Creation date: October 28, 2009
The Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency was a key partner in the 2009 edition of the TEN-T Days, which was held on 21-22 October 2009 in Naples, carrying the theme "The future of Trans-European Transport Networks: building bridges between Europe and its neighbours".
The conference, which was attended by hundreds of participants, focused on reinforcing transport cooperation with neighbouring countries, especially in northern Africa, in view of extending the TEN-T network, as well as analysing the challenges of future transport policy in each single mode of transport.
Selected funding decisions from the European Economic Recovery Plan (EERP) were also signed in Naples by Commission vice-President Tajani, who commented: "I am pleased to be signing these funding decisions today. It is my conviction that the EU's capacity to grow depends on the quality of its transport infrastructure and the TEN-T programme plays an essential role in ensuring its progress. Unlocking this funding shows the Commission is serious about tackling the economic crisis as it is targeted to encourage further economic growth. This funding released under the TEN-T programme plays a crucial role in keeping Europe moving forward."
The TEN-T EA also featured information material at the conference detailing the selected EERP projects and the EC's financial contribution, maps, CD-ROMs and a "Projects in Figures" information sheet – all available from its stand.
For more information on EERP and the projects selected under this call, please visit the Agency's specific page.