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EU Dinner Dialogue – Getting young drivers behind the wheel
11 Oct 2022 - 17:30 CET

EU Dinner Dialogue – Getting young drivers behind the wheel

Brussels | IRU event

For over a decade, professional driver shortage has become a chronic problem across Europe and it is getting worse. Increasing lack of drivers is a real threat to EU mobility and supply chains and, hence, to the EU’s economy as a whole. 

The problem has solutions and young drivers are at their heart. Join IRU and leading figures from EU institutions such as Director-General DG MOVE Henrik Hololei, governments, drivers, shippers and the wider road transport industry to debate three key topics:

  • Barriers to entry: Can we unblock obstacles for young people and broaden the driver pool?
  • Working conditions: How do we improve the driver experience?
  • Industry Image: Is looming automation an opportunity to attract new talent?

Hosts & Keynote speakers

Petar Vitanov, S&D, Bulgaria
Petar Vitanov
Member of the European Parliament
Barbara Thaler, Member of the European Parliament, EPP, Austria
Barbara Thaler
Member of the European Parliament
Dragos Pislaru, Member of the European Parliament, RE, Romania
Dragos Pislaru
Member of the European Parliament
Maria Walsh, Member of the European Parliament, EPP, Ireland
Maria Walsh
Member of the European Parliament
Stanislav Dvořák, Director – Driver Affairs Department at the Czech Ministry of Transport
Stanislav Dvořák (Keynote speaker)
Director – Driver Affairs Department
Henrik Hololei, Director-General of the EC department for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE)
Henrik Hololei (Keynote speaker)
Director-General

European Parliament
Rue Wiertz 60
1047 Brussels
Belgium