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:
To achieve the above different objectives and activities, the EU ITS Platform governance is made up of two levels:
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:
Coordinator: Italy – Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport
EU Member States/Co-Beneficiaries:
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:
Project Management: Società Iniziative Nazionali Autostradali (Italy)
Leaders of the Activity/Sub-activity: