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Blekinge Region

Blekinge Region

Innobaltica

Innobaltica

HIEERO

HIEERO

Hanseatic City of Rostock

Hanseatic City of Rostock

Guldborgsund Municipality

Guldborgsund Municipality

Klaipeda Public Transport Authority

Klaipeda Public Transport Authority

BLEKINGE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

BLEKINGE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Association of Polish Communes Euroregion Baltic

Association of Polish Communes Euroregion Baltic

Viimsi Municipality, Estonia

Viimsi Municipality, Estonia

  • Blekinge Region

    REGION BLEKINGE- SWEDEN Region Blekinge is a public cooperation body established between five Blekinge municipalities (Karlskrona, Karlshamn, Olofström, Ronneby and Sölvesborg) and a regional health care authority. Its mission is to promote a sustainable regional development through high quality infrastructure, good transport links both within the county of Blekinge and with the neighbouring areas, sound environment, climate and energy conditions, vibrant culture, tourism and recreation and through support to the business life.

    Region Blekinge acts also a regional public transport authority, responsible for producing public transport strategy guidelines and organising public transport services in the region.

    Region Blekinge employs a staff that is very experienced in international cooperation, including Interreg programmes.

    ROLE IN THE PROJECT

    Region Blekinge is the Lead Partner and initiator of the Interconnect project. We have the ambition to enhance the connectivity of the county’s transport network to major urban and transport nodes in and outside the state borders by improving the public transport system. This would allow for a quicker growth of knowledge-intensive branches utilising competence of local graduates and in-migrating high-skilled labour force. The result we aim for is the internationalisation of regional economy and more sustainable transport system. For that reason, Region Blekinge aspires to create an attractive public transport offer for cross-border travellers and increase the value of public transport for passengers in the local and regional travels.

    Region Blekinge is eager to share experience with other project partners in shaping the regional mobility behaviours and managing the public transport services in the county. It will cooperate with its associated organisations to identify ‘reasons to go’ and map the community needs and require-ments to be able to prioritise public transport over car in regional and cross-border traveling. This will pave the way to developing an adequate public transport response through user-adjusted, sim-pler and more sustainable services and products.

    CONTACTS

    www.regionblekinge.se
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    Contact person:
    Magnus Forsberg, strategic planner for public transport
    Phone number:
    +46 455 30 50 34
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  • Innobaltica

    A COMPANY WITH A PASSENGER’S POINT OF VIEW

    InnoBaltica Ltd. company, Gdańsk, Poland, was established as an incubator of innovation - a company concentrated on implementation of innovative projects and solutions that can help to improve the quality of people's lives. InnoBaltica’s shareholders are: Pomorskie Region, local authorities of metropolitan cities (Gdańsk and Gdynia) and regional research universities: Gdansk University of Technology, University of Gdansk, Medical University of Gdansk.

    At the moment, the most important project is to work out, construct and implement an integrated ticketing system for public transport in the Pomeranian Voivodship. It will also include joint passenger information and electronic tools for fare collection.

    The current public transport offer hardly meets customer expectations in the matter of easiness and attractivity of day-to-day journeys. To achieve that InnoBaltica works with experts and customers on its fundamental transformation – keeping the most pressing challenges of 21st century as major ambitions in undertaken activities.

    Solutions: composed by passengers together with InnoBaltica's practitioners specialized in the project implementation - are expected to help creating sustainable public transport services of high quality. As a result, in 2020 Pomorskie Region will get the innovative and flexible system with the modern passenger information module. Attractive journeys with one ticket – valid for all means of transport (trains, buses, ferries, trams) will finally occur realistic and act as common good for our community and guests.

    ROLE IN THE PROJECT

    The authorities of the Pomorskie Region agreed a very comprehensive Programme to set up a joint regional public transport system on its territory. Its core idea is to allow for hassle-free multimodal mobility for the residents and guests.

    Through Interconnect activities the region has set up a managing body – InnoBaltica. The company teams up with Blekinge Region to design and implement joint cross-border information and ticketing offer in public transportation.

