A kick-off meeting of the Interreg project E-MOB, Integrated actions towards enhanced e-mobility in European regions, was held in Leipzig. Partners from eight EU countries are involved in the project, which will find a solution for introducing electro-mobility measures in their cities or regions within three years of the project. Public authorities (Amiens Metropole (FR), Koprivnica (HR), Cieza (ES)), regional agencies (ABW (DE), Protheus Holding (HU), RDA Centru (RO)) and research institutions (TEIWM (GR), FHV (A), UNIN (HR)) will work together to develop efficient policy instruments suitable for further improvement of e-mobility in the partner regions.

In addition to agreeing on a work plan for the next two semesters, the hosts presented some clever urban transport solutions to the partners. We saw the principle of ride pooling set up at Clever Shuttle, which provides services in eight German cities and the way the charging of electric buses has been solved, when passengers entering and exiting the bus.

The next partner meeting will be held in the Greek city of Kozani in the beggining of 2020, where a methodology for peer reviews will be prepared.