Creation date: January 29, 2015
The EU's TEN-T Programme will back with almost €2 million an initiative of 12 EU Member States to build a European consensus on common Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). The project follows-up the on-going European ITS Platform and will continue its activities towards ITS harmonisation across the continent.
European road operators and authorities have teamed up with the European Commission in the EasyWay initiative to foster European harmonisation and interoperability of ITS through a range of projects on common standards and procedures.
The EIP+ project will monitor The EasyWay deployment guidelines, evaluate the impact of ITS projects on a European scale, as well as disseminate best practice among Member States.
The project will also provide a helpdesk and user support facility to further advance the EasyWay initiative. It is expected to foster international cooperation on ITS, in particular among the ITS works projects funded by the TEN-T Multi-Annual Call 2013.
Germany, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Sweden and United Kingdom take part in this initiative.
The project was selected for EU funding with the assistance of external experts under the TEN-T Multi-Annual Call 2013, priority 'Intelligent Transport Systems'. Its implementation will be monitored by INEA, the European Commission's Innovation and Networks Executive Agency.
The project is to be completed by December 2015.
The TEN-T Programme was established by the European Commission to support the construction and upgrade of transport infrastructure across the European Union.
The INEA is managing the technical and financial implementation of the TEN-T programme.