The European Commission, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, together with the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and Ministry of Transport of Romania, would like to invite you to save the date and attend the conference on TEN-T & CEF on 28 March 2019, in Bucharest.

The event, organised back-to-back with the Informal Transport Council of 27th March 2019, aims at presenting the state of the art of TEN-T and in particular in the Orient/East-Med Corridor and in the Rhine-Danube Corridor, as well as the achievements of CEF I and the latest developments.

The event will bring together Ministers, MEPs, European Coordinators, representatives of the European Investment Bank, other financial institutions, European Commission and TEN-T and CEF stakeholders to discuss the topics mentioned above.

More specific information will follow soon. For any questions and comments, feel free to contact the European Commission at: info@tentcefro.eu

March 28



Agenda   (Download in PDF)


Welcome address

Moderator: Henrik HOLOLEI, Director General, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE)

Keynote speakers:
  • Violeta BULC, European Commissioner for Transport
  • Corina CREŢU, European Commissioner for Regional Policy
  • Rovana PLUMB, Acting Minister of Transport, Romania
  • Karima DELLI, MEP, Chair of the TRAN Committee, European Parliament

Session 1: CEF and ESIF supporting the trans-European transport network

Moderator: Henrik HOLOLEI, Director General, DG MOVE

  • Impulse statement by Dirk BECKERS, Director, Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA)

Panel members:

  • Małgorzata ZIELIŃSKA, Deputy Minister for Investment and Economic Development, Poland
  • Marian-Jean MARINESCU, MEP, Vice-Chair of the TRAN Committee, Rapporteur for proposal of Regulation on the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) 2021-2027
  • Rudolf NIESSLER, Director for Smart and Sustainable Growth and Programme Implementation IV, DG REGIO, European Commission
  • Olivier SILLA, Head of Unit, Transport Investment, DG MOVE
  • Clemens FÖRST, CEO Task Force and Spokesman of the Board, Rail Cargo Austria
  • James NIX, Director, Freight and Climate, Transport & Environment

Coffee break


Session 2 and follow up ceremony: Financing clean, digital and safe transport

Moderator: Herald RUIJTERS, Director investment, innovative & sustainable transport, DG MOVE

  • Impulse statement by Vazil HUDAK, Vice President, European Investment Bank (EIB)
Panel members:

  • Matthias RUETE, European Coordinator for ERTMS
  • Kurt BODEWIG, European Coordinator for MoS, co-author of the CBS report
  • Matthew BALDWIN , Deputy Director General, DG MOVE
  • Gavin DUNNETT, Director, EIB
  • Isabelle RYCKBOST, Secretary General, ESPO
  • Representative of a "Blended" project ready to be signed

Lunch break


Session 3 : How to make the Rhine-Danube and the Orient/East-Med corridors fully multimodal corridors

Moderator: Matthew BALDWIN, Deputy Director General, DG MOVE

  • Impulse statements by Karla Peijs and Mathieu Grosch, European Coordinators

Panel members:

  • Karla PEIJS, European Coordinator, Rhine-Danube CNC
  • Mathieu GROSCH, European Coordinator, Orient/East-Med CNC
  • Ralph GALLOB, CEO, Industrie-Logistik-Linz GmbH
  • George LOGOTHETIS, Director, Ministry of Economy and Development, Greece
  • Peter PETROV, Managing Director, Gopet
  • Manfred SEITZ, General Secretary, Pro Danube International

Coffee break


Session 4 : Transport infrastructure as an enabler to economic growth along the Elbe, Rhine and Danube regions

Moderator: Maja BAKRAN, Deputy Director General, DG MOVE

  • Impulse statement by Jean-Louis COLSON, Head of Unit, Transport Networks, DG MOVE

Panel members:

  • Zorana MIHAJLOVIĆ, Deputy Prime Minister, Serbia
  • Ana PERIC, Lecturer and senior researcher, Institute for Spatial and Landscape development, ETH Zürich
  • Petra HELDT, Ministry for economic affairs, labour and transport, Saxon State
  • Gavin DUNNETT, Director, EIB
  • Gert-Jan MUILERMAN, Team manager Strategy & Action Programmes, ViaDonau

Closing remarks by Commissioner Violeta Bulc


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For general inquires please contact event secretariat: info@tentcefro.eu

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