    The system in Pomorskie will take its origin from the international pilot activities. It will be launched tentatively on two multimodal public transport lines connecting the selected functional urban areas with the main interchange nodes in the Tri-city metropolitan area and further to the ferry terminal in Gdynia with a ferry link to Karlskrona.

    InnoBaltica will take a co-leading role in setting of new/enhanced methods, services and products for passengers in no-car cross-border travels. The company will act as a distribution channel provider both 'in' and 'between' the SB partner areas. Reorganization of the company is a first result of the InterConnect project. InnoBaltica will get the final shape after all crucial benchmark analysis of Partners' PT systems.

    CONTACTS:

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    www.innobaltica.pl
  • HIEERO

    The Hanseatic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Regional Development at the University of Rostock (HIE-RO)- Germany- encourages and support applied research in the fields of innovation, human resources development, evaluation, concepts and strategies of learning regions and entrepreneurial education, with focus on the Baltic Sea Region. In cooperation with decision-makers, businesses and other academic institutions, the HIE-RO staff consists of 6 employees and a pool of 18 external experts who deal with training programmes, analyses, studies and evaluations with the purpose to exchange experience and find innovative ways to support entrepreneurship and regional development policy goals. HIE-RO works within the KryoInnoNetz network of companies and scientific institutions dealing with transport issues focused mainly on technology-based solutions and socio-economic impact on regional development.

    ROLE IN THE PROJECT

    HIE-RO will be responsible in addressing a demand dimension of public transport systems in serving regional and cross-border travels, delivering know-how in the area of transport development impacts on regional growth; key indicators and visualisation of transport accessibility and travel time; cross-border analyses for transport-related aspects. Aiming to better understand the current and future user needs for public transport services in the geographical areas of the project partners, HIE-RO will detect which are the necessary actions to be undertaken in order to develop/enhance public transport services and governance schemes. Specific actions will be to accumulate good practice and lessons learned on how to satisfy users’ mobility needs through adequate public transport approaches; to identify stakeholders in the partner areas with own planning perspectives and help them agree on sustainability paths for the public transport in the current and future mobility context; to gather knowledge about community demands for regional and cross-border public transport services, with due attention to the needs in the suburban and rural areas; and to work out feasible and replicable proposals for sustainable public transport solutions in serving regional and cross-border travels in the partner areas. HIE-RO will responsible also for the implementation of a multi-stakeholder planning model for public transport services by creating possible scenario for public transport system for the project’s pilot cases (presenting alternative technology – mainly LNG- based in a context of system approach).

    CONTACT DETAILS

    Website: www.hie-ro.de
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    Contact person:
    Marian Cihoň - Project Researcher
    Phone number:
    0049 381 498 56 24
    Mobile:
    0048 695 088 529
    Fax:
    0049 381 498 56 34
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  • Hanseatic City of Rostock

    Managing the development of the city with approximately 206.000 inhabitants, the municipal administration works across sectoral departments to handle complex growth issues. It has been involved in several Interreg projects on integrating transport solutions between the South Baltic regions, including Baltic Gateway’, ‘BSR TransGovernance’, ‘Interface’ and ‘Interface Plus’.

    For the Interconnect project, a tailor-made task force has been created, involving various city departments under the lead of the office for urban development, urban planning and economic promotion, as well as the representatives of the local associated partners: Rostocker Strassenbahn AG, Planning Association Region Rostock and Scandlines Deutschland GmbH.

    ROLE IN THE PROJECT

    In the mid-1990s Rostock lost its cross-border public train-ferry-connection, and a fleet of modern ferries have served the Rostock-Gedser link since then. Despite the realised access investments and a significant progress in enhancing cross-border multimodal transport chains both north- and southwards from the city, the car-based mobility pattern results in low utility rate for the foot passenger infrastructure. This requires a cross-sectoral and multi-level governance dialogue among the Rostock and Guldborgsund stakeholders to understand the reasons for ‘too few to go without car’, bring the available solutions to the public knowledge, and implement measures to accelerate the cross-border regional growth based on the integration potentials.

    The City of Rostock will team up with Guldborgsund Municipality (Denmark) and the involved associated partners to adjust the supply side of the public transport systems on German and Danish shores to the cross-border mobility needs of the communities, take into account impact of long-distance buses, carry out joint marketing/information activities to the target audience and optimise the governance structure to match the cross-border integration processes.

