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Enhancing Excellence and Innovation Capacity in Sustainable Transport Interchanges (ALLIANCE)

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete with results
Geo-spatial type
Infrastructure Node
Total project cost
€996 306
EU Contribution
€989 331
Project website
Project Acronym
ALLIANCE
STRIA Roadmaps
Smart mobility and services (SMO)
Transport mode
Multimodal icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Environmental/Emissions aspects,
Safety/Security
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-TWINN-2015
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

During the last decade, the European Union has proposed a common transport policy framework as an overall strategy, integrating sustainable development in urban transport, and addressing aspects such as economy, competition, land-use planning and research policy. Transporting people and goods is a key catalyst in economy; still, increased traffic volumes significantly affect the quality of life in the urban-interurban environment. Therefore, cities and stakeholders need to identify new strategies to improve quality of life of citizens, setting up their planning according to economic competitiveness and business needs, but also to emerging travelling and consuming trends (ALLIANCE, 2016). ALLIANCE addresses the topic of intermodal interconnections, through interchanges for passenger mobility and freight transportation, taking into consideration legal and organizational issues, mobility needs and patterns of transport usage, interaction with other domains, such as spatial planning and economic development, smart and sustainable solutions for achieving smooth and seamless transportation, and decision-making strategies, methodologies and techniques for assessing and evaluating the impact of these solutions on the transportation domain, as well as the economy and society.

Objectives

ALLIANCE aims at developing advanced research and higher education institution in the field of transport in Latvia by linking the Transport and Telecommunication Institute (TTI) with two internationally recognized research entities – University of Thessaly (UTH) and Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (IFF).

Methodology

The overall methodology is built around the analysis of the needs of Latvia and the surrounding region of the Baltic sea (Lithuania, Estonia, Poland) on knowledge gain about intermodal transportation terminals and the development of the tools to attain this knowledge, providing at the same time excellence and innovation capability. The analysis to be conducted during the first stages of the project, steps on the overarching relations among policy makers (e.g. government, city authorities), industry (e.g. transport operators, service providers) and education/research. Structured around three main pillars, organizational/governance, operational/services and service quality/customer satisfaction, ALLIANCE will deliver a coherent educational/training program addressed to enhancing the knowledge of current and future researchers and professionals offering their services in Latvia and the wider region.

The field of interest is “smart solutions and intermodal terminals”, and the vision is that the knowledge transfer through twinning activities will benefit to creating a doctoral programme in Transport Economics and Management at TTI. The educational/training program is structured in three thematic areas thus, governance and policy development, smart solutions and decision-making framework. Each thematic area is going to be elaborated and organized as a summer course, lasting one intensive week each. Specific material will be also developed for the train-the-trainers session, which will transfer knowledge to TTI’s staff on the topics and involve them in the teaching activities during the summer schools.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Other Programme
H2020-TWINN-2015 Twinning

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Transport And Telecommunication Institute
Address
Lomonosova 1, Riga, LVN/A1019, Latvia
EU Contribution
€375 144
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.
Address
HANSASTRASSE 27C, 80686 MUNCHEN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€257 413
Organisation
Panepistimio Thessalias
Address
Argonafton & Filellinon, 38221 Volos, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€356 775

Technologies

Technology Theme
Information systems
Technology
Sustainable urban mobility planning
Development phase
Research/Invention
Technology Theme
Information systems
Technology
Transport research and innovation strategies
Development phase
Research/Invention

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