Project objective: reducing the carbon-footprint and improving the efficiency & competitiveness of freight transport in functional urban areas in Central Europe.


SULPITER – “Sustainable Urban Logistics PlannIng To Enhance Regional
freight transport”
Project duration: 36 months (01 June 2016 – 31 May 2019)  

Project summary:

SULPiTER focuses on improving capacities for mobility planning in functional urban areas to lower CO2 emissions.
Transport is the second largest energy-using sector, with a 32% share of final energy consumption (source CE Thematic Study). According to OECD 20% of energy consumption is attributable to freight transport.
In fact 82% of Europeans will live in cities by 2050, thus increasing the complexity of urban contexts and the
significance of urban freight transport. Urban freight issues thus need to be tackled in the perspective of Functional Urban Areas (FUAs), taking into consideration the functional transport & economic relations between inner urban centres and the surrounding urban territories
SULPiTER has a mission to support policy makers in improving their understanding of FUAs freight phenomena in an energy and environmental perspective, enhancing their capacity in urban freight mobility planning in order to develop & adopt Sustainable Urban Logistics Plans – SULPs.
SULPiTER will thus contrubute to achieving  the EC¢s ambitious goal of CO2-free city logistics by 2030.
Project activities:

  • development and implementation of strategies and action plans for low-carbon mobility in functional urban areas
  • development and implementation of tools and services for low-carbon mobility in functional urban areas
  • implementation of pilot actions for low-carbon mobility in functional urban areas

implementation of trainings on low-carbon solutions


Project Partners:

  • Institute for Transport and Logistics Foundation, Italy
  • Municipality of 18th District of Budapest, Hungary
  • University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • Regional Union of the Chamber of Commerce of Veneto, Italy
  • Central European Initiative Executive Secretariat, Italy
  • Brescia Mobilità SpA, Italy
  • Institute of Logistics and Warehousing, Poland
  • City of Poznan, Poland
  • Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy
  • Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation, Germany
  • Vecses Municipality, Hungary
  • City of Rijeka, Croatia
  • KLOK Logistics Cooperation Centre, Germany
  • Municipality of Maribor, Slovenia

Associated partners:

  • Emilia Romagna Region, Italy
  • Municipality of the City of Budapest, Hungary
  • Ministry of Economic Development of Technology – Regional Development Directorate, Slovenia
  • Municipality of Padua, Italy
  • City of Venice, Italy
  • Municipality of Treviso, Italy
  • City of Brescia, Italy
  • City of Bologna, Italy
  • Stuttgart Region, Germany
  • Municipality of Trieste, Italy
  • Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region – International Relations and Strategic Infrastructure Office, Italy
  • Municipality of Koper, Slovenia

Financed under: Interreg Central Europe Programme
Project budget: 2,445,290.90 €

Programme Co-financing: 2,008,279.96 €
City of Rijeka budget: 157,877.50 €

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