Seine-Scheldt network connects with European transport!

Seine Scheldt network was present at Connecting Europe Days, the flagship event for mobility in Europe, held in Brussels from April 2 to 5.

Organized by the European Commission in collaboration with the Belgian Presidency of the European Union, these days were an opportunity to highlight Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) projects financed by the European Executive Agency for Climate, Infrastructure and the Environment (CINEA).

For the occasion, Seine-Scheldt network had a stand with a progress map of operations in France, Flanders and Wallonia.

After two days of debates on major topics such as implementation of the revised Ten-T regulation, decarbonization and European transport financing, the days concluded with meetings of the corridor forums, including the first session of the new North Sea-Rhine-Mediterranean corridor (NSRM), resulting from the merger of the North Sea-Mediterranean (NSMED) and Rhine-Alps (RHALP) corridors.

As part of the forum, Gilles Ryckebusch, the new manager of the Seine-Scheldt EEIG and VNF’s Nord-Pas de Calais territorial director, warmly thanked its coordinator, Professor Peter Balàzs, on behalf of all the Seine-Scheldt Network partners and NSMED corridor stakeholders, for his constant support for Seine-Scheldt. In his speech, Professor Balazs hailed the Seine-Scheldt network as a “symbolic project” of the corridor.

Gilles Ryckebusch then took part in a round table discussion organized by Pawel Wojciechowski, current coordinator of the Rhine-Alps corridor, who has been proposed by the European Commission to take charge of the new NSRM corridor. The partners in the Seine-Scheldt Network will be keen to work with him to ensure that Europe’s largest wide-gauge river network is completed within the timeframe set out in the European Implementing Decision.