MOBILITAS (Press Release)
The Community Council of P.PLATRES has been selected as partner by the Mobilitas Consortium a Med Intereg Program which aims Fostering low-carbon strategies and energy efficiency in specific MED territories: cities, islands and remote areas and specifically To increase capacity to use existing low carbon transport systems and multimodal connections among them.
The reason that the Community Council has been selected is because of its previous involvement in similar EU programs has participated in 3 relevant EU co-financed projects
- SMILEGOV Multi Level Governance under the program Intelligent Energy Europe Program.
It was built on the idea that cooperation between different levels of governance of islands (i.e. National, regional, local) can have a key role to play towards reaching the 20-20-20 EU goals in the area of energy and climate change.
- SEAP Covenant of Mayors Baseline Emission Inventory Project in cooperation with Cyprus Energy Agency, with the aim to reach the 2020 Goals regarding the Emission of Inventory.
- M-Tourism-Leonardo Da Vinci program aiming in Sustainable Tourism through the use of digital media and based on 4 axes:
- Soft Mobilities
- Green Buildings
- Renewable Energy
- and Heritage and Culture.
MOBILITAS involve 7 Med countries / 10 regions
- Regional development centre Koper- Slovenia- Leading Partner
- City of Dubrovnik- Croatia
- Municipality of Misano Adriatico-Italy /Emilia-Romagna
- Paragone Europe- Malta
- Zadar Countyn Development Agency -Croatia
- Iuav University of Venice-Italy / Veneto
- PLATRES Community Council-CYPRUS
- ENERGIES 2050- France
- Municipality of Piraeus-Greece
- Rimini Strategic Plan Agency-Italy
Affected by intense tourism flows with great pressure on transport infrastructure and mobility.
These flows are concentrated during summer, but in certain areas, traffic peaks also in other months, due to fairs and congresses.
All areas face congestion, with negative effects in terms of
- air pollution,
- CO2 emission, noise,
- un-safety roads,
& loss of cities’ attractiveness.
To tackle this situation, MOBILITAS elaborates different scenarios to enable policy makers and stakeholders better understanding effects of different choices on improving environmental quality as a whole of destination.
Within a common transnational approach, pilot testing actions range from soft to hard measures:
- Sustainable tourism mobility policies: definition of political strategies & documents to reinforce existing POLICIES or start them ex-novo (e.g. elaboration of Sustainable of Urban Mobility Plans).
- Reduction of traffic by electrical vehicles and sharing transport solutions: re-loading electrical stations, e-cars, e-scooters & e-bikes, e-buses, etc.
- Information Technology tools & solutions for tourists/residents (APPs, software...) to facilitate decongestion of tourist traffic.
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