ITS for Road has been applied by EU Member States with great success since decades as a necessary mean to alleviate problems caused by an increasing demand for road transport.
The EU ITS Platform (EU EIP) is the place where National Ministries, Road Authorities, Road Operators and partners from the private and public sectors of almost all EU Member States and neighboring countries, cooperate in order to foster, accelerate and optimize current and future ITS deployments in Europe in a harmonized way.
In order to foster cooperation and the necessary consensus between EU Member States, the EU ITS Platform will facilitate the establishment of a commonly understood state of the art and promoting the actual take-up of EU specifications, guidelines, best practices and/or methodologies.
The Governance and Management structure is designed to ensure an efficient and effective management of the planned objectives and to best support the different Activities Working Groups with an adequate structure.
The flexibility of structure of the EU ITS Platform on the scope and level of participation gives the possibility to the Member States/Beneficiaries to choose between various activities/sub-activities, with different levels of involvement, acknowledging their different needs and degrees of maturity: