DG MOVE Call for applications for membership of the Commission Expert Group on Electronic Tolls (EETS)

The draft Directive on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems provides for the Commission to develop a certain number of delegated acts. In order to assist the Commission in the preparation of those delegated acts, DG MOVE has set up an informal group of experts and is calling for applications..

In November 2018, European legislators reached political agreement on the Directive on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems and facilitating crossborder exchange of information on the failure to pay road fees in the Union.

The draft Directive provides for the adoption by the Commission of a certain number of delegated acts. In order to assist the Commission in the preparation of those delegated acts, DG MOVE has set up an informal group of experts.  The group’s tasks shall be to assist the Commission in the preparation of delegated acts;

    •  to lay down the details for the classification of vehicles for the purposes of establishing the applicable tariff schemes;
    • to further define the obligations of the EETS users;
    • to lay down the  requirements for interoperability constituents regarding safety and health, reliability and availability, environment protection, technical compatibility, security and privacy and operation and management;
    • to lay down the general infrastructure requirements regarding:
      • accuracy of toll declaration data with a view to guaranteeing equality of treatment between EETS Users in respect of tolls and charges;
      • identification through the OBE of the responsible EETS provider;
      • use of open standards for the interoperability constituents of the EETS equipment;
      • integration of the OBE in the vehicle;
      • signalisation to the driver of the requirement to pay a road fee;
  • to lay down the minimum criteria of eligibility for notified bodies;
  • to update Annex II to take into account any relevant amendments to be made to Council Decisions 2008/615/JHA  and 2008/616/JHA or where this is required by any other relevant Union acts;

The group will also advise the Commission in the implementation of the recast Directive on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems and facilitating cross-border exchange of information on the failure to pay road fees in the Union.

The Commission is calling for applications with a view to selecting members of the group other than Member States’ authorities and other public entities.

Group membership shall consist of:

– individuals appointed to represent a common interest shared by a stakeholder group or organisation with a stake in electronic tolling and/or toll enforcement (maximum 2 persons per stakeholder group or organisation);

– representatives of Member State authorities (maximum 1 person per Member State);

– representatives of authorities from EEA countries, Switzerland and candidate countries (maximum 1 person per country).

More details on the application process is available at on the DG MOVE at https://ec.europa.eu/transport/themes/its/news/2018-12-20-call-expert-group-eets_en

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