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


What place for infrastructure preservation and upgrading in the next MFF ?

Conference / 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 ?


As of 17:30              Welcome and registration

18:00                           Welcome Address

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

18 :10                           Keynote speech

Christian Tridon, French STRRES

18:20                                 2nd Keynote Speech

DG REGIO (tbc)

18:30                     Roundtable: Local best practices and opportunities within the next MFF

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

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

Pierre Aubouin, Head of the 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)

19:45                         Closing remarks

Ines Ayala Sender, MEP

As of 20:00               Cocktail