EU Interreg BSR Project

Sustainable and Multimodal Transport Actions in the Scandinavian-Adriatic Corridor

The project focused on the objective of promoting clean, multimodal transport through the corridor regions of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean core network in order to improve connectivity and competitiveness while minimising the negative environmental impact caused by transport activity.

In the context of the Hamburg-Scandinavia transport axis, the studies focused, among other things, on the examination of modal shifts from road to alternative and environmentally friendly modes of transport and the implementation of new multimodal solutions. In this context, the Logistics Initiative Hamburg has prepared a comprehensive feasibility study.

The Scandria2Act project is a flagship project of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).

The project has been completed.

Project period: May 2016 - April 2019

Funding Programme: The project was co-financed by the European Union from the EU Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2014 - 2020 (European Regional Development Fund)

Project budget: Total EUR 3,62 million, funding (ERDF & Norway): EUR 2,61 million

Project focus:
- Corridor Governance: Establishment of a corridor-centred, transnational Scandria Alliance
- clean fuel deployment
- Multimodal transports
- Improvement of cross-border information services in public transport and local public transport as well as SPFV


The project consortium consists of 19 partners from 5 different countries (Germany, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden).

    Joint Spatial Planning Department Berlin-Brandenburg, Lead Partner (DE)
    Eastern Norway County Network (NO)
    Akershus County Council (NO)
    Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council (FI)
    Turku Science Park Ltd. FI.
    University of Turku (FI)
    Swedish Transport Administration (SE)
    Region Skåne (SE)
    Skåne Association of Local Authorities (SE)
    RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB (SE)
    Örebro County Region (SE)
    Rostock Port (DE)
    Public transport authority Berlin-Brandenburg (DE)
    Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau (DE)
    Logistics Initiative Hamburg (DE)
    German Energy Agency (dena) (DE)
    Rejse tarpaulins (DK)
    Technical University of Denmark (DK)
    Copenhagen Business School (DK)


Scandria2Act was a joint collaborative project of regions along the Baltic Sea area of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean core network corridor (ScanMed CNC), which addresses the main regional development challenges related to the future development of traffic along the newly created ScanMed corridor. It supports regional measures to promote the development of the corridor and to adopt regional development measures in view of the opportunities offered by the European transport policy.

Scandria2Act included partners from all EU Member States and Norway located along the ScanMed corridor. It represents both relevant urban and multimodal nodes along the corridor and thus offered a unique opportunity for joint action! In Scandria2Act the partners joined forces to establish the ScanMed Core Network Corridor as one of four Core Network Corridors connecting the Baltic Sea Region with the rest of the European Union.

The main objective of the project was to promote clean, multimodal transport through the corridor regions in order to improve connectivity and competitiveness while minimising negative environmental impacts of transport activities. To achieve this goal, the project partners developed a joint approach to the problem:

  • the use of clean fuels
  • the development of multimodal transport services, and
  • the establishment of a multi-level governance mechanism based on mutual dialogue between decision-makers at regional, national and European level


The partners developed a joint strategy for the use of clean fuels so that the corridor regions can build on this to adopt their solutions to the requirements of the corridors and develop European and national policies for alternative fuels. A roadshow on the Clean Fuel Corridor aimed at potential customers was able to demonstrate and communicate the potential of clean fuels for the regions

The project partners have also developed a multimodal transport perspective in order to gain better knowledge of the flows of goods that can be transported by environmentally friendly modes of transport. A multimodal service offer has been developed to identify concrete offers that could be realised along the corridor.

In the context of passenger transport, the information services of international public transport have been improved so that more international travellers opt for public transport. Relevant strategic insights have been disseminated to decision-makers through a dialogue between the strategic corridor nodes and contribute to policy-making at European and national level with regard to regional development.

In this context, the Logistics Initiative Hamburg has prepared a comprehensive feasibility study, which you can download free of charge from this page.

Further results:

The Scandria2Act project, in particular a transnational conference in Berlin, contributed to improving communication between regional and European decision-makers. Scandria2Act succeeded in establishing a stable contact with the European coordinators of the TEN-T corridors. The project partners were invited to corridor forums organised by the European coordinator of the Scandinavian Mediterranean corridor. Beyond the project framework, the European coordinator for the North Sea-Baltic corridor was also closely involved in the project activities.

The project produced results in attracting new funding by strengthening the international networks created by the project cooperation, access to decision-makers at regional, national and EU level and a better understanding of the funding mechanisms. For example, Scandria2Act partners were invited by the European coordinators to develop financing proposals for the use of clean fuel in the ScanMed corridor


Are you active in the field of multimodal transport or combined transport, do you have questions on the subject or would you like to implement or discuss a project idea in the field of modal shift together with our network? Then you are welcome to contact us!