In the originally planned full expansion: # 11,000 km of new high-speed rail and road infrastructure across Europe, on a northern and a southern route;…
We propose the building of a European Silk Road connecting the industrial centres of Western Europe with the continent's populous but less developed regions further east. This will generate more growth and employment, thereby improving living standards. A European Silk Road would also drive greater political, personal and cultural cooperation in Europe, and help to generate a new narrative for the continent.
Please check our publications section for the research on the European Silk Road published by the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (the source of the map presented on this website is: GEOATLAS.com, wiiw route design)
A 'European Silk Road', (PDF); One Trillion Euros for Europe, (PDF); Environmental Impact Evaluation (passenger transport), (PDF); Environmental Impact Evaluation (freight transport), (PDF)