Project Details

Title: Mobility Management oVer Europe: Changing Mobility Patterns
Priority: 2: Environment and risk prevention
Theme: Energy and sustainable transport

Type of intervention

Type of intervention: 1: Regional Initiative Project
Mini-programme: No
Duration: 1st Nov 2008 - 31st Jan 2012


Total budget: €1,851,265.02
ERDF contribution: €1,438,007.59

Lead partner

Municipality of Reggio Emilia
Piazza Prampolini,1

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    • Contact Person: ALESSANDRO MEGGIATO
      Phone: 0522/456370
      Fax: 0522/456370

Project summary

MMOVE supports interregional exchange on sustainable mobility policies for medium sized European cities (populations 50-250,000). Through networking, analysis of best practice and a series of Study Visits MMOVE will raise the level of knowledge and awareness of mobility management innovations. These focus on transport demand and low cost interventions to change public perceptions and behaviour in the way citizens move about our cities. In the final phase of the project partners will work in parallel on feasibility studies to prepare implementation of one good practice locally, and present results and recommendations to regional policy makers.

The MMOVE partnership incorporates 8 local authorities from small and medium sized cities, 1 Regional Body and 2 Municipal Agencies. 8 EU states, including 2 new member states are represented, with a broad geographical and cultural diversity. Several of the Northern European partners bring best practice and expertise in mobility management and methodologies.


Ultimately MMOVE aims to influence regional authority policy-making by providing mobility management solutions which will help small and medium sized cities make best use of their mobility infrastructure and services. Good practice and findings will be collated and classified in a coherent way in the form of a permanent online toolbox for municipalities and transport planners across Europe. Results will also include presentation of critical success factors in transferring mobility interventions across EU regions, to help similar cities to share in the learning.

MMOVE findings, results and recommendations will be disseminated widely through the Eurotowns network of medium sized cities, and through professional forums of mobility planners, city networks and local stakeholders.


MMOVE will make a contribution to European Transport policy (currently under development) and targets by helping medium sized cities to improve road safety, to reduce congestion, to improve air quality and increase take up of sustainable transport forms.

Project achievements

MMOVE (Mobility Management Over Europe) supports interregional exchange on sustainable mobility policies for small and medium sized EU cities (populations 50-250,000). In particular, it is aimed at improving the effectiveness of these policies implemented by local authorities and the awareness amongst regional policy makers of the importance of supporting them within regional development frameworks. In these years, partners met several times in different partners cities to discuss the main important aspects of the project, for a total of one Kick Off, three Steering Advisory Group, eight Steering Committee meetings, a Technical Workshop, three Network meetings dedicated respectively to Best Practices, Study Visits and Transferability phase. The project website was launched in 2010, and a set of communication material, with a specific MMOVE style, was created. Partners strongly communicated the project to media, decision makers and stakeholders at local, regional and EU level, through

press conferences, presentations and special meetings, local and regional events and presentations at events organized by other subjects: this brought to a considerable number of press releases, articles and appearances in press and media. MMOVE made contacts also with other EU projects on sustainable mobility. To mention some relevant events among the others, in 2009 MMOVE was presented at a TRAVEL PLAN PLUS (EU IEE project) event in Manresa and at a Communication Seminar organised by INTERREG IVC Info Point in Valencia. In 2010 the project was presented at the ECOMM (European Conference on Mobility Management) in Graz, in Ulm in the frame of the Energy Week and Agenda 21 initiatives, in Molndal and Reggio Emilia in the frame of the European Mobility week, at an event of the IEE project AD PERSONAM in Heraklion. In 2011, the project was presented at the INTERREG IVC Info Day held in Bucharest, at the Festival of Europe in Florence, with an exhibition showed in Bruxelles for the

Sustainable Energy Week, at a meeting on INTERREG IVC projects organized by the Baden-Wurttemberg Ministry of Economics in Stuttgard, at the INTERREG IVC Good Practice fair in Krakow, at the PIMMS TRANSFER project Final Event in London, at a CIVINET network event in Reggio Emilia, at a Swedish EPOMM conference in Molndal, at the Summit of Cities and Regions in Copenhagen. The MMOVE Final Event was organized in Reggio Emilia in November 2011 and attended by over 200 participants, featuring Keynote Speakers from DG Regio, JTS, EPOMM, Kyoto Club, and SenseAble City Lab. A total of 39 Best Practices (29 internal + 10 external to the partnership) on sustainable mobility, in the fields of communication and awareness raising, traffic management and control and public and collective transport, were identified and collected during 2009. Study Visit were implemented in 2010: Marche Region (IT) on 17th and 18th February; Girona (ES) on 10th March; Reggio Emilia (IT) on 13th and 14th May;

Varberg and Molndal (SE) on 26th and 27th May; Brighton (UK) on 15th and 16th June; Ulm (DE) on 29th and 30th June and Bocholt (DE) on 1st and 2nd July. They have been an important opportunity to exchange experiences. Practices of major interest for partners have been Flexible transport modes, presented by Ulm, that is a combination of different transport modes for different requirements, and Quality Bus Partnership, presented by Brighton & Hove, that is a statement of agreed intentions between a range of partners to deliver improvements to the public transport system. After Study Visits, partners elaborated Feasibility studies on best practices transferability and Policy Recommendations targeted to regional decision makers: some of them planned their implementation and transfer of the analyzed practices in their territories. The final output was the online Policy Toolbox, collecting all the technical main project results and available for mobility decision makers all over Europe.


Institution, Town Country Region Contact details
Municipality of Reggio Emilia, REGGIO EMILIA ITALY Emilia-Romagna 0522/456370
Marche Region, Ancona ITALY Marche 0039.071.8063443
BRIGHTON &HOVE CITY COUNCIL, HOVE UNITED KINGDOM Surrey, East and West Sussex +44 (0) 1273 292477
Girona City Council, Girona SPAIN Cataluña 0034-972.419.029
City of Mölndal, MÖLNDAL SWEDEN Västsverige 46 31 315 13 13
Municipality of Varberg, Varbergs SWEDEN Västsverige 0046 340-88429,
City of Ulm, Ulm GERMANY Tübingen 0049-731-161-1090
Volos Municipal Enterprise for Urban Studies, Construction and Development (DEMEKAV), VOLOS GREECE Thessalia 0030 2421028251
City of Bydgoszcz, Bydgoszcz POLAND Kujawsko-Pomorskie (+48-52)58 58 108
Municipality of Razlog, Razlog BULGARIA Yugozapaden +359 747 80095;
Municipality of Kavala, Kavala GREECE Anatoliki Makedonia, Thraki (+30) 251.0220796
Metropolitan Agency for Sustainable Development of Brasov, Brasov ROMANIA Centru (+40) 268 547 616
Sviluppo Marche SPA - Regional Development Agency of Marche Region, Ancona ITALY Marche 39071289941


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