    The City of Rostock will also take a co-leading role in designing and encouraging a feasible governance scheme for public transport in the South Baltic area based on the cross-sectoral and cross-border dialogue.

    CONTACT DETAILS

    www.rostock.de

    Contact person:
    Andreas Schubert - Project manager
    Phone number:
    +493813816153
    Fax:
    +493813819808
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  • Guldborgsund Municipality

    Guldborgsund Municipality is a rural municipality with 61.000 inhabitants in Region Sjælland, in Denmark. It is responsible for planning local public transport, local roads and infrastructure. Situated southernmost in Denmark, on the crossing of two transport corridors, the Guldborgsund Municipality has a long experience and staff competence in working with traffic and infrastructure issues through international cooperation projects, mainly in the frame of Interreg Programmes. The purpose is to ensure that municipal citizens have maximal benefits from public transport services and infrastructure, that the local and regional business can benefit from corridor location and that the transport flows are handled with limited congestions and traffic accidents and with minimised pollution, emission and noise. A specific agenda is to use the cross-border infrastructure to increase international cooperation and joint development, e.g. in close dialogue with the twin City of Rostock.

    ROLE IN THE PROJECT

    In order to provide the local community with best public transport services and infrastructure, Guldborgsund Municipality will team up with the Hanseatic City of Rostock and relevant Associated Partners for cross-sectoral and multi-level governance dialogue, in order to understand and influence the reasons for ‘too few to go without car’ and implement measures to accelerate the cross-border regional integration and economic growth. Together, they will adjust the supply side of the public transport systems on German and Danish shores to the cross-border mobility needs of the communities, taking into account impact of long-distance buses, carrying out joint marketing/information activities to the target segment and optimising the governance structure to match North-South integration processes.

    The municipality will co-lead the work package “Future governance and institutionalisation” with the City of Rostock. Their role will be to assess roles of public transport stakeholders in the partner areas in shaping mobility policies; to identify cross-sectoral impacts of public transport and its ability to provide durable gains for the sustainable development in the South Baltic area; to gather knowledge about existing public transport governance models and cross-border cooperation frameworks for potential use in the South Baltic area; and – finally - to design and encourage a feasible governance scheme for public transport in the South Baltic area based on the cross-sectoral and cross-border dialogue.

    CONTACT DETAILS

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    www.guldborgsund.dk

    Contact person:
    Frede Danborg- International Coordinator
    Phone number:
    +45 54731208
    Mobile:
    +45 251 80317
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  • Klaipeda Public Transport Authority

    The Klaipeda Public Transport Authority is 100% owned by the Klaipeda city municipality. Founded by the municipality in 2003, it was first responsible to manage the inner city public transport.

    Since 2010, following an agreement between four municipalities, it plays a role as the region public transport authority, managing a public transport system in 3 ticket zones, with 8 operators (fleet of 175 vehicles) and for 44 lines (whereof 12 are regional feeder lines into city). Between 2007 and 2010, this public transport authority introduced e-ticket services (single and monthly), and in 2014 it started a pilot project with first P&R / B&R facility. The Klaipeda public transport authority is experienced in EU initiatives (as partner in 6 projects between 2005 and 2014) and has sufficient staff competence and financial capacity for international cooperation in the area of transport planning and sustainable mobility.

    ROLE IN THE PROJECT

    The Klaipeda public transport authority aspires to achieve higher share figures for public transport in its service area. One of the means is to attract more users to the interchange point in the northern part of city operated by 5 city lines and 3 feeder lines – by making it more friendly to commuters and integrating more lines from region to city. The public transport authority would like to get best practice from other partner areas in realising the ambition of achieving the growth of passengers in transfer through from 4000 to 6000.

    Based on the analysis of commuters’ needs, stakeholder dialogue will be organized and experience will be shared with other project partners in the design of appropriate services for the regional commuters (including improvements in the ticketing system), followed by an information campaign about the services at the interchange point among the current public transport passengers and potential target groups (motorised travellers).

