The 13th of February, the SustainTrans team hosted, within the INTERCONNECT project, a workshop about future regional and cross-border public transport. PhD student Varvara Nikulina lead the workshop, and after a framing of the workshop by Magnus Johansson (chairman of the public transport board in Blekinge), and INTERCONNECT project leader Wiktor Sydarowski, the participants were introduced to strategic sustainable development approach to transport by the senior lecturer and SustainTrans research leader Henrik Ny.
Workshop participants in Karlskrona. Photo by Sven Borén
Then more than 35 international and local stakeholders collaborated on the visioning statements, the current reality, and solutions for a strategic sustainable development of regional and cross-border public transport. This was done through a world café setup, where Niklas Eklund, James Vierling, Juliette Tenart, Sven Borén, and Lisa Wälitalo were table leaders, and Michael Fellner was documenting the results.
Group presentation at the workshop in Karlskrona. Photo by Sven Borén
The information harvested during this workshop, and the forthcoming in Gdynia, Klaipeda, and Rostock, will be a great contribution to our current research on developing a stakeholder collaboration model. It will also give an input to upcoming activities in INTERCONNECT, e.g. list of solutions for sustainable public transport, and also to the MSLS thesis about communication.
A newspaper article about Henrik’s lecture
Information about the INTERCONNECT project, and the invitation to upcoming workshop in Gdynia