The TEN-T corridor Orient/East-Med connects Northern, Central and South-Eastern Europe. A crucial bottleneck is the Dresden-Prague section, which needs to be extended by a new railway line to improve the connectivity between Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary. To capitalise the opportunities of the infrastructure investment for multimodal environmentally friendly freight transport, the Free State of Saxony joined forces with partners from Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Improving coordination among stakeholders in the field of transport and spatial planning, CORCAP contributed to the creation of an enviroment for more efficient rail freight transport in Central Europe.
To facilitate the interaction of regional development and transport infrastructure development, the partners have developed Corridor Capitalisation Plans. These plans have a planning horizon corresponding to the perspective of realisation of the new railway line Dresden-Prague. They demonstrate how an intensively used corridor affects regional development and logistics, and which contributions made on regional level will strengthen the corridor and its functionality.
As informal instrument, Corridor Capitalisation Plans address existing planning levels and instruments in the field of transport and logistics, regional development and spatial planning on local, regional, national and transnational level, thus contributing to multi-level governance.
To demonstrate the short-term benefits of better accessibility and connectivity and to underline the added value of the strategic infrastructure investment, the partners have implemented multimodal freight transport pilot actions. These were aimed at the improvement of the accessibility and connectivity of intermodal hubs and inland ports, the investigation of the feasibility of new intermodal services considering innovative technical and organisational solutions and the investigation of attractive multimodal logistics locations.
3-4 September 2020
The fourth partner meeting took place on 3-4 September 2020 in Brno. Due to restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the meeting was realised in hybid format. The project progress and relevant topics regarding the partners pilot actions have been discussed.
19-21 June 2019
The kick-off meeting was held on 19-21 June 2019 in Budapest. The partners from four countries met for the first time and discussed several topics.
Part of the meeting was a city sightseeing around Budapest. On the second day the partners visited the Freeport of Budapest which gave interesting information about the port and logistics.
CORCAP has 10 partners from Germany, the Czech Repulic, Slovakia and Hungary
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