Elaboration of smart governance concepts

work package No. 1

The work package aims at translating the SubNodes-strategy into practical implementation in the regions participating. Starting with a learning cycle, the project first gathers state-of-the-art knowledge on the topic, before it develops a joint methodology. 6 regions elaborate their Regional Implementation Plans, consisting of 4 elements:

  • Subnodes and their catchment areas are identified based on set of agreed criteria. Benchmarking reveals, where actions can be most effective.
  • Each region develops an action plan that conceptualizes solutions to a specific problem particularly relevant for a single or a group of subnodes.
  •  The envisaged pilot projects are further elaborated and embedded in the context of the action plan.
  •  A roadmap for the policy integration of the strategy and the action plans is defined. Elaboration of the strategy, the methodology and the implementation plans is accompanied by a consultation process between partners.

SubNodes StrategyMedium-sized cities in the surroundings of primary hubs gain importance for the connection of the secondary transport network with TEN-T. A joint strategy of the partners will formulate basic principles how regions should adjust their passenger mobility policy to better respond to these new opportunities.
The SubNodes Strategy is translated into the regional context of the participating regions. Each region identifies its subnodes, conceptualizes and elaborates a first set of actions how to strengthen one or several of them with concrete measures. Selected innovative
approaches will be further developed and tested through pilot actions in real world conditions.