TransEuropean transport networks

  • mobility

This working group follows up on the TEN-T (Trans-European transport networks) guidelines, including TEN-T project financing through the Connecting Europe Facility, the greening of transnational corridors and connections with neighbouring countries

The working group developed a response to the TEN-T guidelines (February 2012) and has been further lobbying to ensure cities’ representation and participation in the new networks.

It will also further cooperate on the European multimodal journey planner.

TEN ensures a free flow of goods and people. TEN-T is the physical network that helps European cities develop their local knowledge economy.

There are also a number of challenges facing TEN. Cities have to provide the best possible interface between the sensitive urban fabric and TEN infrastructure.

Cities also have to balance their involvement in hardware investments between different types of modal infrastructure.

We are convinced that given the current economic situation and the budgetary challenges faced by the EU in this area,, cities can play a key role in improving the efficiency of the TEN process and maximising the economic impact of these investments.

Good examples of this are urban and economic development projects being developed in combination with high speed train development.


  • following up on the new TEN-T guidelines, including its financing and connections with EU neighbouring countries

  • following up on EU efforts to promote multimodal journey planners


Annet Horstman
Netwerkstad Twente
Advisor international and public affairs


Erik Stok
Netwerkstad Twente
Senior Policy & Strategy Advisor