Tuesday and Wednesday, 4th - 5th December 2018

Venue: Hotel Best Western Premier SLON, Slovenska cesta 34, Ljubljana

DAY 1: Tuesday, 4 December 2018

08.15 – 09.00
Registration and Welcome Coffee

PLENARY SESSION

09.00 – 09.05
Welcome and Introduction

  • EUSDR Priority Area Coordinators (PACs; Poledica, Žepič)

09.05 – 09.35
Keynote Speeches

  • Ms. Nina Mauhler, State Secretary for Transport, Ministry of Infrastructure, Slovenia
  • Mr. Miodrag Poledica, State Secretary, Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Serbia

09.35 – 10.30
S1: Financing Mechanisms for Transport Projects
Moderator: Franc Žepič
Speakers:

  • Macro-regional strategies and EU programmes – Download the PDF here
    Ms Nataša Štor-Zagoričnik and Mr. Franc Žepič, Ministry of Infrastructure, Slovenia
  • EIB’s Contribution to Transport Infrastructure Investments in the Danube Region – Download the PDF here
    Mr. Vigo Legzdins, EIB (European Investment Bank), Luxembourg 
  • EBRD support for transport infrastructure in the Danube region countries – Download the PDF here
    Mr. Donald Mishaxhiu, EBRD, London, United Kingdom

10.30 –11.00 – Coffee Break

11.00 –12.30
S2: Towards Improved Mobility and Connectivity in the Danube Region:
Main transport corridors crossing the Danube macro-region

Introductory speech:

  • Towards improved mobility and connectivity in the Danube Region
    Ms. Barbara Bernardi, INEA, the European Commission

Presentations:

  • Indicative TEN-T Corridors for the South-East Europe – Download the PDF here
    Mr. Dejan Lasica, SEETO
  • UNECE Trans European North-South Motorway project – Download the PDF here
    Mr. Andrzej Maciejewski, UNECE TEM project manager
  • Implementation of the Alpine – Western Balkan Rail Freight Corridor – Download the PDF here
    Mr. Igor Prinčič, Ministry of Infrastructure, Slovenia and Mr. Franc Klobučar, Slovenian Railways-Infrasructure Ltd., Slovenia
  • New initiative: On the best way to new perspectives (from Germany to Turkey) – Download the PDF here
    Mr. Alfred Nagelschmied, Land Steiermark, Austria
  • 2013 Initiative: The Traianus Corridor (linking the Balck sea and North Adriatic Sea) – Download the PDF here
    Mr. Valentin Berca, Bryksystems, Romania
  • Adriatic-Ionian Corridor: a corridor linking two macro-regions – Download the PDF here
    Mr. Franc Žepič, Ministry of Infrastructure, Slovenia

12.30–14.00  – Lunch Break

14.00 - 16.00 PARALLEL SESSIONS

S3: Activities and On-going Projects Relevant to the Danube Region

Moderator: Dr. Fedor Černe
Speakers:

  • The TRANSGREEN Project – Download the PDF here
    Ms. Hildegard Meyer, WWF International Danube, Carpathian Programme, Austria
  • The CHESTNUT project, linking with the project Smart commuting – Download the PDF here
    Ms Nela Halilović, Municipality of Velenje, Slovenia
  • The CityWalk Project – Download the PDF here
    Mr. Danilo Čeh, Scientific Research Centre Bistra Ptuj, Slovenia
  • The eGUTS Project – Download the PDF here
    Ms. Katja Hanžič, University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • The “Linking DANUBE” project – Download the PDF here
    Mr. Matej Gojčič,  Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region, Slovenia
  • The Transdanube.Pearls Project – Download the PDF here
    Ms. Simona Roudi, Development Agency Sinergija Ltd., Moravske Toplice, Slovenia 
  • The RADAR Project – Download the PDF here
    Mr. Marko Ševrović and Ms. Olivera Đorđević, EIRA-EuroRAP

Discussion

S4: The future of rail passenger transport in the Danube region

Moderator: Dr. Borna Abramović
Speakers:

