Transporting the future : How automation is transforming society | 6 June 2024

This event, organised within the framework of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, will delve into the theme of transport automation through a societal lens. It will take place during the daytime at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts.

Through the societal prism, we aim to address the key challenges and explore ways to accelerate the transition to automation.

Join us for insightful discussions on automation in different transport modes, from navigation to road, air, and rail!

Event details

Our panels will engage in lively discussions covering a range of crucial topics, including:

Panel 1: On the road to automation: Belgian initiatives across transport modes

Explore automation opportunities in different transport modes, showcasing Belgian innovations and discussing lessons learned for future progresses.

Panel 2: Understanding the societal implications of transport automation

Delve into the societal impacts of automation, addressing challenges like social acceptance and ensuring a fair transition.

Panel 3: The future of work: Challenges and opportunities of an automated transport system
Discuss the evolving nature of work due to automation, examining challenges, such as job training and potential job losses, along with opportunities to mitigate labour shortages.

Panel 4: The role of public authorities in the transition to automation: challenges and strategies

This panel will investigate models and governance frameworks to smoothly run this transition. Diverse level of stakeholders discuss about the conditions necessary to lead the change and ensure the sustainable transition to automation is well carried forward.