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Title: Kick Off Meeting

  • Kick Off Meeting
  • West Athens
  • 30/09-01/10/2005
  • Moskos Diamantopoulos
  • Project Manager

Summarised description of the project
The project aims to demonstrate how local
mobility problems can be dealt with through an
open democratic concentration procedure involving
the active participation of the users concerned
within deprived urban areas i.e. local SMEs and
work force, local authorities and traveling
residents, in connection with urban centrality
and sustainability.
start date 01/01/2005 end date 30/06/2007
Project budget
  • 507.580,00 , of which
  • 253.790,00 ERDF funding
  • 253.790,00 local funding

  • Association for the Development of West Athens -
    ASDA, Greece (Lead partner)
  • City of Alexandroupoli, Greece (partner)
  • City of Catania, Italy (partner)
  • City of Czepel, Hungary (partner)
  • City of Larnaca, Cyprus (partner)
  • City of Sevilla, Spain (partner)
  • City of Valladolid, Spain (partner)
  • City of Valletta, Malta (partner)
  • City of Kalisz, Poland (expert partner)
  • City of Szekszard, Hungary (expert partner)

The CITUM network sets the issue of Transport
and Environment within a local authority context
referred to planning and implementing new types
of mobility and traffic management based on
European good practices and the potential of new
technologies. In addition, the ability of local
authorities to activate, sensitize, stimulate and
coordinate is highly sought for.
Mission Statement
Elaborate and disseminate a common framework for
planning, implementing, financing and managing
urban mobility measures and policies that take
into account the social sensitivities and
constraints occurring in European cities with
similar mobility problems, through the exchange
and common assessment of the partners
Focus (1/2)
  • Enhancement of the centrality of the urban fringe
    through improved accessibility
  • Enhancement of the attractiveness and safety at
    peripheral urban core areas
  • Integration of innovative technologies in
    mobility planning and management
  • Use of inner city mobility as a means of
    upgrading disadvantaged areas

Focus (2/2)
  • Enhancing adequate public transport and
    alternative transport modes such as walking and
    cycling to complement heavy public transport
    infrastructure such as metro, regional rail and
  • Ensure the safe access of handicapped
  • Ensure accessibility to disadvantaged groups such
    as immigrants and rapatriates and, thus, enhance
    their social integration through adequate use of
    information and publicity

Objectives (1/4)
Review of current methods and processes regarding
Urban Transport System Management (UTSM) as a
tool for urban development focusing on the
experience of the participants in the URBAN, UPP
and related programs, using a commonly agreed
format. This will be achieved by a series of
case studies proposed by the project partners and
agreed in common as representative of the context
under study. This work is to be carried out (a)
by each participant separately, based on a common
template developed by the project expert and (b)
by thematic groups in which of participants
should be represented based on the interests
expressed by each.
Objectives (2/4)
  • Carry out a series of surveys, (a) a
    cross-sectional core survey using a common tool
    (questionnaire or other appropriate tool), and
    (b) a context/cityspecific tool designed on the
    basis of a commonly agreed format.
  • Development of a common model to evaluate
    achievements, failures, risks and opportunities.
  • Establish one monitoring mechanism by
    participant, as well as a cross-city monitoring
    group to follow and assess the mobility-related
    case studies involved individually and by theme.

Objectives (3/4)
Organize workshops to present and discuss the
results of the assessment carried out (a) in each
participating city and (b) the ensemble. Outcome
lessons learned and issues arising. Identify and
suggest new approaches to raise citizens
awareness, interest and activation for different
contexts, individually and by cluster. Who
decides and how - democratic procedures
(government vs. governance) -citizens
Objectives (4/4)
  • Produce a Good Practice Guide, based on the case
    studies involved, to be discussed with the
    associations of local authorities, the central
    authorities and NGOs in the respective countries
    of the participants, as well as the
    European-level bodies concerned.
  • Organize a congress to present and discuss the
    results of the activities carried out at all
    levels. Outcome The pan-European Handbook for
    Citizen-Friendly Mobility Planning and
    Management, which will present the proceedings of
    the final congress.

