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Project Title: European cities lead transition to zero-emission transport in urban areas
48 months (01/05/2021-30/04/2025)

Description:MOVE21 is an innovation project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, aiming at transforming European cities and their surroundings into smart zero emissions nodes for mobility and logistics. MOVE21, will help participating cities achieve a 30% reduction of transport-related emissions by 2030 via the implementation of 15 transport-related innovations. The project is coordinated by the City of Oslo – innovator city in C40 and European Green Capital in 2019. MOVE21 will connect urban systems in an integrated approach and address both goods and passenger transport. The aim is to improve efficiency, capacity utilization of existing vehicles and transport related infrastructure, accessibility and innovation capacity in urban transport. As a welcome side effect, cities will become better equipped to handle rapid changes in transport patterns due to unforeseen events such as pandemics. The idea of cities as testbeds is central to MOVE21, and the project comprises three Living Labs in Oslo, Gothenburg and Hamburg, together with three replicator cities: Munich, Bologna and Rome. The project will test and upscale different solutions for passenger and goods transport in these six urban areas across Scandinavian-Mediterranean (Scan-Med) Corridor of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). The idea is to harness positive effects of new solutions, not only in the so-called urban nodes, but across the Scan-Med TEN-T corridor, a crucial north-south axis in the EU and important for the European economy. MOVE21 comprises 24 partners (six public authorities, two public transport companies owned by municipalities, six industry partners (two of which are SMEs), six research organisations and four network organisations) from seven different European countries.

HIT key role and responsibilities: HIT is leading Work Package 8, under which an Impact Analysis framework for the Living Labs and the replicator cities will be developed in order to demonstrate efficiency and impact. More specifically WP8, will perform impact evaluations to ensure the efficiency of the final selected innovative solutions by developing an advanced methodological framework for the ex-ante and ex-post evaluation of the three Living Labs using a specific set of indicators and tools.

Contact person:
Dr. Maria Morfoulaki
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