Three new members for the Network!
Creation date: 14 June 2011
The latest Network of National ITS Associations meetings took place over two days at the ERTICO offices in Brussels. The eSafety Observers Network, which many ITS Nationals are also members of, held a meeting on the morning of the first day.
The Workshop which followed in the afternoon gave participants the opportunity to learn more about and provide input into the development of a template for national reporting on the ITS Directive. This template is non-compulsory, but widely welcomed and viewed by the National ITS Associations as a useful tool for assisting governments with reporting. In addition, co-operation with the EASYWAY project, through ITS Sweden and ITS Romania, is ongoing. The Workshop was followed in the evening by a pleasant networking dinner.
On the second day participants attended the Network Plenary meeting, where representatives from sixteen National ITS Associations were present, in addition to representatives from the Turkish Ministry of Transport who attended as observers. Participants heard presentations from three newly-approved members of the Network: ITS Ireland, ITS Bulgaria and ITS Russia. An update was given on recent developments in the SATIE project proposal, including the positive response of 6 National ITS Associations to the invitation to join the consortium.
The large number of local events and conferences organised by Network members in 2011 was highlighted, as well as the strong presence of the ITS Nationals at the upcoming ITS Europe Congress in Lyon, France, and the future ITS World Congress in Orlando, USA.
For more information, please contact Anna Limbrey (ERTICO - ITS Europe)