22 February 2022, Maison de la Chimie

Part 1


Arrival of attendees


Opening of the conference

Sandra MOATTI and Jean-Bernard KOVARIK, moderators


Video compilation of the Future Days session on 1 December 2021: “What are the challenges facing decarbonised mobility in terms of infrastructure and services?”


Opening speeches

Christophe BECHU, President of AFIT France and Gilles ROUSSEL, President of the Université Gustave Eiffel


Keynote “Ecological transition, the challenges facing transport infrastructure and public stakeholders.”

Herald RUIJTERS, Director of Investment, Innovative & Sustainable Transport (DG MOVE, European Commission)

Discussion with the participants hosted by Fabienne KELLER, Member of the European Parliament


Round table 1: “How to finance transport infrastructure in Europe in the future”

Introduction and overview by Philippe DURON, Co-President of TDIE and former President of AFIT France

Anne-Marie IDRAC, Chairwoman of France Logistique: “The views of freight transport and logistics stakeholders.”

Dirk BECKERS, Director of CINEA: “The complementarities between European and national funding.”

Exploring perspectives with the heads of European transport infrastructure financing agencies : Tomáš BLECHA (Czech Republic), Prof. Dr Torsten BÖGER (Germany) and Christophe BECHU (France) and Björn HASSELGREN (Sweden)



Part 2


European Hackathon “What infrastructure is required for low carbon mobility in Europe?”:

presentation of two projects by the winning students

Sponsored by Hélène JACQUOT-GUIMBAL, Co-Founder of the Université Gustave Eiffel


Modal shift and new infrastructure: a glimpse into the future of decarbonised mobility

Virtual visit to a major construction site: the Seine-Nord Europe Canal: Jérôme DEZOBRY, Chairman of the Management Board of the Seine-Nord Europe Canal Society

The 5th Generation Road programme (R5G), Nicolas HAUTIERE, Director COSYS Department, Université Gustave Eiffel

Discussion with the participants hosted by Michel NEUGNOT, President of the Mobility and Transport Commission, Régions de France




Round table 2: “How to include sustainable development issues in investment choices”

Todd LITMAN, Founder and Executive Director of the Victoria Policy Transport Institute (Canada): “Transport and equity projects”

Jose Manuel VASSALO, Professor in the Department of Transportation Engineering, Urban and Regional Planning at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain):
“Funding and Financing to Ensure Sustainable Mobility”

David ZAMBON, Director of Infrastructure for Transport and Materials at Cerema: “Assessing the resilience of transport infrastructure”

Exploring perspectives with Péter BALÁZS, Coordinator of the North Sea – Mediterranean Corridor; Dominique RIQUET, Member of the European Parliament and David VALENCE, Chairman of the Council for the Orientation of Infrastructures (COI)


The research agenda “Transport in Europe”

Thierry GOGER, Secretary-General of the Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories (FEHRL)


Conclusions: , Jean-Baptiste DJEBBARI, Minister Delegate for Transport, attached to the Minister of the Ecological Transition

Every item on the programme will include the opportunity for exchanges with participants.

The conference will be followed by an aperitif at the Maison de la Chimie.

* This event has not been organised by the French government. However, the government has authorised the use of the emblem of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
** Unless otherwise instructed by the government, the event will be held in person at the Maison de la Chimie in Paris. However, speakers and participants who are unable to join us for health reasons will be able to attend and participate in the conference remotely.