13.10.2023 11:00 - 12:30
Rhine-Alpine Talk #15
Perspectives of the Merger - Towards a new North-Sea-Rhine-Mediterranean Corridor
Perspectives of the Merger
Towards a new North-Sea-Rhine-Mediterranean Corridor
Source: CREATING A GREEN AND EFFICIENT Trans-European Transport Network ISBN 978-92-76-45619-3
Rhine Alpine Talk #15 Perspectives of the Merger – Towards a new North-Sea-Rhine-Mediterranean Corridor
The 15th edition of the Rhine Alpine Talks tackles the topic of the upcoming Merger of the two TEN-T corridors and the resulting consequences and ramifications for the corridor stakeholders.
The integration of the nine Core Network Corridors with the eleven Rail Freight Corridors in a common set of ‘European Transport Corridors’ constitutes a major element of the revised TEN-T proposal. The Rhine-Alpine Corridor is proposed to be merged with the North Sea-Mediterranean Corridor to form one major European transport corridor.
While striving for maximum stability of the existing TEN-T network, this merger brings certain challenges such as the identification of an extended core network, which has been fully integrated into the corridors.
The purpose of this event is to enable key stakeholders of the corridor to present their perspectives and expectations on the upcoming merger from their unique positions, be it from a regional, macroregional, transport, or logistics point-of-view.
This event is held in an online roundtable format with 5 participants and one moderator, wherein a discussion follows after opening statements of each participant (3-4 minutes each).
11.00 h Introduction of the Speakers
11.10 h Opening Statements of the Speakers
11:30 h Panel discussion
12:15 h Final statements
12.30 h End
- Coordinator’s/Macroregional perspective
Professor Péter Balázs, Coordinator North Sea-Mediterranean Corridor
- Rail Freight Corridor Perspective
Marc Adler, Rail Freight Corridor Rhine-Alpine EEIG
- Inland Waterways Perspective
Karin De Schepper, Inland Navigation Europe
- Passenger Transport Perspective
Paul Leslie, Association Trans Europe TGV
- Southern Perspective
Luca Zanetta, Uniontrasporti