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on 18 September 2019 from 12:00 p.m.
Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union, Rue Belliard 60-62 1040 Brussels
The transformation of the automotive industry is one of the key issues across all policy areas of the State Government of Baden-Württemberg with a high relevance for European politics. We will take a closer look at this topic from different perspectives with our event series "Brussels Debates on the Transformation of the Automotive Industry". Further events are planned for 16 October and 6 December 2019.
Since autumn 2018, several various participation formats for citizens and the civil society have taken place in Baden-Württemberg. The aim of the participation process is to involve citizens in the social transformation process of the automotive industry. The public should be able to understand and shape the transformation. Citizens and stakeholders develop recommendations for changed, sustainable and public transport and mobility patterns. In this way, they make an active contribution to social and technical change in a European region.
Initial results show that citizens are calling for a general debate on individual mobility. Cars are an important part of this debate but not the only one. Very pronounced is the difference between urban and rural areas. What is needed here are creative concepts. Climate protection is an integral part of the discussion and sacrifice is conceivable. However, it has to be fair, which means that it has to affect everyone. Also articulated is the clear wish for transparent costs.
We would like to present you the first results of the participation process and discuss it with Eddy Hartog, Head of Unit Smart Mobility, DG Connect, European Commission, Roland Werner, Director of Public Policy & Governmental Affairs, Uber and Dimitri Vergne, Senior Sustainable Transport Officer, European Consumer Organisation (BEUC). The event will be moderated by Wolfgang Petzold, Deputy Director of Communication, Committee of the Regions.
Simultaneous interpretation in German and English will be provided.
12:00 p.m. Registration and light lunch
12:30 p.m. Welcome address
Head of the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the
12:35 p.m. Gisela Erler
State Counsellor for Civil Society and Civic Participation in the State
Ministry of Baden-Württemberg
1:00 p.m. Panel discussion
Head of Unit Smart Mobility, DG Connect, European Commission
Director of Public Policy & Governmental Affairs, Uber
Senior Sustainable Transport Officer, European Consumer Organisation
Moderation: Wolfgang Petzold
Deputy Director of Communication, Committee of the Regions
2:00 p.m. End of the event