INTER-PASS – Intermodal Passengers Connectivity between Ports and Airports (INTER-PASS) is project approved under the program INTERREG ADRION. The project has started in January 2018 and it is expected to be finished in December 2019. Total project approved budget amounts to 1.498.568 EUR out of which 85% is co-financed through ERDF fund (European Regional Development Fund).
Project will be implemented by 8 project partners and one associated partner from Italy, Croatia and Greece. Project partners are as follows: Dubrovnik Airport, Dubrovnik Port Authority, Airports of Apuglia, Southern Adriatic Sea Port Authority, Pula Airport, Pula Port Authority, Technological Educational Institute of Epirus – Research Committee, Corfu Port Authority S.A. and associated partner Venezia Terminal Passeggeri S.p.A.
In the Adriatic-Ionian Region there are many maritime cities which have to deal with a very high number of passengers during the peak season and in which cruise tourism is an important factor of regional and local development. However, most of these "homeports” for cruisers&ferries are suffering from lack of integration within various modes of transport, especially with regional airports.
The overall objective of INTER-PASS project is to enhance the intermodal connections between ports and airports in the Adriatic–Ionian Region in order to improve the processing of passengers, mainly cruise tourists and travellers reaching tourists destinations located on Adriatic and Ionian costs during the peak season.
The project will produce 3 concrete outputs:
1) Cooperation networks on intermodal and multimodal connectivity between ports and airport located in Adriatic-Ionian Region. The network will be the place where partners and other stakeholders will exchange knowledge on innovative solutions (techniques, methods, operating codes etc.) that could be easily and successfully adapted in Adriatic-Ionian context.
2) Action plan for each territory which will define solutions to be tested and implemented in involved cities. The testing of 4 identified solutions to be implemented in Dubrovnik, Pula, Bari and Corfu during the summer 2018 with the objective to concretely speed up the tourist processing between ports and airport.
3) Elaboration of a joint Integrated Strategic Plan for multimodal passenger transportation between ports and airport to be shared with other ports, airports, and authorities located in Adriatic-Ionian Region.
Project Kick off meeting was held in Dubrovnik at 30-31 January 2018 where project partners were introduced and project activities, timeline and deliverables discussed. During the project life cycle, it is expected that additional 4 meetings will be held together with one international conference which will be held in Bari. All meetings will be accompanied by press releases and conferences.
We hope that besides mentioned project objectives, the project will contribute to future colaboration between program partner states involved and better understanding on the issues regarding air traffic and maritime connectivity.
Low level of integration among different modes of transportation and insufficient investments in sustainable and low-carbon transportation technologies are characterizing several regions in the Adriatic area. The Croatian and Italian Adriatic coasts are rich of touristic destinations, which are reached by millions of tourists every year. Even though the road transportation is still predominant, the number of tourists that are reaching Adriatic towns and cities by ferries and airplanes is significantly increasing. Unfortunately, most of Adriatic ports and airports are suffering from lack of connections with other modes of transportation, causing serious traffic congestions problems, especially during the summer seasons. In addition, the majority of ports and airports facilities are lagging behind the EU average when it comes to sustainable environmental performances.
The main objective of ADRIGREEN project is to improve the integration of Croatian and Italian ports and airports with other modes of transportation in order to enhance the processing of passengers during the summer seasons and to improve environmental performances of the Adriatic maritime and aviation systems.
In order to do that, the project will implement a set of structured activities based on transnational and cooperative approach. The main idea is to identify and analyse a number of existing operational and technological solutions that can be easily transferred and adapted by involved ports and airports. The partners are not interested in inventing new solutions as there are a plenty successful models and schemes implemented in other parts of the world that can be replicable also in the Programme area. Once the solutions have been identified and analyses, the project partner will test the operational and technological models on their facilities so as to improve intermodal connections and to put in practices new schemes for a sustainable management of ports and airports. The objective of the testing phase will be to demonstrate the feasibility, the effectiveness and the replicability of the identified solutions. The last but not least intention of the project is to disseminate the results of tested solutions so as to explain also to other ports and airports how the operational procedures and technological innovation can be successfully transferred and used. These objectives will be reached by producing several outputs:
1) International investigation on best solutions to be transferred on Adriatic coasts;
2) Environmental assessments of involved ports and airports;
3) 2 Joint Actions Plans: intermodal measures and green and sustainable actions to be implemented;
4) 6 testing of innovative solutions in involved territories;
5) Technical Manual on identified practices;
6) Cross-Border Forum of Green and Intermodal Ports and Airports to present solutions, explain benefits and share recommendations for new strategies.
Green and intermodal solutions for Adriatic ports and airports - ADRIGREEN is a project approved under the INTERREG V-A Italy Croatia CBC Programme 2014-2020.
The programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the European Territorial Cooperation objective during the programming period 2014-2020.
The managing body of the Cooperation Program is the Veneto Region, Italy. The national body of the Republic of Croatia coordinating the implementation of the joint programme with other participating countries, is the Ministry of Regional Development and European Union funds.
The project has commenced in January 2019 and it is expected to end by January 2021. The total budget approved for the project amounts to 2.104.217,00 EUR, 85% of which is co-financed through the ERDF fund (European Regional Development Fund). The project will be implemented by 10 project partners.
The project Kick-off meeting was held in Pula on the 5th- 6th of February 2019 where the project partners were introduced and project activities, timeline and deliverables were discussed. During the project life cycle, it is expected that 4 additional meetings be held, as well as one Cross border forum. All meetings will be accompanied by press releases and conferences.
Project Partners are:
PULA AIRPORT Ltd., lead partner
DUBROVNIK AIRPORT Ltd.
AEROPORTI DI PUGLIA S.P.A.
AIRIMINUM 2014 S.P.A., Rimini
ABRUZZO AIRPORT MANAGEMENT COMPANY Ltd.
DUBROVNIK PORT AUTHORITY
CENTRAL ADRIATIC PORTS AUTHORITY
PULA PORT AUTHORITY
SOUTHERN ADRIATIC SEA PORT AUTHORITY
UNIVERSITY POLITECHNIC OF MARCHE