Activity 1 - Governance and Management

The Governance and Management structure is designed to ensure an efficient and effective management of the planned objectives and to best support the different Activities Working Groups with an adequate structure.

The EU ITS Platform involves European Member States and other European Countries through Public Authorities with responsibility for ITS deployment. Also public and private Road Operators and other European stakeholders, that are involved in the ITS deployment, are involved through the participation in project activities and through the establishment of the “Member State Supervision Assembly”, which allows them to give a valuable contribution to the discussion inside the EU ITS Platform with a specific role and task.

The EU ITS Platform Governance and Management deal with:

  • Monitoring, consolidating and reporting on the pan-European roll-out deployments made by the 5 ITS Road Corridor projects: Arc Atlantique2, Crocodile2, NEXT-ITS2, MedTIS2, and URSA MAJOR2  (the Works projects that are co-founded by EC within the CEF MAP ITS Call 2014),
  • The impacts evaluation of the results of the 5 ITS Road Corridor projects and the proliferation of best practices
  • Control of strategic and technical topics that will influence the future ITS deployment (EU Standard, ITS specifications, etc.)
  • The internal information flow between the Member States partners of the project
  • A day-to-day management of the EU ITS Platform including an administrative secretariat function to solve the obligation for EU co-funding as well as interaction and reporting of EU ITS Platform with INEA.

To achieve the above different objectives and activities, the EU ITS Platform governance is made up of two levels:

  • Member State Supervision Assembly (MSSA),
  • Project Management (Joint Technical Secretariat that include the Activities/Sub-activity Leaders)

Sub-activity 1.1 – Member State Supervision Assembly (MSSA)

The Member State Supervision Assembly is the top-level body that connects ITS policy of EU (top-down) and the Member States (executive) partners of the EU ITS Platform (bottom-up). This high-level body gives guidance to the EU ITS Platform, exchanges and discusses national and European ITS strategies and plans, identifying common fields of action. It promotes an alignment between the European activities and the national activities of Member States and partners, supporting policy making and harmonization. It also facilitates consultation and exchange of views with external organizations.

The Member State Supervision Assembly thus will constitute the natural place where the results from the different Activities/sub-activities will be discussed and acknowledged; especially regarding the ITS deployment Road Map development (Activity 4.3) as basis for the consensus formation.

The Member State Supervision Assembly is composed by delegates of the EU Member States/Beneficiaries participating in the EU ITS Platform, the Coordinators of the 5 ITS Road Corridor projects, representatives of the European Services (EC DG MOVE and EC INEA) and the EU ITS Platform Project Management.

Moreover, in the spirit of the “Platform” are welcomed to attend the planned meetings of the Member State Supervision Assembly, those stakeholders who have declared an interest to contribute.

The Member State Supervision Assembly provides strategic guidance and advices, as well as interacts with relevant stakeholders, facilitating consensus building for further harmonization of ITS services and systems.

In the scope of the Member State Supervision Assembly are:

  • The EU ITS Platform strategy and guidance, providing direction to the operational Project Management on the programme execution, objectives and decision making
  • Final decision on proposals made by the Project Management, when high-level decisions have to be taken
  • Acknowledgement of the results achieved within the project
  • Consensus building for further harmonisation of ITS services and systems based on the existing specifications/guidelines/knowledge and supplemented by the experiences and results provided by 5 ITS Road Corridor projects (Works)
  • The coherence between European and national perspectives for the future deployment of ITS system and services.

Coordinator: Italy – Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport

EU Member States/Co-Beneficiaries:

  • Belgium
    • Flemish Government,
    • ERTICO
    • Maatschappij van de Brugse Zeehaven
  • Denmark
    • Danish Road Directorate
  • Finland
    • Ministry of Transport and Communications
  • France
    • Association professionnelle des sociétés françaises concessionnaires ou exploitantes d’autoroutes ou d’ouvrages routiers (ASFA)
    • Centre d’Etudes et d’expertise sur les Risques, l’Environnement, la Mobilite et l’Amenagement (Cerema)
    • Institut national de l’information géographique et forestière (IGN)
  • Germany
    • Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur
  • Ireland
    • Department of Transport, Tourism, and Sport
  • The Netherlands
    • Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu
  • Poland
    • General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways
  • Portugal
    • DGAE–Direção-Geral das Atividades Económicas (Ministério da Economia)
  • Romania
    • Romanian National Company of Motorways and National Roads
    • Intelligent Transport Systems Romania
    • Electronic Solutions
    • S.C. Swarco Traffic Romania
  • Spain
    • Asociación de Empresas Constructoras y Concesionarias de Infraestructuras
    • Basque Government – Traffic Directorate
    • Servei Català de Trànsit
    • Dirección General De Tráfico – Ministry Of Interior
  • Lithuania
    • East West transport corridor association
  • Sweden
    • Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration)
  • United Kingdom
    • Department for Transport

Sub-activity 1.2 – Project Management (Joint Technical Secretariat – JTS)

The Project Management is composed  by the Project Manager and the Leaders of the different EU ITS Platform Activity/Sub-activity Groups.

A Communication Team is also included, being responsible for internal and external communication and project promotion.

The mandate of the Project Management team relates particularly to the “operational management” of the EU ITS Platform and includes the following aspects:

  • The overall monitoring of the execution of the Activity/sub-activity Groups objectives, deliverable and milestones, on the basis of the indication provided by the Member State Supervision Assembly
  • The operational decisions regarding the “day by day” project management, including technical monitoring, quality and risk management ot the EU ITS Platform
  • The provision of recommendations to the Member State Supervision Assembly on the EU ITS Platform results
  • The contact point to EC INEA
  • The internal information flow
  • Communication and public relations actions.

Project Management: Società Iniziative Nazionali Autostradali (Italy)

Leaders of the Activity/Sub-activity:

  • Activity 2 – Monitoring and Dissemination (M&D) incl. ITS Deployment Guidelines – Germany (LandesBetrieb Mobilität Rheinland-Pfalz)
  • Activity 3 – Feasibility study East-West Corridor and first pilot implementation  – The Netherlands
  • Sub-activity 4.1 – Determining Quality of European ITS Services – Germany (BASt)
  • Sub-activity 4.2 – Facilitating automated driving – Finland
  • Sub-activity 4.3 – ITS Deployment Road Map Update – Sweden
  • Sub-activity 4.4 – Cooperative ITS Services Deployment Support – Germany (BASt)
  • Sub-activity 4.5 – Liaison and harmonisation on interfaces for data exchange – CEREMA (France)
  • Sub-activity 4.6 – Monitoring and Harmonisation of National Access Points The Netherlands
  • Sub-activity 4.7 – Provision of updates of ITS spatial road data – ERTICO (Belgium)
  • Activity 5 – Evaluation – United Kingdom