  • Challenges for Passenger Transport – Download the PDF here
    Dr. Libor Lochman, CER
  • 4th Railway package and Passenger Transport – Download the PDF here
    Ms. Vlasta Kampoš-Jerenec, Ministry of Infrastructure, Slovenia
  • Passenger transport developments in the Western Balkans – Download the PDF here
    Ms. Tanja Dašić, Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs, Montenegro
  • RUMOBIL (Regional Public Transport) – Download the PDF here
    Ms. Helena Luketić, HŽ Passenger Transport Ltd, Croatia
  • The present status and possibilities for improved passenger transport in the DR– Download the PDF here
    Mr. Miloš Rovšnik , Slovenian Railways − Passenger Transport, Slovenia
  • Prospects for High Speed Rail in the Danube region – Download the PDF here
    Mr. Helmut Adelsberger, InfraConceptA, Austria
  • Connecting Danube region by rail – improved passenger services and infrastructure development opportunities – Download the PDF here
    Mr. Peter Verlič and Mr. Blaž Jemenšek, Institute of Traffic and Transport Ljubljana l.l.c., Slovenia
  • What future for passenger transport in the SEERAIL – Download the PDF here
    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Borna Abramović, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Discussion

16.00–16.30 – COFFEE BREAK

PLENARY SESSION

16.30–17.30
S5: Euro – Asian Transport Links: Importance for the Danube Region 

Moderator: Mr. Franc Žepič
Speakers:

  • Mr. Roel Jannsens, UNECE, Switzerland –Download the PDF here
  • Mr. Igor Hribar, Deutsche Bahn AG (DB), Austria Download the PDF here

Discussion
           
17.30                Closure of the first day

19.00 – 21.30  Networking Dinner

DAY 2: Wednesday, 5 December 2018

08.30 – 09.00
Registration

09.00–13.00

PARALLEL SESSIONS

S6: Road Safety in the Danube region with focus on infrastructure

Moderator: Mr. Nenad Nikolić
Speakers:

  • Measures to improve road safety in Slovenia – Download the PDF here
    Ms. Vesna Marinko, Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency, Slovenia
  • Global Framework Plan of Action for Road Safety – Download the PDF here
    Mr. Nenad Nikolic, Regional Advisor,  UNECE
  • SEETO Region Road Safety Strategy Survey – Download the PDF here
    Ms. Liliana Cela, SEETO
  • National Road Safety fund in the Republika Srpska – Towards a higher level of road safety – Download the PDF here
    Mr. Milija Radović and Mr. Milan Tešić. TSARS, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Panel on How to set-up a national Road Safety Policy:

  • Mr. Miroslav Djerić, Ministry of Transport and Communication, Bosnia and Herzegovina Download the PDF here
  • Mr. Radu Rogovei, Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure, Moldova – Download the PDF here
  • Mr. Darko Micevski, Ministry of Transport and Communication, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Download the PDF here
  • Prof Krsto Lipovac, Faculty for Transport and Traffic Engineering, Serbia Download the PDF here
  • Road Safety Performance Review Albania Download the PDF here
    Mr. Edmond Alite, Albania

Safer Roads

  • The Danube region free of high risk roads – Download the PDF here
    Mr. Steve Lawson and Ms. Olivera Đorđević, EIRA – EuroRAP
  • Motorway safety – Slovenia case – Download the PDF here
    Mr. Bojan Banfi, DARS d.d., Slovenia 
  • The effectiveness of average speed cameras on motroways in UK – Download the PDF here
    Mr. Ursachi George, Agilysis
  • Road safety in Croatia – Download the PDF here
    Mr. Krešimir Viduka, Croatian Auto Club, Croatia

Discussion

S7: Challenges of Air transport in the Danube region

Moderator: Mr. Franc Žepič
Speakers:

    • Sustainable Air Transport in the EU – Download the PDF here
      Prof. Univ.-Doz. DDr. Bernd H. Kortschak, University of Erfurt, Germany
    • Overview of Air traffic development in southern Central Europe – Download the PDF here
      Mr. Janez Krašnja, Fraport Slovenia, Slovenia
    • Intermodal accessibility air – rail (case of Vienna Int. Airport) – Download the PDF here
      Mr. Josef Zitzler, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Austria
    • Challenges of Air transport in the Danube region – Download the PDF here
      Mr. Milan Ležaić, Civil aviation Directorate of the Republic of Serbia
    • Follow Me Equipment – SILOGIC – Download the PDF here
      Mr. Valentin Berca, Bryksystem, Romania

 

  • Discussion

10.45–11.15 – Coffee Break

13.00 – Closure of the Conference (PACs)
13.00–15.00 – Buffet Lunch

Conference language: English. No interpretation available.

The project is co-founded by ERDF and IPA-II funds.