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AFTERNOON - VILNIUS

RAIL BALTICA / RAIL BALTIC (RB): THE WAY AHEAD
Meeting point: Vilnius Main Train Station

12:00-17:00 Train Journey Vilnius - Riga, with working sessions:
RB in the Eastern European strategic transport framework
RB: Effects on regional developments and contribution to modal shift
 

AFTERNOON - HELSINKI

PORTS AND MOTORWAYS OF THE SEA: THE CHALLENGES OF INNOVA TION
Meeting point: Helsinki, Radisson Blu Hotel Seaside

15:00-18:00 Technical Visit of the port of Helsinki
15:00-18:00 Project presentations: TEN-T to promote efficient and sustainable maritime transport

20:00 Evening reception in Radisson Blu Hotel Seaside, Helsinki

FULL DAY MEETINGS

RAIL BALTICA / RAIL BALTIC: THE WAY AHEAD (continuation)
Meeting point: Riga Main Train Station

08:30-15:00 Train journey Riga – Valka/Valga – Tallinn, with working sessions:
RB in the context of the European Baltic Sea Region Transport Strategy
How could the RB change the outlook for passengers in the Baltic Sea Region?
 

PORTS AND MOTORWAYS OF THE SEA: PERFORMANCE AND INNOVATION (continued)
Meeting point: Helsinki, Ferry Terminal (09:45)
NB : M/S Baltic Queen will be docked at Terminal D in the Port of Tallinn (Cruise Quay N°1)

10:30-12:30 Ferry trip Helsinki – Tallinn, with working session:
Operational Infrastructure for Motorways of the Sea
13:00-14:00 Lunch aboard the "Baltic Queen" vessel in the port of Tallinn
14:00-16:00 Working sessions aboard the "Baltic Queen": Ports - gateways of the trans-European transport network
16:00-16:15 COFFEE BREAK
16:15-17:15 Working sessions aboard the "Baltic Queen": Innovative solutions for Sulphur Emission Control Areas

MORNING PARALLEL MEETINGS

THE CONNECTING EUROPE FACILITY: LEVERAGING INVESTMENT IN COHESION COUNTRIES
Place: Tallinn, Solaris Grand Hall

09:00-11:00 Making best use of the 10 billion Euro for Cohesion Countries
11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:30-13:00 Blending, funding & financing: How to combine innovative financial instruments and grants

TEN-T INNOVATION AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Place: Tallinn, Swissôtel

9:00-11:00 Seizing new opportunities in all modes of transport
11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:30-13:00 SESAR: Innovative European Air Traffic Management

13:00-14:30 LUNCH BREAK

AFTERNOON PARALLEL MEETINGS

THE PERFORMING RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGER: DELIVERING QUALITY FOR PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT
Place: Tallinn, Solaris Grand Hall

14:30-16:00 Benchmark the efficiency of infrastructure managers(Round Table)
16:00-16:30 COFFEE BREAK
16:30-18:00 Railway infrastructure managers: Assuming a key role in TEN-T development (Round Table)

JOINING FORCES TO IMPLEMENT THE TEN-T: EVERYONE ON THE MOVE
Place: Tallinn, Swissôtel

14:30-16:00 Sharing responsibility brings benefits: building on experience
16:00-16:30 COFFEE BREAK
16:30-18:00 Landmark legislation: Breaking new ground

INLAND WATERWAYS IN THE TEN-T CORE NETWORK: UNLEASHING CAPACITIES ON RIVERS AND CANALS
Place: Tallinn, Representation of the European Commission

14:30-16:00 Inland waterways in core TEN-T network: what’s the deal? (Round Table)
16:00-16:30 COFFEE BREAK
16:30-18:00 Connecting inland waterways with rail and sea ports: from words to action

19:30 EVENING RECEPTION AT LENNUSADAM, Seaplane Harbour Museum
in the presence of the Prime Minister of Estonia, Andrus Ansip, and the Vice-President of the European Commission, Siim Kallas

MORNING

CORE NETWORK CORRIDORS: SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT IN PRACTICE
Place: Tallinn, Solaris Grand Hall

09:00-10:30 Reducing carbon emissions and increasing mobility: contradiction or opportunity?
10:30- 11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00-12:30 Citizens matter: Enabling seamless passenger transport

THE NORTHERN DIMENSION PARTNERSHIP ON TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS
Place: Tallinn, Swissôtel

09:30-12:00 Bridging TEN-T and the Great North (Round Table)

12:30-14:00 LUNCH BREAK

AFTERNOON

A FORWARD-LOOKING LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE TEN-T POLICY
Place: Tallinn, Solaris Grand Hall

14:00-15:15 A strong legal basis: key to transport and other EU policy objectives
15:15-15:45 COFFEE BREAK
15.15-15.45 Group photo and press statements
15.45-17.15 Core network corridors: A new age of TEN-T governance (Round Table)
17:15-18:30 Innovative corridors: Breaking ground (Round Table)

CLOSED INTER-INSTITUTIONAL SESSION
Place: Tallinn, Swissôtel

16:00-18:30 Closed inter-institutional session

19:30 EVENING RECEPTION AT ESTONIA CONCERT HALL In the presence of the President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, and the Vice-President of the European Commission, Siim Kallas

MORNING

TIME TO DELIVER: FINANCING TEN-T IMPLEMENTATION
Place: Tallinn, Solaris Grand Hall

09:00-10:15 TEN-T investment at EU and national levels: Burden or opportunity in times of crisis? (Round Table)
10:15-10:45 COFFEE BREAK
10:45-12:00 EU grants and innovative financial instruments:Making the best choice (Round Table)
12:00–12:30 CLOSING SESSION
Place: Tallinn, Solaris Grand Hall

12:30 LUNCH


Afternoon
:
- Return to Helsinki (Tallink ferry)
- Touristic visit of Tallinn

The full list of speakers, and their biography will follow soon. Come back in a couple of days !


NB: : Interpretation will be provided in DE, EN, ES, ET, FR, IT, PL for all the sessions taking place at Solaris Grand Hall.

 
 
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