    CONTACT DETAILS

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    http://www.klaipedatransport.lt/

    Contact person:
    Andrius Samuilovas- Deputy Head
    Phone number:
    +37046420124
    Mobile:
    +37061248700
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  • BLEKINGE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola- BTH is a public university in Sweden with more than 6000 students. It conducts education and research at a high international level in which engineering and IT are integrated with other disciplines such as urban planning, industrial economics, design and health sciences to contribute to solving the challenges facing society. This approach has three distinct perspectives: innovation, sustainability and real life, which means collaboration and exchange with both business and industry as well as society.

    BTH counts on applied research to seek new knowledge, conducted in collaboration with both business and industry as well as society, and always with a clear focus – that the results will contribute to solving the challenges facing society.

    The Department of Strategic Sustainable Development has about 15 researchers in total, with experience in international project collaboration on sustainable development, and a good command of English.

    ROLE IN THE PROJECT

    In Interconnect, Professor Göran Broman (head of the department and research leader), Karl-Henrik Robèrt (senior professor), Dr. Henrik Ny (SustainTrans team leader), Sven Borén and other PhD students will design and test sustainable development planning models and support tools for decision-makers. This activity will be based on the several years of experience of the team in providing support for strategic sustainable development in multi-stakeholder environments with companies and public organisations.

    Blekinge Institute of Technology has a long-standing record in researching, testing and deploying methodological support and practical guidance in strategic sustainable development to business companies, municipalities and other organisations. This experience is well in line with the project ambitions in the area of sustainable public transport offer. The research group (Karl-Henrik Robèrt, Göran Broman, Sven Borén, and Henrik Ny) published in 2016 a generic multi-stakeholder process model that guides planners and decision-makers towards sustainability. The model will be further upgraded to suit the thematic scope of the project, following the sustainable visions/paths for public transport – agreed by the public transport stakeholders in the partner areas. The worked out sustainable planning model and decision support tool will be incorporated in the new/enhanced services and products of the public transport systems, and further used in the governance processes for public transport in the South Baltic area.

    CONTACT DETAILS

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    www.bth.se
    www.bth.se/sustaintrans

    Contact person:
    Dr. Henrik Ny – SustainTrans team leader
    Phone number:
    +46 455 385517723
    Mobile:
    +46 701 435131
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  • Association of Polish Communes Euroregion Baltic

    The Association of Polish Communes (STG) is non-profit cross-border cooperation organisation with 44 member municipalities of Pomorskie and Warmia-Mazury voivodeships. Since 1997 the STG’s activities focus on the development of international cooperation in tourism, culture, environmental protection, and especially people-to-people cross-border cooperation on the local and regional levels. The association hosts the Euroregion Baltic International Permanent Secretariat (IPS) which coordinates the ERB cooperation.

    Euroregion Baltic was established in February 1998 and is a politically solid and well-anchored cooperation in the south-east of the Baltic Sea region, consisting of eight regions of Denmark, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden end Russia. As part of Association of Polish Communes ERB functions International Permanent Secretariat. It was the first Euroregion to have formally included a partner from the Russian Federation. Comprising the regions from both old and new EU Member States, and the Russian Kaliningrad Oblast, Euroregion Baltic constitutes the operational network of substantial and effective links across the borders, facilitating the promotion of political dialogue and reform, as well as sustainable, economic, social and environmental development, and thus strengthening local democracy and fostering people-to-people contacts between civil societies. The co-operation actively involves both local and regional authorities, private and public sectors, and NGOs.

    The ERB has been actively engaged in the implementation on cross-border project over the last 16 years. Management function of the Phare Small Project. Fund in 1999-2006 with 236 projects. In 2003 Seagull devERB project (with the budget of 3.2 MEUR and ERDF co-financing of 1.3 MEUR) resulted in the elaboration of a long-term development strategy based on strategic priorities. Between 2005 and 2007 ERB as LP focused on the improvement of its institutional capacities, with the jointly implemented BSR Seagull II project. Between 2010-2011 Euroregion Baltic was a partner in the Capacity Building Project. Between 2012-2015 the ERB took part in two major EU funded projects in the field of sustainable tourism and culture. The TOURAGE (Developing Senior Tourism in Remote Regions) project realised between 2012-2014 in INTERREG IV C Programme and CULART II project implemented in the Lithuania- Poland-Russia CBC Programme. In 2016 as PP in South Baltic CaSYPoT project.

