In the context of the preparation of negotiations on the next Multiannual Financial Framework, UITP decided to join a Transport Coalition asking for #MoreEUBudget4transport. By joining this coalition, UITP reaffirms the importance of EU investments in the transport sector to materialise the EU plan to create well-working and zero-carbon transport across the EU.
The Transport Coalition gathers organisations, authorities, cities, industries who want to create a clean, safe and well-working transport system which is accessible to all. They are calling for more investment in clean and modern transport because swift travel and trade in full respect of the Paris climate targets is the only way forward.
Since 2017, 3 years before its term, the budget for the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for Transport has been used. Demand for CEF funds exceeds 2.5 times the available resources. If the CEF Transport budget does not increase in 2021-2027, the completion of the core network is at risk due to insufficient budget. When negotiations the priorities of the EU budget for 2021-2027, higher priority for transport is key for EU jobs, growth and climate goals.
All interested organisation/companies are invited to join the campaign on the website: https://www.moreeubudget4transport.org/campaign