The Promise of Integrated Borderless Corridor Development
November 6th, 10.00 – 18.00, Alsdorf, Aachen, Germany

The Corridor Conference on integrated borderless corridor development is organised by Rijkswaterstaat, North Rhine-Westphalia and Flanders. The Corridor Week is linked to this conference.

Synchromodal and sustainable corridors is where innovation can flourish. This is what is needed in the Eurodelta. The Promise of Integrated Borderless Corridor Development is aiming for intensifying cooperation across borders and defining a mutual strategy. At this conference high level professionals are invited, who are committed with corridor development, are invited to join.

Safe and Secure Truck Parking
November 6th, 18.30 – 21.00, Nieuwe Maze, World Port Center, Rotterdam

Secure parking places for trucks and commercial vehicles has been listed as a top priority in the ITS Action Plan and the ITS Directive 2010/40/EU. A presentation of the EU study recently developed will be done by the led consultants Panteia, Menno Menist and Rob de Leeuw van Weenen. This year the Province of Zuid-Holland has been quite busy with this topic and would like to discuss further steps with key stakeholders over an informal dinner.

Inland Shipping - Cooperation for clean transport
November 7th, 9.00 – 13.00, SS Rotterdam

Working together on the container ship from Flanders to the Netherlands and from the North of France to the Ruhr area; also known as Corridor Antwerp - Rotterdam.

We all want modal shift yet the transport by road keeps increasing. However in this conference, we will continue making this shift happen, contributing with a good connection and organization to make optimum use of inland navigation. The program includes a work session with New Ways Brabant and Multimodal Flanders. The New Ways Brabant platform is a market-driven initiative set up by carriers, while Multimodal Flanders is set up by the government. Both organizations give a glimpse into their practice. Carriers and shippers are the primary target group. Also Heineken explains how the realization of new business and climate goals can go hand in hand, alias the Green Corridor. This session has the cooperation of the provinces of Gelderland, Noord-Brabant, Flanders and Zeeland.

VND Conference Corridor Rotterdam-Antwerpen; Borderless connections and Delta
November 7th, 14.00 – 18.00, SS Rotterdam

Accessibility is crucial for the economical strength of our Delta. Multimodal connections are of great importance for the Flemish and Dutch Delta. Key speakers at the conference are Peter Frankopan and Alexander d’Hooghe. Frankopan is an expert on the Silk Road, d’Hooghe is spatial planning professor.

Formed in 2011, the Vlaams-Nederlandse Delta is a collaborative network between the provinces of Antwerp, North Brabant, East Flanders, West Flanders, Zeeland and Zuid-Holland. In cooperation with cities, seaports, business community and knowledge institutions, the VND aims to facilitate projects that are necessary for the economic and logistics development of the region and this session is the yearly session for 2018.

Investment Meeting
November 7th, 15.00 – 17.00, SS Rotterdam

In this session we wish to exchange your thoughts about a long-term development Investment Program, which is aimed at the Dutch Freight Corridors East and Southeast so that in the future we can have the most competitive and sustainable corridors in Europe. You can contribute to this by bringing in your visions, experiences and ambitions.

The international freight corridors East and Southeast are of national importance because of the companies located on the corridors and the important transit function to foreign countries. For Europe the Corridor is from Rotterdam to Genoa, of which the Dutch corridors are part of the largest freight train corridor.\

In order to maintain this top position, investments within the infrastructure, economy / innovation, area development, energy and digitization. The provinces of Gelderland and Zuid-Holland have therefore taken the initiative to cooperate with all major parties in a broader investment program that also includes other aspects of the corridors.

Joint Meeting of the Expert Committees "Spatial and Transport Planning; Economic Development and Logistics" and "Environment and Energy"
November 7th, 15.00 – 17.30, ss Rotterdam

In this meeting we will discuss the follow-up on the EGTC Position Paper on the Rastatt Incident, Joan Amoros will give a presentation about FERRMED and we will discuss the action plan EGTC for 2019-2021.

Steering Committee CLINSH
November 7th, 16.00 – 17.00, SS Rotterdam

CLINSH – CLean INland SHipping - is a project in which emission reducing technologies and alternative fuels are tested in practice. This will provide valuable information about their effectiveness and operating costs. The main objective of CLINSH is to contribute to a better air quality in urban areas. The CLINSH project is a cooperation between 17 partners from 4 European countries, including universities, port authorities, local governments and private companies. The CLINSH project benefits from co-funding from the EU LIFE Programme. Province Zuid-Holland is lead partner. This is a private meeting.

Corridor Dinner; Working together in Corridors in the Eurodelta
November 7th, 18.00 – 21.30, SS Rotterdam

The Corridor Dinner is an initiative of the province of Zuid-Holland to bring all important players together during the Corridor Week in order to work towards a joint strategy for sustainable and multimodal corridors in the Eurodelta, on board of the emblematic SS Rotterdam.

One powerful Eurodelta does not happen without an effort. The pooling of knowledge, investments and networks is essential in order to develop the corridors that will enable this entire region to remain leading, make optimal use of the economic potential and ensure the quality of life for our residents. The Corridor Dinner enables our guests to expand or deepen their network and to shape the ambition of one powerful Eurodelta.

During this dinner, a number of Corridor Stakeholders will meet in a TV show setting with the presenter Donatello Piras and Jaap Smit, (King's Commissioner in Zuid-Holland), about the joint ambitions, the current developments and the way in which we can have sustainable and multimodal corridors in one Eurodelta. Invited guests: Pawel Wojciechowski (EC coordinator for Rhine-Alpine), Ronald Paul (Port of Rotterdam), Axel Buyse (Deputy of the Flemish Government), Caroline Nagtegaal (Member of European Parliament) and Dr. Hendrik Schulte – State Secretary North-Rhine Westphalia

EGTC Rhine Alpine Advisory Board and general Assembly
November 8th, 9.30 – 17.00, SS Rotterdam

The session contains a variety of expert speakers that will continue the discussions about current corridor issues and about the future development of the Rhine Alpine corridor.

In order to facilitate transnational cooperation between the partners along the axis and to manage the complex challenges of this corridor development, the “Interregional Alliance for the Rhine-Alpine Corridor EGTC” was established in 2015.

NUVIT Efficient, sustainable freight delivery across urban areas session
November 8th, 14.00 – 17.00, ss Rotterdam

Can we come to a concrete start for the complex area development in the Waal-Eemhaven on the border between city and port?

In the Waal-Eemhaven area, major tasks and ambitions come together in the field of urbanization, sustainable mobility and energy, circular economy, climate adaptation and the pursuit of a socially inclusive city. An inclusive, area-oriented approach requires breaking through traditional, sectoral methods. Rijkswaterstaat is the coordinator of this programme.

Measurement brings knowledge, even across borders
Cross-border statistics & mobility

November 8th, ss Rotterdam

Today, there is little interwoven data related to cargo and people flows between neighbouring countries. As a result, there is currently limited insight into the nature and extent of cargo and people flows between economic core areas. The lack of comparable spatial-economic data and data on mobility flows impedes cross-border cooperation at every level.

The aim of this sub-session is to start with an integral initiative aimed at a sustainable, extensive data infrastructure in the area of cargo and people flows. Firstly, the intention is that the provinces of Zuid-Holland, Noord-Brabant and Gelderland, Statistics Netherlands, IT.NRW and statistics Flanders will express the importance of cross-border data. Secondly, that on the spot consideration is given to a suitable case for cargo flows and a pilot for people flows to make existing data on mobility comparable and transparent. Thirdly, that a project group and / or a partnership between the parties involved is drawn up to give effect to that which was conceived during the sub-session