Organiser & Host
ERTICO – ITS Europe
ERTICO – ITS Europe is a multi-sector, public/private partnership pursuing the development and deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS). With more than 100 shareholders, ERTICO connects public authorities, industry players, infrastructure operators, users, national ITS associations and other organisations and works to bring “Intelligence into Mobility”.
The ERTICO work programme focuses on initiatives to improve road safety, security and network efficiency whilst taking into account measures to reduce environmental impact. Our vision is of a future transport system working towards zero accidents, zero delays and fully informed people, where services are affordable and seamless, the environment is protected, privacy is respected and security is provided.
In it’s 11th edition, the 2016 ITS European Congress in Glasgow, Scotland is organised by ERTICO – ITS Europe and the European Commission with the help of its hosts, the Glasgow City Council and Transport Scotland.
The European Commission is the EU’s executive body. It represents the interests of the European Union as a whole (not the interests of individual countries).
The term ‘Commission’ refers to both the College of Commissioners and to the institution itself.
The Commission’s main roles are to:
- propose legislation which is then adopted by the co-legislators, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers
- enforce European law (where necessary with the help of the Court of Justice of the EU)
- set a objectives and priorities for action, outlined yearly in the Commission Work Programme and work towards delivering them
- manage and implement EU policies and the budget
- represent the Union outside Europe (negotiating trade agreements between the EU and other countries, for example.).
- 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.
Glasgow City Council
Glasgow City Council comprises 79 elected Members, representing 21 multi-member wards of 3 or 4 members.
The Council’s decision-making structure is based on:
- an Executive Committee,
- 5 Policy Development Committees and
- 2 Scrutiny Committees.
- In addition, the Council has retained regulatory type committees such as Licensing and Planning plus a small number of other committees.
Transport Scotland is the national transport agency for Scotland.
Transport Scotland seeks to deliver a safe, efficient, cost-effective and sustainable transport system for the benefit of the people of Scotland, playing a key role in helping to achieve the Scottish Government’s Purpose of increasing sustainable economic growth with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish. Its purpose is to support and advise the Scottish Government on strategy and policy options for transport in Scotland, and increase sustainable economic growth through the development of national transport projects.
Transport Scotland’s delivery priorities, in the context of the government’s purpose and this investment, are connecting Scotland and improving reliability and journey times in order to maximise opportunities for employment, business, leisure and tourism.
Transport Scotland is also fully committed and currently progressing to a low carbon economy in the transport sector through low carbon technology and infrastructure, reducing emissions, tackling climate change and improving air quality.
Aug 12, 2016
This year's 11th ITS European Congress featured a dedicated "Young Professionals Day" on Tuesday, 7 June with dedicated sessions for students and young professionals in the field of ITS. The day featured two stakeholder workshops and rounded off with a special...