During the semester of the French Presidency of the EU, the European Commission has chosen Lyon for the 10th edition of the Connecting Europe Days, the event gathering representatives of institutions, of the economy and transport sector to discuss the present and the future of mobility and logistics in the continent. Indeed, networks and infrastructure can contribute to reach the goals set by the EU Green Deal and the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy in a crucial way. Among the topics we find also the impacts of the war in Ukraine on the transport system and the goals for strengthening ties with neighbouring countries.
TELT is the protagonist of different events: in the afternoon of 28 June, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in room Bellecour 3, the Public Promoter of the Lyon-Turin line will participate in the meeting on the Mediterranean Corridor. The following day, on 29 June, TELT will be among the companies invited to the Marketplace, the platform created by the Commission within the event, where companies will be able to present their work by sharing best practices in each sector. In the afternoon session, dedicated to decarbonization, Deputy Director General for Italy, Maurizio Bufalini, will present the challenges TELT is addressing: the protection of the environment and the territory, safety and health of workers, the circular economy and the fight against corruption.
During these three days the Public Promoter will also be present with a stand to report on the development of the cross-border section. Visitors will find out about the progress of the construction of the world’s longest railway tunnel being built under the Alps.
Signature of the partnership between TELT and Rail Baltica
During the event, TELT will also sign the partnership with the Promoter of Rail Baltica, the railway link travelling north between the Polish border and Tallinn crossing Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, within the North Sea-Baltic Corridor of the TEN-T network. The partnership focuses on various aspects related to systems for the operation of the new railways, as well as environmental aspects, occupational safety and procedural issues.
After 2021, the year dedicated to rail by Europe, with the liberalisation of the market, 2022 focuses on young people: the stakeholders in the railway sector aim at involving them to share the importance of a new, more democratic and sustainable mobility model.