Prior to concluding the second project period, TRIBUTE consortium organizes an online technical meeting to assess the project progresses and identify the actions to be adopted by the end of 2021.
The City of Maribor, as work package T1 lead, gives an overview of the methodological framework and assessment required for the involvement of relevant target groups in the creation and the implementation of living labs was the meeting’s first topic. The majority of partners have defined the nature of their stakeholders’ commitment to the project and is now ready for launching and further implementation of their Living Labs. Novi Sad has successfully organized 5 living lab meetings and 2 more are foreseen by the end of the year. Municipality of Milan held the kick-off meeting with the operators of sharing mobility. The cities of Ljubljana and Maribor have scheduled their kick-off meetings separately for mid-December, while other project partners (Zagreb, Sarajevo, Novi Sad and Patras) are planning to launch their living lab activities in early 2022.
The methodology for the TRIBUTE Action Plan will be including a common framework for the implementation of several pilot actions, consistent with the project identified by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP), the cities’ SUMP (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan) and other city mobility projects. A more detailed description of the TRIBUTE pilot actions will be provided during the next project meeting. The effectiveness of the living lab approach will be assessed in its capacity of being adopted also for other mobility projects in the cities.
Communication activities have been carried out as optimally as possible, since the draft of Communication & Dissemination Plan will be created by the end of 2021. The final version of a document is expected to be delivered early next year after which more concise and standardized realization of communication work package, managed by the City of Zagreb, will be utilized. Recognizable TRIBUTE social media profiles are also scheduled to be created by the end of December 2021. This will ensure impactful dissemination channels for the project.
The City of Novi Sad agrees to hold on-line, the next Steering Committee meeting on January 20, 2022, due to the persistent travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.