    The ERB will be responsible for communication and dissemination (WP2). Using its extensive network of contacts and partners within and outside ERB area, the PP will be using its dissemination tools (2 websites – STG and ERB IPS, 3 FB profiles – STG, ERB IPS and ERB YB, newsletters and publications) to promote the project and its activities and results. The PP has a significant experience in dissemination activities, as they have been one of the organisation’s core activities through the years. In the project ERB will extensively use its well develop cooperation network to disseminate the information and results of the project, while engaging stakeholders from outside the eligible area eg. Warmia-Mazury (outside NUTS3 Elbląski).

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    Contact person:

    Agata Ludwiczak
    Deputy Head of ERB International Permanent Secretariat,
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  • Viimsi Municipality, Estonia

    VIIMSI MUNICIPALITY- ESTONIA Viimsi is a municipality located in northern Estonia, in the direct suburban area of the capital city of Tallinn. With a dynamically growing population of 19.000 inhabitants, it is the most populous rural municipality in the country. Viimsi administers the local development issues and is deeply involved in the interurban and interregional cooperation on public transport, including a common ticketing system within the Tallinn urban area (free for residents), park and ride facilities and a common Tallinn-Helsinki ticketing system. Viimsi is also part of the Rail Baltic planning process as the railway line will be connected to the local municipal harbour at Maardu until the tunnel to Finland is built. Taking part in several EU projects (e.g. Interreg IVC - ‘Transport Carbon IntenCities’ project), Viimsi municipality employs specialists with long experience in transport and urban planning.

    ROLE IN THE PROJECT

    Viimsi municipality is located on the future fixed link connecting Tallinn with Helsinki, and being part of the metropolitan transport network development is a strategic action on the municipal agenda. Through the municipality’s team, members involved in the past cross-border cooperation projects between the two cities will share the experience in harmonising public transport services across the state borders. The development of integrated products as well as the debate on issue of free public transport as an economic and policy tool for the local governments will be undertaken. Parallel, the municipality will use the know-how of the South Baltic partners to improve the efficiency of organisational and planning solutions for the local and cross-border public transport. Therefore, a public transport component of the municipal transportation plan based on mapped mobility needs of the local community will be designed.

    CONTACT DETAILS

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    www.viimsivv.ee
    Contact person:
    Jüri Kurba- Head of Construction Department of Viimsi Municipality
    Phone number:
    +3726028878
    Mobile:
    +3725038700
    Fax:
    +3726028801
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Associated partners

ROSTOCKER STRASSENBAHN AG

ROSTOCKER STRASSENBAHN AG

MUNICIPALITY OF KARLSKRONA

MUNICIPALITY OF KARLSKRONA

STENA LINE SCANDINAVIA AB

STENA LINE SCANDINAVIA AB

PLANNING ASSOCIATION REGION ROSTOCK

PLANNING ASSOCIATION REGION ROSTOCK

PORT OF TRELLEBORG

PORT OF TRELLEBORG

WARMINSKO-MAZURSKIE VOIVODSHIP

WARMINSKO-MAZURSKIE VOIVODSHIP

SCANDLINES DEUTSCHLAND GmbH

SCANDLINES DEUTSCHLAND GmbH

REGION ZEALAND

REGION ZEALAND

CITY OF GDYNIA

CITY OF GDYNIA

ASSOCIATION “KLAIPEDA REGION”

ASSOCIATION “KLAIPEDA REGION”

POMORSKIE VOIVODESHIP

POMORSKIE VOIVODESHIP

  • ROSTOCKER STRASSENBAHN AG

    RSAG has 135 years of experience as municipal transport service provider. The challenge for RSAG is to adjust the public transport service offer in the Rostock area to the customer expectations for cross-border travel without a car and to effectively promote it among the current and future foot passengers. In order to raise public awareness for the service offer, RSAG will cooperate with City of Rostock and Guldborgsund through co-ordinated demonstration actions to reach out for a wider target group than in the past engagement and to contribute to regional prosperity and economic growth, also to CO2 reduction. Being a well-organised public transport provider, the RSAG sees its role in the project especially as a dissemination partner, supporting experience exchange with Interconnect partners and contributing to the improvement of cross-border multimodal public transport standards in the South Baltic area.

