Support study for an Impact Assessment on measures for the streamlining of TEN-T projects
The general objective of this initiative “Streamlining TEN-T” is to reduce costs and delays by simplifying the administrative and regulatory framework in the field of permitting, procurement and other relevant procedures necessary for the implementation of TEN-T projects, with a view to deliver in a most efficient way the TEN-T projects.
The specific objectives include:
Accelerate the delivery of the TEN-T projects of highest EU added value (mostly cross-border in sustainable modes);
Provide more legal certainty for the project promoters;
Minimise the administrative burden for the project promoters leading to attracting private investors to the more sustainable modes of transport.
The objective of this study is to take stock from the exploratory study finished early 2017 and to quantify the economic impacts of the options as well as to estimate the lost opportunities if projects were to materialise later.
At first, the project validates the identification and definition of problems and drivers related to permitting procedures of TEN-T projects. The analysis of an online public consultation provides insight to the views of various types of stakeholders and the situation in several Member States. A set of interviews, to relevant stakeholders, present further conclusions related to specific measures, and offer valuable lessons from good practices in a similar framework development, namely the permitting of TEN-E projects.
Then, the project performs an assessment of the economic, social and environmental impacts of different policy options, previously agreed upon with the EC. With this evaluation, it presents a comparison of the proposed solutions, and the identification of a policy option that is likely to maximise the net social benefits.
Rupprecht Consult is responsible for the analysis of the online public consultation, assisted in the stakeholder consultation process and validation of the problem definition.
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