TRAM project was designed to strengthen the urban dimension of regional and local policymaking, contributing to the implementation of EU Transport White Paper, Urban Agenda and the EU 2020 strategy and facilitating the shift to low carbon economy. In this sense, TRAM project contributed to the development of a competitive, resource-efficient and low-carbon oriented European transport system by improving the efficacy of regional and local policies on urban mobility of EU 5 partners which benefited from cooperation by the exchange of experience and the identification of measures to be included in their urban mobility policies.
TRAM started from the analysis of the common objective and priorities on urban sustainable mobility systems of partners‘ policy instruments (PIs) (ERDF O.P., R.O.P. and regional funds) to develop an interregional learning process leading to an improvement of the identified PIs in terms of new projects implemented, changes in the management and in the strategic focus, and to the enhancement of regional and local administrators’ capacities to adopt innovative urban mobility solutions. During the project, PPs and selected groups of relevant stakeholders (SGs) were involved in the learning process, consisting of 6 Study Visits and 3 Interregional Thematic Workshops, focusing on three improvement areas of urban mobility policies (transport policies; ITS for urban areas; low emission and green transport). The interregional learning process led to the drafting and adoption of 5 Action Plans which embedded, after a Peer Review analysis realised with the support of an identified group of experts (ITRE), the lessons learned into measures to improve partners’ policy instruments.
In terms of activities, the project had organised a total of 35 policy learning events. It had also produced 5 action plans and led to the increased capacity of 43 people.