Regional Airports Interaction for Regional Develop.. (RAIRDev)
Regional Airports Interaction for Regional Development
Start date: Apr 30, 2006,
End date: Jul 30, 2007
The RAIRDev project focuses on the strengthening of integrated and sustainable regional development based on the creation of a flexible air transport system provided by a network of cooperation between eight regional airports: 1. Central Greece Nea Aghialos Airport (Volos, Magnesia, Greece) 2. Szombathely-Savaria International Airport (Szeleste, Hungary) 3. Zilina Airport (Zilina, Slovakia) 4. Slupsk Redzikowo Airport (Slupsk, Poland) 5. Falconara Airport (Ancona, Italy) 6. Karlsruhe/Baden Airport (Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Germany) 7. Ponikve Airport (Uzice, Serbia) 8. Ivano-Frankivsk Airport (Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine) The basis of RAIRDev for the achievement of economic, social and territorial cohesion in CADSES area is the maintenance, improvement and promotion of regional airports through common marketing methods and strategic planning. By providing new airport connections to isolated areas economic development and competitiveness should be reinforced. The evaluation of priorities should improve the exploitation of airports and the confrontation of existing problems. The project should lead to the planning of common policies and the collaboration of private and public sector stakeholders at local, regional, national and transnational level. Expected Results: The main job of the network, which holds the added value at transnational level, is the co-operation in more than one field in order to better exploit each area's advantages and the regional airports installations, to exchange knowledge and experience, to communicate and work together on creating an integrated European territory. More specifically, the most significant impact of the RAIRDev project which is expected is: - A study of new flight connections, - Greater access to global corridors and networks, - Attraction of new business companies, - Enhancement of tourism, - Creation of a multimodal transport system by connecting the regional airports in the network to other local transport systems, - Establishment of an eligible collaboration framework between local, national and transnational stakeholders from all sectors and each partner region, - Creation of employment opportunities, - Contribution to the creation of a less centralised transport system in Europe, - Contribution to sustainable regional development, socio-economic and territorial cohesion in the CADSES area, - Transfer of knowledge between EU Member States, both old and new, accession countries and border regions in neighbouring countries, - Establishment of the ERAN (European Regional Airports Network).
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