Following adoption of four Action Plans at the Annual Ministerial Council on 26th October, Transport Community will present these strategic documents at workshops in each of the six regional partners during November and December.

Our four Action Plans for Road, Transport Facilitation, Rail and Road Safety are an instruction manual on all important steps and milestones to deliver on concrete aims: safer roads; reduced waiting time at border crossings; reliable and modern rail; and roads of the future with integrated green and digital elements.

Tentative Schedule:

24th November – Pristina

25th November – Tirana

4th December – Sarajevo

10th December – Skopje

December – Podgorica

Background information:

The documents are aligned with the European Commission’s Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans, which envisions EU investments in transport and connectivity projects that will contribute to further integration in the region and better ties with the EU.

The Road Action Plan aims towards development of climate resilient, intelligent, and resource-efficient TEN-T road network in Western Balkans by incorporating green and smart elements in road investments. Our final aim is to stimulate innovative, low emission and fit for digital age road transport operations.

Transport Facilitation Action Plan will further strengthen regional cooperation. Creation of joint “one-stop-go” at internal and external border crossing points, coupled with better interaction of different transport modes along will enable smoother, more efficient, and less costly logistic chains.

The Rail Action Plan provides the basis for deeper integration with the EU rail market. A rail system which is safe, inclusive, reliable, environmentally and socially sustainable, and inter-connected within the region and with EU is the overarching aim of the Transport Community.

Road Safety Action Plan promotes safety management, safer infrastructure, and protection of road users. Its actions strive to support the “zero deaths” objective, and to encourage regional best practice examples. Transport Community’s aim is to ensure that transport systems, no matter how they are configured, are safe, sustainable, and equitable.