NETLIPSE presented on the TEN-T Executive Agency Project Management Workshop
Tuesday 26 January 2010
The TEN-T EA organised its second Project Management
Workshop in Brussels on 12-13 January
2010. The event, which mirrored the first Project
Management Workshop held in December 2008, featured both a
plenary session as well as smaller breakout thematic sessions,
aimed at providing participants with more in-depth information on
more specific topics.
All the presentations delivered during this event as well as a
selection of pictures can be on the TEN-T EA website. The video
recording will also be uploaded to this page once it becomes
NETLIPSE was present at the Project Management Workshop. On the
first day of the 2-day Meeting, a presentation on NETLIPSE was
given by Mr. Marcel Hertogh (NETLIPSE Programme Manager) and Mr.
Tony Francis (UK Department for Transport Representative). You can
view their presentation here.
The TEN-T Project Management Workshop concluded on Wednesday one
and a half days of intense discussions over many diverse topics
linked to TEN-T projects. The event was organised by the
Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TEN-T EA) mainly
to offer the possibility to TEN-T funding beneficiaries to provide
feedback regarding their experience with TEN-T funding and
succeeded in its goals, attracting over 300 participants.
The event was opened by TEN-T EA Executive Director Dirk
Beckers, who outlined how the Agency changed considerably during
the last twelve months before moving on to introducing a series of
presentations about the main topics of the Workshop: Calls for
Proposals, Decisions, Evaluation, Strategic Action Plans (SAPs),
Action Status Reports (ASRs) and the Payment Cycle among
Three thematic break-out sessions were also organised to present
a series of best practices and give participants the opportunity to
intervene and comment. The results from these discussions were then
presented during the morning of the second day to the plenary
assembly, in order to collect feedback from everyone on the various
points raised the previous day.
The conference was then closed by the speeches delivered by the
Acting Director for Transport, Logistics, TEN-T and Co-modality of
DG Energy and Transport Jean-Eric Paquet and by the DG TREN
Director-General Matthias Ruete, who touched on the future of TEN-T
policy and of transport in general respectively.
Mr Beckers concluded the event by summarising the key points
which emerged from the various discussions and ensuring that the
Agency would pay close attention to them and improve its procedures
accordingly. He insisted that the success of the Workshop would
rely on implementing comments received in order to streamline and
simplify procedures within the Agency to offer an ever better
service to beneficiaries.
For more information on the TEN-T Project Management Workshop,