25 september 2018 – What place for infrastructure preservation and upgrading in the next MFF ? – European Parliament – 18:00 – 20:00 Room P5B001

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WHAT PLACE FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE NEXT MFF ?

Conference FR/EN / 18:00 –20:00 25 September 2018 / European Parliament / Room P5B001

As the condition of Europe’s ageing transport network has become a major issue in terms of competitiveness and territorial cohesion, modernization appears a key element to tackle long term challenges facing the EU : climate change, road safety, accessibility at regional and very local scale and as recently declared, military mobility.

In this context, how to ensure proper level of #EUinvestment for the maintenance and upgrade of the network in a context of scarcity of public resources ? 

What role can CEF, Structural funds and the upcoming #InvestEU play in improving the daily life of millions of European commuters and transporters ?

REGISTRATION

As of 17:30              Welcome and registration

Welcome Address

Dominique Riquet, MEP, Chair of Long-term Investment Intergroup     

 Keynote Speech

Christian Tridon, French association of repair and structural reinforcement contractors (STRRES)

2nd Keynote Speech

Rudolf Niessler, Director for Smart and Sustainable Growth and Programme Implementation IV, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy

                    Roundtable: Local best practices and opportunities within the next MFF

Moderator                   Siobhan McKelvey, Member of the Executive Committee, European Union Road Federation

Fulvia Raffaelli, Head of Unit, Unit “Clean Technologies and Products”, DG GROW, European Commission

Infrastructure & Transportation Department, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations

Koene Talsma, Member of the Taskforce Bouwagenda and Chairman of the Roadmap Bridges and Locks (The Netherlands)

Etienne Willame, Director General, Wallonia Infrastructures SPW

Wrap-up of discussions          

Herald Ruijters, Director for Investment, Innovative & Sustainable Transport, DG MOVE, European Commission

 Closing remarks

Ines Ayala Sender, MEP

As of 20:00                 Cocktail