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Workpackage 2

OVERVIEW CONTENT:
Establishment of a WP team. Framework for feasibility studies. Outline strategies for improved accessibility. Tested new connections. Small scale investments in Info Centres. Dissemination activities.

SUMMARY PLANNED RESULTS:

  • Cross-border seminars - 3
  • WP team meetings - 9
  • Study visits - 3
  • WP progress reports - 9
  • BACES reports on today´s accessibility situation - 7
  • Feasibility studies on accessibility development and one joint report - 7+1 joint report
  • Studies of nature living areas - 7
  • Regional dissemination activities - In the 7 BACES
  • Information materials
  • Small scale investments

Responsible partner - Novia University of Applied Sciences
WP team leader: Ann-Louise Erlund
phone: +358 19 224 8406, email: ann-louise.erlund@novia.fi

Participating partners: Municipalities of Norrköping, Söderköping, Valdemarsvik, Söderhamn, Hanko and Raseborg, Eurohouse and Foundation Tuuru

WP 2 ACTIVITYPLAN:

2010

MS1 May- August 2010

  • The first WP team meeting is arranged in Östergötland, SE. The WP team goes through the work and divide the tasks.
  • Each partner starts the work with a feasibility study for common strategies for improved access and new connections. This also includes an analysis of today´s accessibility to and from each BACES. What studies are at hands already? What connections are possible to develop – levels outside and inside BSR, between BACES and within BACES areas? ICT structure and accessibility? What investment solutions are needed in the BACES? What information materials concerning accessiblity do we have to produce?
  • The WP team has close contact with WP 4 work on development of BACES Info Centres.
  • One WP 2 progress report is produced in the end of the Ms.

Outputs:
One WP team meeting and one WP 2 progress report.

MS2 September-December 2010

  • Each partner processes continued work with the feasibility study.
  • The first cross-border seminar and WP team meeting takes place in West Uusimaa region, FI. The focus at the seminar is on reports on today´s accessibility situation and reports from the partners concerning the ongoing feasibility study. The cross-border added value is discussed. The WP team agrees upon next steps.
  • The work continues on the study and the start of strategic development.
  • One WP 2 progress report is produced in the end of the Ms.

Outputs:
One cross-border seminar, one WP team meeting, seven BACES reports on today´s accessibility situation, one WP 2 progress report.
 
2011

MS3 January-April 2011

  • The WP team has a technical WP work meeting.
  • Each BACES partner presents a final feasibility study on strategies and measures for BACES accessibility development that is merged together to a joint report.
  • A new study starts about how to deal with the accessibility concerning the development of nature living areas around BACES. The study deals with accessibility plan, traffic to sites, new routes, visibility and improvement.
  • One WP 2 progress report is produced in the end of the Ms.

Outputs:
One technical WP meeting, seven feasibility studies on accessibility development and one joint report, one WP 2 progress report.

MS4 May-August 2011

  • The WP team has a work meeting in Söderhamn, SE. The feasibility studies are the base for the discussions on how to implement the accessibility strategies.
  • Study visits and a “best practice” seminar is arranged at the same time as the WP meeting in Söderhamn.
  • The studies of nature living areas development are presented.
  • The realisation of small scale investments in BACES Info Centres starts and is developed.
  • One WP 2 progress report is produced in the end of the Ms.

Outputs:
One WP team meeting, study visit event, seven studies of nature living areas, small scale investments in seven BACES, one WP 2 progress report.

MS5 September – December 2011

A cross-border seminar and WP team meeting takes place in Hiiumaa region, EE. The theme is accessibility strategies success. Study visits are arranged at the same time as the seminar in Hiiuma. The implementation of the accessibility strategies and realisation of small scale investments in BACES and testing new connections is continued and reported. One WP 2 progress report is produced in the end of the Ms.

Outputs:
One cross-border seminar, one WP team meeting, study visit event and one WP 2 progress report. 

2012

MS6 January – April 2012

  • A technical WP team meeting is realised.
  • The implementation of accessibility strategies and realisation of small scale investments in BACES are continued.
  • One WP 2 progress report is produced in the end of the Ms.

Outputs:
One WP team meeting, one WP 2 progress report.

MS7 May - August 2012

  • One WP team meeting takes place in West Uusimaa region, FI. The discussions are concentrated to follow up and evaluate the implementation of accessibility strategies and realisation of small scale investments in BACES Info Centres.
  • Study visits and a “best practice” seminar is arranged at the same time as the WP meeting in West Uusimaa.
  • Each partner presents dissemination activities in its region.
  • One WP 2 progress report is produced in the end of the Ms.

Outputs:
One WP team meeting, study visit event, seven dissemination activities and one WP 2 progress report.

MS8 September – December 2012

  • A cross-border seminar and WP team meeting is arranged in Östergötland, SE. Focus is on accessibility improvements for the next season.
  • Each partner presents continued dissemination activities in the region.
  • One WP 2 progress report is produced in the end of the Ms.

Outputs:
One cross-border seminar, one WP team meeting, seven dissemination activities and one WP 2 progress report.

2013

MS9 January – April 2013

  • A final WP team meeting takes place in Östergötland, SE.
  • The team concludes the findings from the BACES project and plan for future networking after the project end.
  • A draft of a final WP 2 project report is presented.

Outputs:
One WP team meeting, a networking plan and one draft of a final WP 2 report.

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