Actions for Core Network Corridor Digitalization


The EU EIP ITS Deployment Roadmap activity began in 2016 and will end in December 2021. The overall objective of the activity is to support the alignment of national, regional and CEF corridor ITS deployment plans to achieve higher efficiency in ITS deployment and more impact from the use of ITS.

Although the Core Network Corridors (CNC´s) have been identified and given policy oriented organizations (demonstrated by the allocation of Corridor Coordinators), we shall not expect that actual operation of transport corridors will be subject to centralized management. i.e. there will be no “operations centre” for a CNC, not even for a specific transport mode within the CNC (whereas air transport through Eurocontrol can be seen as subject to a centralized operation). Instead a CNC will be coordinated through cooperation between independent stakeholders through which arrangements and agreements on service design and service offers have been made on basis of harmonization.

However, experience shows that planning and budgets from a national perspective do not give a sufficiently high priority to multi-national cross-border investments to equip the European road corridors with the harmonized systems and services needed. Data driven innovation is hampered by lack of harmonization and scattered development. The European ITS Platform, EU EIP, has through this activity (SA 4.3 Actions for CNC Digitalization [ITS roadmap]) investigated the challenges to and opportunities with CNC digitalization, and identified key actions that should be taken with use of existing technologies.


Knowledge building

The method applied in the EU EIP ITS Deployment road map sub-activity started by defining the characteristics of a corridor perspective and identification of which systems and services that support this perspective. This work was reported in our first report (D1….). In the second phase we identified the conditions that contribute to development and implementation of these systems and services and the possible drivers behind creating these conditions. The combined weight of these were assessed through a Multi-Criteria analysis engaging groups of experts in 7 countries. This work was reported in our second report ITS Deployment Drivers, Incentives and other mechanisms supporting ITS deployment on transport corridors.

From this background, a set of priority actions, that are not accounted for by national initiatives, were defined that were found to be the key to digitalization of Core Network Corridors. These concluding recommendations were presented in our final deliverable Recommended Actions for Core Network Corridor Digitalization.

Workshops and seminars

The results achieved have been developed by groups of experts working together. Hence workshops and seminars have been cornerstones in the work done. Workshops have for example been held in conjunction with ITS Europe Congresses in Glasgow and Strasbourg.


The collection of reports from the activity include:

Selected dossiers from workshops include: