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PoR1 The Port of Rotterdam Authority is very happy to continue the cooperation with current and new partners in the EGTC Rhine-Alpine. Local and regional cooperation is very important and necessary in order to keep – and improve one of the busiest corridors in Europe functioning. It’s not just the ship arriving in a seaport, but even more important are effective and sustainable hinterland connections and dialogue with European citizens. Transporting goods and adding to European value doesn’t stop at country borders and therefore cooperation is a key success factor.

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DSC_5597 All regions and municipalities along the Corridor benefit from the Corridor’s strengths and are affected by the Corridor’s impacts. As a result these specific regional and local interests do not per se coincide with those pursed by rail operators and national governments. The EGTC offers a platform where the regional and local stakeholders’ voice will be better heard at European and national level and through the bundling of actors who share similar interests. Common statements on corridor relevant issues is one essential option.

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interporto of Rivalta Regione Piemonte joins the EGTC believing that a common bottom-up strategic initiative increases the opportunities for the involved partners to improve the transport services. Regione Piemonte joins the EGTC because it is a key means of improving the European integration starting from the needs of local communities. Regione Piemonte joins the EGTC because it is a way of exchange experiences, knowledge, best practices and using them to create and finance common projects.

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Mannheim The Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region is centrally located within the Rhine-Alpine Corridor. Our region is characterized by important transport infrastructure on rail, road and waterways as well as by a dynamic logistics sector. The future development of the Corridor is thus of vital interest for our region. We emphasize the need for close cooperation and a coordinated way of realizing the joint interests of the regional and local actors in the Corridor; the EGTC is the adequate form for achieving this.

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duisport The Rhine-Alpine Corridor is the most important European transport axis and connects the most successful economic regions in Europe with each other. duisport is the leading logistics hub in Central Europe and represents one of the major nodes along this corridor. As a member of EGTC we will actively strive to strengthen and further develop this transport axis.

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Gelderland Gelderland is in between the metropolitan areas Randstad Holland in the Netherlands and the Rhine-Ruhr area in Germany and on the lower parts of the Rhine. Key issues are transport and logistics, economic opportunities, environmental issues connected with this, our fantastic nature, but also the permanent risk of flooding. And it all needs an integrated policy approach. Together with other authorities in the Rhine-Alpine Corridor we will work on common developments, projects and on European strategies that benefit our inhabitants.

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Gueterzug Offenburg The EGTC offers the floor to work together transnational with partners from urban and regional planning, science and economy at the complex topic of rail infrastructure. The EGTC offers the opportunity to bundle the common interests of the members against national and European institutions. The Regionalverband Südlicher Oberrhein intends to extend the issue of noise protection in rail transport to European level.

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Uniontrasporti_LogoThe participation at the Interregional Alliance for the Rhine-Alpine Corridor EGTC is very important for the entire system of the Chambers of commerce affected by the passage of this European corridor. The presence of Uniontrasporti is a conduit for the Chambers of commerce to understand, discuss, encourage and lobbying in Europe in the field of infrastructure, transport and logistics. Join the EGTC it is central for the interests of economic and business areas crossed by the corridor Rhine-Alpine, provide to the EGTC skills and know-how on different themes (corridors, freight, logistics, etc.), provide the Italian contribution to the completion of the north-south, through a common strategy, initiated through the Corridor.

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LahrWe might seem tiny, but are driven by a grand vision. We want to find shortcuts in a Europe of decreasing distances. The Region of Lahr is of an exceptional beauty. In view of growing traffic and commodity flows we want to develop this region for the benefit of efficiency but not at the expense of quality.

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Gueterbahnhof Karlsruhe (c) Christoph ScheckAs a member of the EGTC Rhine-Alpine Corridor, the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion is able to effectively carry its transport-related concerns in cooperation with the partners along the corridor, especially with the City of Karlsruhe and the Regional Planning Association Middle Upper Rhine, on the national and European level and draw the attention of the European Commission particularly to the regions along the corridor. The membership within the EGTC creates synergies with the Initiative “Main Line for Europe” and offers new possibilities to strengthen the connection of Karlsruhe in interregional transport infrastructure, to strengthen the transport system rail and to acquire new opportunities for European funding. Additionally the City of Karlsruhe emphasises through its membership the particular importance of cross-border and European cooperation, thus boosting its international profile.

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KarlsruheAs a member of the EGTC Rhine-Alpine Corridor, the City of Karlsruhe is able to effectively carry its transport-related concerns in cooperation with the partners along the corridor, especially with the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion and the Regional Planning Association Middle Upper Rhine, on the national and European level and draw the attention of the European Commission particularly to the regions along the corridor. The membership within the EGTC creates synergies with the Initiative “Main Line for Europe” and offers new possibilities to strengthen the connection of Karlsruhe in interregional transport infrastructure, to strengthen the transport system rail and to acquire new opportunities for European funding. Additionally the City of Karlsruhe emphasises through its membership the particular importance of cross-border and European cooperation, thus boosting its international profile.

