European Year of Rail 2021

Online event TEN | CCMI

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PROGRAMME

10.00-11.00    Opening remarks 

  • Christa SCHWENG, EESC President (video message)
  • Baiba MILTOVIČA, TEN Section President, EESC
  • Elżbieta ŁUKANIUK, Member of Commissioner VĂLEAN's Cabinet in charge of Rail and roads
  • Barbara THALER, MEP, TRAN committee, EPP shadow on the European Year of Rail 
  • Aleš MIHELIČ, State Secretary, Slovenian Ministry of Infrastructure (video message)
  • Tālis LINKAITS, Latvian Minister of Transport 

11.00-12.30    First panel - Decarbonisation and Digitalisation of Railways

Moderator: Francesco DE LOTTO, CCMI President, EESC

  • Alberto MAZZOLA, Executive Director, The Voice of European Railways (CER)
  • Dimitri VERGNE, Team Leader on Sustainability, European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)

      Debate

12.30-12.45  Cultural event to mark the European Year of Rail

  • Isabel CAÑO AGUILAR, TEN Bureau Member and former EESC Vice-President for Communication, EESC
  • Koen CLEMENT, General Manager, Europalia Arts Festival
  • Screening of the film: "La Ronde by Boris Charmatz"

12.45-13.00  Presentation of the agreement "Women in Rail"

  • Alberto MAZZOLA, Executive Director, The Voice of European Railways (CER)
  • Jedde HOLLEWIJN, Policy Officer for Railways, European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF) 

13.00-14.30  Lunch Break

14.30-16.00  Second panel - The role of railways in the TEN-T corridors and in the completion of its core network

Moderator: Stefan BACK, President of TEN Thematic Study Group on Transport, EESC

  • Iveta RADIČOVÁ, Coordinator for the Mediterranean TEN-T corridor
  • Carlo SECCHI, Coordinator of the Atlantic TEN-T corridor
  • Inés AYALA SENDER, Coordinator of the Rhine-Danube TEN-T corridor

Debate

16.00-16.10  Closing remarks

  • Stefan BACK, President of TEN Thematic Study Group on Transport, EESC

Interpreting will be provided from/to DE-FR-EN.


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