An event co-organised by EGTC Eurodistrict PAMINA1 & Mission Opérationnelle Transfrontalière (MOT)2 with the support of the European Committee of the Regions
DAY 1 – JUNE 10TH 10.00 A.M. TO 1.00 P.M.: “EXISTING RAILWAY LINKS: NEEDS AND CHALLENGES TO BOOST RAIL MOBILITY ACROSS EUROPEAN BORDERS”
The first day is dedicated to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on cross-border rail transport. Both short-term and long-term consequences of the pandemic will be discussed, from the border shutdowns in spring 2020 to financial challenges that CB railway services face. The first round-table will focus on functional urban areas characterised by large commuter flows. The second round-table will focus on smaller lines connecting less densely populated areas. The aim is to discuss their current needs and business models as well as the way they contribute to connecting communities across the EU borders.
Round-table #1: Cross-border functional urban areas
Round-table #2: From peripheral regions to 360°
DAY 2 – JUNE 11TH 10.00 A.M. TO 1.00 P.M.: “MISSING RAILWAY LINKS: AN UNEXPLOITED POTENTIAL TO BOOST A LOW CARBON TRANSITION”
The second day will host two round-tables dedicated to missing links across Europe. What is their current state of play? And how could these railway links contribute to boosting the economic development of border regions while fostering the transition towards a cleaner cross-border mobility? These two round-tables host policy makers and stakeholders who will point out way towards a more connected Europe.
Round-table #3: Missing railway links
Round-table #4: Next Steps towards closing the gaps