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WORKSHOP ON IMPROVING ATTRACTIVENESS AND COMPETITIVENESS of Railways in the Danube Region

Posted by PA 1b, Wednesday, 26th October 2016 @ 8:50 am

WORKSHOP ON IMPROVING ATTRACTIVENESS AND COMPETITIVENESS

of Railways in the Danube Region

was held on 

Monday and Tuesday, 21 - 22 November 2016 in Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza, Bratislavska 8, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia  
 

Agenda of the workshop:   AGENDA_WSonImproving-Attractiveness-Competitiveness-PA1b-FINAL_WEB.pdf

The European Union’s desire for well functioning railway system is continuously expressed in the EU Transport policy. Great number of policy papers, legislative acts proposed and adopted, as well as numerous speeches and presentations by decision makers on the EU and Member States level clearly reflect the need to develop full modal integration. Expectation that railways will find a way how to revitalise this sector is not a secret.

Importance of efficient railway system is also recognized across all the Danube macro-region.

Within the context of the implementation of the Danube Strategy to make at least a small contribution to more attractive and competitive railways, the EUSDR Priority Area 1b coordinators are organizing this Workshop.

The Workshop was held on Monday, 21 November 2016 from 13.00 to 17.30 and on Tuesday, 22 November 2016 from 9.30 to 12.00. It brought together prominent speakers and participants who are dedicated to contribute to improved railway infrastructure management and to providing services to rail customers.

The Workshop addressed the following topics:   

Session I: The Rail Legislation - support or obstacle for attractiveness and competitiveness of railways?
Session II: What are challenges for railway passenger transport in the Danube region?
Session III:  What are challenges for railway freight in the Danube region?

 An important aim of this workshop was to offer networking opportunities and foster debate among up to 100 participants from the Danube region countries. Through participation, speakers and participants identified issues relevant to development and promotion of railways. 

 The event was FREE to anyone wishing to attend.