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Applications now open for the World Smart City Awards 2024

WORLD SMART CITY AWARDS 2024: Gain international recognition for your pioneering project. Applications are now open! The World Smart City Awards are back! The annual World Smart City Awards is a prestigious international competition that seeks to recognize pioneering projects, ideas and strategies making cities around the world more livable, sustainable, and economically viable. World Smart City Awards are calling urban innovators out there! Don’t hesitate to apply!  Get the chance to earn international recognition in front of a

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SECOND GRETA PROJECT NEWSLETTER IS OUT

The second GRETA project newsletter is out! The GRETA (Green, Reliable, and Eco-friendly Transport Alternatives) project has a clear and ambitious vision: to eliminate the negative impacts of last-mile delivery in CE FUAs. Indees, eCommerce is booming, and with it comes an increase in freight transport. This is putting a strain on our cities, with higher emissions, noise, and congestion. The GRETA project is working to decarbonize the last mile of freight transport by piloting the

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Second food4ce project newsletter is out

The second FOOD4CE project newsletter is out! Food4CE, funded by the INTERREG Central Europe Program, is a dynamic three-year project that strives to make Central Europe’s food networks more sustainable and accessible. It aspires to achieve this goal by enhancing the efficiency of alternative food networks (AFNs) and developing policy guidelines to support their growth. The project’s ultimate aim is to foster a stronger connection between local producers and consumers, resulting in increased access to fresh,

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First GRETA project’s Press Release on Greening Urban Freight Transport

Why a project on greening urban freight transport? In recent years freight delivery was worsened by the e-commerce expansion and Covid-19, resulting in increased emissions, noise and congestion of limited public space, loss of time and resources, and challenges related to road safety, reducing life’s quality and even impacting economic performance. Co-financed by the Interreg Central Europe Programme with a budget of 2,71 M €, the GRETA partnership aims to overcome these challenges with the

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GRETA Project kicked off its first in-person project meeting on the 14th and 15th February

GRETA Project kicked off its first in-person project meeting on the 14th and 15th February, organized by ITL – Institute for Transport and Logistics Foundation in Bologna. After months of virtual collaboration, it was a joy to finally meet each other in person, fostering stronger relationships and creating a solid foundation for future cooperation. The event marked a significant milestone in the journey towards greening urban logistics in functional urban areas: the meeting gathered partners from across

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WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBER LIMOWA

The OPEN ENLoCC Network is glad to announce that LIMOWA Association decided to join our family. With the approval of the General Assembly of members, LIMOWA  thus officially enters the Network as of 1st January 2024. LIMOWA is an industry-led, objective, and not-for-profit association developing logistics nationwide in Finland. LIMOWA operates nationwide and focuses on logistics hubs, taking care of total transportation system, different transport modes and opportunities to combine them. Focus also includes logistics

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Project GRETA: read the first newsletter of the project dedicated to eliminating the negative impacts of last-mile delivery

The first newsletter of the GRETA project in which OPEN ENLoCC is a partner is now available! The GRETA (Green, Reliable, and Eco-friendly Transport Alternatives) project is taking bold steps towards a greener and more accessible future for functional urban areas (FUAs) in Central Europe (CE) by 2030. Indeed, the project has a clear and ambitious vision: to eliminate the negative impacts of last-mile delivery. This includes solving problems such as emissions, noise pollution and

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Dr. Thomas H Zunder FCILT appointed Honorary Member of OPEN ENLoCC for his valuable contribution

Dr. Thomas H Zunder was appointed an Honorary Member of the European Network of Logistics Competence Centers by the OPEN ENLoCC members’ meeting because of his valuable contribution to the Association. This is the first time in the history of the Network that an Honorary Member has been appointed. Tom Zunder, an academic and experienced commercial manager, was a member of the Network until December 2023 as a representative of Newcastle University, which left the

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2023 OPEN ENLoCC GENERAL ASSEMBLY

On 21st December 2023 the annual General Assembly of OPEN ENLoCC members was held online, an opportunity to take stock of the activities carried out in 2023 and to define the activities planned for the following year. European Projects The day’s agenda opened with an update on the European projects in which OPEN ENLoCC is involved, including GRETA, Food4CE and MED Colours; the latter a new project due to start in March 2024 and in

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Navigating the future of urban nodes. All the challenges European cities will have to face in order to efficiently manage last-mile urban logistics

Highlights from Open ENLoCC President Giuseppe Luppino’s speech at the webinar organised by Scandria®Alliance In the near future, the number of cities classified as urban nodes could increase from the current 88 to over 420. This change is part of the revision process of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) guidelines and will inevitably entail new challenges for cities all around Europe. These include the need to efficiently and effectively manage urban logistics and last-mile deliveries,

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The Food4CE consortium (of which OpenEnlocc is a member) visiting the Agricultural and Orchard Experimental Farm Przybroda

