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An international conference on tunnel rehabilitation will be held in The Hague (NL) on 27 November 2020. Beyond a tunnel vision focuses on the common challenges in the European infrastructure network.

How can tunnels be renovated in a clever way? To which extend can they be updated with minor impact on traffic? How can renovation be used to diminish energy consumption and environmental impact of a tunnel? In what way can digitalization processes contribute to an efficient renovation? These questions will be addressed in plenary sessions and interactive workshops. With the support and cooperation of nine countries the Dutch centre for underground construction, the COB, has composed a position paper on tunnels in Europe. This paper addresses the challenges that lay ahead and the need for an European tunnel programme. The Beyond a tunnel vision conference is an important stepping stone towards this programme.

Steering committee

  • Eric Leca, president (France)
  • Karin de Haas, managing director (COB, The Netherlands)
  • Davide Fabbri, Swiss Tunneling Society
  • Roland Leucker, STUVA (Germany)
  • Eric Premat, CETU (France)
  • Tom Roelants, CEDR (Belgium)
  • Helen Roth, Norwegian Tunnel Safety Cluster