GIFT 2.0

Greece Italy Facilities for Transport 2.0

GIFT 2.0 aims at demonstrating how to develop the Adriatic-Ionian geographical area, in Apulia and Greek Regions, with multipurpose approach through the joint coordinated management of existing infrastructures and common services, in order to intercept new traffic flows (short connections, neighborhoods and long distances) and consolidate redistributing the existing ones in an optimized way, minimizing generalized costs.

Programme: Interreg V-A Greece-Italy 2007-2013


The main outputs are the following:

  1. Integrated Information System land-sea-air version 2.0 – created by public authorities and managed by private stakeholders (Trivago model);
  2. Pilot cases aimed to overcome existing common bottlenecks for freights and passengers;
  3. Training tools for qualified operators and change in skills;
  4. Positioning of Adriatic-Ionian area with GIFT 2.0 as “fully facilities” Region;
  5. Development of a joint trans-border ticket system (Ticketone);
  6. Establishment of an International Master and cross border training courses.

Project outputs are linked to the concept of unique “virtual logistics” platform at three levels: CBC, intraregional and beyond borders. 

It aims to create an informative hub centre, focused on the improvement of accessibility to Ita-Gr transport areas towards belonging territories via integrated tickets and multimodal services both for passengers and goods. The hubs identified are the following:

  1. Ports: Brindisi, Bari, Barletta (Prov. BAT), Monopoli and Taranto, Patras, Corfu, Cephalonia and Kyllini;
  2. Railway stations: Bari, Barletta (Prov. BAT), Lecce, Patras; Foggia (adjacent);
  3. Airports: Bari, Brindisi, Araxos and Corfu;
  4. Bus stations: Bari, Brindisi, Barletta(Prov.BAT), Lecce, Ioannina and Patras and Foggia (adjacent)


GIFT 2.0 will increase traffic flows by implementing both technologies and services giving accurate information on cost and time required for shipments, as well as supporting shippers in the choice of routes at a lower cost. At the same time using the existing infrastructures the quality of services on the considered routes improves. All the solutions will be tested via pilot scenarios selecting stakeholders through calls for interests launched by partners. 
The main outputs are:

  • ITS coordinating main long distance transport operators (ships, airplanes, railway operators, bus companies, etc) linking main hub sites by network of transport operators and connecting them with the regional “last mile” networks. Whole PP will jointly develop and implement the platform.
  • APP for end-user-oriented services for routes planning and adaptive routes reconfiguration based on real time updates linked with National Info Agencies;
  • Tool kit for model of informational governance and operative skills;
  • New job opportunities through the Job training and International Master;
  • A set of services enabling decision-support processes.

Project Partners

  • Region of Apuglia- Italy
  • Province of Bari
  • University of Salento- Center for Business Innovation
  • Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Handicraft and Agriculture of Bari
  • InnoPolis- Centre for Innovation and Culture
  • Region of Western Greece
  • University of Patras
  • Chamber of Ioannina
  • Chamber of Achaia
  • Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani