Project

The main objective of the project is to develop a common cross-border public transport system between the localities of Jimbolia and Mórahalom. The developed transport system will use electric microbuses to link the localities. The pilot project tries to present a viable alternative to the existing local transport, to introduce new possibilities for the lowering of the carbon emission; it also tries to raise the public awareness in the field of alternative, non-polluting transport systems. The project proposes to develop two local public transport systems in the localities of Jimbolia and Mórahalom, which can be linked to the cross-border transport service. In Jimbolia the electric microbuses will be used for local public transport in a traditional way. In Mórahalom a new and interesting way of public transport will be developed, which can also be used by the tourists arriving in the locality. The transport service in Mórahalom will combine the traditional public transport with sightseeing. The visitors and also the local inhabitants will have the possibility to get to needed location and also to visit the most important touristic objectives in the city.
In the frame of the project the partners will purchase the necessary equipment and will build the necessary infrastructure: two electric microbuses, charging station with parking lot, Wi-Fi tree in Jimbolia and one small electric bus, two charging stations with parking lots in Mórahalom.
The other main activity will be an awareness raising campaign, where the partners will promote the importance of using low carbon emission and low noise transport vehicles. In the frame of the campaign there will be organized 12 cultural and touristic events and a door-to-door campaign in Jimbolia and Mórahalom. Beside the main objectives the project attempts to strengthen the link between the two localities and promote the cultural values of the region.
Project budget:

The main objective of the project is to develop a common cross-border public transport system between the localities of Jimbolia and Mórahalom. The developed transport system will use electric microbuses to link the localities. The pilot project tries to present a viable alternative to the existing local transport, to introduce new possibilities for the lowering of the carbon emission; it also tries to raise the public awareness in the field of alternative, non-polluting transport systems. The project proposes to develop two local public transport systems in the localities of Jimbolia and Mórahalom, which can be linked to the cross-border transport service. In Jimbolia the electric microbuses will be used for local public transport in a traditional way. In Mórahalom a new and interesting way of public transport will be developed, which can also be used by the tourists arriving in the locality. The transport service in Mórahalom will combine the traditional public transport with sightseeing. The visitors and also the local inhabitants will have the possibility to get to needed location and also to visit the most important touristic objectives in the city.

In the frame of the project the partners will purchase the necessary equipment and will build the necessary infrastructure: two electric microbuses, charging station with parking lot, Wi-Fi tree in Jimbolia and one small electric bus, two charging stations with parking lots in Mórahalom.
The other main activity will be an awareness raising campaign, where the partners will promote the importance of using low carbon emission and low noise transport vehicles. In the frame of the campaign there will be organized 12 cultural and touristic events and a door-to-door campaign in Jimbolia and Mórahalom. Beside the main objectives the project attempts to strengthen the link between the two localities and promote the cultural values of the region.

Project budget:

Partner

Country

ERDF

Percentage Of Total ERDF

Contribution

Total Eligible

1 – Municipality of Jimbolia

ROMANIA

455 354.26

68.70 %

80 356.64

535 710.90

2 – MÓRA-TOURIST Information

and Services Non-Profit Limited

Liability Company

HUNGARY

207 404.25

31.29 %

36 600.75

244 005.00

TOTAL

€ 662 758.51

100.00 %

€ 116 957.39

€ 779 715.90

 

Project Main Output: Implementation of a cross-border transport system between Jimbolia and Mórahalom using electric vehicles

Lead Partner – Jimbolia, Romania:

The implementation activity of Lead Partner focuses on the development of a modern low carbon emission, low noise local and cross-border transport service. In the first period it develops the service, after that assures the test functioning of both services for a period of 1 year. Also the lead partner, Jimbolia, organizes a conference for promoting the use of electric vehicles and other environmental friendly solutions, to present the developed systems and to disseminate the results of the project.

The project main objective is to implement a cross-border transport system between the twin localities of Jimbolia and Mórahalom, using low carbon emission, low noise electric vehicles.

The first step will be the purchase of two electric microbuses. The Municipality of Jimbolia will launch a public procurement procedure for 2 microbuses (1 microbus with 19+1 seat, 1 microbus with 14+1+1 seat). The public procurement procedure will be implemented by the LP`s own procurement department under the coordination of the project manager. All the relevant legislation will be observed. The procurement documents will be based on the market research realized in the project preparation, also the relevant studies regarding electric vehicles will be used.

