19th PA1b Steering Group meeting


The 19th PA1b Steering Group meeting was held on Monday and Tuesday, 23-24 September 2019 at the “Remisens Premium Hotel Metropol”, Portorož, Slovenia. The two days SG meeting started with the Ad hoc group meeting on projects, continued next day in formal SG setting and ended the third day (Wednesday, 25 September 2019) with the technical visit to the Port of Koper. Participants: AT, BiH, CRO, CZ, DE, HU, ME, RO, SI, SRB, UA and CEI, SRC Bistra (Citywalk), NC (SI – Ministry of Foreign affairs), Slovenian Ministry of Infrastructure.  We missed a lot members / representatives from BG, MD, SK and DG MOVE, DG NEAR, DG REGIO, DTP, DSP.

AGENDA (presentations are to be added)

19th STEERING GROUP MEETING and Ad hoc Working Group on Projects

Monday & Tuesday, 23 – 24 September 2019, Slovenia

Venue: Remisens Premium Hotel Metropol, Obala 75a, Portorož

Ver. 22.7.2019

DAY 1: Monday, 23 September 2019     
  AD HOC WG ON PROJECTS (Closed: SG members only)
13.00 – 14.00 Registration and light buffet lunch
14.00 – 14.10 Welcome and Introduction
14.10 – 17.45 State of play PA1b projects




·         Introduction to projects overview

·         Review of the list of projects (country by country)

·         Ongoing and planned projects with added value for the Danube region (soft and infrastructure projects) – focus on 2019-2025

·         Project selection: What projects to be included in the PA1b project long list?

·         Flagship / strategic projects: What projects could be short listed?

·         Is updated project form needed?

–      Presentation and discussion by PACs and SG members


15.30 – 16.00

Coffee Break


17.45 – 18.00 Wrap up and Conclusion
19.00 – 21.00 Working Dinner  (Invited: Ad hoc WG & 19th SG meeting participants)



DAY 2: Tuesday, 24 September 2019
19th STEERING GROUP MEETING (SG members, observers and invited experts)
08.30 – 09.00 Registration and Welcome coffee
09.00 – 09.30 Welcome and introductory topics

Welcome and introductory words

PA1b PACs (F.Žepič and M.Jovanović)

– Andreja Knez, Director-General for Inland transport, Ministry of Infrastructure, Slovenia

– Andreja Jerina, NC, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia


Approval of the agenda of the 19th SG meeting and the minutes of the 18th SG meeting

SG members

09.30 – 10.30 EU Transport policies, the Danube Strategy and PA1b:

Summary of work carried out by Ad hoc WG on projects

Mirjana Jovanović and Željko Janjoš, Ministry Of Construction, Transport And Infrastructure, Serbia


Monitoring transport policies: EU transport policy, including WB Connectivity platform and EaP Transport Panel

– information by PAC (F.Žepič)

5. The Danube Trans-national Programme (DTP): information on activities, results of 3rd call 2019 and ongoing 2nd PAC call
– information by PACs

Revision of the EUSDR Action plan: State of play – information   

– Željko Janjoš, Ministry Of Construction, Transport And Infrastructure, Serbia

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break (and family photo)
11.00 – 12.30 Policy development   

Identification and Selection of priority transport topics

– introduction Franc Žepič, PAC, discussion all participants 


Cross-border issues: What actions to be taken?

introduction by PACs, discussion all participants

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 – 15.00 Capitalisation and Communication   

Capitalisation – thematic pole 6

Danilo Čeh, Bistra Ptuj, Slovenia


Activities undertaken for publications on Transport infrastructure in the Danube Region: Railway links and on Air links

information by PACs


PA1b Communication activities:

a) Website update and Story–telling

b) Promotional material:  What kind of flayers do we need?

Luka Škoda, Ministry of Infrastructure, Slovenia

15.00 – 16.15 Cooperation, Joint Initiatives and Events


– Joint Meeting PA1a and PA1b (Vienna, 12 June 2019)

EUSDR PA1 and 3SI (Three Seas Initiative): How to build synergies?

– 27-28 June 2019: 8th EUSDR Annual forum, Bucharest


Joint Initiatives: PA1b and UNECE Joint workshop on Regional Rail Connectivity (3-4 october 2019, Belgrade)

– Željko Janjoš, Ministry Of Construction, Transport And Infrastructure


MR Strategies-EUSDR and EUSAIR: Possibilities of mutual cooperation

– Mirjana Jovanović, Ministry Of Construction, Transport And Infrastructure, Serbia

15. Planning 20th SG meeting – date, venue and content
16. AOB & Closure of the meeting
16.15 – 16.30 Farewell Coffee

Important Note: The meeting will be held in English. No interpretation available!


DAY 3:

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Only for SG participants that registered in advance!


Technical Visit to the PORT OF KOPER

(Part of 19th PA1b SG Meeting)

8.15 – 9.00 Travel from Portorož (Hotel Metropol) to the Port of Koper
9.00 – 9.30 Welcome and brief presentation of port’s activities
9.30 – 10.45 Site tour of Port Facilities (by bus)
10.45 – 12.00 Travel from Portorož to Ljubljana
12.00 – 13.30 Light Working Lunch in Ljubljana & Farewell

AGENDA_19th SG Meet_23-24 September2019