    CONTACT DETAILS

    http://www.rsag-online.de/

    Contact person:
    Janette Heidenreich
    E-mail:
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    Phone number:
    +49 381 802 1014
  • MUNICIPALITY OF KARLSKRONA

    Karlskrona is characterised by its marine history, which has also given the city its character with ever-present archipelago feeling and various forms of military activity. Karlskrona is even considered unique that UNESCO has brought the city to the list of world heritage sites. In the Vision Karlskrona 2030, five development areas are prioritised for work in the next few years: attractive living environment, fast communication, education and knowledge, Karlskrona of the experiences and the Karlskrona business community.

    The Municipality of Karlskrona will transfer knowledge and experience in the field of public transport and port management. It will also help reach the public transport stakeholders in the local area and review the project results. The municipal staff will take active part in workshops and seminars arranged by the project.

    CONTACT DETAILS

    http://www.karlskrona.se/

    Contact person:
    Tore Almlöf
    E-mail:
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    Phone number:
    +46 455 303027
  • STENA LINE SCANDINAVIA AB

    Stena Line has a route-based organisation and the head office is located in Gothenburg. Stena Line is organised in eight geographical business regions: Denmark, Norway, Germany, Baltic Sea North, Baltic Sea South, North Sea, Irish Sea North och Irish Sea South. Its mission is to increase shareholder value through affordable and seamless ferry transportation with an absolute commitment to safety and reliability, and a reduced environmental footprint. Stena Line Scandinavia AB operates the ferry service between Karlskrona and Gdynia and has a key role in the process of increasing the number of travellers without a car. It is eager to take part in the activities related to harmonised ticketing and information, in order to make public transport a viable alternative to travel by car. Stena Line wishes to contribute to the results of the project by sharing knowledge and experience in handling the car/foot customers and affect the travel behaviour.

    >CONTACT DETAILS

    https://www.stenaline.com/en-GB-corp/travel

    Contact person:
    Monica Strandhag
    E-mail:
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    Phone number:
    +46 31 85 80 00
  • PLANNING ASSOCIATION REGION ROSTOCK

    The Planning Association Region Rostock (formerly named as "Regional Planning Association Mid Mecklenburg/ Rostock") was established in 1992 on the basis of the first federal states planning act of Mecklenburg- Western Pomerania. It is a body of public law. Its members are: the Hanseatic City of Rostock, the administrative district as well as the intermediate settlement centres of Bad Doberan, Güstrow and Teterow. The main task of the Planning Association is regional planning as an essential element of federal state planning. In order to perform this task, the various organs and committees have been established.

    The Planning Association Region Rostock considers the improvement of the accessibility by ship combined with a good infrastructure in the hinterland as very important for the economic and regional development of the regiopolis region. In Interconnect, the association is going to assist in the investigation on market expectations for cross-border travel offers between Rostock and Guldborgsund and help conduct cross-sectoral dialogue on the impact of public transport on sustainable regional growth in the area of Rostock regiopolis.

    CONTACT DETAILS

    http://www.planungsverband-rostock.de/en/planning-association/

    Contact person:
    Lena Fischer
    E-mail:
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    Phone number:
    +49 381 331 89 459
  • PORT OF TRELLEBORG

    Port of Trelleborg is Scandinavia’s leading intermodal hub for international traffic and serves at least four transport corridors. It aims to continually develop the business to offer the customers, direct as well as indirect, a sustainable, high quality and efficient cargo and intermodal operation; be a core port with constant growth, stable economy, satisfied customers and employees; and have a brand that is known locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and to be one of Swedish industry’s most important links to and from European markets. Port of Trelleborg strives to maintain and strengthen the position as Baltic’s most efficient and climate smart port in constant development.

