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Mid-term review of the 2011 White Paper on transport

Consultation period: 10/03/2015 - 2/06/2015


Analysis pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

Consultation period

This consultation will last for 12 weeks. Questionnaires should be returned by 2 June 2015 at the very latest.

Aim of this questionnaire

This consultation aims at collecting your views on the 2011 White Paper on Transport: "Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area – Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system".

In this context, we kindly ask you to assess the progress in implementation of the 2011 White Paper and identify key challenges for transport policy, as well as provide any suggestion for refocusing the strategy in the next year.

The questionnaire is structured in six parts:

  • Respondent's profile
  • Analysis of the situation
  • Assessment of the approach taken
  • Expected impacts and implementation
  • Way forward
  • Other questions

The results of this consultation will feed into the stock taking of the 2011 White Paper on Transport and refocusing of the strategy.


In 2011 the European Commission adopted the White Paper: "Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area – Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system" in the framework of the Union's 2020 growth strategy.

The general objective of the 2011 White Paper was to define a long-term strategy that would help the EU transport system achieve the overall goal of the Common Transport Policy, i.e. to provide current and future generations with access to safe, secure, reliable and affordable mobility resources to meet their own needs and aspirations, while minimising undesirable impacts such as congestion, accidents, air and noise pollution, and climate change effects.

In line with impact assessment accompanying the White Paper, the Commission would like to take stock of the progress and to assess the validity of the analysis of the situation in transport sector as well as trends, priorities and targets that were identified in 2011. This is necessary in the light of various new developments since 2011 - the emergence of new technological opportunities, currently lower oil prices, the continued economic crisis and the adoption of the 2030 climate and energy framework by the European Council. The online consultation will provide an important input to this exercise.

See also: Background document pdf - 62 KB [62 KB]

Target group

Citizens, companies, public authorities, academia, associations and other stakeholders who have an interest in the European transport policy agenda.

Next steps

After analysis of the contributions a summary report pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] will be published. The contributions will feed into the stock taking of the 2011 White Paper on Transport.

Important notice

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Contributions may be submitted in any official EU language.


Please note that this document has been drafted for information and consultation purposes only. It has not been adopted or in any way approved by the European Commission and should not be regarded as representing the views of the Commission. It does not prejudge, or constitute the announcement of any position on the part of the Commission on the issues covered. The European Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided, nor does it accept responsibility for any use made thereof.

Related documents

Consultation documents

Background document pdf - 62 KB [62 KB]


Register of interest representative