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30 September 2021

Check out our best practice compilation and contribute to it!

To promote climate protection targets and advance CO2-neutral solutions, processes for transport, traffic and mobility are being re-engineered. In this context, a large number of projects in Europe contribute to improving the Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T) and to paving the way to transition towards sustainable mobility. With the objective to share knowledge with different expert groups and relevant stakeholders from the Scandria®Corridor and beyond, the Scandria®Alliance presents “Best of Scandria®Alliance”, a selection of innovative practices.


The portfolio shows which innovations are already being implemented in the Scandria®Corridor regions and beyond on the path to sustainable transport infrastructure. Intermodal solution concepts, smart technology approaches and international cooperation projects are presented here to help inspire future transport structures.


Click here to learn more about the objectives, results and contacts of the innovations presented in the best practices.


In case you have own best practices that you would like to contribute, please get in touch with Sven Friedrich (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

29 September 2021

Connecting Europe Express: The EU special train is travelling across Europe

Hop on the Connecting Europe Express and enjoy a full European train experience. The Connecting Europe Express travels across Europe on the initiative of the EU to promote the use of sustainable transport. Whether at home or at the station, have a seat and take part in the activities taking place during the length of the journey.

The entire route in Germany

On Sunday (26.9.) the EU special train "Connecting Europe Express" (CEE) will reach its first stop in Germany at Schwandorf main station. The ambassador for the "European Year of Rail 2021", which started in Lisbon on 2nd September, will call at another twelve German cities until 3rd October. From Schwandorf it will roll to Regensburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Ulm, Karlsruhe, Frankfurt am Main, Leipzig, Halle (Saale), Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen and Bad Bentheim.

On its tour across the continent, the CEE will connect around 100 cities before arriving in Paris on 7 October. More information on the start can be found here.

Source / Further information:

https://www.connectingeuropeexpress.eu/

https://ec.europa.eu/germany/content/connecting-europe-express-gesamte-route_de

https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/themen/europa/connecting-europe-express-1953820

21 September 2021

How to govern European transport corridors?

Upon invitation of the Rhine-Alpine Corridor, several collaboration platforms organised along European transport corridors presented their experiences during the 10th edition of the Rhine-Alpine Talks "EGTC and other Governance Models for Transport Corridors And Larger Cooperation Areas" on 17 September 2021. The governance of cooperation structures is of crucial significance for its success and each cooperation structure needs to find its appropriate way for its organisation.

Following an introduction by Pavel Branda, Chair of the CBC Intergroup at the Committee of the Regions about successful EGTCs facilitating cooperation, several cooperation areas from across Europe reported about their practical experiences with their governance models.

Amongst others, like the Interregional Alliance for the Rhine-Alpine Corridor, the Kvarken Council EGTC and the Main Line for Europe initiative, Dr. Jürgen Neumüller from the Joint Spatial Planning Department Berlin – Brandenburg presented the organisation of the Scandria®Alliance promoting territorial cooperation from Scandinavia to the Adriatic Sea. Scandria®Alliance is currently opreating on the basis of an agreement between its members.

For further information, please visit the organisers website at https://www.egtc-rhine-alpine.eu/events/rhine-alpine-talks-10/.

 

 

 

 

17 September 2021

Study recommends a network of battery-charging and hydrogen-refuelling stations across the TEN-T corridors

In July 2021, the European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism published a study about alternative fuel infrastructures for heavy-duty vehicles.

The study points out that decarbonization of truck fleets provides an important potential to reduce GHG emissions and to reach the EU climate goals.

It recommends a policy shift from CNG and LNG to infrastructure for battery electric trucks, hydrogen as well as further investigation of Electric Road Systems.

It furthermore points towards specific requirements for charging infrastructure, amongst others the need, to adapt the power grid and its capacity.

The authors call for a stable long-term policy framework and a targeted, uniform approach.

Download the study:

Further information at the European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism website: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/tran/home

 

 

 

08 September 2021

“Clean Fuels in the Baltic Sea Region – Driving Straight Towards Climate-Neutral Mobility?!”

The transport sector is the second largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions in the EU. To overcome the challenges of climate change and environmental degradation, the European Commission presented the European Green Deal, a set of policy initiatives with the aim of making Europe climate-neutral by 2050.

Some member states and regions have set high ambitions and implemented strong measures in the deployment of clean fuels. Still, the level of ambition in target setting and policy proposals varies greatly between member states. In order to achieve the climate targets set by the international community in the Paris Agreement, the EU needs to accelerate the uptake of zero-emission vehicles and the related infrastructure. Efforts will need to be considerably higher both on a European and national level.

At the BSR Access Clean Fuel Agora on 9th June 2021, hosted by the Joint Spatial Planning Department Berlin-Brandenburg, the status quo of clean fuel deployment in the Baltic Sea Region (→ report) and the BSR Access position paper on clean fuels deployment (→ summary, → full version) has been presented and discussed with 50 participants from all over the Baltic Sea Region. Organised as online meeting place for experts, practitioners and officials across the national borders, thematic sectors and administrative levels in the Baltic Sea Region, following questions were raised:

  • Is the Baltic Sea Region a front-runner in clean fuel deployment?
  • How to collaboratively govern the transition to zero-emission mobility?

With the attendance of the European Coordinator for the North Sea-Baltic Core Network Corridor, Catherine Trautmann, the Prioroity Area Coordinator Transport of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, Thomas Erlandson and other distinguished speakers, the panelists clearly committed themselves to accelerate clean fuel deployment in the Baltic Sea Region by better collaboration to coordinate the process of transition towards zero emission transport acrosss borders. The discussion on how to organise coordinative measures shall be continued after the summer break under the umbrella of the EUSBSR Priority Area Transport.

Check programme, presentations and the summary report below to find out more!

Contacts:
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