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PIMMS CAPITAL Final Conference
25th September Birmingham UK

Mobility Management, the Low Carbon Economy and the ERDF

PIMMS CAPITAL ends soon. To reflect on partners’ experiences and to look forward, the project is holding a master-conference on 24/26 September. It’s open to all, there is no attendance fee. For the conference programme click HERE; for a full brochure, with info on hotels etc click HERE. To register (online only please) click HERE.

Why attend?

  • The next EC funding period starts in 2014, and a key priority, already agreed, is to reduce the European Union’s carbon impact.
  • PIMMS CAPITAL has proved that the EC’s Structural Funds can be used to fund sustainable mobility actions – an important way to achieve this priority.
  • So now is the time for these lessons to be shared with key decision-makers, at both regional, national and European levels.
  • Help to shape the future: learn from our experience, support our manifesto, join us to do more!

Veneto Region Final Regional Conference

Veneto Region is organizing the Final Regional Conference for the PIMMS CAPITAL project on Tuesday 29 May 2012, in Venice (Italy). The aim of the Final Conference is to present the Regional Action Plan and the possible implementation of the best practises based on the public transport integration strategy, adopted by the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority CENTRO – Birmingham (UK); Bus Priority Corridors, Cycle lanes, Park & Ride, exported by Limerick City (Ireland) to the Municipality of Treviso; and Traffic And Mobility Planning exported by Hessen – Frankfurt (Germany) to the Municipality of Mogliano Veneto (in the Province of Treviso - Italy).
The conference will be addressed to stakeholders, local authorities, public and private operators, key decision makers of the Veneto Region and the Province of Treviso.

SE, Stockholm
11. 4. 2012

The PIMMS CAPITAL Regional Conference in Stockholm will be held on the 11th of April 2012 in the World Trade Center Conference venue. The conference, including general presentation of PIMMS CAPITAL and its objectives, will be focused on the draft Regional Action Plan that is based on the transfer of the good practices from Frankfurt: “Target groups and local applications” and West Midlands: “The Corridor Approach”. The conference program also offers presentations of other ongoing regional and local Mobility Management projects, time for discussion and exhibition opportunities.

DE, Frankfurt, ECOMM 2012
12. – 15. 6. 2012

From 12 to 15 June 2012, Frankfurt will host the 16th edition of the European Conference on Mobility Management (ECOMM). The event is organised by traffiQ (the Leading partner of the PIMMS Cap. project), together with the Municipality of Frankfurt and other partners. The conference will take place in the Congress Center on Frankfurt’s fairground and will gather European and international experts. Workshops, plenary sessions and technical visits will be organised along all conference days. The ECOMM 2012 will offer the opportunity for participants to benefit from a high level of exchanges on the latest developments in Mobility Management in Europe. More information: www.ecomm2012.eu

Jan-12

The 4th project meeting will take place in Moravia-Silesia (Czech Republic) on the 19th of January 2012. All PIMMS CAPITAL partners will meet to discuss the outputs of study visits and import workshops organized in previous months. The agenda will also focus on new experience gained during the project events to be summarized in the partners regional action plans by May 2012. 
Some of the partners will also take active part in the foregoing national conference Sustainable Transport in European Cities organized in the framework of the project activities in Ostrava on the 17th January 2012.

Dec-11

Stockholm is hosting an import workshop on the 8th of December. Frankfurt and West Midlands are invited to present and discuss their good practices. The good practices discussed are: 1. Geographical focus for MM measures and 2. Marketing and promotion of Public Transport. Delegates from different authorities from the Stockholm region are invited to participate in the workshop.

Nov-11

On 14th November, Treviso held its import workshop about GP 8 (Traffic and Mobility Planning - exported by Frankfurt’s TraffiQ), and GP 17 (Bus Priority Corridors, Cycle lanes, Park & Ride - exported by the Municipality of Limerick), in addition, the partner from Birmingham, CENTRO, were present. The importers, i.e. the Municipalities of Treviso and Mogliano Veneto participated, together with other provincial municipalities, in order to focus which aspects of the GPs could be adapted to our local reality. The following day, 15th November, Treviso took part, together with the Limerick’s partners in the workshop organized in Venice by the Veneto Region, which was also the chance to discuss about the Regional Action Plan.

