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Published 28 Oct, 2017

TENTacle stakeholder seminar discussed interim project results

Mid-term of the project lifetime, TENTacle successfully hosted a stakeholder event in Berlin, Germany, on 26 October. About 40 representatives from national, regional and local ministries and administrations, private transport service providers, research facilities and cluster organisations followed the invitation and discussed interim project results. The workshop was organized as side event to the transnational conference “Scandria®Alliance and TEN-T Corridors Joining Forces for Smart and Efficient Transport” and aimed to present first outcomes of selected local/regional pilot cases to receive an immediate feedback by the involved Baltic Sea Region stakeholders.

After an introduction by project manager Wiktor Szydarowski, representing the projects’ lead partner Region Blekinge, three sessions dedicated to three of TENTacle’s pilot cases followed. Each round started with a presentation of key findings which were then profoundly discussed.

The session about the Fehmarnbelt fixed link focused on possible adaptation strategies for affected regions to deal with structural changes induced by large-scale infrastructure investments. During the discussion the participants agreed that each region need to analyse its specific position and that suitable measures should address positive as well as negative impacts.

The Westpomerania-Skane pilot discussed how to boost corridor logistics to meet the increasing freight volumes between Scandinavia and mainland Europe. The participants confirmed that key to find solutions for cross-border challenges is communication, cooperation and learning from each other. Multimodal solutions should be fostered to strengthen green transport.

How to improve accessibility of catchment and remote areas not included in the TEN-T core network was topic of the final session about the Blekinge pilot case. The approach of monitoring traffic flows affecting the region as basis for strategic decisions and investments was well received by the participants. An ITS tool using satellite-based SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar), which is currently analysed within the Blekinge pilot case, might be a future cost efficient method for generating detailed transport data. 

The workshop was concluded with an outlook to the future stakeholder interfacing process of TENTacle: The series of stakeholder events will be continued in spring 2018 presenting outcomes of the further four pilot cases.

The feedback of the participating public and private actors is valuable for the future project work in the pilot cases. It will also contribute to an impact analysis of the TEN-T core network corridors which will show wider economic benefits of the corridors and their multi-level governance consequences.

More information:

Wiktor Szydarowski
Region Blekinge

Katja Höltkemeier
Port of Hamburg Marketing