Eurotransport magazine features article about TRANSFORuM. "The Roadmap to achieve EU goals on urban mobility" is the title of an article written by seven TRANSFORuM team members in the latest issue of the Eurotransport magazine.
TRANSFORuM contributed to the transformation of the European transport system towards more competitiveness and resource-efficiency. It did so by engaging key stakeholders in carefully moderated forum activities and through other consultation measures in order to identify their views about the challenges, barriers, trends, opportunities and win-win potentials in shaping the future European transport system.
In 2011 the European Commission issued the White Paper “Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area - Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system” which spells out ten goals to be achieved by 2050. The TRANSFORuM project contributed to this transformation process, in particular to the implementation of the following four key goals of the Transport White Paper:
TRANSFORuM engaged key actors in various stakeholder forums in order to determine bottleneck factors, the need for policy interventions and to identify options for synergistic co-operation among them. “Stakeholders” are actors who are directly involved in the implementation of innovative policies and measures. This included representatives of networks and initiatives which are already strongly involved in shaping European transport policy as well as “emerging” actors.
TRANSFORuM was run by a consortium of well‐connected but independent and experienced policy advisers and researchers from across Europe, who offer a fresh approach to this task. The project’s overarching concept was based on proven consultation techniques revolving around a synergistic combination of ten moderated workshops, qualitative in-depth interviews and a set of online discussion tools. The consortium’s eleven partners are all widely acknowledged experts in their field and pursued a carefully orchestrated division of labour, structured into four thematic groups and seven cross-cutting work packages.
The project’s key outputs are a dovetailed set of the following documents, all of which are based on stakeholder input and written with a clear focus on practical and political relevance:
TRANSFORuM had built-in mechanisms to disseminate these results to a wide audience through attractively produced, freely and conveniently accessible documents, online platforms, internal and external mailing lists, personal contacts, social media, live presentations etc.
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|Project Co-ordinator||Project Duration||Grant Agreement No.|
|Rupprecht Consult||February 2013 – January 2015||321565|
|Forschung & Beratung GmbH|
|Dr. Ralf Brand|