The Connecting Europe Days – formerly known as TEN-T Days – will bring together politicians, industry representatives and the European Commission to discuss transport and mobility, and their role in achieving the ambitious goals set out in the EU Green Deal and the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy. Participants will consider new and innovative initiatives and ideas for greening the transport system and streamlining the implementation of transport projects.
The consequences of Russia’s unprovoked and illegal invasion of Ukraine will feature the agenda: the immediate impacts on transport, but also long-term goals such as strengthening ties with neighboring countries.
2022 is a crucial year for the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). Last year the Commission proposed to revise the EU’s TEN-T Regulation, introducing new European Transport Corridors and improving city-to-city, citizen and business connections. The proposal will be discussed this year at a political level, together with other proposals from the Fit for 55 and Efficient and Green Mobility packages. This is an opportunity to feed into the political discussions.
Participants will see state-of-the art innovations first-hand at an exhibition of EU-funded projects, demonstrations of alternative mobility vehicles and automated transport. And as 2022 is the European Year of Youth young people are particularly welcome to attend and share their views this year. The Connecting Europe Days are being organised together with the French Presidency of the Council of the EU.