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1 QUEST Quality management tool for Urban Energy efficiency Sustainable Transport ISIS Istituto di Studi per l Integrazione dei Sistemi Polis Conference, Perugia,

2 ISIS Istituto di Studi per l Integrazione dei Sistemi ISIS is an Italian private research and consulting firm, active since 1971 with studies, research projects and consultancy to support the strategic thinking, planning and assessment of integrated policies at international, national and local scales. ISIS has managed and participated to more than 80 projects financed by UE in the sectors of: Mobility and Transport, Energy and environment, Planning and participation.

3 QUEST Project and Method Aims Policy framework Partners Development and timeframe QUEST Method Results

4 QUEST Aims To offer support to cities committed to sustainable mobility To develop a QUEST audit method and certifying process related to sustainable urban mobility; To promote best practice exchanges among European cities; To create a network of cities and experts in the field of sustainable urban mobility.

5 QUEST Policy framework QUEST is funded by IEE for the years : European Union promotes the adoption of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan; More than 1000 cities are committed to the Covenant of Mayors initiative and are now working on the Sustainable Energy Action Plan, part of which is dedicated to energy efficiency in the transport sector; The process of certification creates media, public and political support.

6 QUEST Partners - cities and networks 6 Cities Partners Bath (UK); Chomutov (CZ); Gävle (SE); Gent (BE); Padova (IT); San Sebastian (ES) 2 Network of cities Polis & Union of Baltic cities + 43 Cities involved in the QUEST method implementation and certification: Italy: Pisa, Reggio Emilia, San Benedetto del Tronto, Treviso

7 QUEST Partners consultants and research institutions Ligtermoet & Partners - NL Koucky & Partners - SE Centrum Dopravniho Vyzkumu (CDV) - CZ European Institute for Sustainable Transport (EURIST) DE Equipo de Técnicos en Transport y Territorio (ETT) - ES Mobil City Consultancy - HU University of Maribor - SI Istituto di Studi per l Integrazione dei Sistemi (ISIS) - IT European Expertise in Local Development (EURODITE) - RO Tritel - B CITEC - FR

8 QUEST timeframe Development of QUEST method by consultants and research institutes (May January 2012) QUEST method trials in the 6 partners cities (January February 2012) QUES Method review by consultants on the basis of the cities experiences and auditors comments and training of auditors (March June 2012) QUEST method implementation in 43 European cities (July 2012 January 2013) Cluster and national workshops, final conference and certification (June 2012 November 2013)

9 QUEST Expected results Engagement of 49 cities in improvement programmes, QUEST Action Plan Audit method for sustainable urban mobility policies and certification of quality level of mobility policies in 49 cities in 14 EU-countries 7 workshops on urban transport topics Network of cities and auditors for implementing of the QUEST tool with the long term goal of a QUEST academy which safeguards and improves the QUEST method.

10 The QUEST Method- essentials Progress matters! No beauty contest. A practical tool! No comprehensive research. Different levels! Step by step improvement. Different contexts! No instant blueprint for all

11 The QUEST Method: 4 steps 1. Audit Compiling a realistic picture of sustainable mobility planning and measures; Questionnaire and interview with the city s representatives. 2. Self-Assessment Participation in a guided self-assessment process questionnaire and two meetings with the stakeholders; Meeting with the city s representatives. 3. Action Plan Recommendations on possible improvements in their mobility planning Report. 4. Certification Certification of city participation in QUEST and of commitment to sustainable mobility policy. Certification

12 QUEST AUDITOR The QUEST Method- The self assessment INITIATIVE THE CITY identification of stakeholders EVALUATION PROCESS QUEST questionnaire to be compiled by: Policy makers Technical experts Service providers users Meeting 1: consensus meeting - review of questionnaires Meeting 2: group proposals for improvement measures and initiatives Action Plan

13 The QUEST Method- For the cities Cities go through their mobility policy and are then able to identify needs for improvement Cities form their stakeholder groups, deepen and enlarge partnerships Cities get tailor-made action plan Cities are assisted in bringing proposals to political level and achieving approval of necessary actions Cities participate in QUEST exchange events

14 Thank you ISIS- Istituto di Studi per l Integrazione dei Sistemi, Giovanna Giuffrè

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