EfficienCE aimed at reducing the carbon footprint in the region. Most central European cities have extensive public transport systems, which can form the basis of low-carbon mobility services. More than 63% of commuters in the region are using public transport. Measures to increase the energy efficiency and share of renewables in public transport infrastructure can thus have a particularly high impact on reducing CO2.

This was achieved by supporting local authorities, public transport authorities and operators by developing planning strategies and action plans, implementing pilot actions, developing tools and trainings to plan and operate low-carbon infrastructure, and by transferring knowledge and best practices on energy-efficient measures across Central European regions.

Twelve partners, including seven public transport authorities/companies from seven countries were working together for three years to exploit the untapped potentials in this sector and to contribute to the EU’s ‘White Paper’ goals to cut transport emissions by 60 percent by 2050 and to halve the use of ‘conventionally fueled’ cars in urban transport by 2030. 



Press release

EfficienCE successfully delivered

Three years passed since a new Central European cooperation project has been kicked off. Read the outcomes of the EfficienCE project in our final press release. 


Press release

Podcast "Project EfficienCE - How data takes over transport planning"

Colleagues from the City of Leipzig discussed how transport planning can be designed more effectively while protecting the environment and advancing digitalisation.


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Municipality of Bergamo: the energy efficiency plan for public transport infrastructures

As part of the project, the Municipality of Bergamo has developed the Local Action Plan, in collaboration with ATB company and with the non-profit company Redmint



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EfficienCE Toolkit

Apart from knowledge and digital tools, the implementation of measures increasing energy efficiency requires hardware in most cases and hard-to-acquire, complex technological equipment in many.

As part of the EfficienCE project and its online repositoryEfficienCE Toolkit, the project’s consortium incorporated an open marketplace that fosters the exchange of new technologies and pieces of equipment. The marketplace aims to give an overview on niche hardware and solutions supporting planning and monitoring energy-efficient public transport infrastructure.

Therefore, we are calling to providers in the field to populate the marketplace to allow finding new technologies and pieces of equipment in and outside Central Europe. If you are interested in presenting your technologies and solutions on the EfficienCE marketplace, please contact Lisa Blondrath (l.blondrath@rupprecht-consult.eu) with the name of your company, a short description of your product(s), its application area and target groups.

The Toolkit is available here: https://tools4efficience.eu/

Online training programme

The Interreg EfficienCE project organised an online course on energy-efficient public transport infrastructure technologies deployment, aiming to enable public transport operators/ companies, as well as practitioners at public administrations, to learn about the concept and practical implications of different technologies. The participants are introduced to the overall topic, given examples of technologies and solutions available and tested in (Central) Europe, and will have access to specific use cases based on the evaluation of pilot actions deployed during the project on the main topics of the EfficienCE project: 1) energy efficiency for depots, 2) multipurpose PT infrastructure use & 3) energy storage in PT infrastructure.

The online course is available here: https://www.mobility-academy.eu/course/index.php?categoryid=53


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Project Partners

The EfficienCE Project brings together 12 partners from 7 Central European Countries.