Another project with involvement of our EGTC has been approved! “VITALNODES – Building a lasting expert network that delivers evidence-based recommendations for Vital Urban Nodes along TEN-T Corridors” submitted under the Horizon 2020 programme under the lead of Rijkswaterstaat (NL) has been chosen for funding and the preparation of the Grant Agreement has started.
VitalNodes will build a lasting European network of key stakeholders based on existing European, national and regional networks. This is done by enriching and applying a proven approach for the optimisation of economic, social and environmental vitality of urban areas from the perspective of multimodal transport infrastructure and spatial development (‘Networking for Urban Vitality’, NUVit). VitalNodes will deliver evidence-based recommendations for more (cost) efficient and sustainable integration of all 88 urban nodes in the TEN-T network corridors, addressing specifically the multi- and intermodal connection between long-distance and last-mile freight logistics. These recommendations will be validated by applying an appraisal tool and involving experts from the growing VitalNodes network.