Background

THE ISSUE Project was a three year project funded through the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme “Regions of Knowledge”. The Project started on 1 December 2011 and finished on 30 November 2014.

The Project involved 13 European partners from four regional ‘triple-helix’ research-driven clusters including the East Midlands Region in the United Kingdom, the Midi-Pyrenees and Aquitaine Regions in France, the Molise Region in Italy and the Mazovia Region in Poland. Each regional ‘triple-helix’ cluster included representatives from universities/research institutions, business, and regional/local government.

The key aim of THE ISSUE Project was to identify innovative solutions from leading research centres in France, Italy, Poland and the East Midlands to reduce traffic congestion and emissions, improve air quality and journey times, promote modal shift towards public transport and support the achievement of sustainable urban economies in cities and towns in Europe.

The Project brought scientists, engineers, development agencies and those bodies responsible for managing traffic, transport and air quality from four European regional clusters to work together for the first time, using advanced space and information technologies, to develop the most effective methods of easing urban congestion and improving the impact of transport on the local economy, urban environment, climate change and the health of citizens.

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Program
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development
and demonstration under grant agreement no 287088
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