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5 Dec 2018

IRU-ETF final conference on the Sphere project

Brussels | IRU event

European Union’s road transport social partners, IRU and ETF, have joined efforts, under the EC-funded SPHERE project, to address enforcement-related issues arising from the legislative proposals included in the European Commission’s Mobility Package 1. 

08:30 – 09:00 – Welcome coffee


09:00 – 09:15 – Introductory words
  • David-Maria Sassoli - Vice-President, European Parliament 
  • Jocelyn Fajardo - Deputy Head of Unit, Cabinet of Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc 
  • Jörg TAGGER - Head of Social dialogue Unit, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
09:15 – 10:45 – Interactive Session and Debate: Towards digital enforcement together with social partners

Key note presentations: Marc Billiet - Senior Adviser Goods Transport from IRU & Cristina Tilling - Political Secretary / Road Transport, Gender Equality from ETF


  • MEP Ismail Ertug
  • MEP Wim van de Camp (tbc)
  • Gerard Schipper, ECR
  • Rémy Russoto, CORTE (tbc)
  • Oleg Kamberski, IRU
10:45 – 11:00 – Concluding words
  • Elisabeth Werner - Director Land Transport, DG MOVE
  • Roberto Parillo - President, Road Transport Section, ETF
  • Matthias Maedge - General Delegate, IRU

European Parliament
PHS building, Room P4B001