Challenges for intermodal transport nodes in the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme are communication gaps between different actors and stakeholder as well as a lack in harmonisation, especially regarding the incorporation into TEN-T networks. This is especially true for inland ports, such as in Berlin or Budapest, but also for seaports, such as Rostock or Venice.
The main aim at policy level is to establish reciprocal information flows and an appropriate context between EU actors and local or regional actors. Policy participation aims to reduce the gap between the transmission of relevant information on the developing green, intermodal and last mile freight transport in urban areas and its broader implications. The extended stakeholder network of the partners involved ensures that the involvement of stakeholders from the central Europe area is attained, both in terms of thematic expertise and geographical location. This network will be leveraged in view of a common positioning towards the EU on TEN–T policy issues as Urban Nodes/bottlenecks, by developing regional action plans, take up of the technical results via operational capacity building and showcasing implementation benefits.
The fostering through political involvement will ensure: