EPOMM is the European Platform on Mobility Management, a network of governments in European countries that are engaged in Mobility Management (MM). They are represented by the Ministries that are responsible for MM in their countries. EPOMM is organised as an international non profit organisation with seat in Brussels.
EPOMM-PLUS was a three year project running from 2009 - 2012, supported by the EU in the frame of the Intelligent Energy for Europe’s (IEE) STEER-Programme.
The main goal of the EPOMM PLUS Project was to achieve a quantum leap in the implementation of mobility management in Europe, by establishing EPOMM as the authority and the networking instrument for the promotion of Mobility Management across the EU.
The EPOMM PLUS Project consisted of 8 different work packages:
WP1 - Project Management; Provided a smooth overall management of the project as well as the linkage to the IEE.
WP2 - EU Network; Coordinated networking, dissemination and knowledge transfer between ongoing EU-funded mobility management projects.
WP3 - National Networks; Here the main aim was to build up national platforms for MM. Therefore, EPOMM-PLUS has partners (so called Network Initiators - NI) in 22 European states.
WP4 - Translation and National Event Promotion; Increased the dissemination of MM best practice on a national level by translation of existing EPOMM materials, modification of the website as well as making and disseminating the e-updates. It also promoted the National MM Workshops.
WP5 - Trainings; Developed trainings, trained the trainer meetings, a training quality label as well as a training and trainer database - in cooperation with national and EU-project developments - in order to support the dissemination of mobility management.
WP6 - Policy and Legislation; analysed mobility management policies and legislation in 27 European states - through the so called Mobility Management Monitors (MMM) - eg. the MMM of Belgium 2011; transfer roadmaps of MM between the EPOMM member states; raised awareness within the EU of MM as a part of mainstream policy.
WP7 - Monitoring and Evaluation; Monitored MM projects in EPOMM-PLUS countries via MaxTools as well as in MaxEva; Buildt up of modal split monitoring of cities in EPOMM-PLUS countries (link to city database is coming soon); Provided Quality Assurance on the EPOMM-PLUS project itself.
WP8 - Common Dissemination; Provided a dissemination on behalf of the EACI.
The EPOMM PLUS Project achieved the following results:
- At the beginning of EPOMM-PLUS, EPOMM had 6 members, at the end it has grown to 11 members.
- In many other countries, the idea of EPOMM-membership is on the agenda, and has only been postponed due to the severe austerity measures imposed by the financial and economic crisis
- EPOMM-PLUS managed to establish national platforms and networks on mobility management in almost all countries in which it had partners.
- In many countries, EPOMM-PLUS managed to put mobility management on the national agenda and in some countries even to make it a part of national policy
- With TEMS and MaxEva, EPOMM-PLUS has introduced European platforms for benchmarking and evaluation of mobility projects and the mobility policies of cities
The EPOMM PLUS Project contributed towards increasing service quality and reliability.