European Conference "Public Service Contracts for rail and road passenger services: where do we stand?"

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The so-called PSO Regulation (Regulation 1370/2007) sets the frame for the award of compensation and/or exclusive rights for the discharge of public service obligations in the field of public passenger transport services by rail and by road. Its provisions are therefore of key importance for the whole public transport sector in Europe. 

For the 6th anniversary of the entry into force of Regulation 1370/07, and in the context of the adoption of the Fourth Railway Package which includes a proposal for a revision of the PSO Regulation, UITP is organising a Conference on the award of Public Service Contracts. 

This conference will be the occasion to discuss and better understand the state of play and perspectives of Public Transport market opening. 

Participants will be provided with an opportunity to discuss first-hand information with EU institutions representatives as well as main stakeholders. 


Thursday 3 December 2015

09.30-10.00: Registration & Welcome coffee

10.00-10.30: Opening

  • Nicolas BLAIN, President of the UITP European Union Committee
  • Sam WEISSEN, Transport Counsellor, Permanent Representation of Luxembourg to the EU

10:30-12.15: First roundtable - Award of Public Transport Contracts in Cities: where do we stand?

  • Valérie BEAUDOUIN, Director of Legal and European Affairs Department, UTP, France
  • Hubert JUNG, Dortmunder Stadtwerke AG (DSW21), Germany
  • Rosário MACÁRIO, President of Shareholder Assembly, Transportes, Inovação e Sistemas, S.A. - Professor of Transportation ot IST-Lisbon University, Portugal
  • Stefan SEDIN, CEO of the Swedish Public Transport Association, Sweden
  • Jan SCHERP, Policy Officer - Legal Matters and Infringements, DG MOVE, European Commission

Moderator: Philippe SEGRETAIN, Honorary Chairman of the UITP European Union Committee

12.15-13.30: Lunch

13.30-15.30: Second roundtable - Rail Market Opening: where do we go? 

  • Lucy ANDERSON, MEP, Member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism, European Parliament
  • Kristin HENTSCHEL, Co-Chair IRG-Rail working group legislative proposals, IRG-Rail
  • Marjeta JAGER, Director - Policy Coordination and Security, DG MOVE, European Commission
  • Jean-Marc JANAILLAC, CEO Transdev, France
  • Merja KYLLÖNEN, MEP, Member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism, European Parliament
  • Piers MARLOW, Business Development Director, Arriva PLC - President of the European Passenger Transport Operators, EPTO
  • Dominique RIQUET, MEP, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Transport and Tourism, European Parliament

Moderator: Thomas AVANZATA, UITP Europe Director

15:30-16:00: Closing remarks

  • Nicolas BLAIN, President of the UITP European Union Committee




Registration fees:

  • €220 for members (VAT excluded)
  • €320 for non-members (VAT excluded)

Click here to register


Practical information: 


Thon Hotel EU Brussels
Rue de la Loi 75
B-1040 Brussels

Translation will be provided from and into English, French and German.

For information, please contact:

Natascha MASSEZ
Tel.: +32 2 788 01 19


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