EU Committee

Sustainable Smart Mobility Strategy

Location: British Chamber of Commerce | EU & Belgium
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Join us next week on Wednesday 1 June at 14:30 CET to hear from MEP Ismail Ertug (S&D, DE), European Parliament rapporteur for the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy (SSMS) and the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR), and Aleksandra Klenke, Policy Officer at the Unit of Sustainable and Intelligent Transport at the Commission’s DG MOVE on the Sustainable Smart Mobility Strategy (SSMS). This event will be held in-person, at the Chamber’s office – Floor 1, Boulevard Bischoffsheim 11, 1000 Brussels.

The EU’s transport sector allows the free movement of goods, services, and people within the Single Market, contributing to 5% of the European GDP and employing 10 million workers. However, its activities represent a quarter of the EU’s total greenhouse gas emissions. In alignment with the EU’s Green Deal, and Digital Agenda, the SSMS aims to transform the transport sector in a more sustainable and resilient one that will prepare it for the road to net-zero. Based on three pillars – making transport more sustainable, make alternatives widely available in a multimodal transport system, and choosing the right incentives to drive the transition, the mobility strategy is complemented with an action plan listing 82 initiatives in 10 key areas for action (‘flagships’) with concrete measures to be adopted over the next four years.

This event will include presentations by the MEP Ismail Ertug and Aleksandra Klenke which will be followed by a moderated Q&A session, where participants will have the opportunity to put their questions to the panel.

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting discussion!

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Confirmed MEP Ismail Ertug

MEP Ismail Ertug

MEP, European Parliament
MEP Ismail Ertug was born in Amberg, Germany in 1975. After his studies, he held several different positions at the Health Insurance Scheme AOK. In 2009, he was elected to become a Member of the European Parliament for the first time, and he was re-elected in 2014 as well as 2019. Since then, MEP Ertug has been a Member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN). In 2019, he was called to hold office as Vice-President of the S&D Group until December 2021. Besides his full membership in the TRAN committee, he is a substitute for the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE). He is also a full Member of the Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China and a substitute of the Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula. MEP Ertug is involved in topics such as the future of mobility, the reduction of CO2 emissions, the introduction of alternative and cleaner means of propulsion as well as the increase of automation and digitalisation. Furthermore, he stands for the rights of rail passengers, aims for simplifying cross-border travel as well as the regulation of guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network.