Promoting an open, green and cooperative European parking market for the benefit of customers

What do we want?

Open and transparent parking data across Europe.

ABOUT US

In a nutshell

We believe European citizens should have easy, pan-European access to price comparisons, parking availability, EV-charging and mobile parking payments

Founding

Open Parking Europe (OPE) was launched in 2020 to promote a more open, efficient and green European parking market while facilitating increased collaboration. We believe European citizens should have easy, pan-European access to price comparisons, parking availability, EV-charging and mobile parking payments. In doing so, this underpins the fundamental objectives of the EU internal market and the EU’s overall ambition and political direction. It also follows the lead of many similar initiatives in other sectors in recent years.

Benefit

Prime examples would be the price comparison sites which integrate and aggregate products and services in Europe, as well as the Revised Payment Services (PSD2) legislation in the Banking industry. This works for the benefit of customers and European citizens.

Motivation

Against this background, the European parking industry is lagging behind. There are initiatives such as the European Parking Association and the Alliance for Parking Data Standards. Yet these are primarily formed and managed by traditional parking industry actors. The organisations have little motivation to innovate and revolutionize in order to facilitate a truly free EU parking market which will open up the possibility for new and creative solutions.

Possibilities

Through the Open Parking Europe initiative we aim to raise public and political awareness of the possibilities that an open parking market will bring. This will help the environment, facilitate mobility and benefit European citizens.

KEY ISSUES

Main topics we are covering

  • Data protection rules (GDPR) in Europe.
  • European Green Deal action plan.
  • “A Europe fit for the Digital Age” strategy.
  • Digital Single Market framework and the EU Data Strategy.
  • New industry Strategy for Europe.
  • Data protection rules (GDPR) in Europe.
  • European Green Deal action plan.
  • “A Europe fit for the Digital Age” strategy.
  • Digital Single Market framework and the EU Data Strategy.
  • New industry Strategy for Europe.

Promoting an open, green and cooperative European parking market for the benefit of customers and the environment

Office

Luise-Ullrich-Str. 20 80636 München Germany