Citizens in CITUM
  • The project strategy comprises the involvement of
    the intermediate- and end-users of mobility plans
    directly in its activities so that their
    viewpoints are clearly reflected on the project
    outcome. To achieve this
  • users representatives will be invited to
    participate at the project meetings and present
    their viewpoints on the issues discussed therein,
  • users and non-users attitudes and expectations
    will be dealt with during the surveys mentioned
    above (re. project objectives)
  • Wide dissemination of the project outcome to the
    representatives of the population groups will
    facilitate their involvement

Communication Activity
A podium for a democratic open dialogue, where
the project partners would have the opportunity
of promoting and demonstrating their own ideas,
thoughts and factual proposals always in
connection with the networks activities and
  • Links and access ensured to
  • social partners and other groups concerned
    (professional associations, labor unions,
    traveling citizens etc.)
  • third parties such as other municipalities,
    metropolitan centers and local associations

Communication Activity
  • Development of a website hosted at the ASDA
    portal mirror sites created in the websites of
    the participants, where available a mini-site
    within the URBACT website to facilitate
    pan-European dissemination of the project
  • Presentation and appraisal workshops
  • Meetings between all partners concerned to
    evaluate successes, failures and future prospects
    of the policies and practices considered.
  • A final convention to assess the conclusions
    achieved at all levels.
  • Informational reports and a regular newsletter
  • Wide diffusion of a manual where final
    conclusions will be summarized
  • Wide diffusion of the CITUM Good Practice Guide
  • Extensive coverage by the local media operating
    in all participating cities on the occasion of
    each separate meeting.
  • All meeting proceedings that will be uploaded in
    the CITUM website and will be extensively
    promoted by all possible means (local media,
    posters, banners in parent websites and so forth

Outputs Deliverables
Outputs Deliverables
Technical documents
Outputs Deliverables
Administrative reports
Modus Operandi
ASDA (Lead Partner)
Role of the Lead Partner (ASDA)
  • undertake the general planning and co-ordination
    of the CITUM project according to the principles
    and objectives of URBACT. This includes the
    preparation of working papers, reports and other
    project documentation.
  • be responsible for the economic management of
    program and will report to the Secretariat of
    URBACT consequently.
  • inform, in due time, the partners on their
    commitments and the course of programmed
  • deliver substantial know-how and skills,
    whenever required, to the partners as well as the
    administrative secretariat of URBACT.
  • undertake the CITUM network website.
  • organize the kick-off meeting and all the
    technical work of partners.
  • manage the implementation of all foreseen
    activities and outputs, co-ordinate all partners
    and guarantee the correct financial management of
  • set-up a financial management and accounting
    system according to the system used within the
    URBACT Programme to ensure that eligible project
    expenditure is correctly stated in the required
    financial reports.
  • collect, analyse, evaluate and edit all relevant
    information from the partners and other
    institutions, draft and deliver all foreseen
    working papers, documents and reports.
  • draft activity reports, gathering all
    information on the network activities.
  • facilitate and oversee the activity, authorise
    expenditure on technical work and ensure that all
    material is placed on the web site.

Role of the Project Partners
  • provide the input required (resources, expertise,
    specific model approaches) for all network
    activities and participate at all foreseen
    partner meetings.
  • provide their individual input in relation to the
    four identified network themes via the proposed
    thematic working groups according to the specific
    experience and interests of each.
  • undertake all the administrative actions at the
    local level that emanate from the goals and the
    objectives of the CITUM network.
  • attend all the work meetings planned.
  • ensure wide publicity to the working meeting
    organized in each ones city putting
    simultaneously and the thematic fields in the
    local meetings of work.
  • form local networks to include related
    institutions, public and private, that will
    reflect the local expression of problems of
  • transfer the knowledge and experience acquired in
    the working meetings.
  • appoint one local network manager, who will
    represent the city in the network during the
    whole project duration. He will be the sole
    contact person for the project management and
    co-ordination and he will assure that the input
    from his city is available and appropriate.

Role of the Steering Group
  • For important technical, strategic and financial
    decisions concerning the whole project a Steering
    Group with representatives of all partners should
    meet on a regular basis.
  • The Steering Group will assure the strategic
    overview of the work program of the network
    (incl. concrete outputs) and monitor and control
    project finances.
  • To monitor the project activities, the work
    plan, outputs and finances, all relevant basic
    documentation will be available to all partners.
  • The partners will control and assess these
    issues and propose amendments and modifications,
    which will be normally done within the Steering

And now
thank you and
lets start working
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