LOCATIONS (Interreg MED)
Title: Low Carbon Transport in Cruise Destination Cities
Programme: Transnational Cooperation Programme Interreg Mediterranean 2014 -2020
Duration: 11/2016 – 10/2019
About the project:
How cruise tourism can increase economic benefits in coastal regions, thus reducing its negative environmental impact? Cruise tourism represents an appealing way to visit coastal areas providing a significant boost in their economy and international reputation.Facing the need to increase income from cruise tourism and to preserve territorial natural assets, cities are called to use existing low carbon transport systems and multimodal connections.
LOCATIONS’ overall objective was to support local public administrations in drafting Low-Carbon Transport and mobility Plans (LCTPs) with measures dedicated to cruise-related passengers and freight flows, contributing to decongest the city traffic and to lower the production of greenhouse gases. A methodology was tested to respond to specific mobility-related issues in the countries involved. The definition of modular packages paved the way for transferability in new MED area countries by means of international capacity building actions and mutual learning activities for new sustainable mobility concepts.
New LCTPs had been produced and capitalization actions granted the involvement of a broader number of cruise destinations to adopt the LOCATIONS approach by means of bankable projects. Involvement of citizenship and cruise passengers was ensured through raising awareness campaign, encouraging participation and responsibility in enhancing cities’ quality of life.
Apart from REA Kvarner, Croatian partners in this project were: Port of Rijeka Authority, City of Zadar, Port of Zadar Authority (associated partner), Zadar County Development Agency - ZADRA NOVA (associated partner)