The Chairman, Project Secretary and the Treasurer of the RTS will be visiting Brussels to meet with various officials in regards of securing funding from the EU before Brexit for the Rhondda Tunnel Project. The visit is being sponsored so it comes at no cost to the Society whatsoever.
The first meeting will be with MEO Jill Evans and the RTS Trustees and they will meet with Joaquín de Santos, representative of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.
Our RTS Trustees will then meet the following day outside European Parliament (Place de Luxembourg facing entrance) for registration and security checks.
A meeting with Piotr Rapacz, Co-ordinator for Urban Mobility and Cycling Focal Point for DG Mobility and Transport, European Commission.
Another meeting with Michael Cramer MEP, Die Grünen (German Green Party) former chair of Transport and Tourism Committee and Cycling Enthusiast.
Then a meeting with Ed Lancaster, Senior Policy Officer, European Cyclists Federation.
TBC meeting with European Commission: -
Guus Muikers, Senior Administrator for ERDF in Wales
Vincent Leiner, Team Leader Smart and Sustainable Growth, DG REGIO. So, a packed Schedule and Challenging to say the least. Fingers crossed, we may come from there with some good news. This will very much raise the profile of the project and whatever the Brexit outcome, it will be a great help in gaining future support for the project.