The event will see the participation of representatives from the various European transport associations (CER, ESPO and UIC), of the main international financial institutions (Ebrd; Eib; Wbif and the World Bank), of the European Commission (Dg Enlargement, Dg Mobility and Transport)and of the Technical joint secretariat for the South East Europe Programme (SEE).
The inter-ministerial meeting will be preceded by an Infrastructure Forum which will focalise on the coordination of the priority planning for investments in the region and will tackle issues which go beyond infrastructure, with the aim of promoting an efficient development of operations of multimedia transport and overcome administrative and border obstacles. The main results of the forum will be at the base of the discussions of the ministerial conference which will deal with topics dealing with the priorities for investments in the South Eastern European area and with the financial mechanisms to support investments for transport infrastructure with the objective of developing an efficient transport system in the region. The ministerial conference in transport and the Infrastructure Forum have been organised by the Greek ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Connections and from the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki in collaboration with the Central European Initiative (Cei), heading the SEETAC project.
SEETAC is co-financed by the EU within the South East Europe (SEE) programme with a budget of 2.38 million euros and aims to analyze the integration between transport systems in the EU and Western Balkans. (ANSAmed).