The Catch-MR project
12 partners from six capital regions and one metropolitan region cooperated in Catch-MR, an INTERREG IVC project supported by the European Union. Catch-MR investigated “Cooperative Approaches to Transport Challenges in Metropolitan Regions”. Main goals were: research of good practices for sustained settlement and greening transport in metropolitan regions, chances of realisation within the partner regions. A budget of 2 Mio. € was available for activities over the project period (1/2010 – 12/2012). Lead Partner was the Joint Spatial Planning Department Berlin-Brandenburg.
The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC, financed by the European Union's Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention. EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy-makers.
Final conference & Final guide
The final conference in Rome brought together the project partners and politicians from seven European metropolitan regions. They were joined by representatives from the EU Parliament, top-ranking scientists and the INTERREG IV C Joint Technical Secretariat to discuss the results and conclusions from the project.
7th thematic workshop in Ljubljana
The 7th thematic workshop took place in Ljubljana from 23 to 25 May 2012. It was hosted by the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and the Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region. During the workshop we discussed the topic "Connecting regional and local transport policies"
6th thematic workshop in Berlin
The 6th thematic workshop took place in Berlin from 14 to 16 March 2012. It was organised by the Joint Spatial Planning Department of Berlin-Brandenburg. Main venue was the Representation of the Federal State of Brandenburg in Berlin. During the workshop we continued with the topic "Renewable energy in transport - Part II".
Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (24-28 February 2012, New York)
On 24 February 2012 Janez Nard spoke on Catch-MR as an example for sustainable solutions to transport challenges in metropolitan regions. The presentation was given during the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers in New York under the heading: Comparative International Geographies of Transport.
Ljubljana Urban Region (12 April 2012, Ljubljana)
On 12 April 2012, 28 participants took part in the second dissemination workshop of the Catch-MR project in Ljubljana. The event was held by the two Slovenian project partners Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region (RRA LUR) and Scientific Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU).
Capital Region Berlin-Brandenburg (17 November 2011, Potsdam)
How can the portion of renewables in the field of passenger transport be increased in the Capital Region Berlin-Brandenburg? This question was discussed on 17 November 2011 by around 30 participants during the first dissemination workshop of the Catch-MR project in Potsdam. Representatives in the field of transport, energy and environment from the …
5th thematic workshop in Rome
The 5th thematic workshop took place in Rome from 19 to 21 September 2011. Our hosts were the Province of Rome and BIC Lazio. The topic Increasing the share of renewable energy in passenger transport in Metropolitan Regions was addressed. Presentations from every participating metropolitan region inspired interesting discussions for possible …