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The mobility ecosystem covers the entire value chain of the automotive, rail and waterborne sectors. It employs 14.6 million people and represents 7.5% of EU value added. The different sectors of the ecosystem are already engaged in their green and digital transition albeit progressing at different pace and facing specific challenges, including business environment, availability and feasibility of technical solutions, and consumers’ needs. However, all have to embrace decarbonisation, digitalisation and face global competition. The twin transition is also expected to affect the labour market in all the industries of the mobility ecosystem, though with varying intensity depending on the sector and geographical location. As a result, some parts of the ecosystem will have to face significant labour reallocation and the urgent need of re-skilling and up-skilling of the workforce.

In a co-creation process, the European Commission published a “transition pathway” for mobility, which offers opportunities to bring the industrial community together to find common solutions to upcoming challenges. The pathway should be a clear project pipeline that will boost investments to ease the transition. The European Cluster Collaboration Platform, on behalf of the European Commission, organised the EU Clusters Talk “Sustainably from A to B: Transition Pathway for Mobility” on 7 February, 8:30 – 9:45 CET, to present the status and content of the transition pathway, discuss the critical challenges, and potential solutions for the ecosystem.

Speaker included: 

  • Dario Bazargan, Policy Officer, GROW.i.2 - Maritime & Rail Supply, European Commission
  • Giuseppe Marotta, Policy Assistant, GROW i.2 - Automotive & Cycling industries, European
  • Jean-Baptiste Hahn, Head of European Affairs, CARA
  • Libor Dobeš, Managing Director, Autoklastr
  • Rudolf Aunkofer, Managing Director, CNA Centre for Transportation and Logistics
  • Silvius Stanciu, Professor University of Galati, Romanian River Transport Cluster
  • Pascal Strobel, SME and R&D Project Management, Automotive Transformation Hub, saarland.innovation&standort

This event is part of regular online meetings brought to the cluster community by the European Cluster Collaboration Platform. They offer up-to-date insights into the latest industrial policies and clusters’ involvement, projects, and best practices, the latest ECCP news, and funding opportunities. The EU Clusters Talks are a space to exchange knowledge and to discuss cluster-relevant topics, which will change with every meeting.


Please find below the recording and slides of this EU Clusters Talk.

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