Know-How Enhancement for Sustainable Transportation Organisation

Priority and Measure
Measure 3.2 - Sustainable Mobility Systems
Priority 3 – Accessibility and Networks
EUSAIR Pillars
Environmental quality, connecting region
Type of Project
Anna Tozzi
Interviewee role
Project Coordinator
Università degli Studi dell’Aquila
+39 0862 432090
Project website
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Budget in euros


Role Name City Country Contact Person Email / website
Lead Partner University of L’Aquila L’Aquila Italy  Anna Tozzi
Partner 1 Albanian center for Sustainable Development-ACSD Tirana Albania Entela Kaleshi
Partner 2 Directorate of Transport, infrastructures, mobility and logistics of the Abruzzo Region L’Aquila Italy Daria Berardinucci  
Partner 3 National Centre of Environmental Movement - NCEM Tirana Albania Ina Xhakoni  
Partner 4 Polytechnic University of Tirana Tirana Albania Eralda Xhafka  

Project Description


Project description

KHE-STO project aimed at the enhancement of competence and know-how of policy makers and local actors for the improvement of accessibility of marginal areas and the contribution to the achievement of Gothenburg/Lisbon strategy.
The specific objectives were: a)  to increase the use of public transportation; b) to decrease the burden on the environment; c) to reduce the isolation and the feeling of abandon in people living in marginal areas; d) to reduce the depopulation of areas where isolation prevents the full exploitation of their potentialities; e) to enhance social cohesion; f) to carry out pilot actions showing different possibilities of application in the transport systems of the tools developed as examples for policy makers.


What has been done during the project in order to achieve its main goal(s)?

In the first semester partners collected the data needed for the identification of the areas of intervention and the selection of target “users” of the foreseen innovative tools. Then, UNIVAQ started the preparation of the tools/devices, RA distributed the questionnaires to workers/students, PUT finalized the needs analysis of the 3 identified territories, NCEM and ACDS organized local seminars for collecting data.

In detail the following activities were implemented:

– Preliminary analysis of the territories in terms of resources and transport systems and people needs, identification of bottlenecks and of opportunities;

– Realization of an ICT tools for the management of the collected data;

– Development of mobile applications for infotainment and  e-learning;

– Development of a server-side application to manage bus location, cellular coverage and infotainment media;

– Development of the information system to be installed at the selected school;

– Implementation of the pilot actions representing 3 fundamental territorial needs and experimentation of the tools and methodologies;

– Pilot action for university students and for university workers and for school for pupils;

– Specific training of local actors/policy makers on the developed tools.


Which are the project main results/impacts? Please provide a brief description.

Result/Impact 1

– Creation of strategies/tools for the correct collection and use of data related to needs and opportunities.

– A territorial needs analysis has been carried out in Italy and in Albania, Univaq and PUT defined the ICT overall architecture, and developed software to probe cellular coverage of the area for multiple operators.  Each partner applied methods and tools developed by UNIVAQ and PUT.

Result/Impact 2

– Competence and know-how enhancement of policy makers and local actors for the wise management of local transportation responding to the real customers’ needs.

Result/Impact 3

– Creation of a network of marginal areas able to apply the methodologies/tools for the improvement of accessibility.

Result/Impact 4

– Increased use of public transport. The project gave people the possibility to work while travelling in a bus equipped with the innovative tools of the project. Thus the travelling time could be considered in the computation of the daily working hours, providing the worker/traveler more free time for  social life.