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The ADVANCE project consortium consists of eleven partners from ten European countries. The interdisciplinary team is composed of urban planners, mobility experts, transport consultants and scientists. Within the project consortium, two cities are involved in developing and testing the ADVANCE Audit from the very beginning.


FGM-AMOR Austrian Mobility Research

Julia Zientek, zientek@fgm.at



Austrian Mobility Research (FGM-AMOR) is an independent non-profit organisation based in Graz, Austria. FGM-AMOR and its employees are associates in an affiliated private limited company.
One of Europe's leading companies in the field of mobility research, FGM-AMOR has extensive experience in cooperating with EU research and promotional institutions. Austrian Mobility Research offers state of the art know-how and access to the latest European research results as well as the latest examples in the field of mobility management. Austrian Mobility Research works for sustainable environmental-friendly and people-friendly traffic development. The range of activities includes research, consulting, training, and project implementation in the field of mobility management. Customers of FGM-AMOR profit from the flexible and interdisciplinary teams, offering years of international and national experience.

FGM-AMOR Austrian Mobility Reserach
Schönaugasse 8a
8010 Graz

ATU – The Association for Urban Transition

Ana Dragutescu, dragutescuana@yahoo.com
Octavia Stepan, octaviaana@yahoo.com


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ATU is a reflection group (think-tank type) on urban themes: development and urban policy, urban culture and heritage, public space, collective housing and fighting social exclusion. Established as non-governmental association in 2001, ATU promotes inter-disciplinary studies and approaches, having members from various fields such as architecture, urban planning, sociology, urban law, anthropology and economics.
Thus, the group has formed around an object study -The City- which is investigated by assembling methods and perspectives from different disciplines, sharing concern for urban phenomena.
The ATU team contributed to the development of methodologies and applied research projects to improve living conditions, quality of public space and urban mobility for understanding and promoting local identity in urban areas. Working methods are specific applied research and professional consulting services on topics related to extensive urban development which are understood as a complex and integrated phenomenon.

The Association for Urban Transition
126 Calea Victoriei, 1st floor, Bucharest

CERTU – Centre for Studies on Urban Planning, Transport and Public Facilities

Thomas Vidal,  thomas.vidal@developpement-durable.gouv.fr


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CERTU is the Centre for studies on urban planning, transport and public facilities. It's a technical service of the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing. CERTU was created in 1994.
The main objective of the CERTU is to build and increase the general body of shared knowledge available on the broad variety of urban issues (mobility and transport, road safety, public spaces, sustainable development). CERTU has already published 750 books and 20 software programs.
CERTU disseminates knowledge and provides solutions through its specialised studies which are vital tools for organisations involved in public service activities: government agencies, local authorities, policy institutes and private companies. CERTU has mainly participated for the Ministry to the French action plan (work still in progress) in the fields of transport and urban planning in the frame of the national policy to fight greenhouse effect.

CERTU - Centre for Studies on Urban Planning, Transport and Public Facilities
9, rue Juliette Récamier
69006 Lyon

CINESI Consultoria de Transport

Maarten van Bemmelen, mvbemmelen@telefonica.net
Raúl Medina Granados, rmedina@cinesi.es



CINESI is a transport consultancy founded in 1996, which operates mainly in the field of traffic simulation and analysis, transport planning and mobility management. CINESI has a multidisciplinary team compounded of civil engineers, industrial engineers, economists, geographers and public transport engineers. The company has offices in Barcelona (Headquarters), Palma de Mallorca and Valencia.
After a first successful participation in the European Commission Project BYPAD (Bycicle Policy Audit), CINESI decided to take a further step towards European Projects. The strong and close relationship between CINESI and transport stakeholders in the Catalan speaking regions has also been crucial to participate in new initiatives. At this point, CINESI has been recently participating in other two transport and energy related projects: BIOSIRE (alternative propulsion in tourism regions) and BENEFIT (public transport in urban corridors). Because of this previous experience, CINESI has gained knowledge and skills in both management implementation and evaluation, which will be very useful during the development of the ADVANCE project.

CINESI Consultoria de Transport
C. Pérez Galdós, 5, 5è A
07006 Palma de Mallorca

Decision Dynamics

Ioannis G. Koliousis, igk@decisiondyn.com



Decision Dynamics Limited has been helping companies achieve their business objectives and realize superior returns compared to their competitors. Decision Dynamics assists organizations across both the private and the public sectors outperform their rivals, create value and achieve a sustainable competitive edge. Decision Dynamics focuses primarily on the transportation, logistics, operations and mobility domains and supports companies to solve problems across all transport modes, including rail, maritime, road, air, inland waterways or pipelines.

Decision Dynamics Ltd
36, Vyronos Av.
Nicosia Tower, 7th Floor
Nicosia CY-1663

ENERGAP – Energy Agency of Podravje

Vlasta Krmelj, vlasta.krmelj@energap.si
Dejan Kosi, dejan.kosi@energap.si



The Local Energy agency of Podravje was established in June 2006 by the Municipality of Maribor with the support of the European Commission programme Intelligent Energy Europe. Energap covers the area of the Municipality of Maribor and 17 smaller municipalities in the Podravje region. Together, they hold around 200.000 inhabitants. Energap is a regional centre of knowledge and ideas. Energap coordinates the implementation of the Local Energy Concept of the Municipality of Maribor. We provide information, advice and training on energy management issues, provide support for the implementation of local/regional energy plans and raise awareness on energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and transport issues. Energap cooperates in 10 EU co-financed projects. The agency also works to promote sustainable transport and reduce air pollution from traffic. With the implementation of measures on local level, we want to achieve the goal of alternative fuels, including bio fuels, accounted for at least 20% of the fuel consumption of passenger cars and trucks by 2020. Energap has also invested in the first CNG filing station in Maribor and CNG vehicle and is actively involved in improving urban public transport.

