The Brussels Office of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour (AK EUROPA), the Brussels Office of the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB), the Austrian Transport & Services Union (vida) and the European Transport Worker´s Federation (ETF) are pleased to invite you to our webinar.
End Tuesday, 31st May 2022, 15:30
After a transition period, the new version of the PSO Regulation is now fully applicable. The Commission is currently working on guidelines that would allow direct awards only in exeptional cases. However, a recent legal opinion commissioned by AK confirms that the PSO Regulation still fully allows the choice between direct awards and competitive tendering in rail transport.
This webinar will discuss the legal background of the guidelines and which measures are needed to keep it in line with the spirit of the PSO regulation. Which areas of the PSO regulation should be clarified by the guidelines in more detail? Which measures have to be set by the guidelines in order to promote public transport and railways to fulfil the Green Deal and to ensure a Just Transition?
Roman Hebenstreit, Chair of vida
Presentation of the legal opinion:
Rudolf Lessiak, Lessiak & Partner Lawyers and University of Vienna
Karima Delli, Member of the European Parliament and Chair of TRAN Committee
Andreas Schieder, Member of the European Parliament
Jan Scherp, European Commission, DG Move
Livia Spera, General Secretary of ETF
The webinar will take place on Zoom. It will be held in English, French and German. Translation will be provided. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. The link to join the webinar will follow prior to the event. You can join the webinar via the Zoom App or with your browser. The event will be recorded.