We are reaching the end of a very intense Summer period, during which the Polis secretariat and many among you have been intensely working on projects proposals for the Horizon 2020 transport call.
It also announces an interesting Autumn for Polis and transport in Europe. At the European level, the transport committee of the European parliament will start working in the coming weeks, while we expect a new transport Commissioner to be appointed at some point in the next two months. Polis will be following this closely and expect that its message on a need for a greater coordination of European policies of relevance for urban mobility will be heard.
There is also an exciting calendar of events with several highly attractive meetings for our members which will no doubt enable exchanges of very high quality. This include among other things meetings on parking, open data and bike sharing, and of course it will culminate with the Annual Polis conference in Madrid on 27th-28th of November.
As you know, this is my last editorial and I want to take this opportunity to thanks all the Polis secretariat and Polis members for the fantastic 11 years I have spent in this organization. I feel extremely lucky and privileged to have had a chance to lead this team for and with the support of our members.
I am convinced that the time had come for me to take up new challenges and for Polis to open up to fresh and new ideas. I am therefore extremely happy to leave Karen Vancluysen leading a strong and extremely competent team.
I wish Polis and you all a successful future and look forward to have a chance to meeting you again in the future.