Project title
Project description
Interconnect, an EUSBSR flagship candidate, addresses the challenge of curbing the car-reliant mobility trend in the SB area through user-adjusted and more sustainable public transport services for regional and cross-border travels. The current public transport offer hardly meets customer expectations for easiness and attractivity of regional and cross-border journeys, with scarce range of integrated ticket options for multimodal rides, difficult access to one-spot passenger information and no clear benefits for users when choosing the public transport over car.

To enhance car-independent mobility in the SB area the partnership consisting of 9 formal and 10 associated partners from 6 countries will carry out joint capacity building, pilot demonstration and advocacy actions. These will tackle the three dimensions of public transport in serving the regional and cross-border travels – the demand, the supply and the governance. Through three thematic WPs on: (1) evidence, knowledge and experience; (2) steering tools and business models; and (3) future governance and institutionalization, the project will deliver innovative multi-stakeholder planning approaches for sustainable public transport of the future and invest in new and more efficient services for no-car travelers both in and between the partner areas.

As the user-adjusted and more sustainable public transport services for regional and cross-border travels have a large but untapped potential to stimulate socioeconomic growth in the SB area, the project will initiate cross-sectoral dialogue and work out an optimum multi-level governance framework for cooperation on public transport across the borders.

Through involving a broad range of stakeholders in designing and testing the planning and management solutions that will be compatible in the cross-border context and replicable elsewhere, the project increases the policy and community attention for public transport role in serving mobility needs in the SB area
Project total eligible budget
3 502 280,90 EUR
2 845 624,88 EUR
Project start date
01 Jun 2017
Project end date
31 May 2020
Lead partner
Name: Region Blekinge
Address: Valhallavagen 1, 37141 Karlskrona
Region/Subregion: Blekinge lan
Country: Sweden
Project partner
Name: Pomorskie Voivodeship
Address: Okopowa 21/27, 80-810 Gdansk
Region/Subregion: Trojmiejski
Country: Poland

Name: Assoc. for Promotion of Hanseatic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Regional Development at the University of Rostock
Address: Ulmenstrasse 69 - Haus 3, 18051 Rostock
Region/Subregion: Kreisfreie Stadt Rostock
Country: Germany

Name: Hanseatic City of Rostock
Address: Neuer Markt 3, 18055 Rostock
Region/Subregion: Kreisfreie Stadt Rostock
Country: Germany

Name: Guldborgsund Municipality
Address: Parkvej 37, 4800 Nykobing F
Region/Subregion: Vest-og Sydsj
Country: Denmark

Name: Klaipeda Public Transport Authority
Address: S. Daukanto 15, 92335 Klaipėda
Region/Subregion: Klaipedos apskritis
Country: Lithuania

Name: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Address: Valhallavagen 1, 37179 Karlskrona
Region/Subregion: Blekinge lan
Country: Sweden

Name: Association of Polish Communes Euroregion Baltic
Address: Stary Rynek 25, 82-300 Elbląg
Region/Subregion: Elbląski
Country: Poland

Name: Viimsi Municipality, Estonia
Address: Nelgi tee 1, 74001 Viimsi Vald, Estonia
Region/Subregion: other
Country: other