|GP: Umbrella Project “Environmentally Sustainable Transport and Tourism in Sensitive Areas – Lake Neusiedl - Fertö-tó Region - Austria|
Implementation modules and projects
The individual projects of the umbrella project are being implemented under 5 working modules:
1. Pilot projects targeted at innovative forms of municipal public transport
2. Regional public transport (make.IT) and a mobility centre
3. Eco-mobility and eco-tourism
The purpose of module 3 is to accomplish a significant improvement of the car-free mobility services in the region, especially within tourism. Within this package a large number of such services have been established, e.g. the Neusiedler See Card – also considered to be an “Eco-mobile key for eco-tourist services” – which gives visitors to the region inexpensive or even free access.
4. Sustainable commercial transport and regional development
5. Tailored infrastructures and new vehicle technologies
The umbrella project is implemented and funded by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour and the Federal State of Burgenland. Additional funds come from the EU INTERREG IIIA Programme, financed under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). In addition, it is supported and financed by a number of implementation partners, like cities, municipalities, unions and tourism agencies.
The project priorities and modules were elaborated in cross border collaboration particularly based on an agreement of the Austrian and Hungarian Ministers of Environment including proposals for implementation projects. The project implementation is coordinated with Hungarian and Slovak authorities within the EU INTERREG IIIA Programme Austria-Hungary and Austria-Slovak Republic.