We believe that personal mobility is a fundamental enabler of social and economic welfare. Mobility is key to ensuring quality of life and strongly contributes to sustained economic growth. A seamlessly integrated, high quality transport system is fundamental to the successful and efficient movement of people and goods.
The FIA therefore particularly welcomes the focus of the 2012 ITF on seamless transport, an issue in which the FIA and its motoring Clubs can demonstrate a lot of good practice.
FIA Clubs draw on a wealth of experience and knowledge acquired through the mobility concerns of their members. The close contact with road users and local, regional and national authorities provides valuable knowledge and experience in promoting practical, financially viable and user-oriented solutions which meet user needs in a more seamless system.
This extensive know-how and expertise is used to tackle new mobility challenges as they arise. The clubs are for instance involved in a wide range of educational and technical development programmes, field research and public awareness campaigns. In this respect, they work with a wide range of stakeholders, both private and public. We intend to show case some of this work and gained knowledge at the coming annual event in Leipzig.
The FIA, as the federation of the world’s leading motoring organisations, brings together 232 member organisations from 134 countries on five continents. Its Member Clubs represent more than 60 million motorists and their families. We have been dedicated to representing the rights of motoring organisations and motor car users throughout the world through advocacy and educational campaigns and activities that promote their interests. On behalf of motorists, the FIA is involved with the United Nations, the European Union, and other international bodies on issues such as safety, mobility, the environment, and consumer law.