25.06.2018, University College London
On 25 June 2018 the 2nd and last S.T.R.E.E.T. Multiplier Event was held in London at UCL (University College London). The “Smart Transport for Sustainable Tourism” Conference was divided in two parts.
After a brief description of EPN Consulting, the UK partner of the STREET project in charge of realising the project Toolbox, the morning session was dedicated to the “STREET Project and Smart Transport for Sustainable Tourism” where a detailed presentation of the project goal, activities, results was provided along with a special focus on the TOOLBOX and how it is being prepared to ensure a widespread dissemination.
The three EPN Consulting students weren’t able to attend the event in person, but each of them sent a video describing their experience and feelings of being part of the STREET Project. All videos were combined in a new one that was shown to the audience.
After 1 hour of the project presentation, three other presentations dedicated to sustainable transport and tourism followed. One dealt with the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) concept and how this is being studied in another European project funded within Horizon 2020 and where UCL is one of the partners.
The Innovation of the travel and transport industry as a result of improved data sources was then discussed with the audience to understand changes and challenges of recent times. Finally, it was provided an overview of the evolution of the bike sharing scheme introduced in the UNESCO Heritage city of Bath during the FP7 CIVITAS RENAISSANCE Project. Once again the benefits of an EU-funded project were described where a soft mobility solution started as a project trial then became a regular service still currently available, years after the end of the project.
The afternoon session was focused on “The opportunities of EU funding for Smart Transport for Sustainable Tourism”. It was opened with the description of the numerous funding opportunities that the EU makes available to its citizens, companies and universities to achieve the Europe2020 objectives. Among them the Erasmus+ scheme, which allowed the development, execution and achievement of the S.T.R.E.E.T. goals, and for this reason received a dedicated focus. The final presentation was on Horizon 2020 – the largest and, probably, the most known EU funding scheme – and on the several rules that must be followed to ensure the preparation and submission of robust project proposals.
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S.T.R.E.E.T. Final Video
1. Short Description of EPN Consulting – Stefano Mainero, CEO EPN Consulting
3. Mobility as a Service and Tourism – Melinda Matyas, Energy Institute, UCL
5. Bike sharing in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath – Colin Rees, EPN Consulting
6. Description of main EU funding - Stefano Mainero, CEO EPN Consulting