Hearings

A committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. Hearings can also be held jointly by two or more committees. Most committees organise regular hearings, as they allow them to hear from experts and hold discussions on the key issues. On this page you will find all the available information relating to committee hearings, including programmes and contributions from speakers.

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TRAN

Four experts from Portugal, Sweden, the Czech Republic and Belgium will debate with TRAN Members on the role of public transport in low-density areas. They will raise the specific characteristics and challenges faced by those areas and the resulting importance of services ensuring mobility. The hearing should provide an overview of good practices and case studies and would outline possible recommendations (logistics, pricing policies, etc.) for the future.

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TRAN

Five speakers representing all sides of the aviation sector briefed the TRAN Members about most recent developments and strategic planning in the low-cost air travel sector. The focus was especially on the main challenges of digitalisation, decarbonisation, competitiveness, safety, climate change and improving working conditions and passenger experience.

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TRAN

In order to achieve the ambitious goals of the Union to reduce the CO2 emissions, it will be important to unleash the full potential of the inland waterway transport. Interface with other modes of transport needs to be fully interoperable and efficient in order to achieve a modal shift towards this sustainable mode of transport. Innovation in the sector, including digitalisation and modernisation of the fleet will be crucial factors to achieve these goals.