Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) apply Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to transport. The ITS Directive establishes a framework in support of the coordinated and coherent deployment and use of Intelligent Transport Systems within the European Union.

The purpose of this evaluation is to assess to which extent the ITS directive contributed to the faster and more coordinated deployment of ITS, as well as the better functioning of the road transport system and its interfaces with other modes. The evaluation will provide an up-to-date overview of the implementation the Directive and of the benefits and costs created. It will also assess if the current scope is still relevant and in line with technological developments and other EU policies.

Based on the evaluation, it will be determined if improvements to the Directive are necessary. In case of recommendations for revision, the evaluation would then provide the basis for an impact assessment for a revision of the Directive.

Throughout the evaluation, various consultation activities have already been carried out to obtain opinions and views of all interested stakeholders on the functioning of the Directive, the results of which are being used as supporting evidence in the evaluation. The Evaluation roadmap was published for feedback in March 2017 and an online public consultation was open between May and July 2017. This was complemented by targeted methods such as in-depth individual and group interviews and surveys.

Now we are organising a dedicated stakeholder workshop to present and discuss the preliminary findings of the evaluation with experts and other stakeholders.

We invite you to this meeting on Monday 23 April 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 at the Borschette conference centre (room 0D), Rue Froissart 36, B-1040 Brussels.

Draft agenda

09:00-09:45 Registration

09:45-10:00 Opening statement

10:00-11:30 Findings of the evaluation (presentation on all elements by the consultant, followed by Q&A)

12:00-13:00 Panel session

14:00-14:30 Emerging recommendations from the evaluation (presentation on all elements by the consultant, followed by Q&A)

14:30-15:30 Interactive session on recommendations

16:00-16:30 Reporting back by moderators and discussion

16:30-16:45 Conclusion

If you would wish to participate in this meeting, please register using the following link by Friday 6 April 2018: registration questionnaire. We anticipate a high level of interest in attending the meeting. Please be aware that we may have to limit the number of delegates from your organisation in view of the number of available seats in the meeting room.

Should you have any query about the event, please contact

Source: European Commission