenue de Tervueren 58, 1040 Bruxelles

You are invited to discuss with the EU institutions about strengthening urban nodes as integral parts of TEN-T Corridors, with focus on:

  • Importance to develop and integrate the Urban Nodes for a successful delivery of TEN-T
  • Foster the integration of i) modes, ii) land use, infrastructure and mobility, iii) passengers and freight
  • Mutual understanding and identification of synergies among priorities at local, national, European and international level
  • Measures to facilitate the access of local governments to EU funds earmarked for Urban Nodes

Find the detailed agenda here.


12.00 – 13.00 Registration and lunch
13.00 – 13.20 Welcome & Introduction
Henriette van Eijl, DG MOVE, European Commission

Opportunities for innovative, connected mobility in the EU Urban Nodes – highlights from the Vital Nodes project
Sjaak van der Werf, Project manager NUVit and Vital Nodes
Dr. Elisa Schenner, Wiener Stadtwerke GmbH, Head of EU Affairs

13.20 – 13.40 Statement by the Regional Government
Françoise Guaspare, Senior advisor, Representation of the Ile-de-France Region to the EU
13.40 – 14.10 The local experience: policies and measures supporting efficient, sustainable freight delivery in Urban Nodes
Saara Nuotio-Coulon, Head of City of Turku-Southwest Finland EU Office
Jos Streng, Transport Planner, City of Rotterdam
14.10 – 14.20 The perspective of the Corridors
Vera Kissler, DG MOVE, European Commission. Advisor to Ms Catherine Trautmann, coordinator of the North Sea – Baltic Corridor of the TEN-T
14.20 – 14.50 Stakeholder Dialogue – strengthening urban nodes as integral parts of TEN-T Corridor
Moderated by Dr. Elisa Schenner, Wiener Stadtwerke GmbH, Head of EU Affairs
14.50 – 15.00 Wrap up and conclusions – DG MOVE & Vital Nodes coordinator
15.00 End of the meeting


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