The i4Df Eastern Outreach event, the third of a series of four Regional Outreach events, was successfully held in Warsaw, Poland on the 15th of October 2019. The event was organized by the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure together with the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation. High level experts from Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Slovenia attended the full day event.
The event was chaired by Ms. Maria Perkuszewska and commenced with a presentation of the Director of Transport Strategy Department, Mr. Adrian Mazur, both from the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure. Following, Mr. Peter Wilbers from Rijkswaterstaat (the Netherlands), coordinator of the i4Df initiative and Mr. Bernard Gyergyay from BASt (Germany), i4Df Work Package leader, gave their presentations on the i4Df initiative findings and developments.
Five thematic presentations, given by Ms. Maria Perkuszewska, Mr. Michael Rohlof from BASt (Germany), Ms Jana Pieriegud from Warsaw School of Economy (Poland), Mr. Paweł Krekora from the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation (Poland) and Mr. Piotr Durajczyk from Inland Navigation Administration Authority (Czech republic) offered the representatives of public administrations, national infrastructure administrations, universities and research institutes the opportunity to discuss the infrastructure capabilities, developments and potentials of the EU Eastern Countries.
Finally, three one-hour parallel sessions (in the form of “teaching aids”- colour cards) took place aiming to address the different needs in different parts of Eastern Europe regarding innovations in transport infrastructure and services.