Project Details

Title: TRansferring Actions iN Sustainable mobility For European Regions
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 Dec 2011
Website: http://www.pimms-transfer-eu.org


Total budget: €3,017,739.06
ERDF contribution: €2,369,476.45

Lead partner

London Councils
59½ Southwark Street
SE1 0AL, London

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      Phone: 44 20 7934 9536
      Fax: 020 7934 9556

Project summary

BACKGROUND Mobility Management uses ‘soft’ measures (e.g. information or coordination of existing user services), which enhance the effectiveness of ‘hard’ measures of traffic planning to improve sustainable mobility. It faces resistance from key decision makers and remains a “minority” policy field that is established in very few European regions. PIMMS (INTERREG IIIC) developed a “transfer methodology” based on identifying the Critical Success Factors behind best practice case studies, and transferring these CSFs from one region to another. PIMMS TRANSFER will EXTEND, DEEPEN and PROMOTE this, by involving new Member State regions, and by an array of medium-intensity actions to drive the methodology further.


1) To stimulate modal shift towards more sustainable forms of transport by increasing the implementation of high quality mobility management techniques and policies in European regions. 2) To extend, deepen and promote best practice in mobility management


The partners are regions from 14 different Member States, represented by municipalities or regional agencies: 7 INITIATION REGIONS (from new Member States) and 7 PROGRESSION REGIONS (the PIMMS partners). A TRANSFER EXPERT (university) will assist the partners to achieve maximum European added-value. 9 of the 15 regions are Objective 1, with a wide geographical distribution across the EU.



EXTEND: continue the programme of Study Trips and Staff Exchanges, develop a programme of mentoring, focus on a revised definition of ‘domains’, review and extend the database of best practice, continue the successful programme of regional dissemination (conferences, websites publications)

DEEPEN: EU-wide analysis of best practice in Sustainable Urban Transport Planning; a Schools Challenge (action to reduce car-to-school on a comparative basis); a multi-media best practice exchange during European Mobility Week;

a programme of Master Classes; a programme of pilot projects to test elements of the transfer methodology identified in PIMMS.

PROMOTE: a dissemination and training action for each of the three domains. Thus; 28 Regional Conferences; one Schools; 3 expert conferences; web site, publications etc.


* 280 new entries on the best practice database, validated by independent experts

* 107 Study Trips typically involving 4 people for 3 days

* Major review of Sustainable Urban Transport Plans in all 27 Member States *17 regional and thematic conferences

* 1 schools conference* 2 “Schools Challenges”, with at least 14 schools competing to reduce car-to-school

* a mentoring workshop in each of 7 Initiation Regions * 3 Master Classes on key mobility management issues

* European Mobility Week events in 14 regions in 2009/10 with pan-Europe link-up * 1 EMW DVD and best practice guide

* 14 pilot projects supported and observed by all partners

Project achievements

PIMMS TRANSFER stands for Partner Initiatives for development of Mobility Management (MM) Services & TRansferring Actions iN Sustainable mobility For European Regions.The project has 15 partners,from 15 EU States. Partners include ‘Progression Regions’,with some experience of mobility management,& ‘Initiation Regions’,from new Member States,new to the concept & targeting regional/local decision-makers to learn about good practice & its transfer back home.Project objectives are:1)To stimulate modal shift towards more sustainable forms of transport by increasing implementation of high quality mobility management techniques & policies in European regions 2)To extend, deepen & promote best practice in mobility management. Project split across four components: project management, communication & dissemination, exchange of experience and the implementation of 14 pilot projects.

Project's communication & dissemination achievements:

- 80 dissemination events organised by project partners & focusing on MM; these including regional conferences, schools conference’s & European Mobility Week (EMW) events

- Attendance at 45 non-project dissemination events including as speakers or facilitators at pan-EU events including ECOMM, CIVITAS Forum, POLIS and EUROCITIES events

- 35,000 participants at events where PIMMS TRANSFER was promoted & project-related brochures & newsletters disseminated to over 800,000 people

- A final conference attracting over 185 delegates from 22 countries & including 13 politicians

- A final schools conference with 452 participants attracting teachers & students across the EU to discuss sustainable transport & mobility

- Project wide participation in EMW to promote non-car travel to citizens with Almada EMW 2010 winners and Larnaca EMW 2011 final shortlisted contenders, & a EMW best practice guide & video library (available on website)

Project's exchange of experience achievements:

- Three Master Classes have influenced and trained more than 150 policy makers

- 82 interregional events to exchange experience in MM & transport measures incl. peer-to-peer study trips and mentoring involving 1,347 municipal officers & decision makers

- 206 good practices identified and 113 critical success factors successfully transferred

- A project wide campaign – the Schools Challenge - to encourage behaviour change to sustainable forms of transport for the journey to school involving 456 schools & achieving significant reductions in CO2

- PIMMS TRANSFER best practice database

- 61 staff members with increased capacity & participation of 92 local decision makers in events

- 13 good practices successfully transferred leading to measurable changes within the project lifecycle & many more scheduled for implementation post project

- 4 regional/local policies improved relating to MM and now reflected in amended/new policy documents

Project's pilot project achievements:

- 14 pilot projects completed by the seven progression regions focusing on MM: policy & integration, travel plans (TP), school TP, public engagement & training

- 59 critical success factors transferred, 60 local/regional policies or instruments tested & improved, 123 staff have increased capacity resulting from implementing, supporting, observing the pilot projects

- Lasting change e.g. Graz’s pilot project looking into Shared Space resulted in the unlocking of EUR 900,000 for the Sonnenfelsplatz shared space scheme, the first in Austria.


For further information on all of the project deliverables, including reports, presentations, photos & guides visit the project guide. The PIMMS TRANSFER video module on the website gives interviews and an overview of good practices identified from each of the project partners: www.pimms-transfer-eu.org/flash/video_large.php


Institution, Town Country Region Contact details
London Councils, London UNITED KINGDOM Outer London 44 20 7934 9536
City of Graz, Graz AUSTRIA Steiermark 43 316 872 4200
County Administrative Board of Stockholm, Stockholm SWEDEN Stockholm +46 87854332
Province of Treviso, Treviso ITALY Veneto 390422656891
City of Almada, Almada PORTUGAL Lisboa 351 21 272 25 10
traffiQ – Frankfurt Public Transport Authority, Frankfurt am Main GERMANY Darmstadt +49 692 122 2804
Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Rotterdam NETHERLANDS Zuid-Holland 31 10 4082427
City of Serres, Serres GREECE Kentriki Makedonia 30 321099820
Bratislava Self–Governing Region, Bratislava SLOVAKIA Bratislavsky kraj 421 2 48 264 710
Klaipeda public transport authority, Klaipėda LITHUANIA Lietuva 370 46 420124
City of Maribor, Maribor SLOVENIA Vzhodna Slovenija 386 2 2201 457
Larnaca Municipality, Larnaca CYPRUS Kypros / Kibris 00357 24 816 521
City of Gdansk, Gdansk POLAND Pomorskie 48 58 526 8025
City of Sofia, SOFIA BULGARIA Yugozapaden 359 2 9377 547
City of Timişoara, Timişoara ROMANIA Vest +40 256 408 430


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