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Barents Region Transport and Logistics (KO1029 BRTL)

Programme funding: 1492426 Total budget: 1 343 183,00 € Duration: 15.10.2018 – 30.04.2022

Decisions of transport and logistics made in Barents Regions have too often been based on national plans only. National transport strategies have been made and Regional Transport Plans implemented being not so much aware of the neighbouring regions´ (countries´) strategies/ plans in this field.
The process of carrying out a joint strategy-level document for the transport of the Barents Region in the state level (Joint Barents Transport Plan, JBTP) started during in 2012 and the document has been updated during the recent years. Now it is time to implement the strategy in the regional level.
The project shall facilitate the platform where the authorities responsible for of co-ordinating of the regional development in the Barents Region can agree upon implementation of the Joint Barents Transport Plan. The target groups are the regional authorities of the Barents Region who are responsible for regional development and especially transport and logistics questions. The beneficiaries are people of the project area who are now suffering from timely non-accessible and other ways limited border crossings and transport networks and who will benefit of improved opportunities of fluent mobility of people, goods and knowledge. As well, the beneficiaries are the transport modes serving the Barents Region and business benefiting of the lower transport costs, which makes their products more competitive in the World market.
Specific objective of the project:
• Better awareness of situation of the main transport corridors in Barents Region.
• Increased level of knowledge of the World transport market and impacts on the Barents Region.
• Better understanding “Green Transport” concept and its meaning to Barents Region.
• Better understanding of current/planned, public/private ITS projects relevant to the Barents region, an implemented ICT based tools supporting the cross-border co-operation
• Increased awareness and common understanding of future transport cross-border cooperation through “Action Plan" of the Barents region transport.
Lead partner: Regional Council of Kainuu, Kajaani
Other partners:

* Regional Council of Oulu region, Oulu, FINLAND
* Regional Council of North Karelia, Joensuu, FINLAND
* Regional Council of Lapland, Rovaniemi, FINLAND
* Finnmark fylkeskommune, Vadsö, NORWAY
* Troms fylkeskommune, Tromsö, NORWAY
* Nordland fylkeskommune, Bodö, NORWAY
* Norway Public Road Administration, Bodö, NORWAY
* County Administrative Board of Norrbotten, Luleå, SWEDEN
* County Administrative Board of Västerbotten, Umeå, SWEDEN
* State Committee of Transport of Karelian Republic, Petrozavodsk, RUSSIA
* Arkhangelsk Regional Road Administration, Arkhangelsk, RUSSIA
* Strategic Partnership on economic and social development of the North-West federal district, St Petersburg, RUSSIA

Status: Finalised
Type of the project: Standard Projects