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PASSAGE

Public Authorities Supporting low carbon Growth in European maritime border regions

PASSAGE project aims at supporting low-carbon initiatives within five European maritime border regions. The project focuses on the development of integrated cross-border initiatives in straits.

Programme: Interreg Europe

Description

PASSAGE project aims at supporting low-carbon initiatives within five European maritime border regions. The project focuses on the development of integrated cross-border initiatives in straits. By their geography, straits of Europe are at the heart of maritime border regions. As important passage points, they concentrate flows and activities, resulting in an important carbon pressure. 

Not only straits’ hinterlands do not always benefit from the international maritime flows in terms of local economic development, but their populations directly suffer from carbon emissions of these flows and their related inland activities and traffic, on which local authorities have very limited control. The maritime border is a direct obstacle to the development of efficient and integrated low carbon strategies to prevent further pollution in straits.

The project partners will work with the managing and governing authorities of the cross border cooperation maritime programs to ensure an actual policy change by 2019. Local stakeholders participating in cross border initiatives will be involved in the activities of the project, to bring their territorial expertise and introduce a lasting territorial change through renewed approaches that will benefit to the partner regions’ population.

Objectives

  • Collect, systemize and analyze data, information, documents, policies, financial performances and operational strategies, to create the most functional cross border transport model for health and care.
  • Introduce ICTs in health& care focusing the mobility across the Adriatic macro-region, to integrate, to upgrade, to rationalize and to optimize the different type of transfers.
  • Modernize/adapt existing infrastructures, making them accessible for health and care by efficient and sustainable transport.
  • Promote joint rules, protocols and planning of transport services for health and care, leading to efficient mobility, savings and including health and care needs in transport models.
  • To identify and to map experiences of excellence in the Adriatic region able to match health and care with sustainable transport models, creating a network of innovative mobility accessible at a cross border level.
  • Define pilot initiatives of sustainable transport and to experiment sustainable models to test and validate innovative solutions.
  • Provide proposals, guidelines and recommendations for a sustainable, intersectoral, integrated and cross border transport strategy for the health and care system.

Project Partners

  • France – Pas-de-Calais County Council
  • France – Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bastia and Haute Cors
  • United Kingdom – Kent County Council
  • Italy – Chamber of Commerce of Maremma and Tirreno
  • Italy – Province of Lecce
  • Greece – Region of Ionian Islands
  • Greece – InnoPolis: “Centre for Innovation & Culture”
  • Albania – Regional Council of Vlora
  • Finland – Helsinki Uusimaa Regional Council
  • Estonia – Harju County Government
  • Denmark – Femern Belt Development

Carbon emissions study (EN) | Monograph of Otranto strait  (EN) | Monograph of Corfu strait (EN)

Policy recommendations report  (EN)  (GR)

Action Plan for Otranto & Corfu straits (EN)