The European Commission is renewing the membership of the Sustainable Transport Forum and invites interested expert-organisations to reply to this open call for applications. Up to 30 expert organisations (Type C members) will be selected. The deadline for applications is 15 November 2022.
The current STF members were appointed on 15 June 2015 by the Director-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE), following an open call for applications, for a period running until 31 December 2020. On 16 December 2020, the Director-General of DG MOVE extended the term of the appointed STF members for another 2 years, until 31 December 2022. The Commission is now launching a new call for applications to re-establish the Type C members of the STF, for a maximum 5 year term starting on 1 January 2023.
The STF was set up to assist the Commission in implementing the Union’s activities and programmes aimed at fostering the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure to contribute to the European Union energy and climate goals. The STF serves as a platform for structural dialogue, exchange of technical knowledge, cooperation and coordination between EU Member States and relevant public and private stakeholders.
The STF is composed of up to 60 members, of which at least 30 seats are reserved for Member States and other public entities, such as third countries' authorities, including candidate countries’ authorities, Union bodies, offices or agencies and international organisations. The remaining 30 (or less) seats are open for expert organisations (Type C members) active in or working on sustainable mobility (including inter alia environmental, mobility, consumer and civil society organisations, producers or suppliers of alternative fuels, manufacturers of alternative fuels vehicles, vessels, aircraft or related transport infrastructure, relevant transport operators and users, alternative fuels infrastructure operators and users, relevant mobility services providers, relevant academia or research and innovation organisations, standardisation bodies and, in each case, where applicable, by preference their sector or industry interest organisations at EU level). These organisations must be selected and appointed following an open call for applications.