Key European politicians, industry representatives and mobility projects gathered on 28-30 June in Lyon for Connecting Europe Days (CED) 2022, Europe’s mobility flagship event organised by the Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), European Commission. The event included an exhibition where the OLGA project held a stand.
All kinds of representatives from the transport industry met at the Lyon Convention Centre for a three-day event full of meetings and discussions regarding transport and mobility, with a clear focus on the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). The event featured practical exhibitions of electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles, a Marketplace where young innovation companies could pitch their projects and meet new investors and a venue where different projects and industry representatives held stands to announce their activities.
The OLGA project is a key player in the quest for green transformation and a zero-emissions future, being funded under the EU Green Deal call on green airports to support smart and sustainable mobility. Its presence at the CED 2022 allowed for engagement with policymakers, industry, and mobility experts on topics such as resilience in transportation, multimodality, energy efficiency and hydrogen.
OLGA met with its sister port projects MAGPIE & PIONEERS
Among the 80 stands that were part of the CED 2022 exhibition, there was also the stand of the projects PIONEERS (PORTable Innovation Open Network for Efficiency and Emissions Reduction Solutions) and MAGPIE (sMArt Green Ports as Integrated Efficient multimodal hubs). These projects are sister projects of OLGA related to ports covering the topics of green energy and sustainable transport. All three projects aim to decarbonise transport infrastructure and produce clean energy using innovative technologies. On this occasion, the three projects had the opportunity to discuss further joint actions and initiatives.
An important highlight of the event was the visit of Adina Vălean, European Commissioner for Transport, who signed an agreement to secure supply chains with Ukraine and Moldova.
Ms Vălean also spoke during the opening ceremony on the second day. She participated in many meetings and activities held during the whole event, including visits to some of the stands present. The event ended with a closing ceremony on the third day to commemorate the ten years of Connecting Europe Days – formerly known as TEN-T days – as well as the European Year of Youth. More than 2000 participants from over 44 countries assisted this event edition.