Cesare IV

About Cesare IV

CESARE IV (Common Electronic Fee Collection System for a Road Tolling European Service) is a project set up by ASECAP (the European Association of Toll Motorways Operators) in co-operation with Stockholm Group (representing the Road Public Administrations from Finland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom) and co-financed by European Commission. The fourth and final CESARE IV phase started in December 2007 and ended in December 2009.

The objectives of CESARE IV were specifying, designing, developing, promoting and implementing a common interoperable Electronic Fee Collection System (EFC) on European toll roads. More specifically, the main goal of CESARE IV was to define, according to the European Directive 2004/52 (Directive 2004/52/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems in the Community), a framework for establishing an interoperable EETS (European Electronic Toll Service), functioning in a coordinated way at the European level, while allowing the Member States to fasten the pace of their national implementation plans for EETS.

The CESARE project as a whole started more than ten years ago and its development was structured into four project phases. The CESARE IVth and final phase had more specific objectives compared to the previous CESARE phases, which were mainly focused on studying the technical aspects of the European interoperability. Since 2004, after the adoption of Directive 2004/52/EC the project was in fact more oriented on EETS and on legal/fiscal/procedural interoperability and interoperability management.

In terms of organisation, the CESARE IV Project has been structured in the five following work packages: WP 01 “EETS basic guidelines”, WP 02 “Interoperability Management (IM) role framework, functions and procedures”, WP 03 “IM preparation and implementation”, WP04 “Communication”, WP05 “Project Management”. WP04 and WP05 worked all along the whole duration of the project, by ensuring a coordination respectively in terms of communication, dissemination, contacts and project’s external relations (WP04) and management of the overall CESARE IV project and coordination of the resources (WP05).

Further information:


download button CESAREIV newsletter - Issue 5
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download CESARE IV Newsletter - Issue 3
download button CESAREIV newsletter - Issue 2
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download Reports WP01
download Reports WP02
download Reports WP03
download Fourth Protocol (interview by Lucie Cone, Thinking Highways, of ASFINAG's Anton Sieber, CESARE IV project leader)