Network of National ITS Associations elects officers for 2012/14
First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
At a recent meeting in Copenhagen, hosted by the city and ITS Denmark, the Network of National ITS Associations, a grouping of national ITS interests that currently consists of 26 member organisations, re-elected the sitting chairman, vice chair, and one of the coordinating committee officers.
The Ertico – ITS Europe-hosted network now includes on its coordination committee, Jennie Martin, ITS UK as chairman; Norbert Handke, ITS Network Germany – vice chairman and project champion; Christer Karlsson, ITS Sweden – past chairman and congress champion; Reinhard Pfliegl, ITS Austria; Florin Nemtanu, ITS Romania; Rui Dias Camolino, ITS Portugal; Hermann Meyer, Ertico - ITS Europe; and Anna Limbrey, Ertico - ITS Europe – as network secretariat
Expressing her pleasure at being elected for a second and final two-year term as chairman of the network, Jennie Martin said, “It is a model organisation in terms of delivering a lot of benefit to its participants at minimal cost. I look forward to working closely with my colleagues in the other national ITS associations, and with our hosts Ertico - ITS Europe, to promote cooperation in ITS throughout Europe.”
According to Norbert Handke, there are interesting possibilities ahead for the network, such as the ‘regional funds’, the upcoming European Large Scale Action (ELSA) in Transport themes of the European Commission (EC) or the co-operation with the public sector regarding the EC’s ITS directive.
The Network of National ITS Associations, which was officially launched in October 2004, works to ensure that ITS knowledge and information is transmitted to all actors at the local and national level, such as small and medium sized companies, and support ITS promotion from the ground up.