    Port of Trelleborg Authority will support the project with knowledge in various activities - being interested in efficient management of foot passengers en route between Malmö-Trelleborg and Rostock (by Scandlines ferries).

    CONTACT DETAILS

    http://www.trelleborgshamn.se/en/english/

    Contact person:
    Agneta Nilsson
    E-mail:
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    Phone number:
    +46 410 36 37 11
  • WARMINSKO-MAZURSKIE VOIVODSHIP

    Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodship is situated in north-eastern part of Poland and it is the fourth largest voivodship in Poland. The region has a number of Polish-Russian border crossings for road traffic (Bezledy, Grzechotki, Gronowo and Gołdap), railway traffic (Braniewo, Bartoszyce and Skandawa), and sea traffic (Elbląg and Frombork).

    Warminsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship is interested in improvement of cross-border and interregional traffic, including intermodal solutions based on innovative ticket and communication systems. It wishes to obtain know-how allowing for implementing comprehensive rail-freight information system and ticket sales solutions to better connect the regional airport ‘Olsztyn-Mazury’ in Szymany with the regional rail transportation. The region is furthermore interested in development of common ticket in interregional and city agglomeration transport system based on multilevel governance as well as in effective planning of cross-border rail connections.

    Warminsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship will be closely cooperating with Pomorskie Region to learn from and possibly apply the worked-out information and ticketing solutions for an own development purpose.

    CONTACT DETAILS

    www.warmia.mazury.pl

    Contact person:
    Witold Kielich
    E-mail:
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    Phone number:
    +48 89 521 93 26
  • SCANDLINES DEUTSCHLAND GmbH

    Scandlines stands as a symbol of a historical and close cooperation between Denmark, Germany and Sweden since 1872. Under the names Scandlines and Scandlines Helsingør-Helsingborg the three short ferry routes are marketed with high capacity and frequency and with a green vision for the future. The core business is to provide an efficient and reliable transport service for both passengers and freight customers. The main focus for all activities at Scandlines is to create value for our customers on board the ferries as well as in the shops of Scandlines. With more than 90,000 departures on 12 ferries, in 2016 Scandlines transported 15 million passengers, 3.2 million cars, 1 million freight units and 64,000 busses on the routes Puttgarden-Rødby, Rostock-Gedser and Helsingør-Helsingborg.

    On the Rostock-Gedser route Scandlines deployed two new ferries in 2016, which offer a considerably increased number of passenger transport facilities and high travel comfort. With the new ferries and surrounding hard and soft access infrastructure the competitive conditions are given for both motorised and foot passengers. These conditions must be maintained in a joint cooperation to strengthen the North-South transport axis between Berlin and Copenhagen. Scandlines is willing to continue the strategic partnership with Rostock and Guldborgsund for cross-border growth and prosperity.

    CONTACT DETAILS

    https://www.scandlines.com/

    Contact person:
    Marko Möller
    E-mail:
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    Phone number:
    + 49 381 2073 419
  • REGION ZEALAND

    Region Zealand is one of the five regions in Denmark. Comprising 17 municipalities, the Region hosts a population of 821,000 citizens. With the vision to create the best framework for sustainable growth and quality of life for its citizens, Region Zealand performs two main tasks: regional development as well as healthcare and social affairs (the latter as an operational enterprise).

    In terms of regional development, Region Zealand has a major role in a network of cooperating partners who contribute to the dynamic and coordinated development in such sectors as, including: business, education, urban development, public infrastructure and certain environmental areas. It builds bridges between other regions and countries as well as between different stakeholders through dialogue and knowledge sharing.

    In Interconnect, Region Zealand will participate in selected project meetings and specific themes related to the international transport agenda of the regional authority. In particular, it will bring the Traffic Charter of Greater Copenhagen and Cross-border Transport in Region Zealand into the project discussions and work, as well as the development of the Mobility as a Service (MaaS). The region will support the discussions of making connections between local and cross-border transport agendas for the Baltic Sea Region perspective, including the EUSBSR.

