Action Plan

7th workshop, 17 January 2018, Rome

For this 7th workshop the input for the Action Plan will be the Vision for Transport 2030, the mitigation strategies for risks, the preliminary recommendations and additional input from external stakeholders and initiatives.

The scope of the Action Plan shall be discussed and defined as clearly as possible, concerning especially the demarcation in relation to other action plans and roadmaps. Furthermore, a general structure of the action plan will be generated. The aim is to agree on a template, milestones and first steps toward the Action Plan. Afterwards the structure will be filled with the project results so far and additional information from desk research and interviews.

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Event structure

The seventh MOBILITY4EU workshop was held in Rome on 17th of January 2018. The aim of this project internal workshop was to interactively create a structure and first inputs for the Action Plan. At the outset of the workshop the scope of the action plan was discussed and defined as clearly as possible, concerning especially the demarcation in relation to other roadmaps. Within the following interactive work a general structure of the action plan was generated.

  • Welcome and goal of the day by Gereon Meyer (VDI/VDE-IT);
  • Demarcation of MOBILITY4EU Action plan in the landscape of transport roadmaps;
  • Short review of the visions built in the last workshop in Nov 2017;
  • Interactive group session to build a structure of the Action Plan;
  • Interactive group session to create first action items;
  • Conclusions and next steps.

Opening Session

The workshop was opened by Gereon Meyer (VDI/VDE-IT), who welcomed the partners and presented the organization of the day. He pointed out that oftentimes stakeholders caring about their short-term investments have a rather critical view on the benefit of projects that look into the future and create potential images of transport. If acceptance and impact shall be achieved, the action plan Mobility4EU should aim give them specific advice what has to be done now to achieve the goals of tomorrow. Since the vision for transport in 2030 created was based on all the findings of previous phases, hence the next steps towards the Action Plan will have to respect these results.

Interactive Session 1

The first action of the day was to draw the landscape of the existing transport and mobility roadmaps and to position the Mobility4EU Action Plan within this landscape. Different existing roadmaps were sorted within a poster with the four focus points research, industry, policy, user perspective. The result of the discussion showed clearly a gap towards the user perspective within the roadmap landscape which should be filled by Mobility4EU. This can be delivered within the project, since a user centric design process has been employed from the early stages of the work. Furthermore, the Action Plan is built during a stakeholder’s oriented process that involved user representatives already within the consortium and as Associated Partners from the start.

Interactive Session 2

The second session was installed with the aim to shortly remind on the preceding work on the Vision for Transport 2030 as the objective of the Action Plan. The most important characteristics of the five vision parts created during the interactive workshop on 17 Nov 2017 were collected in a words cloud. Then, the main task of the day, the definition of the Structure of the Action Plan, was started. After a short introduction given by Gereon Meyer from VDI/VDE-IT, possibilities to assign action fields and made a recommendation for an Action Plan structure were discussed first in groups and then in the plenary. All developed sets of action fields were collected on a poster. The consortium agreed on the conclusions that a multimodal structure shall be implemented, that does not sort action items according to modes and does not differ between freight and passenger transport. Technical aspects should definitely be included, but should be dealt from the user point of view. Furthermore, there exist different dimensions that should be considered, like:

  • user needs/stakeholders/user acceptance
  • infrastructure/services/resources/enablers
  • timescale
  • methodology

In the last group work, first action items were defined in order to develop an idea and discuss the form and granularity of action items.


At the end of the workshop, Gereon Meyer summarized the results of the day and gave an outlook on next steps to be done within the consortium towards the draft action plan. This first draft action plan will be finalized within a workshop including selected experts to fill gaps.


24 partners’ members were involved in the activities of the workshop, representing the various stakeholders’ groups.


24 partners’ members were involved in the activities of the workshop, representing the various stakeholders’ groups.

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