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Port of AntwerpThe EGTC Rhine-Alpine aims to strengthen cooperation on the Rhine Alpine multimodal corridor in order to stimulate its swift development. This development is not only crucial for European transport policy in general, but more specifically also for the further competitivity of the port of Antwerp which relies on the effectiveness of its hinterland connections and a good cooperation with all stakeholders. The Antwerp Port Authority therefore is very pleased to be part of this European interregional alliance and is looking forward to the realisation of many projects contributing to the further development of the corridor.

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Alleanza Interregionale per il Corridoio Reno – Alpi GECT

Il Gruppo Europeo di Cooperazione Territoriale “Alleanza Interregionale per il Corridoio Reno – Alpi GECT” – porterà avanti l’iniziativa strategica del Progetto Interregionale europeo CODE24 per assicurare una partnership e di una cooperazione a lungo termine, che andrà oltre il periodo stabilito per la realizzazione del progetto Interregionale stesso. Al fine di perseguire gli obiettivi fissati dal progetto europeo, ossia facilitare la cooperazione transnazionale tra i partner lungo l’asse e gestire le complesse sfide dello sviluppo di questo corridoio, nel 2015 è stato costituito il GECT. La strategia comune per lo sviluppo del Corridoio Reno-Alpi presentata dai partner CODE24 fornisce le prospettive per i futuri compiti del GECT.

Dal momento che il Corridoio Reno-Alpi può essere considerato come asse che raggruppa una moltitudine di interessi e interrelazioni comuni tra le sue singole aree regionali, vi è un ampio margine di manovra per la cooperazione. Il Gruppo Europeo di Cooperazione Territoriale (GECT) è stato scelto come la forma più idonea per poter unire le forze e parlare all’unisono per tutti i suoi membri. Quindi il GECT rappresentando gli interessi a livello locale e regionale, dovrebbe essere considerato lo stakeholder di riferimento che contribuisce allo sviluppo congiunto del Corridoio Reno-Alpi come parte della rete transeuropea. La cooperazione tra i partner all’interno del Corridoio è quindi un approccio significativo per affrontare insieme le sfide del futuro e lo sviluppo del Corridoio per il bene dei suoi abitanti.

Missione: finalità e obiettivi

L’obiettivo principale del GECT è di facilitare e promuovere la cooperazione territoriale tra i propri membri e collettivamente rafforzare e coordinare lo sviluppo integrato del territorio lungo il Corridoio multimodale Reno – Alpi dalla prospettiva locale e regionale.
Gli obiettivi e i compiti del GECT, come concordati dai membri fondatori, sono:

COMBINARE E FOCALIZZARE GLI INTERESSI COMUNI DEI PROPRI MEMBRI VERSO LE ISTITUZIONI NAZIONALI, EUROPEE E INFRASTRUTTURALI
  • Organizzazione e  implementazione di attività di Lobby congiunte per lo sviluppo  del Corridoio Reno – Alpi secondo una prospettiva bottom-up
  • Rappresentanza dei membri del GECT al Forum Europeo del Corridoio Reno – Alpi
EVOLUZIONE DELLA STRATEGIA DI SVILUPPO CONGIUNTA PER IL CORRIDOIO MULTIMODALE RENO – ALPI
  • Coordinamento dello sviluppo regionale nel Corridoio Reno – Alpi, tenendo conto della prospettiva locale e regionale
  • Considerazione di progetti di infrastrutture di trasporto e dei conflitti nell’utilizzo del suolo lungo il Corridoio Reno – Alpi
INDIRIZZARE I FONDI VERSO PROGETTI E ATTIVITÀ CORRELATE AL CORRIDOIO
  • Informare i membri del GECT riguardo alle opportunità di finanziamento per progetti correlati al  corridoio
  • Fare domanda di nuovi progetti finanziati dall’EU e gestione congiunta dei fondi EU
MIGLIORARE LA VISIBILITÀ E PROMUOVERE IL CORRIDOIO
  • Organizzare eventi relativi al corridoio (congressi, laboratori, ecc.)
  • Elaborare e distribuire le pubblicazioni (newsletter, volantini, brochure)
  • Assumere il controllo e gestire la Mostra Itinerante sviluppata all’interno del progetto CODE24
METTERE A DISPOSIZIONE UNA PIATTAFORMA CENTRALE PER LA CONDIVISIONE DI INFORMAZIONE, LO SCAMBIO DI ESPERIENZE E LUOGO DI INCONTRO
  • Organizzazione dei meeting dei membri
  • Garantire il trasferimento delle informazioni
  • Prendersi carico del Sistema di Informazione del Corridoio, sviluppato all’interno del progetto CODE24
  • Manutenzione del sito web www.code-24.eu, sviluppato all’interno del progetto CODE24