Regional Development Agency of Gorenjska, BSC, Ltd, Kranj will be for the next two years setting up and testing the operation of a regional mobility centre, within a project ReMOBIL, co-funded by Norwegian financial mechanism and the Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy, Slovenia.
ReMOBIL is a consortium of six Regional development agencies, Ljubljana Urban Institute and Auto-moto Association of Slovenia. Regional development agencies will form a network of six Regional mobility centres with an aim to sistematically improve regional and cross regional mobility planning and promote sustainable mobility. The network covers the entire Westrn Cohesion region of Slovenia with four Regional development agencies and part of Eastern Cohesion region with two Regional development agencies. Project officially started 1st of May 2022.
The first year will be dedicated to operational set up of mobility centres and the network and the capitalisation of policies - special focus will be made to Oslo package 3, identification and exchange of good practices for sustainable mobility from Norvegien and Slovenien sides, study visits and development of a MaaS APP NOMO. The second year will be dedicated to test the operation of mobility centres' network, develope and test a sustainable operational model of mobility centres to be addopted by other Regional development agencies. The activities, among others, will be: setting up a strategic group of stakeholders, who will co-create future mobility infrastructure and services as a long term partners, mapping the state of play of the intermodal transport hubs and proposing improvements, testing the MaaS APP. The operation of regional mobility centres will be supported by Ministry of infrastructure and other relevant Ministries. Special emphasis will be dedicated to promotion of sustainable mobility, annual sustainable mobility week and supporting municipalities at planning and implementing measures of sustainable mobility.
Regional development agencies have been tackling sustainable mobility within transnational and national projects and supporting municipalities for decades, however, this is a first attempt to systemically regulate the management and planning of sustainable mobility at the regional and interregional level by Regional development agencies in Slovenia. The long-term operation of Regional mobility centres after the two year implementation depends on the sucessful development of sustainable opreational and financing model of the regional mobility centers and on the national political will.