The objective of the GO SUMP Policy briefs document is to provide final policy recommendations based on the urban mobility measures and strategies developed by the modular projects within the Interreg MED urban transport community.
The seven Interreg MED modular projects have participated in the process following the double diamond (design thinking) methodology which went through four phases;
- Phase 1 (January – October 2018): Discover
- Two main tasks were achieved during this phase: Mediterranean urban mobility challenges and opportunities were studied in a fresh way; and results and outputs of the different modular projects were analysed. The relevance of the actions implemented by the modular projects was compared against recent and ongoing transport policy developments at European level (e.g. Evaluation of Alternative Fuels Directive, publication of the ‘Europe on the Move’ Mobility Package, revision of the ‘Urban Mobility Package’ etc.) and documented in a matrix (D4.3.3 EU Transport Policy Matrix_Analaysis of Synergies).
- Phase 2 (November – December 2018): Define
- During this convergent phase, five parallel workshops were organised on 12 November 2018 in the framework of the second Urban Transport Community Building Event in Barcelona, with representatives of all the projects. During these workshops, the methodology was co-defined and tested in order to allow a fluid translation of project outputs into policy recommendations. The outcomes of the workshop were documented in a separate events report.
- Phase 3 (January – August 2019): Develop
- Each project applied the methodology which had been previously defined and tested during the November 2018 workshops, going from their specific results and outputs to strategic policy recommendations. During this phase, each project filled out a policy development matrix, indicating the level of governance where action is needed (local, regional, national, European) and the type of desired intervention (e.g. providing funding, raising awareness, developing legislation etc). 1. Scope and methodology 5 Project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund
- Phase 4 (September – October): Deliver
- The input from the modular projects was consolidated in a final matrix and grouped into different thematic categories including: » Participatory processes and communication » Planning and inter-institutional cooperation » Data collection and management » Demand management and regulation » Funding, financing and public procurement » Learning and sharing In order to validate and expand the recommendations a follow-up workshop was organised at the final event in Malaga from 18-19 September 2019. During this workshop, final inputs, duplication or contradictory ideas between thematic working areas or different projects were cross-checked and ranked in terms of priority. Based on the outcome of the discussions, the selected key messages were combined and integrated into separate thematic narratives, constituting the final set of policy recommendations the lessons learned by each of the modular projects.
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