The 7th stakeholder conference The Danube Region Transport Days – DRTD 2022: “Towards energy-efficient, sustainable transport” was held on 28 – 29 November in Ljubljana. The meeting was organised by EUSDR PA1b coordinators in cooperation with the UNECE, the Transport Community and the OJP4 Danube Consortium under the auspices of the Slovenian Presidency of the EUSDR. (Agenda.pdf  Agenda.ppt

Discussions focused on making transport more sustainable and energy efficient in the light of new reality of high energy prices and the EU energy deficit as well as identifying possible ways and developments of energy efficiency in transport. 

Thanks to everyone who could attend our IN-PERSON events.   (See: Family Photo DRTD2022 )


Special thanks goes to our distinguished introductory speakers and excellent sessions speakers:

Mr. Franc Žepič, EUSDR PA1b Coordinator (PAC), Ministry of Infrastructure, Slovenia, for introductory words and moderating the event, 

Mr. Matej Zakonjšek, Director, Transport Community Treaty, and

Mr. Walter Nissler, Chief of Section Sustainable Transport Division, UNECE for introductory speeches and 

Mr. Bojan Kumer, Minister, Ministry of Infrastructure, Slovenia for the keynote speech. 


S1-1 EUROCONTROL’s view on energy efficient air transport in the EU and the Danube Region

– Mr. Philippe Merlo, Director EGSD (European Green Sky Directorate), EUROCONTROL, Brussels


S1-2 ERF’s view on energy efficient road transport in the EU and the Danube Region

– Mr. Christophe Nicodème,  General Director, ERF, Brussels


S1-3 Flexible, sustainable and integrated EU railway network

Mr. Gorazd Marinič, Programme Manager, Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking, Brussels


S1-4 New powertrain architecture for radically reduced electric vehicle energy demand

Mr. Aljaž Dvoršak, ELAPHE Propulsion Technologies, Slovenia


S1-5 Hydrogen corridors in EU and opportunities for its application in the transport sector

– Mr. Darko Levičar, Director, Hydrogen Europe, Brussels


S1-6 Airplanes of the near future that are energy efficient

Mr. Tine Tomažič, Director of R&D, PIPISTREL, Slovenia   


S1-7 Trains of tomorrow: energy efficient and ecofriendly trains with the latest alternative traction systems

– Mr. Aleš Napast, CEO, Siemens mobility d.o.o.,


S1-8 Truck as a Service Concept

Ms. Carla Detrieux, Director, Volta Trucks, England


S1-9 ODYSEE_MURE project: What methods are available for evaluating energy efficiency policies in the transport sector?

Mr. Didier Bosseboeuf, ADEME (Agence de la transition ecologique), France


S2-1 Decarbonization of the transport sector under Energy Community framework

Mr. Peter Pozsgai, European Green Deal Unit, Energy Community Treaty, Vienna


S2-2 UNECE activities towards sustainable and energy efficient transport

– Mr. Walter Nissler, Chief of Section Sustainable Transport Division. UNECE, Geneva


S2-3 Projects for sustainable and energy efficient transport in the Western Balkans

Mr. Nedim Begović, Transport Community Permanent Secretariat, Belgrade


S2-4 City logistics: first and last mile solutions for enhanced energy efficiency

– Assist. Prof. Mr. Tomislav Letnik, University of Maribor, Slovenia


S2-5 Electromobility in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ms. Anela Karahasan, Chamber of the  Economy of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina


S2-6 Past, present and future of eMobility in Slovenia

Mr. Ignac Završnik, Slovenian e-Mobilty Society, Slovenia 


S2-7 Improved transport services and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in the Republic of Serbia

– Ms. Jovana Đurović, Public enterprise Roads of Serbia, Serbia      


S2-8 SMACKER: eco-friendly solutions for public transport in rural and peripheral areas

Ms. Katja Hanžič, University of Maribor, Slovenia


S2-9  Alternative Fuels Infrastructure in Slovenia – challenges and opportunities & North Adriatic Hydrogen Valley 

Ms. Vesna Uršič-Krulej & Dr. Janez Blaž, Ministry of Infrastructure, Slovenia