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Unlocking green transport solutions in Gävleborg Region

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In 2019, the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform received the request of the Gävleborg region to make use of the peer review service on the topic of green transport solutions.


What is a peer review ?

A peer review is a targeted working meeting over 2 days in which the host, who has requested the meeting, meets with selected European peers to exchange knowledge and hands-on experience on the host’s policy challenge. 

Each peer review is tailored to the specific policy challenge of the host. The purpose of the peer review is to respond to the challenge by bringing in the experience and knowledge of like-minded policy experts from across Europe.

In short, a peer review is a fast track to tailored policy advice and practical recommendations on how to design and implement regional policies better.

Together with numerous public and private partners, the Gävleborg region were working on a system demonstrator for emission-free heavy logistic solutions (e-highway for freight transport).

The main challenge

The main focus of the peer review was to consolidate collaborative leadership and long-term stakeholder engagement for technology deployment and to better understand the barriers limiting the implementation of complex innovation processes in the field of transport and smart specialisation.

How did the peer review service help?

The host was pleased with the outcome of the peer review. He mentioned that it helped them get started, revealed opportunities, and enabled them to go from policy design to implementation

Jan Nylander

You sometimes feel alone with your challenges. The peer review changed that. We realised that there are many people like us in Europe, doing similar things. That is empowering.

Jan Nylander, Consultant to the Region Gävleborg


The peer review process significantly boosted the project's visibility and momentum, both within the region and on the international stage. It spurred interest from other European regions that are now exploring analogous electric road initiatives, particularly in areas like electrifying heavy transportation.

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Peer review publication

Find more information on the methodology and experiences of previous beneficiaries in our publication. 

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