4th Web ITS Forum - Digitalisation of road transport in Europe: the great progress under the Connecting Europe Facility

25th March  2021, 09:30 – 12:30 CET full video on Youtube

Throughout the course of its own studies, the European ITS Platform (Evaluation Group), in conjunction with ITS Corridors and experts in the field, have developed a suite of tools and guidance designed to nurture a harmonised approach to the Evaluation of ITS.

The ITS Corridors have in-turn adopted this approach, which has helped to make the benefits of ITS investments across Europe more consistent, more comparable and more visible. Initial Corridor results based on this commonly adopted approach are now presented in a single source – the Digitalization of Road Transport in Europe book – which contains an overview of the overall impacts and benefits of co-funded ITS investment.

ITS systems and services increase the performance of hard infrastructures, such as roads.

This way they can contribute to all policy goals: safety, mobility, the environment and climate change. At the same time they provide the data and services for the digitalization of the Core Network Corridors, the comprehensive TEN-T and other networks including urban, building the Single European Transport Area and integrating with the society-wide digitalization.

The evaluation of the ITS Corridor projects of the CEF program, already covering almost all of the CNCs, shows that the specific systems implemented are effective and have a good ROI.

Being just a limited subset of what is, or has been implemented nationally, the absolute figures presented in the book therefore may be significantly higher for all of Europe. In future programs, with higher levels of harmonization and integration and an ever-increasing level of digitalization the contribution to European and national policy goals will be substantial.


  • The role of digitalization for the safety and efficiency of Core Network Corridors – Carlo Secchi (Coordinator of the Atlantic Core Network Corridor)
  • Digitalization in the EU through the Connecting Europe Facility – Pierpaolo Tona (EC – Innovation and Networks Executive Agency – INEA)


The evaluation process of the European ITS Platform – Daniel Cullern (Capita on behalf of Highways England UK)

CEF ITS Corridor Coordinators: learning from the past results to prepare the future

  • Arne Lindeberg (Trafikverket – NEXT-ITS)
  • Stephanie Kleine (DieAutobahn GmbH des Bundes – URSA MAJOR neo)
  • Thomas Malagié (ASFA – MedTIS)
  • Carole Ciliberti (Capita on behalf of Highways England – Arc Atlantique)
  • Alexander Hausmann (Austriatech – Crocodile)



  • Mario Nobile, Italian Ministry of sustainable Infrastructure and Mobility – Vito Mauro, Member of the National Italian Observatory on Smart Roads
  • Marjolein Masclee, Rijkswaterstaat
  • Malika Seddi ASECAP, General Secretary and CEO
  • Dr. Johanna Tzanidaki, ERTICO-ITS Europe

Conclusions and perspectives in light of the strategy for sustainable and smart mobility.
Kristian Hedberg European Commission DG MOVE


European ITS Platform


Roberto Arditi, SINA Scientific Coordinator – ASTM Group