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BACKGROUNDS

Intermodality in ports, a possible solution to boost regional economies

Budget
1,416,677.00 €
Call
1st call - 2008
Type
Classic
Priority axis
3
Objective
3.1
Duration
-

Project aims and approach

Project summary

BACKGROUNDS idea arose from the need to support regional economies of the Mediterranean countries by integrating existing production poles with their own territories and try to explore solutions for improving local production access to the global market through the Mediterranean ports. BACKGROUNDS indeed not only observed that southern regions of Europe have been facing numerous development disparities and but also that the main arrival and departure hubs of European maritime...

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Key achievements and results

BACKGROUNDS, through the development of technology solutions (GIS tool) and a series of key activities (studies, technical seminars, experts meetings, dissemination events etc.), managed to get together all relevant stakeholders to discuss common problems and identify win-win solutions and cooperation. The transnational approach of the project gave the opportunity of identifying different needs, priorities and criticalities in the ports and respective production clusters of the 5 countries of the...
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Relevance to 2020 strategy

The results of the BACKGROUNDS project strongly support all three orientations of the EU 2020 strategy, namely, smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. They are mainly focused on the three first targets namely: employment, R&D and Climate Change/ energy. The project focus is in line with the Europe 2020 goals since it aims to improve transport removing key bottlenecks, boost small and medium-sized enterprises located at the examined ports’ catchments areas and propose maritime based intermodal...
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Budget

ERDF contribution
1,075,999.00 €
National co-funding
340,678.00 €
Total project budget
1,416,677.00 €

Project partnership

Lead Partner

Italy
SICILIAN REGION - TRANSPORTS AND COMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT / Sicily (Italy)

Project partnership

Greece
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport / Kentriki Makedonia (Central Macedonia) (Greece)
Slovenia
Port of Koper / Slovenia: the entire country (Slovenia)
Italy
LIGURIA REGION - Dept. for Infrastructures, Transports, Ports.... / Liguria (Italy)
Spain
PORT INSTITUTE OF STUDIES AND COOPERATION OF THE VALENCIAN COMMUNITY / Valencia (Spain)
France
Port of Marseille Fos Authority / Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
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