Strasbourg, France, 19–22 June 2017. Europe's leading event for intelligent transport specialists.
ERTICO – ITS Europe is a public-private membership-driven organisation promoting – and actively working on – the deployment of intelligent transport systems (ITS) in Europe through a variety of activities, such as interest groups, innovation platforms, events and projects to save lives, protect the environment and sustain mobility in the most cost-effective way. ERTICO was founded in 1991 at the initiative of 16 leading members of the European Commission, Ministries of Transport and the European Industry. Now, with over 100 shareholders, ERTICO connects public authorities, industry players, infrastructure operators, users, national ITS associations and other organisations and works to bring “Intelligence into Mobility”. www.ertico.com
The European Commission represents the general interest of the EU and is the driving force in proposing legislation (to Parliament and the Council), administering and implementing EU policies, enforcing EU law (jointly with the Court of Justice) and negotiating in the international arena.
The European Commission has its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, and some services also in Luxembourg. The Commission has Representations in all EU Member States and 139 Delegations across the globe. ec.europa.eu
Strasbourg’s history makes it an international and cosmopolitan city, with a strong local tradition of knowledge and excellence.
It shares, with New York and Geneva, the privilege of being the seat of international organisations, such as the European Parliament and some 90 diplomatic representations, without itself being a national capital. The city’s University, grandes écoles and vocational training centres attract about 56,000 students every year, including 20% from outside France. Strasbourg University has been recognised for its excellence and is the only university outside Paris to have 3 currently working Nobel prizewinners, while it is also ranked among the top 100 universities in the Shanghai rankings.
The city and its surroundings are now facing new challenges with regard to attractiveness and competitiveness. The new status of Eurometropolis of Strasbourg, which came into being in January 2015, is unique in France and underpins the city’s role as a European capital and cross-border territory, with its 33 municipalities and 477,000 inhabitants.
The Eurometropolis of Strasbourg, humanist and europtimist, is a city with its sights set firmly on the future. It plays a leading, innovation-led role in a number of sectors, including urban development (with the Ecocité programme), healthcare, medical technologies and innovative mobilities. www.en.strasbourg.eu