Last May 4th and 5th the 1st Intermediate Member State Supervision Assembly was held in Rome in the venue of the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport.
The Italian Ministry, coordinator of the EU EIP project, welcomed high officers of the EU ITS Platform, an European initiative who brings together the majority of the European key players cooperating to establish an open forum aiming at providing a joint contribution for the future strategy, for policy recommendation towards a better development and deployment of ITS services along European road Corridors.
Communication team prepared a short presentation on EU EIP, giving a full European perspective for ITS matters, but even with an historical perspective: we are European Citizens working in favor of all the European Citizens, we need to be Europe, within this frame it is worthwhile mentioning the celebration of EU treaties happened here in Rome just a few weeks ago.
26 beneficiaries were present around the table.
The set list of topics was the following:
- EU EIP State of the play and steering
- Positioning EU EIP
- Achievements and Administrative roadmap
- Interaction of EU EIP with Corridors
- EU EIP for Services
- EU EIP for Perspectives
- EU EIP for Results
- Evolution of technologies and EU EIP related corridors
- Highlights from Activities/sub-activities: EU EIP for Services, Perspectives e Results.
Some outcomes of the meeting:
High level present in the meeting decided that the Platform can play an important role stimulating the dialogue and promoting cooperation between public and private sectors and increasing the dialogue among stakeholders.
The number of subjects having an active role in the project is quite important; moreover, different procedures apply at national level. A support is needed for beneficiaries to provide the requested administration documents for INEA in an appropriate quality and to face this issue Member States proposed the creation of an Administrative Contact Group.
MSSA provided the platform for ITS corridors to share the current status and achievements of the Corridors. Here EU EIP gives a clear European added value (monitoring of ITS implementations, coordination of strategies, exchange of best practices among ITS Corridors) and avoid working in silos. On the level of project management it the clear milestone reporting and monitoring was appreciated appearing complementary to the formal reporting prescribed and performed by the commission.
The last achievements concerning communication were discussed as concrete results the platform fostered its communication with external stakeholders. Two numbers of the new «European ITS platform Newsletter» were already published and reached (each issue) more than 4.000 e-mail addresses, all through Europe.