We need to accelerate the green and digital transition and to increase European industry resilience. To that end, the European Commission works together with industry, public authorities, social partners and other stakeholders.
The mobility ecosystem comprises the entire value chain of the automotive, waterborne, rail and bike industries. Following the updated EU Industrial Strategy, we launched the transition pathway for the mobility ecosystem. In doing so, we support the ecosystem’s twin transition while ensuring it remains competitive and resilient to crisis.
The blueprint for transition pathways, proposed by the EU industrial forum, is the guiding tool for the co-creation process of this transition pathway. It is used to understand the challenges and opportunities of the twin transition in the different industrial ecosystems.
It is crucial that the stakeholders take co-ownership of both the development and the implementation of the transition pathway.
The following sections provide an overview of the different steps of the co-creation process.
The Commission published a staff working document in January 2022 to initiate the co-creation process. The staff working document invited stakeholders to reflect and contribute to the scenarios for 2030 and listed key enablers for the transition of the mobility ecosystem. Furthermore, it invited stakeholders to collaborate and propose concrete actions, commitments and investments at sectoral, national and regional levels.
Using the staff working document, the Commission invited stakeholders to fill a consultation survey conducted from January to April 2022 to learn about their views and needs of the mobility ecosystem. It asked stakeholders to assess the scale, cost, benefits and conditions of the required actions for the twin transition of the mobility ecosystem. The responses were essential to identify the mobility transition pathway’s main areas and topics of focus.
Following the public consultation, the Commission invited all interested stakeholders to participate in the first co-creation roundtable event on the transition pathway for the mobility ecosystem on 28 November 2022 to move towards a smart, sustainable and resilient mobility ecosystem. Over 150 stakeholders participated in this event that focused on the 3 key topics identified in the stakeholder consultation
- the role of the regions
- the social dimension
- and the means to accelerate the transition
Based on the exchanges in the roundtable event in November 2022 and contributions from the follow-up survey in December 2022, further co-creation roundtables will take place from February to April 2023. The co-creation roundtable format aims at exchange between authorities and stakeholders to identify business cases and further actions. Stakeholders across the mobility ecosystem discuss existing good practices, identify what could be done and give clues as to possible commitments and pledges regarding the twin transition.
This co-creation process will lead to the publication of a transition pathway policy report for the mobility ecosystem. The transition pathway offers opportunities to bring the industrial community together to find common solutions to upcoming challenges. The expected outcome should be a clear project pipeline that will boost investments to ease the transition. Therefore, the mobility transition pathway policy report will also initiate the co-implementation phase.
The co-implementation phase will follow the co-creation process. The European Commission will encourage, collect and support public and private stakeholder commitments to ambitious targets through concrete actions to make the green and digital transition of the mobility ecosystem a success.