3 March 2017 – With the “Nice To Meet You G7”event, starts the program of preparatory meetings for “the G7 Transport Summit” of the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport, in preparation of the G7 Transport Ministers Meeting under the Italian Presidency, which will be held in Cagliari, Sardinia, on 21 and 22 June 2017, with the participation of the European Commissioner, Violeta Bulc, as well as the Transport Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, Usa and Italy.
The event is organized by the “Italiacamp”, under the auspices of the G7 Italian Presidency and under the aegis of the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport, taking the G7 key topic, that is the social role of infrastructures, for launching a call for practice, aiming at identifying the best needs and practices from citizens, institutions, enterprises and universities on the economic, environmental and social sustainability. Also the advanced technologies’ issue will be addressed in order to improve road safety.
The initiative will be launched on Tuesday, 7 March 2017, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Terrazza Termini, with the presentation of the topics and the coordination by Luca De Biase of Nova 21, followed by the opening of six working tables at the presence of the Minister of Infrastructures and Transport, Graziano Delrio. The event is included in the framework of the open administration program week , promoted by the Public Function Department, at Prime Minister’s office: seven days dedicated to promote the development of culture and transparency, participation and accountability both in public administration and companies.
The G7 Transport Meeting will not only focus on Infrastructure accessibility, but also on the key role played by these latter in relation with the most vulnerable segments of the population: infrastructures not only seen as a tool for facilitating integration and recovering the feeling of belonging to a community through the involvement and participation of citizens in the decision-making process, which may contribute to create a civic awareness. At the same time, in the case of road infrastructures, the safety issue is of key importance also concerning vehicles’ technological development, which can become an essential driver for the economic development.
The meeting location, kindly provided by Grandi Stazioni Retail Company, will make it possible for the working groups to focus on the sustainability issue and in particular as specified below:
Economic Sustainability: Implementing streamlined and useful infrastructures for the common good: involving citizens since the earlier phases of project planning, making technicians and administrators aware of their responsibilities towards the needs of society, developing and upgrading existing assets.
Environmental Sustainability: improving access to territories and easy connections, integrated infrastructures to support territory, environmentally friendly services and infrastructures, also promoting virtuous and sustainable behaviors.
Social Sustainability: promoting shared infrastructures, accessibility to transport infrastructures as well as equity and social cohesion, including all categories of citizens, taking into due consideration the most vulnerable segments of the population. Considering technology and innovations as essential driver for economic development as well as a new and better way of moving and living urban spaces.
The results and the best solutions defined by the end of May, will be presented during the G7 Transport Ministers Meeting in Cagliari.
For further information you may visit the Nice To Meet You G7 page.