• Ferdinand Burgersdijk was named board member seven and will take care of the successful outcome of the Molière Project.


During the last Advisory Board meeting in November 2021, Josep Laborda (CEO of Factual) coordinator of the Molière Project was pleased to announce board member number seven – Ferdinand Burgersdijk. He will become an essential part of the group of renowned experts on GNDS and Blockchain Technology who take care of the successful outcome of the project.


“Ferdinand Burgersdijk is regarded as a visionary and thought leader. With his background in law, business administration and philosophy he understands different positions and this helps him to bridge the gaps helping others in solving intricate issues”, said Josep Laborda during the presentation.


Ferdinand describes himself as an independent advocate for collaboration through digitisation and digitalisation. In the field of digital transition, he supports authorities and market players, such as digital, physical and financial service providers. “We need to break the mould so new generations can go at it differently. Instead of forming our belief system on storytelling he believes in observation, analyses and creative problem solving”.


In bridging the gap, allowing for organisations to establish trust, he recognised that an element for data sharing was missing. This resulted in the design and development of FairsFair.org. In compliance with GDPR and FAIR data principles, it supports seamless travel by making ticketing obsolete and allowing all relevant stakeholders like local, regional and national authorities to access (aggregated) mobility data as a common. Ferdinand is the leader for MaaS Alliance’s Working groups for Ticketing, Standardisation and Technology and an independent expert for EIT Urban Mobility, CIO to several private organisations and executive board member of FairsFair.


The main mission of the board is to give timely relevant input, as well as recommendations, contributing to ensuring a successful implementation of Molière, as well as raising awareness of its results and achievements.


More information about the rest of the advisory board members can be found here: https://bit.ly/3xm5z1e



About Molière

Molière has been awarded €1.9 m in funding by the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA). The goal is to promote more sustainable, affordable, equitable, accessible mobility, in which micromobility and shared mobility services increasingly complement public transport. The Molière consortium works to demonstrate a diverse set of concrete, highly relevant mobility scenarios and use cases where geolocation data is key, addressing the needs of cities, public transport authorities, mobility service providers and end users. More about the Molière project – http://moliere-project.eu


The mission of the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) is to be the user-oriented operational agency of the EU Space Programme, contributing to the sustainable growth, security and safety of the European Union. Its goal is to communicate, promote and develop the market for data, information and services offered by Galileo, EGNOS, Copernicus and GOVSATCOM. Galileo provides improved positioning and timing information with significant positive implications for many European services and users. Due to the multi-constellation of receivers that Galileo adds to, users can now know their exact position with greater precision. Galileo’s dual-frequency capability offers significant advantages in terms of achievable accuracy and improved resistance to jamming. Products that people use every day, from the GPS in their car to a mobile phone, benefit from the increased accuracy that Galileo provides. Galileo helps make Europe’s roads and railways safer and more efficient. Galileo boosts European innovation, contributes to the creation of many new products and services, creates jobs and allows Europe to own a greater share of the global market for added value services. For more information visit https://www.euspa.europa.eu/