EfficienCE is a cooperation project funded by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE programme that aims at reducing the carbon footprint in the region. Most Central European cities have extensive public transport systems, which can form the basis of low-carbon mobility services. More than 63% of commuters in the region are using public transport. Measures to increase the energy efficiency and share of renewables in public transport infrastructure can thus have a particularly high impact on reducing CO2.
This is achieved by supporting local authorities, public transport authorities and operators by developing planning and financing strategies and action plans, implementing pilot actions, developing tools and trainings to plan and operate low-carbon infrastructure, and by transferring knowledge and best practices on energy-efficient measures across Central European regions.
Twelve partners, including seven public transport authorities/companies from seven countries are working together for three years to exploit the untapped potentials in this sector and to contribute to the EU’s ‘White Paper’ goals to cut transport emissions by 60 percent by 2050 and to halve the use of ‘conventionally fuelled’ cars in urban transport by 2030.
The project is supported by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme funded under the European Regional Development Fund.
Project in numbers
- 12 partners
- 7 countries
- 2.4 budget in mio eur
- 2.0 erdf funding in mio eur
- 29 outputs
- Project duration: 1.4.2019 – 31.3.2022
- Stadt Leipzig, Referat Digitale Stadt (Digital City Unit) (Lead Partner)
- Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe GmbH
- Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG
- BKK Budapesti Közlekedési Központ
- Przedsiebiorstwo Komunikacji Trolejbusow ej Sp. z o.o.
- Politechnika Gdańska
- Mestna Občina Maribor
- Univerza v Mariboru
- Plzeňské městské dopravní podniky, a.s.
- Comune di Bergamo
- Redmint Impresa Sociale s.c.r.l.
- Mobilissimus Kft.