The First DG REGIO/JASPERS Cost-Benefit Analysys Forum meeting was held in Brussels on 30 september 2015 and focused on transport sectors.
The meeting was attended by around 100 participants from Member States' authorities, representatives of the European Commission and JASPERS partners.
The JASPERS Networking Platform was created to complement JASPERS project advisory operations by implementing knowledge sharing and capacity building activities, as well as fostering dissemination of good practices and exchange of experiences among all EU member states, pre-accession countries and other JASPERS Stakeholders.
The JASPERS Networking Platform is open to relevant authorities from all EU Member States (EU 28), as well as pre-accession Countries.
As announced during the CBA Guide Launch event on 2nd July in Brussels, DG REGIO – together with JASPERS – has decided to establish regular CBA forums under the Networking Platform for exchanging good practices and experiences in carrying out CBAs so as to support the improvement of stakeholders’ knowledge and the effective application of the methodology to specific investment projects.
The CBA Forum meetings are meant to be held at expert/practitioner level, involving the participation of colleagues from Managing Authorities, Intermediate bodies, Beneficiaries, and other relevant bodies that are directly involved in drafting and providing guidance to project promoters and consultants, as well as in assessing projects and CBA documentation.
The first CBA Forum meeting focused on the methodology presented in the CBA guide for the transport sectors.
The meeting started with a comprehensive overview provided by DG REGIO on the key aspects of EU transport policy in relation to the thematic concentrations and the regulatory requirements of the new Cohesion Policy for 2014-2020, and continued with a detailed presentation of the methodological framework for CBA in transport projects.
This introductory session was then followed by detailed presentations by JASPERS on good practices and concrete examples linked to specific topics and steps needed in the process of developing sound CBAs for transport projects. The meeting was held in a very interactive and constructive atmosphere, with concrete questions, exchange of experiences and presentation of examples from various representatives from Members States.
For more information and detailed agenda please see the Workshop Description available on this page.
Closing the meeting, Members States were encouraged to send further questions on any specific point related to CBA methodologies for the transport sectors, if any, or propose key aspects and topics they would like to be discussed or addressed in possible future meetings, or under JASPERS Networking Platform capacity building and knowledge sharing activities.
For any further enquiry on the CBA forum meetings and in general on the activities of the JASPERS Networking Platform please write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org