ENERGAP - Energy agency of Podravje - institution for sustainable energy use
Smetanova ulica 31
2000 Maribor


Peter Staelens, peter.staelens@eurocities.eu


EUROCITIES is the network of major European cities. Founded in 1986, the network brings together the local governments of more than 130 large cities in over 30 European countries. EUROCITIES provides a platform for its member cities to share knowledge and ideas, to exchange experiences, to analyse common problems and develop innovative solutions, through a wide range of forums, working groups, projects, activities and events.
EUROCITIES gives cities a voice in Europe, by engaging in dialogue with the European institutions on all aspects of EU legislation, policies and programmes that have an impact on cities and their citizens. The network is active across a wide range of policy areas including: economic development and cohesion policy, provision of public services, environment, transport and mobility, employment and social affairs, culture, education, information and knowledge society, governance and international cooperation.

Square de Meeûs 1
1000 Brussels

TRAJECT Mobility Management

Vincent Meerschaert, vme@traject.be



TRAJECT is an independent consultancy specialised in mobility management, based in Ghent and Brussels. Traject stands for a user oriented approach of transport and mobility and works for different kinds of clients: enterprises, institutions, administrations, schools, stores, commercial centres or poles of attraction, recreation centres, event organizers; regions and zones; municipalities; transporters; regional, national and European authorities. The main services of Traject are research on sustainable mobility plans, mobility plans for specific destinations and target groups, targeted communication strategies in mobility and transport, research and studies in the field of mobility management. Traject has a lot of experience as coordinator and as partner in different European projects. Traject develops a global vision on traffic and mobility, introducing the user’s point of view.

TRAJECT Mobility Management
Maria Hendrikaplein 65c
9000 Gent

UPRC – University of Piraeus Research Center

Stratos Papadimitriou, stratos@unipi.gr
Ioannis G. Koliousis, igk@dianomes.com


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The University of Piraeus Research Centre (UPRC) was founded in 1989. It provides administration and technological support to basic and applied research carried out by the academic staff of the University of Piraeus in or outside European Union frameworks.
The high quality of the research and consulting work carried out to-date by the UPRC has led to a large number of collaborations either in the frame of EU-funded projects, or undertaken on behalf of large domestic companies and institutions, e.g., the National Telecommunications Organisation, the Greek Ministries of Education, Health, Economy, etc., the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, to name the most recent. Transportation is a key area that UPRC researchers (professors, lectures and distinguished researchers of private or public organisations) have focused on and have contributed with relevant award winning studies. Additionally, UPRC has undertaken significant research work in the fields of mobility and accessible transport systems.

UPRC - University of Piraeus Research Center
Grigoriou Labraki 122
18532 Piraeus

University of Žilina

Dana Sitanyiova, dana.sitanyiova@fstav.uniza.sk
Andrea Gavulová, andrea.gavulova@fstav.uniza.sk


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The University of Žilina is a university providing a full range of technological, economic, and management education with a special focus on transport, and a limited range of humanistic and natural science education at under-graduate, graduate and post-graduate levels. The university represents a research type of a higher education institution. Research activities take place within grant-aided projects, institutional research, unspecified research or international projects. One of the main aims of research is to develop practical applications designed for Slovak business and industries as well as for the global market. Research teams are also involved in inter-faculty or multi-departmental cooperation. The Faculty of Civil Engineering is involved in the project and it will use accumulated technological equipment and human resources to form a multidisciplinary task-specific research team in the field of urban transportation.

Žilinská univerzita v Žiline
Univerzitná 8215/1
010 26 Žilina

City of Malmö

Björn Wickenberg, bjorn.wickenberg@malmo.se


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The City of Malmös' Street and Parks Department is responsible for all municipal roads and public spaces. A major challenge is to minimize the negative impacts of traffic. Since 2001 the city has been working actively with mobility management towards different target groups. The aim is to influence peoples' travel behaviour towards more environmental-friendly modes of transport. The work includes the development of planning strategies for sustainable transports and mobility as well as a range of activities and concrete actions such as travel surveys, travel plans, mobility campaigns, and cooperation with different stakeholders both at the local, regional and European level.

City of Malmö
SE-20580 Malmö

City of Szczecin

Jakub Kujath, jkujath@um.szczecin.pl
Zuzanna Klos, zuzanna.klos@gazeta.pl


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In the north-western part of Poland, where the Odra River lazily continues its journey into the Baltic Sea and where you can find the alluring open spaces of Lake Dabie, lies a charming city, full of greenery. Szczecin is the capital of the West Pomeranian voivodeship with 300.8 km2 area. The number of inhabitants is over 406,000. It is the country’s seventh largest city and the largest port of Poland on the Baltic Sea. It is located on the Oder River, south of the Lagoon of Szczecin and the Bay of Pomerania. Szczecin, on account of its location, characterises itself by a great accessibility as well as creating conditions to dynamise economic, cultural and social development. One of the aims of cities public transport policy is to achieve social satisfaction. Achieving this aim is possible while developing sustainable city transport, traffic safety and additionally reducing use of personal cars. Also, actions are taken to create possibilities and increase attraction to other ways of transportation to, from and all over the city centre.

City of Szczecin
Pl. Armii Krajowej 1
70-456 Szczecin