What is the CONNECT2CE project?
CONNECT2CE aims at tackling the weak accessibility of regional, peripheral and cross-border areas of central Europe to and from main transport networks and hubs, which is caused by the long lasting phenomenon of urbanisation.
CONNECT2CE will do so by elaborating harmonised and coordinated transnational strategies, action plans and tools to be mainstreamed and implemented at regional and cross border level through pilot actions, in three areas all connected and intertwined with one another and all being essential elements that contribute to the enhancement of PT services of peripheral/cross-border regions:
Connectivity (PSOs/PSCs, harmonisation of multimodal timetables, regional and cross-border rail services)
Integrated ticketing and tariff schemes (integration of regional and cross border multimodal tickets will be tested and implemented for the first time),
Implementation of the most efficient and innovative ICT tools on info-mobility
These outputs will be developed at transnational level, as common solutions to common problems. This approach will be applied throughout the duration of the project, by the active participation of all project partners in all work packages applying the elaborated territorial strategies and action plans at local, regional and cross-border level, thereby combining transport and territorial development.
CONNECT2CE ticket can be purchased online to travel from Ljubljana to Villa Opicina by train and then continue the trip by bus, using Trieste Trasporti bus services.
A round table on the theme "Results and challenges of promoting public transport in a cross-border dimension" was held on 18 April, at the CEI headquarters in Trieste.
On 12th April 2019 the Western Hungarian and Eastern Austrian passenger train operator GYSEV/Raaberbahn and KTI Institute for Transport Sciences jointly held a local dissemination event aimed at ...
Project CONNECT2CE – new intermodal service bus/train from Trieste to Lubiana: finalized the agreements to launch the new experimental cross-border integrated ticket.
On 12 November, the Central European Initiative hosted in Trieste a roundtable on strategies of cross-border and intermodal connectivity, a topic addressed by the CONNECT2CE project.
CONNECT2CE partners gathered for the 2nd Steering Committee in Berlin from 29-30 November 2017.
The Kick-off meeting of the CONNECT2CE project took place at the premises of the CEI Executive Secretariat, Project Lead Partner on 13-14 June 2017. During the Kick-off meeting, partners officially launched the implementation of project activities and discussed the procedures and actions to be put into place in the time ahead.
On June 19-20 2017 project implementation training (PIT) provided project management teams with technical support and advice on how to better implement projects. Tips and hints on how to prepare audit trails and progress reports were provided. Moreover, harmonised project branding and explanation on how to work with design templates and project websites were presented.
Million total budget
PP - european academy of bolzano / bozen
PP - Udine Cividale Railways Company Ltd.
PP - Gyor-Sopron-Ebenfurt Railway Corp.
PP - HZ Passenger Transport Ltd.
PP - Institute of Traffic and Transport Ljubljana l.l.c.
PP - Regional Authority of the Pilsen Region
PP - Regional Management Burgenland Ltd.
PP - Slovenian railways-Passenger transport, Ltd
PP - SISTEMI TERRITORIALI S.P.A.
PP - Intermodal Transport Cluster
PP - Public transport authority Berlin-Brandenburg
AP - Trieste Trasporti S.p.A.
AP - Mobility Agency of the Autonomous Province of Bozen
AP - Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region - Directorate for infrastructure, mobility, spatial planning, public works and public housing - Mobility Department
AP - Centre for Northwest Hungarian Transport
AP - Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure
AP - Ministry of National Development
AP - Ministry of Infrastructure of the Republic of Slovenia
AP - Regional Government Burgenland
AP - Public Transport Association Vienna Region
AP - Ministry for Infrastructure and Spatial Planning Brandenburg
AP - Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment Berlin
AP - Marshal’s Office of the Lubuskie Voivodship