SEEMORE project partners

CINESI Transport Consultancy (SPAIN) 

 

 

 

CINESI is a transport consultancy founded in 1996, which operates mainly in the field of traffic simulation and analysis, transport planning and mobility management.

The firm has developed sustainable urban mobility plans in a wide range of cities and municipalities all over Spain, especially in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands.

After a successful participation in European Commission BYPAD project (Bicycle Policy Audit), CINESI decided to make a step further towards European Projects. The strong and close relationship between CINESI and transport stakeholders has also been crucial to participate in new EU projects: BIOSIRE, BENEFIT and ADVANCE, being in charge of consortium management, evaluation and implementation actions.

 

Trivector Traffic AB (SWEDEN)

Trivector was founded 1987 by researchers from Lund University. Trivector Traffic AB offers consulting services, research and development in the field of traffic, transport, and planning.

Trivector Traffic has been involved as full partners in several European research projects (DELTA, ISEMOA, BYPAD, etc.), and in several national research projects. Currently, a project is carried out concerning potential and solutions for shifting from car to public transport and cycling in touristic regions, which will result in a national action plan for transport and tourism.

 

Austrian Mobility Research (AUSTRIA)

FGM-AMOR is a research, consulting and educational company based in Graz, Austria. The company is a private, non-profit organisation and has been engaged in a broad range of national and international projects, having worked in more than 60 EU-projects. The main fields of work are mobility management and marketing, innovative transport concepts, as well as project coordination and dissemination of EU-projects.

The consultation of municipalities regarding the planning and implementation of local sustainable mobility measures has a long history in FGM-AMOR. Many of those projects dealt with mobility measures in tourism regions (e.g. SMASH-Events, BIOSIRE, DELTA, ARTS).

The evaluation of projects and regional mobility measures is also one of the key competences of FGM-AMOR. Within several European projects (e.g. MAX, MOST, Cycle Logistics) FGM-AMOR participated in the development of evaluation tools and methodologies.

 

Mallorca Transports Consortium (SPAIN)


The Mallorca Transports Consortium (CTM) is a public entity, belonging to the Department of Transports of the Regional Government, and is in charge of transport and mobility planning and management in the island of Mallorca.

CTM also has experience in other EU co-financed projects, particularly in the IEE programme like BENEFIT project (2008-2011) and BIOSIRE project (2008-2011).

 

Association of Local Authorities Fyrbodal (SWEDEN)

Fyrbodals kommunalförbund is one of four regional municipal associations in Västra Götaland County and is a cooperative organization consisting of 14 municipalities and has the mandate to work for a coherent, simple and more rational management of the inter-municipal issues.

Fyrbodal has a population of 258.000 inhabitants and are active in the areas of business, culture, health, education and infrastructure. A geographical part of Fyrbodal is called Bohuslän, which is the main geographical area where the SEEMORE project will focus on.

 

 

Central European Initiative (ITALY)

The Central European Initiative is an intergovernmental forum comprising 18 Member States from Central and Eastern Europe. Founded more than 21 years ago, back in 1989, the CEI is the oldest regional cooperation initiative in this part of Europe. Of the CEI membership nine are EU Member States (founding members Italy and Austria, as well as Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia  and Slovenia) and nine non-EU Member States (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine).

One of CEI’s main objectives is to bring the countries of Central and Eastern Europe closer together and assist them in their preparation process for EU membership. In the course of the years, the CEI has developed expertise in transnational cooperation, in particular since 2002, since when it participates in a variety of EU programmes and projects in numerous fields: transport, sustainable development, environment, energy, regional development, information society, science and technology.

 

Province of Forlì-Cesena (ITALY)

On the basis of the tasks bestowed by the State and regional laws to the Italian provinces, the Province of Forlì-Cesena has, amongst many others, the role of planning at provincial level the territorial development, including also the mobility. The mobility planning is a key component of territorial planning; the separation between the planning of urban settlements (residential, productive, commercial etc.) and mobility concerns is one of the main causes of the affirmation of not sustainable mobility ways. Beyond having achieved a good experience in the above mentioned kind of planning (a territorial planning inclusive of mobility concerns), the Province of Forlì-Cesena has adopted 3 years ago an energy-environmental plan that at the item "mobility" foresees, in agreement with the municipalities, to change the not sustainable mobility patterns by promoting car-pooling, car-sharing and collective taxi; to strongly extend the network of cycling lanes, enhancing their safety; among others. Due to its commitments, the Province of Forlì-Cesena has been awarded in February 2011 with the international prize on road safety "Targa Blu 2010" (Blue Plaque 2010).

 

Club Sustainable Development of Civil Society (BULGARIA)


The Club “Sustainable Development of Civil Society” (CSDCS) is an apolitical, nongovernmental and non profit organization founded in 1997 with the goal to unify the efforts of some fellow members of Bulgarian Universities and training organizations for introducing new sustainable approaches to economic and social activities in Bulgaria. CSDCS has been engaged in more than 30 projects mostly oriented to tourism, environmental and transport activities. The NGO successfully implemented several tourism projects related to sustainable tourism development in Bulgarian municipalities, funded by PHARE, British Know How Fund and MATRA. Experts of CSDCS have been members of TA-team in the biggest Bulgarian tourism project PHARE BG 01.02.03.Development of Bulgarian Cultural Tourism.

