TEN-T Corridor Studies Kick-off Conference in Brussels on January 8-9, 2014

From right to left: Jürgen Werner, Martin Heiland, Tõnis Tamme, Malla Paajanen, Gerard Bruil (all representing Proximare), and Advisor James Pond (DG MOVE).

From right to left: Jürgen Werner, Martin Heiland, Tõnis Tamme, Malla Paajanen, Gerard Bruil (all representing Proximare), and Advisor James Pond (DG MOVE).

The European Commission, DG MOVE organized the TEN-T Corridor Studies Kick-off Conference for nine Core Network Corridors in Brussels on January 8-9, 2014.  The first day of the Conference consisted of a joint session chaired by Head of Unit Herald Ruijters for the European Coordinators, Advisors and Contractors. The discussions during the day covered the financial framework of the Regulation,  work and communication structure of the Corridor Studies and the nominated teams at the EC. In each Corridor, the progress of the work of the Contractors will be reported in the series of meetings of the Corridor Forum.

The second day consisted of an internal work meeting for each Corridor between the European Coordinator, Advisor and the representatives of the contractor. The discussions during the day included elaboration on the the concrete work plan, timetable and important working tools, such as the TENtec system. Also horizontal topics such as the Rail Freight Corridors, Motorways of the Sea and ERTMS were discussed.

From right: European Coordinator Pavel Telička, Project Manager Malla Paajanen, and Advisor James Pond.

From right: European Coordinator Pavel Telička, Project Manager Malla Paajanen, and Advisor James Pond.

The Proximare consortium was represented by Tõnis Tamme (Triniti), Juergen Werner (Norton Rose Fulbrignt), Gerard Bruil (Goudappel Coffeng), Martin Heiland (IPG-Potsdam) and Malla Paajanen

The European Coordinator of the North Sea – Baltic Corridor is Pavel Telička with James Pond as his Advisor. 

 The complete list of European Coordinators and Advisors at DG MOVE is as follows:

North Sea – Baltic: Pavel Telička (CZ) and James Pond

Scandinavian – Mediterranean: Pat Cox (IE) and Leo Huberts

Atlantic: Carlo Secchi (IT) and Carlo de Grandis

North Sea – Mediterranean: Péter Balázs (HU) and Andreas Faergeman

Rhine – Danube: Karla Peijs (NL) and Cesare Bernabei

Mediterranean: L.J. Brinkhorst (NL) and Günther Ettl

Baltic – Adriatic: Kurt Bodewig (DE) and Ellen Kray

Orient – East Med: Karl Vinck (BE) and Judit Bertrand

Rhine – Alpine: Ana de Palacio (ES) and Patrick Vankerckhoven

Furthermore, each Core Network Corridor is nominated with a financial advisor at DG MOVE, technical advisor at INEA and contact person at DG REGIO.