On 23 and 24 March, Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc will discuss with public and private institutions how to boost investment in the transport sector at a conference in Sofia.
The conference will focus on investment opportunities in the Cohesion Member States and will also address the cooperation with the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partners.
The conference will gather high-level representatives involved in the planning and financing of European transport infrastructure projects, financial institutions as well as public and private project promoters.
Together, they will discuss how to make the best use of the opportunities under the Commission's Investment Plan for Europe, including the Cleaner Transport Facility, and exchange experience and lessons learned in successful transport projects.
Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc said: 'Public grants will not be enough to deliver on our vision for seamless, intelligent and sustainable mobility. With the Commission's Investment Plan for Europe, we want to offer innovative solutions such as blending funds to mobilise additional private financing.
'This is particularly important in the cohesion countries where we still need more work to bridge the infrastructure investment gap with other parts of Europe. Boosting investment is also vital to strengthen the region's competitiveness and stimulate the recent economic recovery.'
For more information, visit ec.europa.eu/transport.