Creation date: January 15, 2010
The TEN-T Project Management Workshop (Brussels, 12-13 January 2010) concluded on Wednesday one and a half days of intense discussions over many diverse topics linked to TEN-T projects. The event was organised by the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TEN-T EA) mainly to offer the possibility to TEN-T funding beneficiaries to provide feedback regarding their experience with TEN-T funding and succeeded in its goals, attracting over 300 participants.
The event was opened by TEN-T EA Executive Director Dirk Beckers, who outlined how the Agency changed considerably during the last twelve months before moving on to introducing a series of presentations about the main topics of the Workshop: Calls for Proposals, Decisions, Evaluation, Strategic Action Plans (SAPs), Action Status Reports (ASRs) and the Payment Cycle among others.
Three thematic break-out sessions were also organised to present a series of best practices and give participants the opportunity to intervene and comment. The results from these discussions were then presented during the morning of the second day to the plenary assembly, in order to collect feedback from everyone on the various points raised the previous day.
The conference was then closed by the speeches delivered by the Acting Director for Transport, Logistics, TEN-T and Co-modality of DG Energy and Transport Jean-Eric Paquet and by the DG TREN Director-General Matthias Ruete, who touched on the future of TEN-T policy and of transport in general respectively.
Mr Beckers concluded the event by summarising the key points which emerged from the various discussions and ensuring that the Agency would pay close attention to them and improve its procedures accordingly. He insisted that the success of the Workshop would rely on implementing comments received in order to streamline and simplify procedures within the Agency to offer an ever better service to beneficiaries.
More information on the 2010 TEN-T Project Management Workshop can be found on this website, including all the presentations delivered during the event. Video footage of the event in the interpretation languages will also be posted once available.