This European conference was another step in the process of shaping Europe's core network corridors. It was organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) together with the Region of Lombardy and a group of Italian stakeholders, in close cooperation with the European Commission (DG MOVE).
The Connecting Europe Facility has already allocated most of its resources earmarked for the core network corridors and the European coordinators are implementing the measures and actions set out in the work plans. They highlight the importance of the use of ITS, efficient management and the promotion of future-oriented clean transport solutions.
The conference began with keynote speeches by high-level policy-makers and civil society representatives, followed by three parallel breakout sessions which will gave the participants an opportunity to take part in the following in‑depth discussions:
- Better dialogue for better solutions, with a focus on specific projects in regions where participatory dialogue could have clear added value and potential for improving implementation.
- Financing solutions, presenting the possibilities of the CEF, EFSI and structural/regional funds, PPP solutions.
- Efficient smarter and greener transport solutions and corridors.
The conference aimed at demonstrating the potential of a participatory dialogue between authorities and civil society as a problem solver and as a means to gain time and support for Core Corridors projects.