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TRA 2020 Webinar: Strategic Session 12

Thank you All


We are grateful for the time we had yesterday on the TRA 2020 Webinar: Strategic Session 12 “Impacts of automation and digitalisation on workforce of the transport industries”

 This session discussed about the future workforce changes (including job location, needs for new skills, education and training) induced by the increasing automation and/or digitalisation of the transport system that has been accelerated with the current COVID-19 pandemic.

We thank all Speakers for sharing their insights and experiences making this session a great moment and a very productive event

We thank also all participants.

We are delighted that the European Commission (DG MOVE, DG RTD), ETRA, EUROCONTROL, FEHRL and ECTRI have put forward this strategic session and we would like to thank in particular Maria Carbone (DG-MOVE) and Elisabete Arsenio (LNEC/ECTRI) who are respectively the Chair and co-chair of this session.



Robert Missen, Head of Unit, Research and Innovation, DG MOVE

Philippe Merlo, Director, European Civil-Military Aviation, EUROCONTROL

Evangelos Bekiaris, Director, Hellenic Institute of Transport of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH-HIT) and ECTRI President

Bipasha Baruah, Canada’s Research Chair in Global Women’s Issues, University of Western

Fabian Wylenzek, Head of Talent Acquisition Region North, Deutsche Bahn AG

Livia Spera, Secretary General of the European Transport Workers’ Federation

Moderator: Thierry Goger, FEHRL

TRA publication V 4 28.09.2020


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