Institutionalization Of A Governance Network Of Regions In Central Europe


Lead Partner:

German Association for Housing, Urban and Spatial Development, Berlin, Germany


09/2013 – 11/2014



SusFreight focuses on the Alps as a natural bottleneck for transport flows. Constantly growing transport volumes challenge the existing infrastructure. Congested roads have an extreme impact on the environment and people’s well-being. Besides road and tunnel extensions such as the Brenner Basis and Gotthard-Tunnel, additional measures have to be adopted in the long run to increase the effectiveness and sustainability of freight transport across the Alps.


The project

  • examines the institutional and policy frameworks in force;

  • defines and adopts concrete recommendations in order to challenge both the environmental and economic problems related to the existing bottleneck in the Alpine area, providing focused and target-oriented inputs for the upcoming programme period from 2014 and beyond; and

  • contributes to achieve the expected results defined in European Cohesion Policies and the Europe 2020 Strategy (smart, sustainable and inclusive growth).

The project SusFreight is to be regarded as an interface between the old and new funding period. Along these lines, the project consortium aims to have close cooperation between stakeholders and institutions from the alpine area to collect comprehensive expertise before publishing its recommendations for the new funding period, which will make them even more valuable.


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  • EU Funds: 116,7 million Euro

  • Participating states: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Lichtenstein, Slovenia, Switzerland


  • Innovative Alpine Space aiming at business, social and governance innovation;

  • Low Carbon Alpine Space aiming at a low-emissions, efficient and sustainable society, mobility and transport solutions;

  • Liveable Alpine Space aiming at the sustainable utilisation of the natural and cultural heritage and the protection of the Alpine Space ecosystems;

  • Well Governed Alpine Space