Cost of the project
2 380 492,20 €
Duration of the project
01.12.2016 – 31.05.2019
Weiz, a city in East Styria considered an industrial city due to several industrial companies, was the location of the CityWalk project partners meeting hosted from April 23–25, 2018 by project partner Municipality of Weiz. The focus of the meeting was on the transnational learning and exchange of experiences in a field of sustainable mobility.
On November 28, 2017 the projects Transnational Symposium took place in Conference congress centre in the Dominican monastery Ptuj. The Symposium, hosted by the projects lead partner – the Scientific Research Centre Bistra Ptuj – was a mid-term thematic and publicity project event that served as a platform for higher level consultation forum for experts, EU level actors, policy-makers and to enrich project outcome. The symposium addressed the obstacles of sustainable forms of mobility in the cities. In the course of the Danube Transnational Program capitalization strategy, this event provided the opportunity to create synergies in the field of sustainable mobility.
Partners from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia met at the 1st Technical Expert workshop and the 2nd Steering Committee meeting of the CityWalk project – “Towards Energy Responsible Places: Establishing Walkable Cities In The Danube Region”. The meeting took place in Serbia between the 6th and 8th June 2017 and was hosted by two IPA co-funded partners – the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia and City of Valjevo...
Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar" participates as a partner in the CityWalk project under INTERREG Danube Transnational Programme. The project will help cities in the Danube Region to reduce emissions, noise and to become safer, better places to live, by increasing the role of more sustainable forms of mobility in the urban transport mix, especially active transport forms – like walking and biking. To do so the main focus of project is to improve the key conditions of walkability.
Increasing greenhouse gas emissions and congestions are negative side effects of urbanization, resulting from inefficient and unsustainable local transport systems. A key challenge in cities is to improve transport systems and accessibility in an environmentally-friendly manner. CityWalk project will result in improved urban mobility - while reducing emissions, noise levels and congestions, increasing safety and making cities more liveable places (and also contributing to a healthier population).
Although the emphasis is on walking, the proposed project addresses the challenge with a holistic approach – improving urban mobility through efficiently combining various means of transport. Efficient urban transport systems, with an emphasis on active forms of transport – especially walking have various conditions – we help cities in the Danube Region to identify the obstacles, develop and implement a plan to address those obstacles. To do so, our partnership will develop a toolkit (walkability guide, index and online tool), design 8 walkability plans, deliver 8 pilot actions, develop and present policy proposals.
Lead partner is Scientific Research centre Bistra Ptuj, SLOVENIA
The other project partners are:
First Hungarian Responsible Innovation Association, HUNGARY
Development Centre Of the Heart of Slovenia, SLOVENIA
Nyíregyháza Industrial park Ltd., HUNGARY
Cassovia Life Sciences, SLOVAKIA
City municipality Varaždin, CROATIA
Municipality of Oradea, ROMANIA
Regional Development Agency of the Pilsen Region, CZECH REPUBLIC
Municipality of Weiz, AUSTRIA
Varna Municipality, BULGARIA
City of Valjevo, SERBIA
Chamber of Commerce and industry of Serbia , SERBIA
City municipality Ptuj, SLOVENIA
City of Stříbro, CZECH REPUBLIC
Municipality of Nyíregyháza City with County Rank, HUNGARY
Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, SERBIA