5th Stakeholder seminar of EUSDR PA2

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5th Stakeholder seminar of EUSDR PA2

Posted by Benkő Henrietta, Tuesday, 11th December 2018 @ 3:50 pm

Sustainable Energy Priority Area (PA2) of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) organised its 5th Stakeholder Seminar, entitled "Green transportation in the Danube Region’’, which was held on the 5th December 2018 in Budapest.
The event was jointly organised by the Czech Republic and Hungary, coordinating countries of the Priority Area.


The aim of the Stakeholder Seminar was to present a study prepared by Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK). The study is focusing on the international freight transportation, where decarbonisation policies, such as infrastructure investments, financial incentives and regulatory constraints can promote the use of sustainable energy with two different but complementary approaches: incentivising the use of alternative fuels in road transportation, and diverting the road transportation into less carbon intensive modes, such as rail.

H. E. Pál Ságvári, Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, held the opening speech of the Stakeholder Seminar. After that the Green transport study was presented by András Vékony, Senior Research Associate of Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK).

After presenting the main findings of the study an interesting panel discussion took place with the participation of international experts. The panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Balázs Felsmann, Senior Research Associate of Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK) and participating experts were as follows:

  • Dr. Eckhard Szimba, Teamleader, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Tamás Perjés, Technical Director, TRENECON Consulting and Planning Ltd.
  • Dr. Zsolt Berki, Head of Traffic Engineering Department, FŐMTERV Civil Engineering Design Pte. Ltd.
  • Lajos Veér, Sales Manager Hungary/Romania, Shell Hungary Zrt.
  • Severin Göbl, Head of International Pricing, Rail Cargo Hungaria Zrt.


The seminar was organised in the Institute of Foreign Trade and Affairs with the participation of almost 50 experts from all over Hungary and other conutries of Danube Region Strategy.

The presentation can be downloaded from HERE, the study is available HERE.

Policy paper of the discussion will be uploaded soon.