On Thursday, 29 October 2020, the transport ministers of the European Union will meet under the auspices of Germany's Presidency of the Council of the EU for a virtual informal videoconference. German Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer will chair the meeting.
Due to recent developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Andreas Scheuer has decided against holding the Informal Meeting of EU transport ministers as part of Germany's Presidency of the Council of the EU in person in Passau and Bad Griesbach at the end of October, as was originally planned.
Instead, a virtual conference on “Harnessing the digital revolution to make the mobility of the future sustainable, safe, secure and efficient” will be organised from Berlin on 29 October 2020. The EU's transport ministers want to shape the future of Europe’s mobility with the Passau Declaration, intending to unlock the potential inherent in the digital transformation as well as in artificial intelligence for all EU citizens and to establish Europe as a leader in the field of digital mobility.
The University of Passau and other university partners will be virtually involved as well. As part of the Showcase of the Regions, a virtual visit to the “Opportunities presented by the Digital Revolution” exhibition will be possible. During the virtual Informal Meeting, several short films will also be screened. All of this together will allow Minister Scheuer to show his colleagues his home region.
On 29 October, the informal meeting starting at 11.00 and the press conference at 13.00 will be broadcast live on the website of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.