(Updated news from 15/04/2015)
Corrigendum: In view of the holidays period, the deadline of this call for applications has been extended from 17 May 2015 to 26 May 2015.
Setting up the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum
President Juncker identified 'Jobs, Growth and Investment' and 'A Connected Digital Single Market' as the first two priorities for EU policy. The goal is to foster growth, competiveness, jobs and the internal market, in particular through making better use of the opportunities offered by digital technologies. Specifically in the transport sector, such tools could improve the use of existing resources and the daily life of citizens.
In this frame, the European Commission has set up the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DTLF), to address this topic during the next three years.
The Forum will aim at further supporting digitalisation of freight transport and logistics. It will bring together Member States and stakeholders from all transport and logistics communities with the aim to identify challenges and areas where common action in the EU is needed, to provide recommendations, and to work on the implementation of these recommendations where appropriate.
The European Commission published on 9 April 2015 the Decision setting-up an expert group on Digital Transport and Logistics – The Digital Transport and Logistics Forum [C(2015)2259]
The DTLF will operate with the following structure: a plenary will meet two or three times a year; between plenary meetings, experts will meet in non-permanent technical working groups to address specific barriers to digitalisation of freight transport and logistics. The DTLF envisages in particular to address following topics:
- Creating a climate of trust : data protection and cybersecurity,
- Recognition of e-transport documents by banks, authorities, insurances,
- Access to data,
- New business opportunities.
Elements of background are available for further precisions.
Call for Applications
A Call for Applications for the selection of DTLF members accompanies the Commission's Decision. The European Commission is looking forward to applications from organisations meeting the criteria outlined in the call not later than 17 May 2015 not later than 26 May 2015.