Also in the frame of this activity the staff of the lead partner will be responsible for the acquisition of all necessary permit and authorizations needed for the public transport system, in accordance with national and EU legislation. Jimbolia will make a public opinion research regarding the local needs, for establishing the local route. At least 100 persons will be interviewed, face-to-face, by letter or by phone. Also the lead partner will contact the representatives of public institutions, schools, nursery schools and main companies. Based of the results of the survey Jimbolia will decide the route and the timetable. The final decision will be made after a final public consultation, organized at city hall. The timetable will be formed in such way, that the microbuses can be used for the cross-border travel as well. The Municipality of Jimbolia has the necessary drivers, who can drive the microbuses, they have the necessary driving license. The electric microbuses are driven like any other vehicles, there is no need for a special training. By the end of the activity the transport systems will be ready to be launched.

After obtaining the necessary permits and authorizations the lead partner will launch the public transport system in Jimbolia. The electric microbuses will travel on a set route and on a set timetable. The timetable and the route will be widely publicized in the local press and on the website of the municipality. The microbuses will travel at least 5 days/week, between 07 - 17. After a testing period, and based on the results of the public consultation, the operating hours could be extended. The cross-border travel will be organized on weekends, at least on a monthly basis. In the project period 12 trips will be organized to Mórahalom, which have a test role and will be used for the public awareness raising activity and also for ensuring the visibility of the project. The trips will be organized for different groups (children, young people, representatives of different institutions, etc.). The lead partner will pay special attention to disadvantaged groups (people with a bad social situation, people living in poverty, Romas, people with physical disabilities) and will encourage them to travel to Mórahalom. A number of 350 people will use the transport service in the project period.

Communication:

Jimbolia will organize a conference for professionals and stakeholders. The conference will have a double role: 1.the invited professionals will present the advantages of electric vehicles and clean energy sources, also the staff involved in the implementation of the project will present its experiences, 2. the invited stakeholders from the region will learn about the system and about the possibilities of getting involved and of how to extend the system to their localities. In this way the conference will help to disseminate the results of the project and to make a link between specialists and stakeholders from Romania and Hungary. The professional conference will be attended by 50 people (25 from RO and 25 from HU).

By means of the project, the partners will organize two public events to communicate the project’s activities, purpose and results with the wider public: one press conference at the beginning of the project and one project closing conference in the last implementation month. The partners will use the communication activity for the awareness raising campaign and also to ensure the visibility of the project. A very efficient communication tool will be the trilingual project webpage which will contain all the necessary information about the project, and will also contain all the developed materials. Both partners are responsible for the communication activities on their side of the border to announce the events, hold meetings, while for the cross border events the joint staff members are responsible to take control and divide the responsibilities among themselves. In addition to internal communications between partners, communication with the programme authorities, and with the external stakeholders and public is crucial. The overall objective is to provide relevant and accurate information to all actors and participants.

Both partners will elaborate and distribute promotional materials. All these materials will contain the programs visibility elements according to the visibility manual. Promotional materials elaborated by Jimbolia: Solar charger - 100 pieces, flashlight - 100 pieces, writing tools set - 100 pieces, pen and pencil set - 100 pieces, paper bags - 100 pieces, billboard - 1 piece, permanent plaque - 1 piece. Partner from Hungary, Mórahalom: roll-up - 2 pieces, billboard - 2, permanent plaque - 2. For each type of promotional material, the responsible partner will elaborate a distribution strategy in order to have the biggest impact. Also, both partners will personalize the electric vehicle, which has a double role: promotes the use of electric vehicles and assures the visibility of the project. The activity also includes the communication assistant costs.

The partner from Hungary MóraTourist will elaborate 12000 leaflets (6000 Hungarian and 6000 Romanian) and also a number of 6.600 flyers (3300 Hungarian and 3300 Romanian). The flyers and the leaflets will be used at the awareness raising campaigns. Furthermore, the Hungarian partner will realize an audio material which will be used in the small buses and will promote the touristic offer of Mórahalom. Jimbolia will elaborate a number of 3 newspaper articles which will be published in local newspapers.

MóraTourist, the Hungarian partner, will elaborate the website of the project. The website will contain all the results of the project, will promote the project and the use of low-carbon, low noise vehicles. Also the website will contain studies, information about electric vehicles.

