Supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy in all sectors.

The project in numbers
37 months
Start date: 01.10.17
End date: 31.10.20
N. Partner: 6
Budget FERS:

The project in numbers

37 months
Start / End: 
01.10.17 to 31.10.20
Project progress: 
Budget FERS: 


Sustainable mobility of cross-border coastal and hinterland tourist areas
Priority Axis 2
Cooperating for implementation of low carbon strategies and action plans
Specific Objective: 
OS 2.1.
Investment Priority: 
PI 4e
Overall Objective of the Project: 

The overall goal of the project was to promote the joint design of sustainable multimodal urban mobility models in cross-border tourist areas, in order to encourage the use of alternative means of transport and render the area more attractive to tourists, while at the same time decreasing pollution, thanks to a better connection between the coastal area and the hinterland. This was linked to the program’s goal of the joint planning of low-carbon mobility.

Project summary: 

The program area included numerous tourist towns like Caorle, Lignano, and Portorož on the coast, and Lipica and the Škocjanske jame Park in the karst hinterland, which suffer from congested mobility in the summertime due to the exponential increase in the number of tourists. The challenge was to effectively reduce vehicle emissions by improving urban and sustainable low-carbon mobility in the cross-border area, while at the same time ensuring better access to tourist areas. The overall objective was the joint design of sustainable mobility plans to stimulate the use of alternative means of transport and to reduce pollution, while at the same time ensuring better accessibility between the coastal areas and the hinterland. The result was the introduction of new urban mobility plans and the development of pilot measures, with the behavioural patterns of tourists and residents being influenced in such a way as to improve the knowledge and use of the new sustainable mobility services.

The outputs are as follows:

  • 5 “park&drive” pilot systems involving the acquisition of electric vehicles and the installation of charging stations at smart car parks;
  • 3 Urban sustainable mobility plans - USMPs (Lignano, Caorle, and Piran) and 2 Sustainable Mobility Plans (LP and Lipica) for the benefit of tourists, residents of urban and rural areas, local administrations, and SMEs.

The approach involved the engagement of the local authorities, in order to encourage coordinated and sustainable planning, the citizens, in order to stimulate the conscientious use of public transport and electric vehicles, and tourists, in order to reduce congestion and pollution during peak periods. The project became a cross-border effort in the sense that it created a network of the areas with the greatest tourist presence, thus increasing the effectiveness of the environmental measures adopted. The innovation for the area consisted of the development of sustainable mobility plans that helped to reduce pollution and promote green and active tourism, which in turn improved the quality of life and tourism appeal of the entire area.

Main results: 

The result of the project was an increased use of low emission vehicles at tourist destinations along the coast, and connecting to the hinterland, thanks to the adoption of new mobility plans. The project envisaged the adoption of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) by the municipalities. In fact, based on the analysis of the pre-existing SUMPs, and with the elaboration of new SUMPs, new urban mobility systems were developed that respected the principles of sustainability and accessibility.

The project promoted multimodal and eco-sustainable transport, and the establishment of smart transport services for residents, travellers and tourists involving the use of electric vehicles, public transport, and other alternative means of transport (pedestrian and cycling paths) at coastal and hinterland tourist destinations.

The project mainly focused upon forms of sustainable transport, with particular regard to the reduction of vehicle emissions as a major cause of pollution. Based on the solutions envisaged in the innovative smart urban mobility plans, pilot measures were implemented in order to demonstrate the utility of the innovative measures adopted.

The improvement of the connections between the hinterland and coastal tourist areas was also of particular importance, meaning that the project also increased the appeal and accessibility of smaller tourist destinations. The result was a more comprehensive tourism offering, and a greater influx of tourists to the cross-border area involved in the project, with an improvement in quality of life for both residents and tourists alike.


Lead Partner

Javni zavod Park škocjanske jame, Slovenija


Project partner 1

Občina Piran


Project partner 2



Project partner 3

Comune di Lignano Sabbiadoro


Project partner 4



Project partner 5




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Objectives and Activities


The overall objective of the MobiTour project was to promote the joint designing of models of sustainable multimodal urban mobility in the tourist areas of the cross-border area. This was done in order to encourage the use of alternative means of transport and to stimulate tourist attractiveness of the area, decreasing the pollution. The project also aimed to improve accessibility between the coastal area and the hinterland. It was linked to the program's objective in the joint planning of low-carbon mobility.



The MobiTour project - sustainable mobility of coastal tourist areas and the cross-border hinterland - included 6 partners of the Program Area: Park Škocjanske jame as Lead Partner, the Holding Kobilarna Lipica, the Municipalities of Piran, Lignano Sabbiadoro and Carole and the Institute of International Sociology of Gorizia.

The main objectives of the project were the following:

  • 1 developing a new cultural approach and new mobility habits - promoting responsible use of means of transport;
  • 2 connect the coast / coast from Piran to Carole with the hinterland of the Karst.

The main results achieved by the project are linked to these two objectives:

  1. The creation of 5 “park and drive” systems (Park Škocjanske jame, Kobilarna Lipica, Municipalities of Piran, Caorle and Lignano Sabbiadoro) through the drafting, adoption and approval of Urban Plans for sustainable mobility;
  2. The "park & drive" systems implemented have provided for the presence of parking exchanges at the entrances of the cities or protected areas where citizens, tourists and visitors can borrow an e-bike or electric car or the mini-van to visit and move around the chosen areas - thus reducing traffic, the need for parking and the pollution produced.
  3. At the headquarters of the lead partner (Park Škocjanske jame), as part of the MobiTour project, an electricity production plant from renewable sources (solar energy) was also built, which powers the charging stations for e-bikes and cars electric. As part of the project, we have thus closed the circle: we produce electricity from renewable sources and use it to charge the e-bikes and electric machines available to the different target groups of the project.
  4. Information and awareness-raising activities on the issue of climate change and sustainable mobility have been implemented, with the direct involvement of educational institutions. In this sense, a training module for schools was developed, which foresaw the implementation of 2 questionnaires (one ex-ante on transport habits and one ex-post for evaluation), a training activity on climate change, an awareness-raising activity and a quiz on the European Union. In total, 10 schools, 40 teachers and more than 350 children, aged between 8 and 10, were involved.


Javni zavod Park škocjanske jame, Slovenija

00386 (0) 57082100
Škocjan 2, 6215 Divača, Slovenija
Tjaša Kalčič, Mara Černic

Občina Piran

00386 (0) 5 6710-369
Tartinijev trg 2, 6330 Piran, Slovenija
Vesna Zorko


00386 (0) 57391706
Holding Kobilarna Lipica, d.o.o., Lipica 5, 6210 Sežana, Slovenija
Matej Oset

Comune di Lignano Sabbiadoro

0039 0431409111
Viale Europa 26, 33054 Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italia
Dott.ssa Cristiana Bragatoc


0039 0481533632
Via Mazzini 13, 34170 Gorizia, Italia
Del Bianco Daniele


0039 0421219111
Via Roma 26, 30021 Caorle, Italia
Peretto Vania