Scandria at the TEN-T Days 2011 in Antwerp
Scandria gained much attention itself in Antwerp during the TEN-T Days 2011, 29-30 November 2011.
On 29 November 2011, Scandria, represented by Horst Sauer as Lead Partner representative, participated in a joint appointment of the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) transport projects with Jean-Eric Paquet Director for Trans-European Transport Networks & Smart Transport at DG MOVE. Jean-Eric Paquet welcomed the joint approach and was very open for further dialogue on the recent TEN-T proposal of the Commission. The projects TransBaltic, Rail Baltica Growth Corridor, Bothnian Green Logistics Corridor, Scandria and further 6 Baltic Sea and North Sea Region transport projects had offered their support in implementing TEN-T policy with special regard to sustainable transport in a joint letter of intent. All projects aim at developing green transport corridors or elements in the Baltic Sea Region and beyond.
At 30 November 2011, Horst Sauer had the opportunity to give a statement before the entire auditory of ca. 500 guests, highlighting the regional support to the TEN-T proposal by Berlin-Brandenburg. He also reminded to reflect the entire TEN-T PP#1 Berlin-Palermo as one of the most successful priority projects in the core network corridors.
During the TEN-T Days 2011 in Antwerp, the European Commission represented by Commissioner Siim Kallas presented the Commissions' proposal on a regulation for TEN-T guidelines that target for an integrated European Transport Networ
They highlighted the contribution of European transport investments to a Single Market and to increasing Europes' competitiveness in times of financial crisis. As major challenges the delivery of an integrated, multimodal transport network out of a patchwork of European projects was identified. During eight workshops, participants discussed a wide range of aspects for the future TEN-T policy, like multimodality, innovation or financing of transport projects.