The Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU )

Organisation profile:

BOKU (The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences), teaching and research center for renewable resources.
ITS (The Institute for Transport Studies) at the Department of Landscape, Spatial and Infrastructure Sciences contribution with teaching and research to the advancement of sustainable transport solutions.
Head: Univ. Prof. Dr. Astrid Gühnemann (since 07/2017).
14 academic staff (1 full professor, 1 emeritus, 3 assistance profs), plus external and guest lecturers, 3 admin staff.
39 courses in 5 study programmes, ~5 to ~ 200 students per course, 10-20 master theses, 5-8 bachelor theses per year.
Currently 16 national and international projects
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Role in the project:

A.T1 Understanding (leading) 
review of existing practices to be transferred to stakeholders and partners for capacity building and assessment of users' needs. 
A.T2.4 Monitoring and Evaluation (leading) 
Support the activities of PP8-RMO
Organization of the Steering Committee Meeting 6 Vienna (SC6)

Activities in the project:

PP9, BOKU, has already successfully cooperated with other regions in Austria nudging residents towards sustainable mobility behaviour change. In one of these projects, called as SMARTMOVE (IEE-Programme, BOKU has coordinated) the evaluation was in the responsibility of BOKU as well. Gaining a lot of know-how in these projects, we are willing to expand this idea of interventions to other areas and target population and develop further the tool box for interventions. BOKU will be leading WPT1 "Understanding" by coordinating the different actions to be implemented, especially those related to the review of existing practices to be transferred to stakeholders and partners for capacity building, and the assessment of users' needs. Besides this, BOKU will support the activities of PP8-RMO and will bring in its knowledge on behaviour change (gained in several European and national projects) and evaluation of project output in general. The organisation is not performing any economic activity within the project or as a result of it.