    CONTACT DETAILS

    http://www.regionsjaelland.dk/Kampagner/English/About-Region-Zealand/Sider/default.aspx

    Contact person:
    Tim Tannhof
    E-mail:
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    Phone number:
    +45 24 97 67 85
  • CITY OF GDYNIA

    Gdynia is a young, dynamic and rapidly developing city. It is referred to as “a city built on sea and dreams” since its foundation was the aftermath of Poland regaining independence after years of enslavement. On the sands of the Baltic Sea beach, a modern harbour city was built “from scratch”. Nowadays, Gdynia is inhabited by almost a quarter of a million people and the vast majority of them are proud to be living here. Gdynia’s citizens value their city for the ease of finding attractive jobs, good education and comfortable apartments. Also, they point out the reliable public transport, safety and availability of services – not to mention the sea, beaches, hills and forests right on their doorstep.

    In Interconnect, the City of Gdynia will participate in building the concept of using a common ticketing system while travelling by environment friendly means of public transport. Cooperation in the planned pilot activities, which will tackle the communication line between Słupsk / Starogard Gdanski -Karlskrona, will concentrate on bus line leading from the centre of Gdynia to the passenger terminal for Stena Line ferries.

    http://gdynia.pl/
  • ASSOCIATION “KLAIPEDA REGION”

    The Association “Klaipeda region” (AKR) was established by seven municipalities of Western Lithuania to deal with common ideas and implement joint projects. The project has been politically supported by AKR members due to the shared challenges. AKR is a member of Euroregion Baltic, where the Interconnect project has been politically supported, too. Klaipėda region municipalities have prepared a feasibility study with an action plan for optimisation of the regional transport system. AKR has implemented a complementary awareness and accessibility programme which includes the promotion of Palanga Airport, joint marketing and communication tools, and the initiation of joint public transport routes. AKR will disseminate the project outputs and results among its members and be active supporter and participant in all the working activities. AKR will support the Klaipeda public transport authority by facilitating communication between the project partners and the municipalities in the Klaipėda region.

    CONTACT DETAILS

    http://www.klaipedaregion.lt/

    Contact person:
    Klaudija Kionies, Managing Director
    E-mail:
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    Phone number:
    +37065015620
  • POMORSKIE VOIVODESHIP

    The Pomorskie Voivodeship is a regional authority responsible for the socio-economic growth poli-cies in Pomorskie, based on the development strategy, EU-financed operational programmes and other multilevel and multi-sectoral initiatives.

    ROLE IN THE PROJECT

    The Pomorskie Voivodeship is interested in exploiting its partners’ experience to organise services suiting the needs of the regional community. Pomorskie has no regional public transport system in place, which hinders the efforts to curb the car-dependent mobility both within the region and in interregional/cross-border travels. Through Interconnect, the region will set up a managing body and it will launch an integrated information and ticketing offer system in two pilot transport corri-dors.

    The Pomorskie Voivodeship will be responsible to map the mobility needs in the region and absorb the know-how provided by other partners’ experience to eventually cooperate on effective multi-level and cross-sectoral governance schemes for public transport between the partner areas.

    CONTACTS

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    www.pomorskie.eu

List of partners

1. Region Blekinge
2. InnoBaltica
3. Assoc. for Promotion of Hanseatic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Reg Dev at the Univ of Rostock
4. Hanseatic City of Rostock
5. Guldborgsund Municipality
6. Klaipeda Public Transport Authority
7. Blekinge Institute of Technology
8. Association of Polish Communes Euroregion Baltic
9.Viimsi Municipality, Estonia

List of associated partners

10. Rostocker Strassenbahn AG
11. Municipality of Karlskrona
12. Stena Line Scandinavia AB
13. Planning Association Region Rostock
14. Port of Trelleborg
15. Warminsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship
16. Scandlines Deutschland GmbH
17. Region Zealand
18. City of Gdynia
19. Association “Klaipeda region”
20. Pomorskie Voivodeship

Further contacts

Wiktor Szydarowski

Project Manager,
Region Blekinge,
+46 455 32 13 26,
wiktor.szydarowski@regionblekinge.se

Agata Ludwiczak

Communication Manager,.
Euroregion Baltic International Permanent Secretariat,
+48 881 060 535,
agata.ludwiczak@euroregionbaltic.eu