 

Pomeranian Association Common Europe (POLAND)

PSWE is a grass root, project and process oriented, non-governmental organisation with the main aim of assisting local and regional government in the process of development of Pomerania, the most popular tourist regions in Poland.

The PSWE has been registered in 2005 as an NGO in the 12th Department of the Gdańsk Regional Court. In May 2008 the PSWE became the associate member of the ECF, attaining the status of its full member in March 2011. Since the beginning of its involvement in sustainable transport advocacy activities focused mainly on cycling, the PSWE cycling team has taken part in the following activities: OBIS (Optimising Bike Sharing in European Cities), PRESTO (Promoting Cycling For Everyone As Daily Transport Mode) funded from the IEE programme.

 

Municipality of Choczewo (POLAND)

Choczewo – is an attractive tourist commune located in the northern part of the Pomeranian voivodship, at the Baltic Sea coast. It is located around 60 kilometers from the almost one-million Tri-City agglomerations.

Large part of the commune is covered with forests, lakes and river valleys providing a favorable microclimate conditions. Small agriculture activities can also be found. Choczewo, like the rest of Pomerania’s Baltic coast and lake districts, is a popular tourist destination well recognized in Poland. A number of natural reserves are a sanctuary for rare plants, birds and other animals.

Clean and sandy beaches stretches along the 7.5 km of Choczewo shoreline, covered with the cleanest, fine grained golden sand beaches.

Throughout the summer, the commune is vibrant with life, with many visitors coming to a number of agro-tourist farms and pension houses, located in 19th century manor houses surrounded with parks or wide fields and forests, with abundant forms of wildlife.

 

Hórarios do Funchal Public Transport (PORTUGAL)

Horários do Funchal (HF) is a private company mainly owned by the public sector. Its main shareholders are Regional Government (95%) and Regional Electricity company (5%).  HF is the local urban public transport operator in the city of Funchal. The urban service transports about 26 millions of travellers/year through 60 routes with a fleet of 186 buses.

The interurban service, on the other hand, has a specific fleet of 50 buses, linking the city of Funchal with the East and North east part of the Island. HF is completely responsible for the exploitation service and the maintenance too and is provided with a contact less ticketing scheme and a real time fleet monitoring and control system. HF is the main PT operator in the Autonomous Region of Madeira and is the third biggest transport company in Portugal after Lisbon and Porto. Currently, HF has been involved in a wide range of projects and seeks to keep networking about state of the art projects in the mobility frame.

 

Stratagem Energy Ltd (CYPRUS)

Stratagem Energy Ltd is an independent energy consulting company founded in 2004.

Stratagem is committed to work towards sustainable development of cities and regions in Europe providing support to the key actors involved such as: local / regional Government, academic / research institutions and large / small commercial companies.

The areas of expertise we are focusing are Energy efficiency, Renewable Energy Sources (RES), Mobility and Transport and Covenant of Mayors

Stratagem Energy Ltd has successfully participated in IEE Steer project TaT. Stratagem has created a common model of analysis of mobility and definition of a shared platform of indicators (mobility awareness, mobility behaviors, energy efficiency, environmental).

Stratagem is currently a partner together with the Municipality of Limassol in the IEE project “Conubrant” which will end in April 2014. “Conurbant” is an inclusive peer-to-peer approach to involve EU Conurbations and wide urban areas in participating to the Covenant of Mayors.

 

Limassol Tourist Development and Promotion Company (CYPRUS)

The Limassol Tourist Development and Promotion Company Ltd was established in October 2007, aiming to promote the further development of the basic and tourist infrastructure of the Limassol region. It aims to market the area as a distinct cosmopolitan sea-side destination, with a unique identity, based on its rich history and culture, its special characteristics including the fact that it is centrally located so as to be able to visit any other places of Cyprus. A wide variety of options are available for tourists, including: enjoying the sun and sea, sports, culture, sightseeing, cycling, bird watching, spa services, mini cruises to nearby destinations, rural tourism, nature trails, Byzantine churches routes, wine routes and much more.

 

Local Council’s Association (MALTA)

Established in 1994, the Local Councils’ Association is the single public authority that represents all the 68 local councils and the 5 regions in Malta and Gozo. The aim of the LCA is to promote and protect the interest of the local councils.

Since 2007, a special unit for participation in EU funded projects has been set. Ever since, LCA has successfully participated in EU funded projects within the IEE, CIP, INTERREG, MED, ENPI, ITALIA-MALTA and CITIZENSHIP Programmes.

Furthermore, LCA has been selected to be the only supporting structure of the Covenant of Mayors for Malta and to be an official European Direct Information Office.