Oct-11

8 delegates from Moravia-Silesia (CZ) visited Southern & Eastern Ireland on 13th – 14th October 2011. 3 members of the Deep delegation represented ‘key decision-makers’ from the Regional Council and Coordinator of Regional Integrated Transport System (KODIS). Specifically, they studied two good practices in Limerick (GP 15: Computer Aided Central Traffic Monitoring System and GP 17: Smarter Travel – Bus Priority Corridors, Cycle Lanes, Park & Ride, Walking and Behavioural Change). All delegates from several Moravian-Silesian organisations identified 4 experiences to be transferred into the region. The key success factors and technical conditions necessary for transfer are discussed currently.

Sep-11

The programme of ‘workshops’ starts: each of the 12 regions will host a workshop, which will be run in ‘own-language’, and involve regional stakeholders and key decision-makers. Two experts from each relevant ‘export region’ will also attend in order to assist discussions about how the identified good practices can be transferred from exporter to importer. The first workshop is hosted by Southern & Eastern Ireland, with experts from the regions of Hessen (DE), Veneto (IT) and Stockholm (SE).

Jul-11

During Jan/Jun-11 14 ‘Export Visit’ events were hosted by the export-regions, who received a total of 30 delegations. 158 visitors were involved, of whom 87 (55%) were identified as regional ‘key decision-makers’. 70 of the visitors were from ‘non-partner’ organisations. Each delegation produced a visit-report to a standard format; these are now available from the project website. They will be used as the basis for planning the Import Workshops. An important output from the Export Visits was for each potential importer to identify the aspects relevant to them: a total of 193 aspects were listed in the reports, and will be taken forward for further consideration in the Import Workshops which take place during Jul/Dec-11. In addition, 146 ‘Critical Success Factors’ were identified by the visitors.

Jul-11

The third Partner-Meeting in Matera (IT) was held on 12th / 13th July. It was perhaps the most important meeting of the whole project. The study visits of the first period have been evaluated and the dates for the partners import visits have been set. Furthermore the framework of the partners regional action plans has been presented and discussed.

Jun-11

The European Commission’s DG-REGIO has designated PIMMS TRANSFER as a Fast Track Network. 8 regions will be represented at a special ‘get to know’ you meeting with Commission officials. A key question: “the Regional Action Plans should influence the present Structural Funds policies; but the current funding period is almost at an end!”

Apr-11

The Lead Partner announces that two of the original partners have left the PIMMS CAPITAL; both were from regions represented by three partners, so their departure does not affect the progress of the project. Region Western Greece (EL) has left because of reorganisation; Herefordshire (UK) has left for financial reasons. The PIMMS CAPITAL consortium now comprises 16 partners from 12 regions.

Mar-11

The province of Treviso hosts the third PIMMS TRANSFER ‘Master Class’ in sustainable mobility: all PIMMS CAPITAL partners will also be attending this three-day event. The PIMMS TRANSFER project is also funded under the INTERREG IVC programme.

Feb-11

The second Project Management Group meeting will especially consider the progress of Export Visits, and discuss how regions will prepare their Regional Action Plan – the key output from the project.

Jan-11

The programme of ‘Export Visits’ is under way: in 17 ‘hosting events’ the ‘export regions’ will welcome 32 ‘import region’ delegations who will see their selected good practices in operation (each region has chosen 3 good practices from a menu of 14). Their aim is to identify what they can import, and how they might do it. Each delegation will typically involve 5-8 people, some from relevant regional organisations. The plan is also that ‘key decision-makers’ will be involved, as they are the people who can really make the changes happen.

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PIMMS CAPITAL Final Conference 25th September Birmingham UK

Mobility Management, the Low Carbon Economy and the ERDF

PIMMS CAPITAL ends soon. To reflect on partners’ experiences and to look forward, the project is holding a master-conference on 24/26 September. It’s open to all, there is no attendance fee. For the conference programme click HERE; for a full brochure, with info on hotels etc click HERE. To register (online only please) click HERE.

Why attend?

  • The next EC funding period starts in 2014, and a key priority, already agreed, is to reduce the European Union’s carbon impact.
  • PIMMS CAPITAL has proved that the EC’s Structural Funds can be used to fund sustainable mobility actions – an important way to achieve this priority.
  • So now is the time for these lessons to be shared with key decision-makers, at both regional, national and European levels.
  • Help to shape the future: learn from our experience, support our manifesto, join us to do more!

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