SmartMove partner Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) is helping partners get started by designing preliminary regional analyses in each of the project’s regions. This will help map specific areas where AMC is a promising option, set goals and indicators for evaluation, and prepare partners for AMC implementation. In addition, the results of the regional analyses for the SmartMove areas may help take-up regions identify which one of the project pilot areas best matches their own region, and which results are therefore most relevant.
AUTh’s guidelines for regional analysis focus on four main issues:
The guidelines aim to:
The collection of required data, on-site examinations, literature reviews, expert interviews and focus groups will be carried out by all implementing partners. Focus group participants will be recruited by local transport stakeholders, who will help spread SmartMove’s lessons learned about sustainable rural transport.
In each region, a factsheet based on the regional analysis will be published on the SmartMove homepage in the autumn of 2014.
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