17 Oct 2017 - CPC Workshop, Brussels (Belgium)

Following the requirements of Directive 2003/59/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2003, drivers of certain road vehicles for the carriage of goods and passengers must undertake initial qualification and periodic training. The directive allows that the system of initial qualification can be one of two options:

  • Option 1: initial CPC through a system of course attendance and a test or
  • Option 2: initial CPC through a system of tests only.

The directive came into force in 2008 and has been implemented in all member states. In 2014 the implementing was evaluated by the Commission. This evaluation has led to a proposal for amendments brought forward on 1 February 2017 (Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Directive 2003/59/EC on the initial qualification and periodic training of drivers of certain road vehicles for the carriage of goods or passengers and Directive 2006/126/EC on driving licences).

CIECA organised its first CPC workshop in 2013. After 4 years, it is time to come together to share experiences that members have had, and ideas for improvement.

Questions to be discussed are:

  • How well have the different options for initial training worked?
  • What about the qualifications of the instructors?
  • What good and not so good experiences have been made?
  • Have the initial and periodic training contributed to the improvement of road safety and the safety of the driver as intended?
  • Do the tests have a valid content that guides the training in the right way?
  • Do the courses lead to safer behaviour on the road?
  • Are the training and tests realistic enough?

The aims of the workshop are

  • To share experiences from dealing with CPC so far;
  • To exchange ideas for improvement of the quality of the training in general and to discuss how to deal with the proposed new content of the periodic training in particular.

To facilitate an environment for a fruitful discussion on these issues, all members are cordially invited to participate in this workshop that will be held on 17 October 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.

In order to proceed with the organization of the event, we would like to register the interest of all CIECA members interested in participating in the workshop. If you are planning to attend, please register in the CIECA website at your earliest convenience.


  • Agenda
  • Fee: This members'-only event is free-of-charge.
  • Location: Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre. Please download the practical information for participants for more information.
  • Accommodation: see above. The deadline for hotel bookings is 29 September 2017. Please download the reservation form and follow the instructions in the above practical information. Cancellations must be made at least 3 days prior to arrival.    
  • Registration: Please press the registration button below and fill in the online registration form. The registration deadline for this event is 9 October 2017.
  • Working language: English.