The Forum for the Automobile and Society:
Setting up of Four Thematic Groups
The Forum for the Automobile and Society brings together decision makers from the motor industry and motoring organizations, key policy makers from the European institutions, as well as other stakeholders. The Forum acts as a place to change information and views and as a think tank for all those interested in automotive issues.
The Forum is jointly chaired by
(Member of the European Parliament,
, EPP) and Bernt Lange (ex-member of the European Parliament,
The Forum enables to reflect the broad common interests of different stakeholders within the automotive community, as well as accommodating their differences of opinion. It also enables its members to relate issues of interest and discussion topics closely to (a) the current legislative agenda and (b) the concerns of European legislators. Policy makers can shape the discussion and benefit from interaction with the leading technical and consumer experts in the automotive field. By bringing together automotive decision makers with
's legislators, the Forum plays a role in advancing the debate key automotive issues such as competitiveness, environment, safety, mobility and many other issues.
JAMA is a corporate member of the Forum, together with two key JAMA members, and actively participates to and supports the activities of the Forum.
Four Thematic Groups
To further the work of the Forum and drive forward its agenda over the next five years a number of Thematic Working Groups have been set up:
The Working groups will be composed of Forum members as well as external experts who will bring additional and valuable knowledge to the debates. The Thematic Groups will, in the first instance, develop short discussion papers reflecting the relevant issues for the Forum and which will form the basis for further work.
JAMA will continue to be an active member of the Forum throughout 2005 and looks forward to participating and taking an active role in the debates.