On 12 and 13 September, the second consortium meeting of Food4CE was held in Poznań, Poland, hosted by Łukasiewicz – Poznański Instytut Technologiczny. Project partners from Slovenia, Italy, Austria and Hungary came together for two exciting days of discussion on how to improve the efficiency of alternative Food Supply Chains. As part of the Poznań meeting, the Agricultural and Orchard Experimental Farm Przybroda – one of the ten Agricultural Experimental Units of the University of

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The OPEN ENLoCC team grows and announces the arrival of two new staff members

OPEN ENLoCC, the European network of Logistics Competence Centres, working to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the logistics sector, today announced the hiring of two new staff members. Elisa Bianchi will join OPEN ENLoCC as Communication Manager. She is a graduate of La Sapienza University of Rome with a degree in Media, Digital Communication, and Journalism. She has extensive experience in communications for the logistics sector, having worked for a number of companies and

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SusPort Project: Seaports cooperate cross-border for environmental sustainability

“SUStainable PORTs”, or SusPort for short, is a project among ports along the Adriatic coast to enhance their environmental sustainability, decarbonisation and energy efficiency in the Eusair Area – from Trieste to Bari, from Rijeka to Dubrovnik. It is a strategic project of the Italy-Croatia CBC Programme within the European Union’s “Interreg V-A” programme and will be completed by this June.

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Welcome to our new Member Polo Inoltra

OPEN ENLoCC Network is glad to inform that Polo Inoltra decided to officially join our family.

Although it joined officially during summer 2022, here is the interview after the entrance approved by the Members of the General Assembly!

Read a short interview made by the President of OPEN ENLoCC.

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Friends of open enlocc annual meeting 2022

https://www.openenlocc.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Annual-event-2022.mp4 Dear Friends, The European Network of Logistics Competence Centres at Regional Level,  is glad to announce the final date for the OPEN ENLoCC Virtual annual Conference November 9th 2022 This year the conference will have a specific topic: How EU Projects can support transport sector to achieve the Green Deal Objectives. In June 2020, OPEN ENLoCC published a position paper on the importance of the INTERREG in the transport sector, which was signed also from

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Welcome to our new member LIST

OPEN ENLoCC Network is glad to inform that Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) decided to officially join our family. LIST is a mission-driven Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) that develops competitive and market-oriented product/service prototypes for public and private stakeholders. With its 600 employees, 75% of whom are researchers or innovation experts from all around the world, LIST is active in the fields of informatics, materials, environment and space and works across the entire

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ENTRANCE Project, open call

The ENTRANCE project is carrying out a detailed market analysis of innovative Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) that are available on the European market which will provide cities looking for suppliers the opportunity to receive a state-of-the-art overview of European solution providers. Cities will meet potential solution providers, get access to the ENTRANCE Matchmaking Platform, and receive innovative financing support services to help with the funding of the solution. At the same time, a specific research

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OPEN ENLoCC Joined Scandria®Alliance

We are glad to announce that OPEN ENLoCC joined the Scandria Alliance as Associated Member. The ceremony was hosted by Nordic Embassies in Berlin with the introduction from Per Thöresson, Ambassador of Sweden to Germany in a mix version (virtual/physical). Guido Beermann, Minister of Infrastructure and Federal State Planning of Land Brandenburg, was the chairman of the Alliance’s General Assembly. OPEN ENLoCC aims to create new synergies with new Organizations with the same objectives. And

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Kick off meeting Friends of OPEN ENLoCC

This Morning a group of Organizations kicked off the activities of the Friends of OPEN ENLoCC Community! The meeting is the follow up of the application of 27 organizations around Europe and beyond. Download the presentation held by the President of the Network from the button below. Download the Presentation Activities in the next months Exchange experience There is no need to reinvent the wheel!!! Friends of OPEN ENLoCC can act as repository of good

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Working Group Meeting of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean Core Network Corridor Macroregion “Mediterranean”

Macroregion “Mediterranean”   Working Group Meeting of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean Core Network Corridor  Macroregion “Mediterranean”  Today was the day of the Mediterranean workshop of the Scan-Med Corridor. Excellent presentations were done by representatives of the southern Countries of the corridor, especially Italy and Malta. ITS, green fuel, new infrastructures were some of the topics discussed. Also our Member Alberto Milotti made a brilliant presentation related to the Verona Freight village.  Hopefully the presentations and the material will

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European Review of Regional Logistics 2021-1

Journal of Open ENLoCC, the European Network of Logistics Competence CentersIssue 2021-1 Welcome Giuseppe Luppino I am glad to welcome you to the last issue of the EU Review, the scientific and communication tool of the Open ENLoCC, the European Network of Regional Competence Centers. Since 2006, OPEN ENLoCC has been around as an informal group at EU level. As from the end of 2019, we have now taken the next step and formalized the

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