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VitalNodes built a lasting European expert network that delivers evidence-based recommendations for Vital Urban Nodes along TEN-T Corridors.
Uniresearch Role

Uniresearch was hired by the initial consortium to write and compile the grant application. After approval of the project, Uniresearch provided the project management support team. This means that Uniresearch supported the project coordinator in the daily management of the project, maintained the communication with the consortium, and organised and managed documents and meetings.

Ernst Verschragen
Grant Consultant
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The VitalNodes CSA built a lasting European network of key stakeholders based on existing European, national and regional networks. By enriching and applying a proven approach for the optimisation of economic, social and environmental vitality of urban areas from the perspective of multimodal transport infrastructure and spatial development (‘Networking for Urban Vitality’, NUVit). VitalNodes delivers evidence-based recommendations for more (cost) efficient and sustainable integration of all 88 urban nodes in the TEN-T network corridors, addressing specifically the multi- and intermodal connection between long-distance and last-mile freight logistics. These recommendations are validated by applying an appraisal tool and involving experts from the VitalNodes network.

VitalNodes delivers three major results:

  1. a self-sustaining ‘network of networks’ consisting of experts, end-users and case-owners;
  2. a proven VitalNodes approach for future cases consisting of an enriched and fine-tuned toolbox, an appraisal methodology, and a format for workshops and deployment strategy;
  3. validated recommendations on integration of urban nodes in TEN-T core network corridors.
Facts & Figures
  • Start date: 1 November 2017
  • Duration: 24 Months
  • Total budget: 1,9M€
  • EC funding: 1,9M€
  • EC contract number: 769458

The project consortium consists of 10 partners from 5 (EU) countries.