Work Packages


WP1   WP2   WP3   WP4   WP5   WP6


The time schedule of SETA separated into the different work packages

Work Package 1
Transnational Project Management and Coordination

Work package 1 comprises transnational project, financial management and national first level control. Therefore a well structured management structure where responsibilities are clear, is essential. The objective of WP1 is profound management of the whole project as well as of all work packages. A smooth project implementation shall be assured and the agreed internal communication procedures shall be followed between the different project groups. The transnational project management will serve for achievement of outputs and results according to the defined schedule. Meetings of the management group as well as reporting procedures are organised. Financial project tasks are organised by the financial manager. Both, project and financial management tasks are subcontracted. The partners are contributing to the progress reports by preparing their reports on national level for each project period - including the activity report and the financial report. All partneres are working in WP1 and are participating in strategic meetings. WP leaders are supported by the project and financial manager and by the project coordinator. All project partners will be in ongoing contact with this organisational board. During the whole project implementation, recent thematic developments will be observed on national and transnational level, to be able to stick to the detailed project conception.

Work Package 2
Communication activities

The objective of work package 2 is to disseminate and exploit the results of SETA. The deliverables are designed in order to have a positive impact on the target groups during and also beyond project duration. WP2 comprises partner participation at project meetings, external meetings, concrete dissemination activities and public media information. Relevant activities address the broad public and political decision makers. Together with the platform of regions constituted in WP3, communication and dissemination activities are aiming on dissemination of the project results to the key actors and decision makers across Europe, but especially in the project area. Through the development of a corporate identity, the project gains a distinctive recognition value for the public. The exchange of know-how and experience between the partners will be organised in several workshops for each work package, where transnational thematic working groups will meet. The locations of the workshops will be planned with the aim to produce similar traveling efforts for all partners. Thus, each partner will host one or several workshops. In the frame of these workshops excursion to the regional pilot areas will be organised. Information will be provided according to the interests of the target groups. Concerning the web presence of SETA, a SETA homepage will be launched and updated regularly in order to ensure that all outputs are open for the public. The project pages will be supported by appropriate reference material to allow users to quickly obtain a proper overview of relevant thematic issues.

Work Package 3
Platform of Regions

The platform of regions will bring together stakeholders of 4 different levels: 1) the level of the regions where all partners have to define their requirements on the SETA project coming from their existing regional/national transportation development plans. Another function of this level of regions is the validation and evaluation of the project outputs and the elaboration of development recommendations for the SETA corridor. Level 2) includes economic stakeholders in the transport sector which will be invited to form a dialogue group. Their integration into the project is crucial when it comes to the realisation of concrete measure within the SETA corridor. Level 3) represents the political stakeholders - representatives of the regions, cities, countries which are benefitting from the development of the SETA corridor. On this level a political decision from all partner regions to create the SETA corridor will be initiated. The level 4) will be the transnational level, on which best practices examples from other projects should be discussed and the significance for SETA should be evaluated and applied in the project. On this level the connection with the neighbouring projects will be maintained. Dialogue groups established on all 4 levels will accompany the whole project implementation process in an iterative way. On the one hand this process guarantees the access to relevant expert knowledge for the development of measures. On the other hand it includes the decision makers who are in the position to implement the developed measures.

Work Package 4
Network analysis

The objective of work package 4 is the identification of bottlenecks in primary and secondary transport network. The analysis of the existing transport network provides the basis for the development and assessment of development measures within WP5. Bringing together existing data sources a transnational multimodal transport network model for different application areas such as transport planning, traffic management and administration will be developed. The network model will be developed on the basis on a common data model which allows the exchange of traffic data between the participating countries and regions beyond the project implementation. Building on the comprehensive transport network model, information about existing transport capacities as well as the utilization of these capacities along the SETA corridor will be provided. Based on the realistic visualization of the status quo different scenarios will be developed and tested, taking into account the possible shift of transport flows from road to railway transport as well as from the ARA ports to the northern Adriatic ports. For each section of the SETA corridor the comparison of transport supply and demand will highlight existing and future bottlenecks in the network of the regions along the SETA corridor. The transnational focus of SETA will highlight especially cross border bottlenecks. Within the network model the possible measures to solve the bottlenecks can be indicated in detail.

Work Package 5
Priorisation of development measures

The main objective of work package 5 is the assessment of solutions in regard to financial, socio-economical and environmental aspects and the evaluation of their realisability. The partners working together to develop the SETA corridor including different levels of transport infrastructure services. The measures brought up by the project partners will vary in terms of detailedness and completeness, therefore a common methodology for the collection, development, evaluation and assessment of different solutions has to be developed in the first place. The network model and the transportation demand model will allow to show for each railway section the necessary measures to overcome existing bottlenecks. Existing as well as newly developed solutions for different kinds of bottlenecks along the corridor will be integrated for the impact evaluation and the assessment of their realisability. Key players expertise will be crucial for a realistic impact evaluation, even more when it comes to realistic assessment of the chances of realisation of different measures. The final results of evaluation and assessment will be discussed within the partner regions as well as in the different networks of the platform of regions. the recommendations will be summed up in the SETA Corridor Development Plan which will improve the connections between the SETA corridor and the metropolitan transport networks as well as the crossing TEN corridors. The SETA corridor Development Plan includes: short, medium and long-term measures to improve passenger and freight transport along the corridor; recommendations for the implementation of development measures and the timeframe for the implementation of selected development measures.

Work Package 6
Pilot projects

It is the objective of work package 6 to prepare the implementation of solutions for improved accessibility/logistic work flow to show the assets of the SETA corridor for transnational transport. They will exemplary demonstrate the impact of an optimized SETA transport network system on the development of the participating regions. WP6 will highlight implementation options transferable to other regions. Two different approaches will be followed: 1) launch pilot actions at the beginning of the project where problems have been identified already in another context and previous efforts to solve the problems failed; 2) develop, assess and evaluate solutions for identified problems and prepare implementation through pilot actions subsequently. Within WP6 the partners will implement concrete actions to overcome identified bottlenecks with solutions collected/developed, evaluated and assessed in WP5.