Project Main Output: Implementation of a cross-border transport system between Jimbolia and Mórahalom using electric vehicles

Lead Partner – Jimbolia, Romania:
The implementation activity of Lead Partner focuses on the development of a modern low carbon emission, low noise local and cross-border transport service. In the first period it develops the service, after that assures the test functioning of both services for a period of 1 year. Also the lead partner, Jimbolia, organizes a conference for promoting the use of electric vehicles and other environmental friendly solutions, to present the developed systems and to disseminate the results of the project.
The project main objective is to implement a cross-border transport system between the twin localities of Jimbolia and Mórahalom, using low carbon emission, low noise electric vehicles.
The first step will be the purchase of two electric microbuses. The Municipality of Jimbolia will launch a public procurement procedure for 2 microbuses (1 microbus with 19+1 seat, 1 microbus with 14+1+1 seat). The public procurement procedure will be implemented by the LP`s own procurement department under the coordination of the project manager. All the relevant legislation will be observed. The procurement documents will be based on the market research realized in the project preparation, also the relevant studies regarding electric vehicles will be used.
Also in the frame of this activity the staff of the lead partner will be responsible for the acquisition of all necessary permit and authorizations needed for the public transport system, in accordance with national and EU legislation. Jimbolia will make a public opinion research regarding the local needs, for establishing the local route. At least 100 persons will be interviewed, face-to-face, by letter or by phone. Also the lead partner will contact the representatives of public institutions, schools, nursery schools and main companies. Based of the results of the survey Jimbolia will decide the route and the timetable. The final decision will be made after a final public consultation, organized at city hall. The timetable will be formed in such way, that the microbuses can be used for the cross-border travel as well. The Municipality of Jimbolia has the necessary drivers, who can drive the microbuses, they have the necessary driving license. The electric microbuses are driven like any other vehicles, there is no need for a special training. By the end of the activity the transport systems will be ready to be launched.
After obtaining the necessary permits and authorizations the lead partner will launch the public transport system in Jimbolia. The electric microbuses will travel on a set route and on a set timetable. The timetable and the route will be widely publicized in the local press and on the website of the municipality. The microbuses will travel at least 5 days/week, between 07 - 17. After a testing period, and based on the results of the public consultation, the operating hours could be extended. The cross-border travel will be organized on weekends, at least on a monthly basis. In the project period 12 trips will be organized to Mórahalom, which have a test role and will be used for the public awareness raising activity and also for ensuring the visibility of the project. The trips will be organized for different groups (children, young people, representatives of different institutions, etc.). The lead partner will pay special attention to disadvantaged groups (people with a bad social situation, people living in poverty, Romas, people with physical disabilities) and will encourage them to travel to Mórahalom. A number of 350 people will use the transport service in the project period.
Communication:
Jimbolia will organize a conference for professionals and stakeholders. The conference will have a double role: 1.the invited professionals will present the advantages of electric vehicles and clean energy sources, also the staff involved in the implementation of the project will present its experiences, 2. the invited stakeholders from the region will learn about the system and about the possibilities of getting involved and of how to extend the system to their localities. In this way the conference will help to disseminate the results of the project and to make a link between specialists and stakeholders from Romania and Hungary. The professional conference will be attended by 50 people (25 from RO and 25 from HU).
By means of the project, the partners will organize two public events to communicate the project’s activities, purpose and results with the wider public: one press conference at the beginning of the project and one project closing conference in the last implementation month. The partners will use the communication activity for the awareness raising campaign and also to ensure the visibility of the project. A very efficient communication tool will be the trilingual project webpage which will contain all the necessary information about the project, and will also contain all the developed materials. Both partners are responsible for the communication activities on their side of the border to announce the events, hold meetings, while for the cross border events the joint staff members are responsible to take control and divide the responsibilities among themselves. In addition to internal communications between partners, communication with the programme authorities, and with the external stakeholders and public is crucial. The overall objective is to provide relevant and accurate information to all actors and participants.
Both partners will elaborate and distribute promotional materials. All these materials will contain the programs visibility elements according to the visibility manual. Promotional materials elaborated by Jimbolia: Solar charger - 100 pieces, flashlight - 100 pieces, writing tools set - 100 pieces, pen and pencil set - 100 pieces, paper bags - 100 pieces, billboard - 1 piece, permanent plaque - 1 piece. Partner from Hungary, Mórahalom: roll-up - 2 pieces, billboard - 2, permanent plaque - 2. For each type of promotional material, the responsible partner will elaborate a distribution strategy in order to have the biggest impact. Also, both partners will personalize the electric vehicle, which has a double role: promotes the use of electric vehicles and assures the visibility of the project. The activity also includes the communication assistant costs.
The partner from Hungary MóraTourist will elaborate 12000 leaflets (6000 Hungarian and 6000 Romanian) and also a number of 6.600 flyers (3300 Hungarian and 3300 Romanian). The flyers and the leaflets will be used at the awareness raising campaigns. Furthermore, the Hungarian partner will realize an audio material which will be used in the small buses and will promote the touristic offer of Mórahalom. Jimbolia will elaborate a number of 3 newspaper articles which will be published in local newspapers.
MóraTourist, the Hungarian partner, will elaborate the website of the project. The website will contain all the results of the project, will promote the project and the use of low-carbon, low noise vehicles. Also the website will contain studies, information about electric vehicles.