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Half time for the Swiftly Green Project

28 November 2014
The Swiftly Green Project has passed half time and a mid-term conference was arranged in Brussels on 4 November. More than fifty people took part and the EU Commission was represented by Mr. Leo Huberts, DG Move and Mrs. Sofia Papantoniadou, Project Officer at INEA. Results achieved so far and pre-selected best practice cases were presented at the conference by partners of the Swiftly Green project team.

The project now enters an interesting phase where results are going to be delivered and a draft Toolbox will be presented soon. Next step will be to continue the process of developing the existing knowledge and turn it into guidelines that will be part of the toolbox. The discussions at the conference mainly focused on the expected outcome and usability of the toolbox. What data will be accessible when the project finishes in autumn 2015 and which target groups will use it? There are still some issues to address for the project team.

"We have gathered lot of input and the challenge will now be to set the structure of the Toolbox and to make the data accessible for the end-user" says Ingemar Moen, Lindholmen Science Park and  project Manager for Swiftly Green

"There is a lot of work in front of us but our project team is experienced and I feel confident in the contribution from all partners" says Ingemar Moen.

The Swiftly Green project also aims to develop and promote environmentally friendly transport and logistics solutions for Europe, based on best practice examples. At the conference, three different best practice examples were presented by project partners. One of the presentations was held by Procter & Gamble and described the Eurotunnel shuttle train project.  Port of Trelleborg presented port development measures that will help them become the most climate-smart port of the Baltic Sea. Finally the team from Bremen showed compensation measures in the context of nature conservation and species protection in Bremerhafen.