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Sustainable Transport Forum (STF)

Sustainable Transport Forum (STF)

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Following the adoption of Directive 2014/94/EU on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure, on 23 April 2015 the European Commission set up a group of experts, the Sustainable Transport Forum (STF), defining its tasks and structure by means of PDF icon Commission Decision C(2015)2583.

The STF was set up to assist the Commission in implementing the Union’s activities and programmes aimed at fostering the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure to contribute to the European Union energy and climate goals. The STF serves as a platform for structural dialogue, exchange of technical knowledge, cooperation and coordination between Union Member States and relevant public and private stakeholders.

While the initial mandate for the STF ended on 31 December 2020, the European Commission extended the STF to 31 December 2030, by means of PDF icon Commission Decision C(2020)8535.

The STF operates with the following structure: a plenary, a secretariat, and non-permanent technical sub-groups to further develop the actions outlined in the Commission Decision. The STF’s main tasks include:

  1. to assist the Commission in the preparation of policy initiatives in the field of sustainable mobility, and alternative transport fuels and infrastructure policy in particular;
  2. to assist the Commission in the preparation of delegated acts under Directive 2014/94/EU;
  3. to establish cooperation/coordination between the Commission and Member States or stakeholders on questions relating to the implementation of Union legislation, programmes and policies in the field of alternative transport fuels and infrastructure policy;
  4. to assist the Commission in the early preparation of implementing acts, before submission to the relevant committee in accordance with Regulation (EU) No182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council; and
  5. to bring about an exchange of experience and good practice in the field of alternative transport fuels, and infrastructure in particular.

The STF can count up to 60 members.

Current members are the 27 EU Member States, complemented by initially 32 organisations with specific expertise in alternative fuels, selected on the basis of a call for applications. The mandate of those expert-organisations was extended until 31 December 2022 by PDF icon Decision of the Director General for Mobility and Transport of 16 December 2020.

The Sustainable Transport Forum can also set up sub-groups, to advice on specific matters of alternative fuels policy. An overview of the currently active STF sub-groups is available in the dropdown menu on your right-hand side.

Minutes, agendas and lists of experts are regularly uploaded in the European Commission's Register of Expert Groups.

In case of questions regarding the Sustainable Transport Forum, please get in touch with MOVE-STF@ec.europa.eu.