SOCRATES2.0 is a European project where public and private partners are realising smart traffic services and traffic management in the regions of Amsterdam, Munich, Antwerp and Copenhagen. International service providers, a car manufacturer, ITS companies and road authorities are sharing information in order to create new and better services for road users. They are defining and experiencing public-private cooperation in traffic management. The ITS Europe Congress takes place on the eve of the start of the pilots. Welcome!