Midterm conference in Bautzen, Germany

Mid-Term Conference

Join us for our Midterm conference with project partners from five countries, stakeholders and experts on 07th November 2018. At this conference, we will examine and discuss different aspects of cross-border public transport. Furthermore, first results will be presented and regional action plans for the individual project regions will be outlined.

The conference will take place at the Best Western Plus Hotel in Bautzen. The venue is:
        Best Western Plus Hotel Bautzen
        Wendischer Graben 20 
        D-02625 Bautzen

How to find us

You can get there by train via Bautzen station (distance from the railway station about 1 km) or by car (the number of parking spots is limited). The participation is free of charge. To register for our event, please send us an e-mail with your contact details to petra.ludewig@smwa.sachsen.de. The number of participants is limited, so please confirm your participation until the 31st October 2018.

Our event is planned as a moderated podium conference. The moderator will be Mr Steffen Nestler, Managing Director of LUB Consulting GmbH. The agenda of the conference is planned as follows:

09:30 - 10:00    Registration

10:00 - 10:30    Welcome and introduction to TRANS-BORDERS
                           Alexander Ahrens, Lord Mayor - City of Bautzen
                           Bernd Sablotny, Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport
                           Petra Ludewig, Project Manager TRANS-BORDERS

10:30 - 11:00    Action plan for the border region of Carinthia and Koroška
                           Hans Schuschnig, Office of the Carinthian state government
                           Roland Fercher, Transport association Kärntner Linien
                           Peter Zajc, Regional development ageny RRA Koroška

11:00 - 11:30    Action plans for the border triangle Lower Silesia, Liberec region and Saxony
                           Agnieszka Zakęś, Lower Silesia Marshal Office
                            Jiří Hruboň, Transport agency KORID
                           Christoph Mehnert, Transport association Upper Lusatia/Lower Silesia

11:30 - 11:50    Coffee break

11:50 - 13:00    Looking beyond the project area – best practices and experiences
                           Ludger Sippel:
                           Missink links – A new European study about the situation on cross-border railways
                           Manon Raats:
                           Eurekarail – A Three-country project DE/NL/B on cross-border rail transport
                           Dr. Georg Werdermann:
                           Peripheral Access – An Interreg Central Europe project

13:00 - 14:00    Lunch break

14:00 - 15:00    Passenger rail connection Saxony - Lower Silesia
                           Agnieszka Zakęś, Lower Silesia Marshal Office
                           Christoph Mehnert, Transport association Upper Lusatia/Lower Silesia
                           Anja Schmotz, Passenger association PRO BAHN
                           Thomas Kocholl, Railistics GmbH
                           Bernd Sablotny, Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport

15:00                 Conlusions and outlook    

15:20                 Closure of the conference

 If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are pleased to welcome you as our guest.