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 ?
As of 17:30 Welcome and registration
Dominique Riquet, MEP, Chair of Long-term Investment Intergroup
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
Ines Ayala Sender, MEP
As of 20:00 Cocktail