With the ongoing negotiations of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, MEP Bernd Lange and the Forum for Mobility & Society would like to invite you for a cocktail debate on the different implications to the transport sector.
On 31 May 2017, the European Commission released its Mobility Package, which includes the revision of the Eurovignette Directive. Highlighting 'clean, competitive and connected' mobility, the Commission proposes, for instance, to charge passenger cars and vans in the same way as heavy-duty vehicles, apply distance-based charging, introduce congestion charges and phase out the so-called 'vignette' schemes.
In the light of this event, the Forum for Mobility & Society will organise a breakfast debate, hosted by MEP Claudia Schmidt, in the European Parliament. Topics to be discussed will encompass mobility costs, modernising of the European road network or charging for externalities.
In the context of the Commission's strategy on low-emission mobility and the revision of the Regulation 333/2014/EC, following the dieselgate, the Forum for Mobility & Society would like to discuss the issues of vehicle CO2 emissions.
You are cordially invited to take part in the event and to contribute to finding a solution in reducing the CO2 emissions.
Ahead of the EU High-Level Conference on road safety that will take place in March 2017, the Forum for Mobility & Society would like to discuss possible measures, actions and commitments which could help to increase the safety of European roads. You are cordially invited to take part in the debate and give your input so that together we make European roads safer.
MEP Schaldemose and the Forum for Mobility and Society are pleased to invite you to a debate on Mobility as a Service (MaaS). MaaS is a distribution model in which people’s transportation needs are met over one interface and are offered by a single service provider regrouping multiple transport solutions. Panellists will explore how to create a European market for mobility roaming and the deployment of MaaS.
On 15 March, MEPs Adina-Ioana Vălean (EPP, RO) and Henna Virkkunen (EPP, FI) hosted a Forum for Mobility and Society lunch debate on “ITS, Connected Mobility, and the Data Economy”. The event gathered 120 stakeholders from the automotive, mobile, and IT industries as well as consumer representatives and regulators to discuss vehicle data, which will be at the heart of new mobility models and Intelligent Transport System (ITS) deployment.
On 10 December, Elzbieta Bienkowska, European Commissioner for Industry, took a ride in a fully autonomous car at a Forum for Mobility and Society event designed to highlight the role that driverless cars could play in enabling safer and more efficient mobility, while also addressing challenges posed by this new technology.
On 2 June 2015, top EU policymakers endorsed the sharing economy as a positive disruptive force in the EU. MEP Michael Cramer, Chairman of the European Parliament Transport & Tourism Committee, as well as Nikolaus von Peter, representing the European Commissioner for Transport’s cabinet, discussed with representatives from industry and NGOs about the societal impacts of the sharing economy, as well as possible options for regulation on the matter.
On 15 April 2015, Vice-President of the European Parliament Adina-Ioana Vălean hosted a lunch debate organised by the Forum for Mobility and Society. The lunch featured guest speakers Carlo Pettinelli, Director for Sustainable Growth and EU 2020 of DG GROWTH of the European Commission, Steve Newsome, Head of EU and International Affairs of Transport for London, and Antonio Perlot, Secretary-General of ACEM, the trade representative of motorcycle manufacturers. Also present were Members of Parliament Adam Gierek and Merja Kyllönen.
On 26 February, MEP Inés Ayala Sender (S&D, ES), member of the Transport Committee, hosted a breakfast debate on road safety and infrastructure. At the event, high level decision-makers and stakeholders exchanged views on the safety of Europe's road network and how to achieve the best possible safety standards in a way that makes economic and financial sense.
At the breakfast, additional speakers included Szabolcs Schmidt, Head of Road Safety Unit, European Commission; Nicole van Nes, Project Leader, SWOV and Stephen Stacey, Chairman, EuroRAP.