This workshop on transport in fusion plasmas is the thirteenth in a series. Previously they have been held under the auspices of the EU and US Transport Task Forces (TTFs), with J Connor as the EU TTF chair. However, the EU Transport Task Force has now been subsumed into the EFDA (European Fusion Development Agreement) Topical Group for Transport (TTG), chaired by C. Hidalgo with C. Angioni and C. Bourdelle as vice-chairs, so that it is also the 1 st meeting of that group. The TTG will stimulate cross-European and international collaboration to maximize efficiency through the creation of specific task oriented research projects. The creation of such research projects will be a key element in the TTG activities when the need is felt to focus efforts for a limited time on a specific question.