In Ireland the populations in our cities is growing and predicted to continue to grow, delivering sustainable transport and reducing carbon emissions are important dimensions in Ireland’s climate change agenda.

The Southern Regional Assembly is delighted to announce that our MATCH-UP Interreg Europe Project's Regional Action Plan – “The Role of Modal Interchange to Foster Low Carbon Urban Mobility” – has been validated by the Interreg Europe Technical Secretariat.

This Action Plan was inspired by learnings from all our Interregional partners in the MATCH-UP project and from Good Practices from the County of Northeim, Germany and the Municipality of Funchal, Portugal.

Our Action Plan is seeking to improve 2 policy instruments:

1. The Southern and Eastern Regional Operational Programme.

2. The Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy.

Action 1 – To design a framework based on the learnings from the MATCH-UP project to incorporate low-carbon mobility and modal interchange improvements for Public Realm Improvement Projects funded under the Southern & Eastern Regional Operational Programme.

Action 2 – Inspired by learnings from the MATCH-UP project to develop a framework and Methodology for the implementation of a 10 Minute Town Concept in the Southern Region.

You can find the full action plan here in our library: