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Urban rail investments in the next MFF  

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The European Committee of the Regions (CoR), the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and the European Rail Supply Industry Association (UNIFE)​ are organising a conference on "Urban rail investments in the next MFF". The event will be held on 11 September 2019, 9:30 – 12:30, in the CoR.

Political keynote speeches are foreseen from:

  • ​Mikael NYBERG, Director-General, Ministry of Transport and Communications of Finland
  • ​Mohamed MEZGHANI, Secretary General of UITP
  • Philippe CITROËN, Director General of UNIFE
  • Karl-Heinz LAMBERTZ, President of the Committee of the Regions:

In an introductory session, the EIB will make the case for urban rail systems and present expert views on urban mobility.

Afterwards a panel discussion will explore "EU funding and financing for urban rail systems: best practices and prospects for 2021-2027" with representatives of DG REGIO (tbc), the EIB as well as the CoR, UITP and UNIFE.

The objective of the conference is to address the challenges and opportunities that are linked to urbanisation like emissions and congestion. Urban and regional rail projects, at EU, national and regional level could help to address these problems and bring significant economic, environmental and social benefits.

In the context of ongoing discussions regarding the next MFF, this conference will be a great occasion to discuss how the EU will continue to boost investment for urban rail projects, be it through funding from its own funds (Structural Fund/Connecting Europe Facility) or alternative financing schemes.

For more information please contact the COTER secretariat at coter@cor.europa.eu​.

The event is free of charge.

Please register via this link​.


Contact:
Contact Person: Florian Achleitner
Organizer: European Committee of the Regions, COTER Commission, Union des Industries Ferroviaires Eurpéennes (UNIFE), Union internationale des transports publics (UITP)