Identifier :
Object_Type: institution
Object_Type: inter-governmental
Object_Type: public
Title: The European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT/CEMT)
Description: The European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) is an intergovernmental organisation for transport Ministers in European countries.
ECMT was founded in 1953, under a protocol signed at the time by 17 countries. It is administratively linked to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris where it is situated. Annual Ministerial meetings -- the last one was held in Budapest (Hungary) in May 1996 -- are prepared by a Committee of Deputies, supported by several expert working groups, consisting usually of Ministry officials. In addition, ECMT monitors research on transport economics and has an international documentation system.
There are 34 full Member countries, 6 Associate countries and 5 Observer countries. The work of the Council of Ministers is prepared by a Committee of Deputies.
Keywords (GEMET): transportation; transportation policy; transportation systems; international cooperation; international organisation; institutional structure
Place_Keywords: Europe
Metadata_Contact: Karel Maesen
Metadata_Date: 1997/04/03 Metadata_Source: CEMT/ECMT Transport Home Page