10 years of Open ENLoCC
On November 17, the Open ENLoCC network celebrated its 10th anniversary in Brussels with a public meeting in the afternoon. The keynote speech was held by Mrs. Desireé Oen, long-term member of the EU Commissioner on Transport’s cabinet. It was followed by a series of “Pecha Kucha” presentations (i.e. 20 powerpoint slides, each presented for just 20 seconds) from the main institutions dealing with freight transport and logistics under a regional perspective in Europe. Each institution presented itself and its relation to regional logistics.
Please find downloads of the presentations below:
Presentation Rhine Alpine Corridor
Presentation Stuttgart Region
Open ENLoCC General Assembly 2016
The yearly General Assembly of Open ENLoCC was held in Bologna, hosted by the Open ENLoCC member Institute for Transport and Logistics ITL.
The focus of the public part of the Assembly was on city logistics, jointly organized with the NOVELOG project:
“Cities in urban freight issues: Training on tools, actions and results”
Project teams of SUCCESS and CITYLAB under the EU Horizon 2020 programme will join the event in Bologna.
The second day was dedicated to exchange of knowledge and ideas among the Open ENLoCC members, as well as to the formal deliberations. Read more about this in the “European Review of Regional Logistics” 3/2016, which can be downloaded from the “who we are” section.
Giuseppe Luppino new President of Open ENLoCC
Open ENLoCC member ITL, the Institute of Logistics and Transport in Bologna, holds the Presidency of our organization. In accordance with the Steering Committee, ITL named Giuseppe Luppino as the new President of the network. Giuseppe already won a high reputation among Open ENLoCC members, during international project work in the past years, and we all look forward to continue with our cooperation.
Alberto Preti left Open ENLoCC
Alberto Preti, President of Open ENLoCC from 2009, has left Open ENLoCC member ITL in Bologna. Since March 14, he is Associate at Steer Davies Gleave, based in Bologna. At Steer Davies Gleave, Alberto will lead the coordination of a team set to provide technical assistance and consultancy services to public and private organizations benefiting from EU funds targeted at the transport sector in Italy and across different EU Member States.
With leaving ITL, his term as President of Open ENLoCC ends. He is succeeded by Giuseppe Luppino of ITL.
Open ENLoCC at EU Commission in Brussels
On Monday, February 22, Open ENLoCC President Alberto Preti and Secretary Martin Brandt met with Desireé Oen, Vice-Head of Cabinet of EU Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, at her office in Brussels. Mrs. Oen is responsible for the topics dealing with logistics and as a reader of the “European Review of Regional Logistics” had suggested the meeting.
Alberto and Martin used the occasion to introduce the Open ENLoCC network to Mrs. Oen and to debate those work topics of Open ENLoCC members which may be relevant to the agenda of the commission. In general the meeting served to show the variety and richness of the members competences which can be put at the disposal of the EC in the means and time the EC deems appropriate.
The Open ENLoCC members present their projects
In a new brochure (72 pages, issued in February 2016), the Open ENLoCC members present their knowledge and project experience. The reader is invited to check the member contributions for any needed competence in the field of regional logistics, and to contact each member individually as it seems fit. The brochure is available upon request via the Open ENLoCC members.
The members of Open ENLoCC present themselves
The new brochure with the self-presentation of all Open ENLoCC members (November 2015) is available and can be downloaded from the “membership” page of this website.
European Review of Regional Logistics
In 2015, the Open ENLoCC network has upgraded its regular newsletter into the quarterly “European Review of Regional Logistics.” It supplies information about the logistics trends and initiatives around Europe, with an eye to their consequences for the regions of Europe. You can download your copy from the “Who we are” page of this website.
Open ENLoCC General Assembly 2015
The Open ENLoCC General Assembly was held in Portoroz (Slovenia) on May 21 and 22 in conjunction with a CO-EFFICIENT project meeting.
Open ENLoCC at ALICE and European Forum of Logistic Clusters, Brussels, October 13, 14 and 15
ALICE, the “Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in Europe”, met in Brussels on October 13 and 14. Open ENLoCC is member of the ALICE mirror group. In addition, many Open ENLoCC members assembled on the afternoon of the 13th to debate the current Open ENLoCC activities, including the intensified networking among members. On October 14 and 15, Open ENLoCC as well as many of its members took part at the first European Forum of Logistic Clusters in Brussels.
“Urban Goods Transport Policy Making & Experiences” – Regional Logistics
2 April 2014 Competence in Brussels
Open ENLoCC, the network of regional logistics competence centers in Europe, on 2 April 2014 held a seminar in Brussels about “Urban Goods Transport Policy Making & Experiences” at the “Brussels Info Place“ (BIP), organized together with the MOBI (Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research
Group) institute of logistics professor Cathy Macharis of Brussels Free University and the Straightsol (7FP) and SMILE (MED ERDF) EU-funded projects. Besides Professor Macharis, keynote speakers were Professor Michael Browne and Professor Jose Holguin-Veras. The participants were welcomed by Joost De Bock of the European Commission’s DG Research.
Please find the download of the press release below: Press release
International seminar on Urban Goods Transport Policy Making & Experiences 2 April 2014, from 13:00 to 18:00
BIP, Koningstraat/Rue Royale 2-4, 1000 Brussels
Keynote speakers will be Prof. Michael Browne of Westminster University in London and Prof. Jose Holguín-Veras of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.
This seminar is jointly organised by Open ENLoCC, VUB (MOBI) and the Straightsol (7FP) and SMILE (MED ERDF) EU-funded projects. Participation is FREE, but registration is required. Please find details and online registration form here:
Policy Making of European Regions for Logistics and Goods Transport Tuesday, 19 February 2013 European Parliament, Brussels
Following the introducing words of Rainer Wieland MEP about the role of logistics for Europe and its regions, Open ENLoCC President Alberto Preti explained with examples from the work of his competence center ITL in Bologna, how these centers in practice show politics fields of actions as well as options. Holger Bach, head of Stuttgart Region’s office for mobility and managing director of the region’s competence center KLOK, further elaborated this with examples of Stuttgart Region. Next, Carl-Magnus Carlsson of Malmö University in Southern Sweden took the bridge across Öresund as an example for the impacts of a larger transport infrastructure. This was followed by a lively discussion with the many experts from European regions which were present during the meeting.