About the Transport Observatory

The South East European Parties of the Transport Community Treaty have pledged to ensure the development of the indicative extension of the TEN-T comprehensive and core networks to the Western Balkans, in view of their broad commitment to progressively integrate their transport markets within the EUs.

Infrastructure development under the TEN-T Network policy framework is one of the key pillars of the Transport Community and is instrumental for achieving its key political objectives.

Part of this joint effort, the Permanent Secretariat of the Transport Community has been tasked to ensure the continuous monitoring of TEN-T Network performance in the region and draft consolidated biannual development plans.

The Transport Observatory is the conceptual and methodological framework for the accomplishment of the above. It shall fulfil four main functions to be performed through two main analytical tools.

The Transport Observatory is deemed becoming the main information repository in relation with the TEN-T network in the Western Balkans, a regional hub of excellence and a reference guide for best transport practices. It shall provide:

  • Consolidated information and data for the benefit of people and business in the region;
  • A solid analytical basis for political and technical decision-making processes at national/regional level.

The Transport Observatory is still work ongoing. It shall be gradually made operational unde a staged approach, with the Information System becoming fully functional by late 2022 and the transport modelling component being developed at a later stage.