Implementation period: 2016-2019 within Transnational cooperation Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme for 2014 to 2020
Detailed information on the project is available at: http://tentacle.eu/
TENTacle in the context of EU transport policies
The TEN-T core network corridors (CNC) is a new instrument of the EU transport policy, aimed to improve mobility, intermodality and interoperability on the major transport axes across Europe. The Baltic Sea Region (BSR) is intersected by three core network corridors being Scan-Med, North Sea-Baltic and Baltic-Adriatic.
A broad range of stakeholders are expected to be involved in a joint action to remove physical, technical, operational and administrative bottlenecks along these corridors by the year 2030.
Implementation of the three core network corridors has a large but untapped potential to stimulate positive effects in the BSR beyond the pure transport sector and beyond the immediate geographical areas they cross.
Opening it up for a broader group of stakeholders and a wider geographical area requires tackling major capacity challenges. These are, for example, related with a low awareness and deficient understanding of how the CNC implementation can help improve accessibility and connectivity challenges in specific territories. And this is what TENTacle will foster in the coming years. By working across the borders and sectors the activities within the project will:
Improve stakeholder capacity to reap benefits of the core network corridors implementation for the prosperity, sustainable growth and territorial cohesion in the BSR
Seven pilot showcases in different areas will demonstrate how to strengthen positive CNC spill-overs in different geographies and development contexts. The cases will be launched in the sites representing (1) the corridor node and transit areas (located along a CNC), (2) the corridor catchment areas (located in a close distance to one or a few CNCs) and (3) the corridor void areas (located farther away from the three CNCs). In each of the sites we will address the key growth challenge that may be resolved through a better physical and/or functional connection to the core network corridors.
Through interfacing with the target groups (local/regional authorities, business companies and their clusters, entrepreneurship groups, NGOs, cross-border networks etc.) the replicable products will be delivered,including:
The TENTacle partnership