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Transport Community

Transport Community

The European Commission publishes information on the Transport Community on this page - a dedicated website of the Permanent Secretariat of the Transport Community will also soon be made available

The Transport Community is an international organisation composed of the EU and the six Western Balkan Parties (Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro and Republic of Serbia). Its key objective is to extend the EU transport market rules, principles and policies to the Western Balkan Parties through a legally binding framework.

Based on the South East European Transport Observatory (SEETO), the organisation was founded by the Treaty establishing the Transport Community, signed on 12 July 2017 in Trieste (Italy) and ratified by all partners (Council Decision (EU) 2019/392). It applies in the field of road, rail, inland waterway and maritime transport and aims also at developing the transport network between the EU and the six Western Balkan Parties.

The Transport Community shall be based on the progressive integration of transport markets of the Western Balkan Parties into the EU transport market on the basis of the relevant acquis, including in the areas of technical standards, interoperability, safety, security, traffic management, social policy, public procurement and environment.

The Transport Community shall develop a rolling work plan for the development of the indicative TEN-T extension of the comprehensive and core networks to the Western Balkans, identifying priority projects of regional interest, which shall contribute to balanced sustainable development in terms of economics, spatial integration, environmental and social impact as well as social cohesion.

The Transport Community is supported by a Permanent Secretariat, based in Belgrade, Serbia. It is tasked to:

  • provide administrative support to the Ministerial Council, the Regional Steering Committee, the technical committees and the Social Forum;
  • act as a Transport Observatory to monitor the performance of the indicative TEN-T extension of the comprehensive and core networks to the Western Balkans;
  • support the implementation of the Western Balkans Six (WB6) Connectivity Agenda aiming to improve links within the Western Balkans as well as between the region and the European Union.

By decision of the Regional Steering Committee (16 January 2019) the Commission will be in charge of implementing the budget and initiating the work of the secretariat until the Permanent Director takes office.

(*) This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 (1999) and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

Secretariat

Masarikova, 5, (18th Floor) 11110 Belgrade (Serbia)

Phone lines : + 381 11 31 31 799 / + 381 11 31 31 805

Non-management job opportunities

Talented and motivated persons can apply to new job opportunities (non-management positions) offered by the Permanent Secretariat of the Transport Community:

Seminar

Seminar organised under the aegis of the Permanent Secretariat of the Transport Community: PDF icon"How Transport Community could benefit to transport business and people's mobility in Western Balkans" 
(Friday, 13 September from 11:00 to 13:00)

2019 Western Balkans summit (Poznan, 4-5 July)

Structure of the Permanent Secretariat

Staff rules of the Permanent Secretariat

Relevant documents

Transport Community Treaty

PDF iconAgreement on the Transport Community Headquarters

Rules of Procedure:

  1. PDF iconRegional Steering Committee
  2. PDF iconMinisterial Council

Ministerial Council conclusions:

Regional Steering Committee (RSC) conclusions:

Decisions taken by the Regional Steering Committee (RSC):

  1. PDF iconDecision 01/2019
  2. PDF iconDecision 02/2019
  3. PDF iconDecision 03/2019

Technical Committees:

  1. PDF iconRail Working Group
    1. First Rail Working Group 23 May 2019
  2. PDF iconRoad Safety Working Group
    1. First technical committee 2-3 Octobre 2019
  3. PDF iconBorder crossing / Trade facilitation
  4. Transport Facilitation
    1. First technical committee 20 June 2019
    2. Second technical committee 17 Octobre 2019

Archives

PDF iconVacancy notice for the Director of the Permanent Secretariat of the Transport Community

PDF iconVacancy notice for the Deputy Director of the Permanent Secretariat of the Transport Community

PDF iconAdministrative officer / assistant to the director and deputy director

PDF iconCommunication officer

PDF iconRail policy officer

PDF iconRail policy coordinator

PDF iconDesk officer in charge of road projects : investments – maintance – intelligent transport systems (ITS) and road tolling

PDF iconAssistant in charge of administrative and secretarial work