This project was motivated by the observation that many of Europe’s long-term challenges are connected to the supply of energy. The EU is currently heavily dependent of imported fossil fuels with the transport sector being the most prominent example. Simultaneously, the EU and its member states have set up ambitious climate targets, for which a decarbonization of the transport sector will be of key importance. Throughout 2016, the European Liberal Forum and its members Fores (Sweden); Neos-lab (Austria); Novum (Slovenia); and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Sofia (Bulgaria) have organised three workshops, which brought together national actors from politics, academia and business in order to share knowledge and first-hand experiences across EU countries. Results and findings from these workshops have served as input for this report. The report provides a summary of European transport policy and targets, five case studies from member states, as well as synthesized policy recommendations for a secure and low emission transport sector in Europe.
Published by the European Liberal Forum with the support of Fores.