Investing in clean mobility is essential

Safe and clean mobility is crucial for the future of Europe. At a high-level conference in Vienna on 15-16 November 2018, the EESC members looked at the state of play of mobility in the EU and stressed once again how fundamental a strong commitment on this matter is for the future development of European transport policy.

Continuous cooperation among all stakeholders at grass-roots, national and European level is essential, especially in the run-up to next year's European elections, highlighted the president of the TEN Section, Pierre Jean Coulon: "If we all work together, civil society and representatives of the institutions, we will build a better Europe. We need a firm commitment from all the actors involved to make clean mobility happen."

The event was organised by the TEN section in cooperation with Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) and brought about an exchange of views between civil society organisations, experts, and EU and national decision-makers. The debate identified current and future challenges and focused on intermodality and corridors, green mobility and challenges for conurbations. (mp)