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, DG MOVE

Keynote speakers:
  • Violeta BULC, European Commissioner for Transport
  • Răzvan CUC, Minister of Transport of Romania

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

Moderator: Henrik HOLOLEI, Director General, DG MOVE

Panel members:

  • Małgorzata ZIELIŃSKA, Deputy Minister for Investment and Economic Development, Poland
  • Marian-Jean MARINESCU, MEP, Member 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
  • Olivier SILLA, Head of Unit, Transport Investment, DG MOVE
  • James NIX, Director, Freight and Climate
  • Theresia HACKSTEINER, Secretary General, EBU

Coffee break


Session 2 and follow up ceremony: Financial instruments for cleaner, digital and safer transport

Moderator: Maja BAKRAN, Deputy Director-General, DG MOVE

  • Impulse statement by Vazil HUDÁK, Vice-President, EIB
Panel members:

  • Matthias RUETE, European Coordinator ERTMS
  • Carlo SECCHI, European Coordinator Atlantic Corridor and co-author of the CBS report
  • Matthew BALDWIN , Deputy Director-General, DG MOVE
  • Gavin DUNNETT, Director, EIB
  • Isabelle RYCKBOST, Secretary General, ESPO
  • Jan CUPAL, Senior Innovation Manager, VERBUND AG


  • Launch of the CEF Transport Blending Facility
  • Launch of the Platform for Investment in Safe Transport

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 Ralph GALLOB, CEO, Industrie-Logistik-Linz GmbH

Panel members:

  • Karla PEIJS, European Coordinator Rhine-Danube Corridor
  • Mathieu GROSCH, European Coordinator Orient/East-Med Corridor
  • Jean-Marc HILLENBERG, representing ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG / International Relations/ European Rail Freight Corridor Management
  • George LOGOTHETIS, Director, Ministry of  Economy and Development, Greece
  • Peter PETROV, Managing Director, Gopet
  • Manfred SEITZ, General Secretary, Pro Danube International


  • Signature of the Agreement establishing the Executive Board of the Rhine-Danube Rail Freight Corridor

Coffee break


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

Moderator: Herald RUIJTERS, Director Investment, Innovative & Sustainable transport,     DG MOVE

Panel members:

  • Veljiko KOVACEVIC, Assistant Transport Minister, Serbia
  • Cătălin COSTACHE, General Director of the Intermediate Body for Transport, Ministry of Transport, Romania
  • Petra HELDT, Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport
  • Gavin DUNNETT, Director, EIB
  • Ana PERIC, Lecturer and senior researcher, Institute for Spatial and Landscape development ETH Zürich
  • Gert-Jan MUILERMAN, Team manager Strategy & Action Programmes, ViaDonau

Closing remarks by Henrik HOLOLEI, Director-General, DG MOVE


Tour of the Parliament Palace




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