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Sustainably from A to B: Transition Pathway for Mobility - EU Clusters Talk, 7 January 2024


The mobility ecosystem covers the entire value chain of the automotive, rail and waterborne sectors.

It employs 14.6 million people and represents 7.5% of EU value added. The different sectors of the ecosystem are already engaged in their green and digital transition, albeit progressing at different paces and facing specific challenges, including the business environment, availability and feasibility of technical solutions, and consumers’ needs. However, all have to embrace decarbonisation and digitalisation and face global competition. The twin transition is also expected to affect the labour market in all the industries of the mobility ecosystem, though with varying intensity depending on the sector and geographical location. As a result, some parts of the ecosystem will have to face significant labour reallocation and the urgent need for re-skilling and up-skilling of the workforce. 


In a co-creation process, the European Commission publishes a “transition pathway” for mobility, which offers opportunities to bring the industrial community together to find common solutions to upcoming challenges. The pathway should be a clear project pipeline to boost investments and ease the transition. The European Cluster Collaboration Platform, on behalf of the European Commission, organised the EU Clusters Talk “Sustainably from A to B: Transition Pathway for Mobility” on 7 February, 8:30 – 9:45 CET,  presented the status and content of the transition pathway, discussed the critical challenges and potential solutions for the ecosystem.


Speakers included:

Mark Nicklas, Head of Unit Mobility - DG GROW, European Commission
Jean-Baptiste Hahn, Head of European Affairs, CARA
Libor Dobeš, Managing Director, Autoklastr
Rudolf Aunkofer, Managing Director, CNA Centre for Transportation and Logistics
Silvius Stanciu, Professor University of Galati, Romanian River Transport Cluster
Pascal Strobel, SME and R&D Project Management, Automotive Transformation Hub, saarland.innovation&standort




This event is part of regular online meetings brought to the cluster community by the European Cluster Collaboration Platform. They offer up-to-date insights into the latest industrial policies and clusters’ involvement, projects, and best practices, the latest ECCP news, and funding opportunities. The EU Clusters Talks are a space to exchange knowledge and to discuss cluster-relevant topics, which will change with every meeting.


Prior registration to this event is compulsory before 7 February 2024, 7:30 CET. This EU Clusters Talk is open to participants from the European Union and SMP/COSME countries. Approval for attending the session will be given individually.