In the 2016 Declaration of Amsterdam of the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the EU, key issues for European cooperation in the development of connected and automated driving were fixed. Based on that, a high-level dialogue between Member States was initiated. The forum takes places regularly under the rotating Presidency of the Member States and should render a joint approach of the EU Member States possible.
The inaugural meeting took place in February 2017 in Amsterdam. Following the meetings in Germany and Sweden in September 2017 and June 2018 respectively, now Austria will invite experts to discuss current developments in the area of connected and automated driving.